Donald Eugene Head


(December 22, 2002)

Memorial services will be Thursday, Dec. 26 at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Powell for Donald Eugene Head, 74, who died Sunday, Dec. 22 at Deaconess Billings Clinic in Billings, Mont.

He was born June 3, 1928, in Bonne Terre, Mo., son of Harry and Elba (Williams) Head. He graduated from Bonne Terre High School in 1946.

Following his high school graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy. After his discharge, he moved to Casper and was employed as a sheet metal worker. In 1952, he went to work for Pacific Power & Light Co. and remained with the company for the next 47 years. He worked as a lineman in Thermopolis, Cody, Greybull and Albany, Ore., and as a district line foreman in Thermopolis and Douglas.

On March 29, 1952, he married Edith Goodrich at the Methodist Church in Bonne Terre, Mo. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2002.

Mr. Head was a volunteer fireman in Thermopolis and Powell and served on the fire district board in Powell for 18 years.

He was a member of the Canyon Hills Manor board in Thermopolis, a member of Kiwanis, a Boy Scout leader and a first aid and CPR instructor.

He was an expert gardener and loved to give away produce to family and friends. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking.

Survivors include his wife, Edith of Powell; two daughters, Leslie Otto and husband Don of Powell and Dora Dines and husband Albert of Cody; four grandchildren, Cameron and Spencer Otto, Shelby Wright and Augustus Dines; his mother, Elba Head of Missouri; and sisters Rosalea Green of Missouri and Lenora Rayburn of Colorado.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Arrangements are under the direction of Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home.