(Feb. 24, 2007)
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 1 at 11 a.m. at Thompson Funeral Home for Woodrow Stanton (Todd) Herrington, who died Saturday, Feb. 24 at Powell Valley Care Center.
Todd was born at the family homestead near Ralston on July 30, 1912. His parents, Frank and Oresta Cubbage Herrington, were pioneers to the area, having moved from Iowa in 1909 to develop and farm land on the newly-established Shoshone Reclamation Project. He attended Powell schools, graduating from high school in 1930, then attended Billings Polytechnic Institute for one year.
He returned to Powell and worked in Yellowstone Park for two summers, repairing roads from Sylvan Pass to Fishing Bridge. He worked for the Park County Department of Roads until 1942.
On Oct. 3, 1943 he began a 31-year career with Stanolind Oil of Indiana, now known as BP Amoco. He retired at 8 a.m. on Jan. 5, 1974, having never missed a day of work. He had been a member of Powell Lions Club, the Eagles organization and was a lifetime member of Cody Elks Lodge 1611.
Todd and Helen R. “Tiny” Williams were married in Cody on July 18, 1937. Three daughters were born to this union, Dorothy Marion, who died at birth; JoAn and Nancy Ellen. Preceding him in death were his wife, Tiny (2006), parents Frank (1938) and Oresta (1982), brother Howard (1914), grandson Scott Stanton Smith (1988), son-in-law A. Joe Hall (1990) and sister Marion Dell (1999).
Survivors include his daughters, JoAn Alvarez (Al) of Yuma, Ariz., and Nancy Hall of Powell; grandchildren, Steve Smith, Todd (Susan), Anthony (Liz), and Juliana Alvarez; great grandchildren, Krystal, Kelsie, Kyler, Kody Smith, Isabella, Luke, Olivia Alvarez; great-great grandson, Noah Joseph Gregory; nephew, David Carpenter; cousin, Royce Ladd.
Viewing will be held at Thompson Funeral Home on Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorial remembrances may be made to Powell Valley Hospice or First Baptist Church in Powell.