Gary Dean Clevenger


(July 12, 2006)

Gary Dean Clevenger, 69, Powell, died Wednesday, July 12 of brain cancer at the Big Sky Hospice in Billings, Mont.

Memorial services will be Saturday, July 15 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Powell. Burial will be in the Worland cemetery at 5:30 p.m.

He fought his last battle with great dignity.

He was born Dec. 26, 1936, in Cheyenne to Glen and Ilene Clevenger. He attended Worland schools and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 1955.

He married Sally Krei on Aug. 15, 1956. They were looking forward to celebrating their 50th anniversary in August. To their union were born three children: Mark, Chris and Valarie.

He worked at Elk Basin Field as an electrician for Amoco until he retired. He enjoyed his family, friends and camping. He loved the mountains and serving as a camp host at Wapiti Campground on the Northfork. He and his wife also enjoyed spending time in Arizona in the winter.

Survivors include son Chris (Jayne) Clevenger of Powell; daughter Val Harper of Maui, Hawaii; mother Ilene Sorenson of Eugene, Ore.; brothers Glen Clevenger, Modesto, Calif., and Bill (Norma ) Clevenger, Eugene, Ore.; sister Shirley (Bob) Pardovich of Eugene, Ore.; and four beautiful grandchildren.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was baptized Dec. 15, 1958.

He had a special love for his schnauzer dogs, Fritz and Schultz, and spent many hours in their company.

He was preceded in death by son Mark Clevenger, brother John and father Glen.

For those who wish, memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or the Caring for Powell Animals Shelter, P.O. Box 504, Powell, WY 82435 would be appreciated by the family.

Thompson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.