Published: Thursday, October 10th, 2013
Lloyd Kenneth Ley was born on July 16, 1928, in Isabel, S.D., to Fred and Clara (Schlabs) Ley. He grew up on the family farm and received his education in Isabel.
In his early adulthood, he worked for the the State of South Dakota. His job responsibilities were mainly with the road and bridge department. He served his country from 1945-1951 in the United States Army as a paramedic/ambulance driver.
He was married to Betty Chase. The couple had four children: Robert, Carol, Larry “Dode” and Curtis. They operated a café in Isabel. The couple was later divorced.
In 1960 he went to work in the oil fields. He was a driller and a tool pusher. Though he worked all over the state of Wyoming, he also worked in many of the Western states, such as South Dakota, Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada. He even worked i Indonesia for a time. He remained working in the oil fields until he retired.
Lloyd loved games, whether card games like pinochle or cribbage or board games. He was always in his element being outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, metal detecting, rock and bottle collecting. Lloyd was known for using his sense of humor to get through more serious situations. He was known by his good friends as a helpful, caring and generous man.
Lloyd died at Worland (Wyo.) Healthcare and Rehabilitation Oct. 3, 2013. He was 85.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sons, Robert and Curtis.
Lloyd is survived by his son, “Dode” (Peg) Ley of Isabel; daughter, Carol (Willie) Wilbur of Belle Fourche, S.D.; sister, Elsi McMichael of Thermopolis, Wyo.; grandchildren, Chris “Chopper” Ley, Mindy (Monte) Lindskov, Kyler Ley, Angel, Curtis and Kevin Foster; seven great-grandsons; his goddaughter, Iesha Costalez of Worland; his “adopted” family, Ivan and Linda Buhler and Tomasa Ley, all of Worland, Gene Buhler (Kathlene McIntosh) of Cody, Wyo., Christa Buhler of Powell, Wyo., and the Bravo family, Cecilia, Ana, Jesus, Patricia, Minerva and Alex.
Services were Oct. 8 at the Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kevin Bentch officiating. Military honors were provided by American Legion Post #44.
Memorial donations may be made to “Support the Troops,” c/o Bryant Funeral Home, PO Box 524, Worland, WY 82401.
Online condolences may be made at www.bryantfuneralhomeonline.com.
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