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Ralph A. Braddock

Ralph A. Braddock

Apr 25, 1929 - Oct 5, 2010
Ralph A. Braddock of Lysite died on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper of complications suffered in an accidental fall. He was 81

At his request, cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral service. A carry-in memorial luncheon will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Lysite Fire Hall.

Ralph Armstrong Braddock was born on April 25, 1929, at the family home in Aladdin, Wyo., the son of Garland and Elaine (Kimball) Braddock. The family lived in the Bear Lodge area of northeast Wyoming where he attended school at the local one-room school.

An avid trapper and hunter from an early age, he ran a trap line as he rode horseback to and from his elementary school house.

Too young for military service during World War II, Mr. Braddock assisted the local ranchers with their livestock work during the war. Following the war, he drove truck, hauling Bentonite in the Belle Fourche, S.D., area.

During that time, he married Mildred A. Clark. Together they had two children, William "Bill" Braddock and Linda Braddock Bennetts. The couple later divorced.

In 1955, Mr. Braddock went to work for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, serving as a predatory animal control officer, a position he held until July 1, 1991, retiring with 35 years on the job. He had been assigned to Fremont County in the fall of 1955 and lived the remainder of his life here.

On Dec. 22, 1959, Mr. Braddock married Mavis Ramage and they lived on the Ramage Ranch north of Lysite, where she continues to make her home.

Mr. Braddock was a National Rifle Association Life Member and his family said he continued to enjoy hunting and shooting.

He also served both Fremont County and Hot Springs County as a Special Deputy until recent years.

Mr. Braddock is survived by his wife, Mavis of Lysite; children, Bill of Shoshoni and Linda of Great Falls, Mont; his sister, Grace Storm of Belle Fourche, S.D.; five grandchildren, five great grandchildren, two nephews, and numerous "adopted" daughters in the Lysite area.

Memorials may be made to the Paws for Life Animal Shelter, 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.