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James W. 'Jim' Overton

James W. "Jim" Overton

Apr 28, 1924 - Jul 20, 2009
Memorial services for James W. "Jim" Overton of Riverton will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at Wind River Healthcare in Riverton. Pastor Mike Smith of Hillcrest Baptist Church will officiate.

Mr. Overton died at Wind River Healthcare Monday evening, July 20, 2009, at the age of 85.

James Woodrow Overton was born on April 23, 1924, in Norma, N.D., the son of John Thomas Overton and Johanna Marie (Landrock) Overton. He attended school and was graduated from high school in Kenmare, N.D.

Coming to Wyoming, Mr. Overton lived in Kaycee for 15 years and had lived in Riverton since 1968.

He married Patricia Mae Edison in Buffalo in June of 1954. They later divorced.

Mr. Overton worked for Hewitt Youtz at Riverton Equipment and later was self-employed as a mechanic.

His family said Mr. Overton enjoyed writing poetry, and had been published by the National Library of Poetry, traveling to Washington, D.C. for the occasion.

Survivors include his son Steven Roy Overton and his wife Lynn of Odessa, Texas; daughter, Pamela Miller of Elko, Nev.; grandson, Curtis Overton of Elko; one great grandchild; sisters, Ruth Nelson of Washington state and Mabel Zink and her husband L.L. of Indiana; sister-in-law, Hedy Overton of North Dakota; many nieces and nephews; close friends, Kenny Dickinson and Maggie Gilbert.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Earl Overton, Charles Overton, Paul Overton and twin brother John; his parents, John and Johanna Overton, and brother-in-law, Eldor Nelson.

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