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William M. 'Bill'  Irving

William M. "Bill" Irving

Jun 12, 1911 - Feb 5, 2010
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William M. Irving, 92, of Riverton, died at the Hospice Home in Riverton Friday morning, Feb. 5, 2010.

Memorial services will be in the Spring, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Lander with burial of ashes in Lander and Fort Bridger.

William Maurice Irving was born in Omaha, Neb., on June 12, 1917, the son of Raymond J. and Winefred (Owen) Irving. The family moved to Casper when he was one year old, in 1918, and on to Lander the next year, 1919. He attended school in Lander, graduating high school in 1936. While going to school, he worked at the Grand Theater for several years.

When he was a senior in high school, his father was killed in a truck accident, on Nov. 5, 1935. After graduating from high school, he worked as a truck driver for his mother, helping her run the family trucking business.

On Jan. 1, 1942, he went to work as a clerk at the Lander Post Office until joining the U.S. Army. He served in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He was honorable discharged from military service on Dec. 5, 1945.

At that time, he returned to his former job in the Lander Post Office, where he worked until he retired on May 30, 1976. He served 34 years in the post office, the last six years as Postmaster of the Lander office.

On Feb. 14, 1946, he married Mary Alice Foster in Lander. They had one son, Ray Irving, born on Jan. 18, 1947, one day after Mr. Irving's mother died.

On July 9, 1982, his wife, Mary Alice, was killed in an accident in the mountains.

On March 3, 1983, he married Marian Bindl in Elko, Nev. She died in Pocatello, Idaho, on June 10, 2002.

Mr. Irving is survived by his long-time friend, Mary Tossy of Portland, Oregon; his son, Ray "Butch" Irving of Lander; widow of Ron Bindl, Delean of Riverton; step-children, Halley Bindl and his wife Nita of Manila, Utah, Louis Bindl and wife Elaine of Carter, Wyo., Bonnie Dahlquist of Pocatello, Idaho, Eddie Bindl and his wife Claudia of Post Falls, Idaho, Nancy Sholtz and husband Allan of North Carolina; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brother, his two wives; a step-son, Ron Bindl; a step-son in-law, Ernest Dahlquist; great grandson, Seth Bindl.

Memorials may be made to the Lander Senior Center in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main, Riverton WY 82501.

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