The Guernsey Gazette
Harvey Lee Boner
Services for Harvey Lee Boner, 104, were held Saturday, June 9, at 10 a.m. at the United Presbyterian Church in Guernsey, with Rev. Bob Frye officiating. Interment followed with military graveside rites at 11:45 a.m. in the Lusk Cemetery at Lusk, Wyo.
Mr. Boner, a resident of Guernsey, and one of the last remaining Wyoming veterans of World War I, died Tuesday, June 5, at the Extended Care Unit of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Cheyenne.
Harvey was born Jan. 20, 1897, in Chadron, Neb., the son of Frances "Boes" and Susan (Cogdill) Boner. His family homesteaded north of Lusk in 1902. During World War I, he served in France and was shipped home after the Armistice was signed. He was discharged from the United States Army at Fort D.A. Russell, Wyo., on Aug. 11, 1919. He was presented the Chevolier of the Legion of Honor medal from France.
Harvey married Georgia Fahy on July 22, 1930, in Douglas, Wyo. They made their first home in Newcastle, Wyo., where they ran the local Pool Hall and Lunch Room. In 1936, they moved to Douglas where they also ran the Pool Hall and Lunch Room. In 1940, they moved to Guernsey where they bought the Lyons Hotel and bar. During this time they put together a ranch west of town. After selling the Lyons HOtel, they purchased the Star Theatre and Pool Hall in Guernsey, operating this business about 30 years. Harvey was very civic minded and helped organize the Guernsey Fire Department, the Old Timer's Rodeo, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Club, served on the Board of Directors for 20 years. He was a member of the Elks, Moose Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars-Lake Guernsey Post 4471, American Legion, Old Time Cowboys and the Masonic Lodge. Harvey loved playing pool, poker, hunting and fishing. He was able to participate in these sports until he was 99 years old.
Harvey is survived by his wife, Georgia of Guernsey, a daughter, Margaret "Mickey" Rexius and husband, Harold of Guernsey; nephew, Willie Fahy of Guernsey; and numerous other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and seven brothers.
Serving as pallbearers were Ed Boner, Frank Boner, Walter Boner, John DeGering, Herman Boner and Kenny DeGering. Honorary pallbearers were Lawrence Larson, Hugo Lenz, Walter Elmore Jr., Jim Boner, Bob Johnson, Glen Gorman and Milton DeGering.
Memorials to the Guernsey VFW Club Handicap Accessibility Project for the Guernsey Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 307, Guernsey, WY 82214 would be appreciated by the family.
Platte Funeral Chapel in Wheatland was in charge of the arrangements.
Betty Lee Boner (July 8, 1935 - August 18, 1997)Earl Roy Boner (April 4, 1929 - September 18, 1972)Edgar Jordan Boner (November 3, 1957 - March 14, 1976)Flora V. Boner (February 28, 1891 - October 8, 1974)Francis Marion Boner (May 8, 1856 - October 10, 1945)Frank Boner (December 7, 1883 - January 15, 1955)Georgia Boner (July 17, 1904 - September 2, 2004)Harry K. Boner (January 29, 1885 - May 6, 1985)Izetta Pauline Boner (January 4, 1897 - March 22, 1977)James Duane Boner (November 7, 1928 - September 28, 1973)Jess Boner (September 25, 1882 - July 21, 1945)Juanita Pauline Boner (March 19, 1929 - December 28, 2009)Walter Lee Boner (October 6, 1887 - January 3, 1955)Edward H. Bryant (June 21, 1943 - April 21, 2001)Edward Clark Bryant (June 28, 1915 - January 17, 2008)Lydia Helena Bryant (October 29, 1933 - June 18, 1974)Minnie Cecilia Coleman (December 26, 1903 - September 10, 1975)Albert E. DeGering (August 16, 1884 - November 13, 1975)Albert Milton DeGering (May 7, 1914 - July 15, 2012)Ethel May DeGering (February 20, 1881 - January 4, 1989)Helen Louise DeGering (March 13, 1923 - May 18, 1995)Henry Lincoln DeGering (November 7, 1857 - November 26, 1949)Kenneth Clayton DeGering (October 29, 1922 - May 25, 1939)Leonard L. DeGering (September 25, 1928 - June 23, 1984)Linnie R. DeGering (July 23, 1892 - September 14, 1975)Nina Sue DeGering (May 2, 1961 - October 14, 1985)Ray DeGering (May 15, 1890 - November 7, 1972)Amy C. Fahy (August 25, 1905 - February 3, 2000)Arthur Frank Fahy (December 12, 1893 - November 3, 1972)Emmett J. Fahy (1898 - May 12, 1942)Francis Joseph Fahy (February 18, 1865 - June 13, 1932)Mary E. Fahy (August 12, 1871 - March 18, 1967)Willis F. Fahy (July 9, 1912 - August 28, 1993)James Walter Hamilton (June 6, 1889 - February 13, 1955)Myrtle E. Hamilton (May 8, 1889 - August 22, 1953)Bennett Francis Higinbotham (December 17, 1920 - May 25, 1997)Esther Harriet Higinbotham (November 20, 1920 - March 13, 2010)Kenneth A. Higinbotham (January 1, 1917 - October 1, 1943)Nellie Ellen Higinbotham (March 18, 1917 - December 30, 1945)Florence R. Rogers (1900 - March 9, 1950)
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