Bryson, Otto Wayne (March 17, 1929 - May 15, 2000)

Otto Wayne Bryson

Douglas Budget - May 24, 2000

Funeral services for Otto Wayne Bryson, 71, were May 19 at First United Methodist Church in Douglas with Pastor Tom Strock officiating.

Interment was at Douglas Park Cemetery with Samuel Mares American Legion Post #8 conducting military graveside rites.

Mr. Bryson died May 15 at his home in Douglas.

He was born March 17, 1929, in Greenville, S.C., to Lee McDuffy and Frances(McCall)Bryson. He was reared and educated in Brevard, N.C., before moving to Wyoming at age 17. He was drafted into the Army on Sept. 15, 1950, and served 11 months in Korea. He was discharged July 11, 1952.

He met Doris Ann Brightman in Raymondville, Mo., and the couple was married Sept. 27, 1952, in Mountain Home, Ark. They moved to Wyoming in January 1953. They had five children and enjoyed 48 years of marriage together.

Mr. Bryson worked as a ranch hand until going to work at the Wyoming Highway Department. He retired as maintenance foreman following 30 years of service.

Mr. Bryson had a great love for live, his family, friends and the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, his four-wheeler, pitching horses and his sheep. He devoted his life to taking care of his family. His pocket was always full of treats for his grandchildren and any child he saw.

Mr. Bryson is survived by his wife, Doris, of Douglas; son Jerry Wayne Bryson of Douglas; daughters Linda Susan Alley and Sherrie Kay Bryson of Douglas and Melanie Jane Bryson-Cross of Erie, Colo., and Elizabeth Ann Anderson of Duluth, Minn.; brothers Lee Bryson of Douglas and Robert Bryson of Yukon, Mo.; sister Lillian Whitmire of Brevard; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Betty Littlefield, formerly of Island Pond, Utah.

Serving as pallbearers were Michael Alley, Michael Hughes, Casey Cross, Brandt Cross, Justin Cross and John Anderson III.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Dick Garrison, Howard Huxtable, Don Steckley, Pete Henson, Bob Haefele, Ben Middleton, George Falkenburg, Leonard Miller and all of his numerous friends.

Memorials to the Otto Bryson Memorial Fund in care of Converse County Bank, P.O.Box 689, Douglas, would be appreciated by the family.

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

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