Conner, Harney T. 'Tex' (August 17, 1896 - June 20, 1989)

Harney T. 'Tex' Conner

Douglas Budget - June 28, 1989

Funeral services for Harney T. "Tex" Conner, age 92, were held Friday at the converse Funeral Chapel in Douglas, with Clancy Bishop, minister of the Church of Christ officiating. Interment was in the Douglas Park Cemetery.

Mr. Conner, a long time resident of Glenrock died June 20 at the Shepherd of the Valley Care Center in Casper.

He was born Aug. 17, 1896 in Coke County, Texas, the son of Silas and Ursula (Norfleet) Conner. Reared and educated in Texas, he came to Wyoming in 1917 to the Douglas area where he worked for Morton Ranches. He homesteaded at the head of Boxelder, south of Glenrock.

On Nov. 28, 1922, he married Maud Sophie Hiser in Douglas. They owned and worked on various ranches in Wyoming, before moving to Glenrock in 1946 where they continued their ranching interests. He remained a resident of Glenrock until July of 1987, when he entered a nursing home in Casper.

He was a member of the Glenrock Church of Christ, Glenrock Senior Citizens and of the 50/90 Club of Converse County.

He is survived by three sons, Harney A. "Bud" Conner of Riverton, John W. Conner of Glenrock and Roy J. Conner of Nikiski, Alaska; one daughter, Alva Conner Bryan of Midland, Texas; and three sisters, Ethel Green of Robert Lee, Texas, Pauline Wilkenson of Carlsbad, N.M., and Verna Davis of McKinney, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by both parents, his wife, Maud Sophie (Hiser) Conner, who died July 16, 1987; and three brothers.

Serving as pallbearers were Cynthia L. Conner, Kevin J. Conner, Lawrence C. Smith, Randall D. Conner, Gregory T. Conner and Gary Davis.

Honorary pallbearers were Dick Strock, Dr. William Hinrichs, Howard Lam, Jim Thompson, Harold Thornton and Allen Brubaker.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Glenrock Senior Citizens would be appreciated by the family.

The Converse Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.


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