Donald Lyle Foote, 79

Grave side services for DONALD LYLE FOOTE, 79, will be held at 2pm Friday, February 1, 2013 at the Ft. Laramie Cemetery with Reverend Steven Seng officiating. Donald died January 28, 2013 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Ft. Laramie Fire and Rescue Units. The casket will be closed. Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends may send condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com.

Donald was born December 19, 1933 in Ft. Laramie, Wyoming the son of Robert and Sophia (Bay) Foote. He grew up and received his early education in Ft. Laramie graduating high school there. He attended Eastern Wyoming College where he received an Associate of Arts degree and then attended the University of Wyoming where he received a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics. He married Velma Oliver on September 26, 1955 in Hot Springs, South Dakota. He taught math in the Wheatland, Wyoming high school for six years. Donald then went to work for Peter Kewitt at Guernsey Stone as a foreman. He was transferred to California where he ran cinder mines from 1981 until 1989. In 1989 he worked for Pacific Natural Aggregate processing pumice. He retired in 1996 and moved back to Ft. Laramie.

Donald enjoyed fabricating and fixing machinery, elk hunting, and was an avid pool player. He was a long time member of the Moose Club.

Donald is survived by his wife Velma of Ft. Laramie, Wyoming; two daughters Lorrie Goodrich and her husband Ralph of Worley, Idaho and Glenda Bugher and her husband Ron of Inyokern, California; four grandchildren Kelly Ann Goodrich of Spokane, Washington, Tim W. Goodrich of Coa, Idaho, Gina Bugher and Alex Bugher both of Inyokern; and a great grandson William Ward Goodrich. He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers Glen, Robert Jr., and Howard.

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