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Kenneth 'Chuck' Lane

Kenneth "Chuck" Lane

Apr 17, 1925 - Apr 23, 2009
Memorial services for Chuck Lane of rural Riverton will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Inurnment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.

Mr. Lane died early Thursday morning, April 23, 2009, at Wind River Healthcare in Riverton. He was 84.

Kenneth "Chuck" Lane was born in Clarita, Okla., on April 17, 1925, the son of Wiley G. and Mattie Lee (Bronough) Lane.

He grew up in Oklahoma and Texas, raised by his brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, after his mother died when he was two years old.

He was graduated from high school in Duncan, Okla. In 1943.

On Jan. 17, 1948, he married Caroline Lucile DeSoto in Phoenix, Ariz. She preceded him in death on July 2, 2008.

Mr. Lane worked as a cowboy, working on the Pitchfork Ranch in Texas, the Wagoners Ranch in Texas, and for the Spur Feeding Company in Glendale, Ariz. He lived in Casa Grande, Ariz., for 35 years and moved to Riverton in May of 2008.

Mr. Lane was of the Baptist faith.

His family said he loved braiding reins and headstalls. He also enjoyed word puzzles, team roping, and rodeos. Survivors include sons, Kenny L. Lane and his wife Jackie of Riverton, and Jodey Lane and his wife Renee of Casa Grande, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Shawn and April Lane of Newell, S.D., Chris and Kellie Lane of Crowheart, Jared and Heather Lane of Tucson, Ariz., Ashley and Kris Klein of Tucson; five great grandchildren, Chelsie Lane, Colten Lane, Brandon Lane, Jake Lane, and Heaven Leigh Lane; a sister-in-law, Grace Lane of Edmington, Okla; brother- and sister-in-law, Ray and Dolly Odom of Sun City, Ariz.; brother- and sister-in-law, Frank and Priscella DeSoto of Glendale, Ariz.; sister-in-law, Vi Compton of Phoenix, Ariz; brother-in-law, Tom DeSoto of Gillette; numerous nieces and nephews..

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Caroline; a son, Cody Lane; brothers, Joy, Orval, Harval, Eulice, Odes, Cecil, and Willy, and a sister, Dovi.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation or the American Lung Association, in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main, Riverton, WY 82501.

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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.