A funeral service for Larry Douglas Deines, 71, was held Monday, March 29 at the Wyoming State Fairgrounds – Fort Reno Building in Douglas with Pastor Tim Ricker of the Frontier Baptist Church officiating.
Military honors were accorded by the Samuel Mares American Legion Post #8 and the Wyoming Army National Guard Military Funeral Honors.
Larry Deines died Monday, March 22 at the Central Wyoming Hospice Home in Casper, Wyoming.
Larry was born in the car on the way to the hospital on Monday, Aug.1, 1949 in Ramona, Kan. the son of Paul and Dorothy (Schubert) Deines. He was raised and educated in the Salina, Kan. area, graduating from Centre High School in Lost Springs, Kan. He also attended Kansas State University. He served in the Wyoming Army National Guard with units in Laramie, Guernsey, and Sheridan.
He was married to Sherry M. Helps on Jan. 12, 1975 in Sheridan. Larry worked for various ranches in Wyoming for several years, and the Wheatland Co-op in Wheatland for nine years. He also owned his own farrier business, which he enjoyed very much. After the family moved to Douglas, he first worked for Igo Oil Field Service prior to going to work at the North Antelope Coal Mine for Peabody Coal until the time of his death.
Larry enjoyed riding horses and motorcycles and building fence and corrals.
He was survived by his wife of 46 years, Sherry; sons, Smokey P. Deines and Austin J. Deines all of Douglas; mother, Dorothy Kolle of Salina; siblings, Steve (Sandra) Deines of Pierce City, Mo., Bill Deines of Topeka, Kan., Cindy (Steve) Dunning of Assaria, Kan., and Paula (Jerrold) Berg of Salina; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Paul, in 1963, and brother, Brad Deines
A memorial to the Converse County Cancer Fund in care of the Converse County Bank, P.O. Box 689, Douglas, WY 82633 would be appreciated by the family.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyoming was in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com