The Lusk Herald
September 21, 2011
Raymond J. Rumney
A service celebrating the life of Newcastle rancher Raymond J. Rumney, 74, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21 at Gateway Fellowship Church (meeting at the Weston County Senior Center) with Pastor Jonathan Anderson officiating. The family appreciates all memorial contributions given to Gideon Bibles or the Weston County Senior Center.
Mr. Rumney died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 at the Rumney ranch North of Newcastle.
He was born Feb. 3, 1937 at Hot Springs, South Dakota the son of James Edward Rumney and Gladys Black Rumney. He attended the Cheyenne River Country School and graduated from Lusk High School in 1954 within just eleven years of schooling. He served in the U. S. Army from 1959 to 1964. On December 20, 1969, he married Betty Anna Slagle at Lusk, Wyoming. Ray enjoyed work and had tried several different enterprises over the years. He was primarily a rancher. In addition to ranching he was a school bus driver after returning from the service, mail truck driver from Newcastle to Cheyenne, and a bus driver for the coal miners employed by Jacobs Ranch Mine between Newcastle and the mine.
Ray always attended a Bible believing church. He was saved through his praying grandfather. As a youth he was active in 4-H and made two trips to Chicago as one of the members of Wyoming State 4-H Judging Team. Ray was very intelligent, and an avid reader. He could fix anything and had an amazing memory. He learned to use and build computers simply by reading the manual. He used his mechanical aptitude to build his own boat and a radio. He loved to fly his airplane, which his whole family enjoyed. He was also a military sharpshooter. He was very patient and faithful to his family. He believed it was always a team effort working on income tax preparations for Rumney Accounting.
Surviving him are his wife Betty Anna Slagle Rumney, sister Elizabeth (Betty) Jean La Tosh of Scott City, Kansas; a brother Dean Rumney of Denver, Colorado, and daughters Terri Lynn Peterson, Nancy Kay Rumney, Sandra Lee and Richard Pfaff, Harriet and Brian Birkley; he has eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his father James Edward, mother Gladys Black and brother James Edward.
Clarence Arthur Black (October 16, 1921 - August 12, 1997)Fannie F. Black (October 18, 1898 - June 26, 1990)Hugh Cunningham Black (February 2, 1868 - July 30, 1929)Julia Loretta Black (February 12, 1882 - May 31, 1958)Leroy Black (December 14, 1917 - August 7, 2002)Mabel Lucille Black (February 11, 1927 - October 3, 2016)Robert Simpson Black (August 23, 1907 - September 17, 1976)Edmond Mill Cook (April 6, 1910 - April 3, 1984)Julia Mae Cook (February 14, 1915 - March 30, 1993)Stanley James Cook (February 19, 1940 - May 29, 1941)Vina A. Cook (November 24, 1938 - October 5, 1993)Geneve E. Hammell (October 24, 1911 - September 24, 2001)Thomas James Hammell (November 10, 1906 - September 29, 1971)Tye Brian Rennard (October 1, 1977 - August 30, 1985)Barie Lee Rumney (February 15, 1940 - June 5, 1997)Betty Anna Rumney (May 29, 1937 - November 1, 2019)Dean Clarence Rumney (October 6, 1947 - June 27, 2015)Edward Rumney (March 8, 1881 - December 20, 1964)Gladys Nadine Rumney (May 10, 1913 - June 24, 1987)Hannah Elizabeth Rumney (January 24, 1876 - July 13, 1955)James Edward Rumney (May 29, 1939 - March 23, 2009)James Edward Rumney (April 29, 1910 - February 8, 1971)Joseph Rumney (September 11, 1884 - January 10, 1963)Lillian Lucille Shrum (Date Unknown - February 12, 1951)Earl Allen Slagle (April 7, 1900 - October 28, 1968)Earl Allen Slagle (September 3, 1932 - October 6, 1988)Harriet Ann Slagle (July 21, 1903 - September 22, 1982)
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