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Lael William Byrne

Lael William Byrne

Feb 27, 1938 - Jun 8, 2019
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Lael William Byrne passed away peacefully on June 8, 2019 with his loving family by his side. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, June 14, 2019, at Mountain View Cemetery.

His parents, Edwin Michael Byrne and Edith Wood Byrne welcomed their son into the world on February 27, 1938. Lael grew up in Driggs. He joined the army after graduation and spent some time in Germany. On March 29, 1959 he married Louise Lloyd in Jackson, Wyoming. Lael was a Postmaster in Jackson, Wyoming for thirty years. After retirement, he and Louise moved to Riverton, Wyoming.

When Lael was younger, his biggest joy was spending summers with his dad herding sheep in the mountains He loved spending time with his family boating on Jackson Lake. He loved to fish. Many memories were created by spending time with his kids when they went camping, fishing, and water skiing.

Lael was a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner, and a member of the Elk’s. Lael spent countless hours contributing his time and efforts to these organizations.

Lael is survived by his daughter, Konne Rife (Charlie) of Torrington, his son Brad (Nancy) Byrne of Ewen, Michigan, and Arlene Rudd (Darren) of Gainesville, Florida. Grandchildren, Trevor, Jenny Rife; Nick, Garrett, Kelsey Byrne; and Katy Rudd. Lael had two great grandchildren Blaze and Thea Byrne.

He was preceded in death by his wife Louise, his parents, sisters Dorothy and Dona and brother, Edwin "Jack" Byrne. Memorials donations may be sent to Help for Health in Riverton or The Shriner’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.