Butcher, Ty (May 26, 1905 - August 17, 1984)

Ty Butcher, 79, dies in Glenrock

Aug. 17

Douglas Budget - August 23, 1984

Funeral services for Ty Butcher, age 79, were held Tuesday, August 21, 1984 at 10 a.m. at the Glenrock Community Baptist Church in Glenrock with Pastor Charles Kinyon officiating.

Interment was in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Gillette Tuesday, August 21, 1984 at 3:30 P.M.

Mr. Butcher died unexpectedly Friday, August 17, 1984 at his home in Glenrock.

Ty the son of Ab and Adelia (Butler)Butcher was born May 26, 1905 in Custer County, Nebraska. He received his early education in Custer County. He moved with his parents to Wyoming in 1915, homesteaded north of Gillette. He finished his schooling at Gillette, graduating from the Campbell County High School. He attended Black Hills State College in Spearfish, S.D. and the University of Wyoming at Laramie. He was married to Opal Cook April 2, 1937 at Laramie, Wy.

He was employed with the Farmers' Home Administration until 1953. He started the Gamble Store in Glenrock in 1954, selling it in 1958. He also started the State Farm Insurance Agency in Glenrock in 1955, retiring from the insurance business in 1981. He and Opal have been residents of Glenrock since 1946.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Order of Eastern Star, Lions Club, and the Glenrock Community Baptist Church all of Glenrock. He enjoyed fishing, writing editorials to the Glenrock Independent and worldwide traveling.

He is survived by his wife, Opal, of Glenrock; three sons; Roger of Tokyo, Japan; Burton of Douglas, and Carrick of Glenrock; one brother, Arley of Gillette; two sisters, Allie Landers of Portland, Ore. and Geraldine Elliott of Payson, Az.; and eight grandchildren.

Ty was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Darro; and one sister Lydia Maple.

Serving as pallbearers in Glenrock were Scott Taylor, C.A. Witcher, Gary Reed, Keith Dodd, Jack Turner, Mike Butcher, and Fred Wiegand.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Everett Simon, Charlie Morgan, Cliff Dameron, Fritz Graham, Don Porter, Gordon Taylor, Norman Klein, and Ted Lewis.

A memorial was established to the American Heart Association or to the Glenrock Community Baptist Church Building Fund.

The Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.


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