Britton, Howard Ernest (May 7, 1912 - November 19, 1986)

Howard Ernest Britton

Douglas Budget - November 27, 1986

Services for Howard Ernest Britton, 74, who died in Wheatland, Nov. 19 were held in the Prairie Rest Cemetery in Guernsey, Nov. 22 with Pastor Delbert Dick officiating.

Mr. Britton was born in Box Butte County, Neb., May 7, 1912, the son of James C. and Alice(Jackson)Britton. When he was 10 years old he came to Wyoming in a covered wagon.

The family homesteaded near Ft. Laramie, where he was raised. He and Illa Keane were married in Harrison, Neb., March 29, 1937.

They lived in Guernsey where Mr. Britton worked on the railroad and for the Sunrise Mine. They then moved to Ft. Laramie where they farmed until he was drafted into the U.S. Army.

During World War II he served in England, France, and Germany. Upon being discharged he returned to work for the railroad in Guernsey, then worked on a ranch north of Hartville.

The family moved to Glendo where Mr. Britton workred for Johnson Ranches until his retirement.

Besides his wife, Illa Of Glendo he is survived by six sons; Jim Britton of Hanna, Bill Britton of Hartville, Don Britton of Wheatland, Ben and Larry Britton of Glendo, Dale Britton of Hanna; six daughters; Eve Carlson of Guernsey, Laura Moore of Hartville, Linda Miller of Wheatland, Kay Books of glendo, Donna Harvey of Lance Creek, Karen Montazari of Hicksville, N.Y.; two sisters; Jennie Goolsby of Guernsey, Nellie Ballenger of Casa Grande, Ariz.; 28 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by seven brothers and one sister.

A memorial in his name has been established to the Glendo Volunteer Ambulance Service.

Schrader-Prell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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