Lass, Arthur Jeff (January 15, 1915 - 1941)

"Jeff" Lass, Son of Al Lass, Dies Wednesday

Douglas Budget - January 30, 1941

Dies at Casper from Cancer at the Age of 26 Years

Arthur "Jeff" Lass, 26, son of Al Lass of Glenrock, passed away about 2:30 Wednesday afternoon at the Memorial hospital at Casper. He had been a sufferer for some time from ulcers and cancer of the stomach, but had been in the hospital during the present attack of four days.

Arthur A. Lass was born January 15, 1915, at the Lass Ranch on the LaPrele. He received his early education in the Glenrock schools. He was an expert horseman and this, combined with his love for action and the great out-doors, drew him to rodeo work.

He was an arena performer at an early age. Nine years ago, at the age of 17, he was the youngest broncho buster and roper to appear on the program at the state fair here. He appeared in rodeo programs in New York, Chicago, Cheyenne and throughout the west. "Jeff" Lass (it is not known how he received this nickname) was wherever wild west programs were known.

He was a member of the "Turtle Association," exclusive organization of top hand rodeo performers. He never married.

Surviving are his father, Al Lass, deputy sheriff of Converse county, a resident of Glenrock; two brothers, Stanley Lass of Douglas and Houston Lass, now with the United States army at Monterey, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Maud Gaut of Englewood, Clalif., and Miss Virginia Lass of Glenrock.

Funeral services will be held in Glenrock Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Baptist church. Rev. J. M. Falconer of Douglas will conduct the services. Interment will be in the Glenrock cemetery.

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