Amspoker, Samuel (February 15, 1908 - February 4, 1986)

Samuel Amspoker

Douglas Budget - February 13, 1986

Funeral services for Mr. Samuel Amspoker, 77, of Hulett, were held Feb. 8 at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Douglas. Rev. Robert Nuhn officiated at the services and Masonic graveside services were conducted by members of Aslar Lodge No. 10 A.F. and A.M. of Douglas.

Interment was in the Douglas Park Cemetery under the direction of Fidler-Roberts Northeastern Wyoming Funeral Chapel of Sundance. A memorial has been established for the Wyoming Lung Association and the Shriner's Crippled Children's Hospital.

Mr. Amspoker passed away Feb. 4 at Crook County Memorial Hospital in Sundance, as a result of a lengthy illness, during which he suffered from emphysema.

He was born Feb 15, 1908 in Douglas, the son of William Edwin and Lillian Luella (Hormel) Amspoker. Mr. Amspoker grew up in Douglas and graduated from Douglas high School, after which he worked on various ranches in Converse County. He also drove the chuck wagon for the Leon Carmin Rodeo String. Mr. Amspoker was married to the former Patricia Brow on Aug. 4, 1935 at Douglas.

They lived on a ranch 5 miles west of town and raised registered Corriedale Sheep and Percheron Horses. Mr. Amspoker also did contract trucking from 1931 to 1952.

Later he served as Converse County Assessor for 16 years, retiring in 1974. Mr. and Mrs. Amspoker moved from Douglas to a ranch home nine miles southwest of Hulett, in 1976.

He was a member of the Congreagational United Church of Christ, a member of the Ashlar Lodge No. 10 AF and AM for over 55 years and had served as master of the Lodge in 1941. Mr. Amspoker served as guardian of the Jobs Daughters for several years and was a member of the Wyoming Corriedale Association.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia and daughter Mrs. J.W. "Thea" Nuckolls both of Hulett, three other daughters, Mrs. Allen (Sherry) Sims of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, Mrs. Alex (Bonnie) Henson of Portland, Ore. Mrs. Jesse (Seba) Clayton of Waxahachie, Texas, 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Lois McMillen.

Serving as pallbearers were Earl Scott, Lawrence Philbrick, Irving Carlson, Art Howard, Ken Taylor, and Fritz Roush.

Memorials to the Wyoming Lung Association would be appreciated.


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