Raymond G. LeMasters


(January 18, 2003)

Raymond G. LeMasters, 78, died Saturday morning, Jan. 18 at the Powell Nursing Home.

He was born April 1, 1924, at Midwest, to William Arlan and Virginia Adelaide (Morris) LeMasters. He completed high school and attended the University of Wyoming.

From March 2, 1943, until Dec. 4, 1945, he served with the U.S. Army in the Pacific and European Theaters of World War II. He was honorably discharged.

For 37 years, he was employed with McCullough Tools. He was a member of the Cody Elks Lodge and Cody VFW. He enjoyed camping, fishing, watching sports and playing golf. In his earlier days, he loved to water ski.

Survivors include three sons, Robert LeMasters and wife Pat of Riverton, Richard LeMasters and wife Suzie of Yuma, Ariz., and Russell LeMasters and wife Becky of Powell; daughter Becky A. LeMasters of Minneapolis, Minn.; two sisters, Vera Jean Renner of Meeteetse and Marie Hodson of Sheridan; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty Burnford LeMasters in 1987; a brother, Floyd Morris LeMasters; and a son, Ronald LeMasters.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial services are pending. Burial of cremains will be in Riverside Cemetery, Cody.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to BPOE Lodge # 1611 in Cody. Arrangements are being made by Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home.