Ken Spomer

(Jan. 25, 1940 - Aug. 24, 2019)


Ken Spomer, 79, of Powell went to heaven on Aug. 24, 2019, peacefully at home with his wife Ann. He was born to parents Herman and Elizabeth Spomer, on Jan. 25, 1940, in Lovell.

He was married to Ellen Jane Adams of Powell in 1960. They later divorced. In 1997, he married Ann Ley of Powell.

Ken worked for many years for Searle Brothers Construction, dirt contractors based out of Rock Springs. He was their top blade hand and was known to be asked for by name, from companies like Exxon, Amoco and Chevron for their complicated and special jobs.

He was an accomplished 4x4 Jeep rally competitor, belonging to the Powell Valley 4 Wheelers, where he was known for his helping, fun nature and his fierce competition.

He was a proud sponsor of the NRA and the Blue Ribbon Coalition for public land access.

Ken was known for his friendly, fun disposition, where there were no strangers and only friends he had not met. His blue eyes beamed when he smiled or laughed, which was often.

He loved church on Sunday, snowmobiling and riding 4 wheelers. He was an accomplished handyman around the house and garage and took pride in fixing just about everything. A man with a truly unique spirit.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents, two granddaughters and three stepsons.

He is survived by his wife Ann; his three children, Robin and (Mark) Marlene, June Spomer, Ken and (Chana) Spomer, and stepsons, Raymond Ley and Chuck Ley;  his brothers, Melvin, Jim and (Georgia), sister Carolyn (Robert) Hatcher, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, along with many special nieces and nephews

A memorial service was held on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at 10 a.m.

The family requests that donations be made in support of the church in lieu of sending flowers.