Photo courtesy of Betty Alberts.
Photo courtesy of Betty Alberts.

Niobrara County Library - Cheston Wells York (November 11, 1978 - June 7, 2012)

Cheston Wells York (November 11, 1978 - June 7, 2012)

The Douglas Budget
June 13, 2012

A funeral service for Cheston Wells York, 33, were held June 11 at Gorman Funeral Homes Converse Chapel in Douglas, with Pastor Ron Blain officiating. Interment will be in Douglas Park Cemetery.

Cheston York died Thursday, June 7, 2012, at his ranch home near Lance Creek.

Cheston was born Nov. 11, 1978, in Douglas, the son of Donald Lee and Jerldine Laurel (McMackin) York. Cheston was raised in Douglas by his parents, Donald and Linda, and graduated from Douglas High School in 1998. Cheston worked a short time as an oilfield roustabout and on pipeline construction, but his heart was always in ranching. He worked on several ranches in Converse County, most recently for Jim Werner (Werner Ranches) at Lance Creek. Ranching was more than a job, but a way of life for Cheston; he was a true cowboy.

Cheston was an active Boy Scout, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, and a past Master Councilor of Douglas Chapter Order of DeMolay. He was active with the Rural Firefighters Association. Cheston loved spending time and working with his grandparents.

Cheston is survived by his parents Don and Linda York, of Douglas; sisters Corrina (Justin) Lane of Casper and Jessica York of Torrington; niece Keylee Lane of Casper; grandparents Dave and Connie Rodeman and Garland McNare; aunts and uncles Bob (Linda) York, Waldon (Buttons) York, Wayne (Barb) York, Donna York, Ron (Keri) McNare, Lisa McNara, Jeannie (Chuck) Davis, Clinton (Sharon) Rodeman, Rena (CB) Valentine and Colton (Tanna) Rodeman; and numerous cousins.

Cheston was preceded in death by his mother Jerldine on July 26, 1980, and grandparents, Earl and Dorthy York.

Serving as pallbearers will be John York, Corey Lengkeek, Chad McNare, Shawn Hildebrand, Travis Wright and Justin Kremers.

A memorial to Converse County Rural Firefighter Association in care of George Etchemendy, 540 Twenty Mile Creek Road, Lost Springs, WY 82224 would be appreciated by the family.

The Gorman Funeral Homes Converse Chapel of Douglas is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family at

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