Glen ‘Cecil’ Fish


(Dec. 31, 1932 - Aug. 13, 2011)

Glen “Cecil” Fish Jr., 78, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 at his residence in Cody.

Glen “Cecil” Fish, Jr., the son of Glen and Maude (Stevenson) Fish was born Dec. 31, 1932 in Cody. 

He attended high school in Cody. Cecil then enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and was discharged as a sergeant.

On Dec. 24, 1952, Cecil was united in marriage with Betty Johnson in Cody. He worked for Crumb Trucking and Cody Lumber before starting his own company, Shoshone Dozer.

Cecil loved to fish and his boat was always a prized possession. 

Betty and Cecil joined the Big Horn Basin Boat Club in the ‘80s when it moved to the South Fork. He used his equipment to level the entire area, dig the utility ditches, and grade the roads. He also helped with building the boat ramp. He was great at catching walleye and often had fish fries for his entire family. 

Cecil was an avid football fan and listened every week to the Wyoming Cowboys. In the professional ranks, he always rooted for the Denver Broncos and the Green Bay Packers.

Friends and family remember Cecil as an avid storyteller with fishing and sports as his favorite topics.

Glen was always surrounded by his family who loved him and will miss him very much.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife of 58 years, Betty of Cody; his children, Duane (Virginia) Fish of Powell, Susie (Jerry) Rodriguez of Powell, Carrie (Ron) Reed of Cody; his grandchildren, Justin Fish, Megan Langdon, Kaiya Rodriguez, Chynna Reed, Carter Reed; his sisters, Bernie Alvey of Cody, Audrey (John) McClure of Portland, Ore., and Betty Gonnion of Cody; and many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Harland Fish; and sisters, Louise Jackson and Doris Hendricks.

A memorial service will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 at Ballard Funeral Home in Cody.

The family has requested that memorials be directed to the charity of your choice.

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