Published: Thursday, November 14th, 2013
Hiram Frank Mahoney was born Aug. 12, 1936, in Sundance, Wyo., to Jay Smith and Lorene (Gray) Mahoney.
Hiram attended rural schools in the Alva, Wyo., area and was raised on the Mahoney Ranch in Alva. He worked in the Meeteetse, Wyo., mountains in the 1950s herding sheep and was a hunting guide for elk and bear. In the 1960s to 1970s, he worked in the oilfields and was foreman boss on ranches and farms in all areas of Wyoming.
Hiram married Evelyn Rettinghouse in 1956 and they had three daughters, Dixie, Penny and Melody. In 1967 he married Annette Straw and they had one son, Frank Jay and one daughter, Tammy.
Hiram’s hobbies included watching John Wayne movies, listening to Johnny Cash music, camping, gold panning and rock hunting. He was an avid outdoorsman and fisherman. He enjoyed good jokes with family and friends and playing the game 10,000 with his bud Modge.
Hiram, of Hill City, S.D., died Oct. 18, 2013, at Rapid City Regional Hospital. He was 77.
He was preceded in death by three daughters; one son; his parents; and one brother.
Hiram is survived by his youngest daughter, Tammy, grandson, Trenton Mahoney and his dog Pinky, all of Hill City; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren of Colorado and Wyoming; sister, Barbara (Bob) VanEvery and brother, Allen (Janice) Mahoney, all of Newcastle, Wyo.; brother, Gerald (Leah) Mahoney of Alva and Belle Fourche, S.D.; several nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
A memorial service will be Nov 16 at 1 p.m. at the Newcastle Country Club followed by an all you can eat chili benefit at Bruce’s Tavern (Perkins) from 2-2:30 p.m.
Condolences may be conveyed to the family at www.behrenswilson.com.
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