Anthony, Douglas V. (June, 1924 - March 4, 1971)

Doug Anthony Dies Suddenly

Douglas Budget - Unknown

Douglas was shocked at the death Friday, Feb. 26 of Douglas V. Anthony, well known life-time resident of the community. He succumbed in his sleep apparently from a heart attack. He was 46 years of age.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 1, at the Christ Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Stuart Cowles officiating and burial was in Douglas Park Cemetery. American Legion members gave a military salute during graveside services. Pallbearers were B(sic).. Robertson, Ray Magee, Sa(sic).. Leeling, Wilbur Chambers, Bill Lindmier, and Ron Noakes.

Doug was born June 2, 1924 at Valentine, Nebraska, the eldest son of the later Rick J. and Violet S. Anthony. The family moved to Converse County when Doug was an infant, and he had lived here since. He attended schools in Douglas and graduated from Converse County High School. Prior to service in World War II, he was a member of the famed Troop K, 115th Cavalry. Doug's father, Rick, was associated with the Wyoming National Guard here for 20 years.

On June 21, 1944, young Anthony was married to the former Margaret E. Zeiler at Brighton, Colorado. He was associated with his brothers in the operation of a service station in downtown Douglas prior to his employment with the Wyoming Highway Department five years ago. A member of the Douglas Volunteer Fire Department for 14 years, Doug attained the rank of captain before his retirement in 1967.

Besides his wife, Marge, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Terry (Sharon) Campbell of Casper, Beverly J. of the family; a son, Robert James of the family home; two brothers, Rick, Jr., a civilian employee with SAC in Chofu, Japan, and U'Dean of Douglas; and two grandchildren.


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