Jul 24, 1930 - Apr 17, 2018
Glen Estel Kinder
On April 17, 2018, the Riverton community lost a long standing and highly respected member. Glen Kinder passed away peacefully at the age of 87 while residing at the Wind River Rehabilitation Center. He was born July 24, 1930 in Manderson, WY, the son of George Estel and Thelma Massey Kinder living his young life farming near Tensleep and graduating from Manderson High School in 1948. On October 27, 1949 Glen married the love of his life, June Beaver, raising two daughters, Raylene Joyce born in 1951 and Karen Lynn born in 1960. Glen’s passion was helping the farmers of Fremont County succeed driving many miles daily delivering fertilizer & chemicals while working for PureGo Company and later Simplot for over 30 years before retiring in 1994. He was never shy about showing up at favorite customer’s homes just in time for the noon meal. Many friends and acquaintances loved Glen for his selflessness as he was always there to lend a helping hand to everyone in need. After retirement June and Glen loved to travel and during the summer you could find them most days cruising Boysen Lake on their pontoon boat. He loved entertaining and spending time with family and friends. We will all miss those lazy summer evenings on the lake or on the back patio enjoying a cool scotch & soda with Glen.
He was preceded in death by his wife June in 2000 after over 50 years of marriage, and his parents George and Thelma.
Survivors include his sisters Joyce Cook & Sharon Jennings. His daughters Raylene Collier & husband Skip living in Bremerton, WA, and Karen Nelson & husband Bob of Riverton, WY. Four grandchildren, Shannon Kerr & husband Bob, Marcus Collier & wife Lisa, Amber Watts & husband Chris, and Heather Hutchins & husband Nathon. Five great-grandchildren, Thomas Kerr & wife Rachael, Annika Collier, Kaleb & Payton Watts, and Rylee Hutchins. And numerous nieces & nephews.
It was Glen’s wishes that no services be scheduled and cremation has taken place. As there is no service, those desiring can make a contribution to the local FFA or a charity of your choice in Glen’s name.