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Jun 3, 2012 - Staff
Lee M. Tillman, 70, died Sunday, May 27, 2012, surrounded by loved ones.
A funeral service is at noon Thursday, May 31, preceded by a wake Wednesday, May 30, at the Tillman home, 6764 Highway 287.
Lee Malvin Tillman was born July 30, 1941, in Fort Washakie, the son of Frank and Marjorie Tillman.
He grew up in the Boulder Flats area and graduated from Haskell High School.
He attended Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington to study saddle making.
He met Flora Tindall in 1962, and they married Jan. 23, 1964, making their home on Boulder Flats.
Mr. Tillman worked as a saddle maker and in other leather work.
His family said he enjoyed saddle bronc riding, relay racing, coaching boxing, fishing, hunting, Western movies, bingo, the casino, and being around his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Flora May Tillman; children Vernon and wife Elizabeth, Marty, Clinton and wife Rubena, Tom, Jerry, Carlit Rodriguez and husband Juan; brothers Benny and Leland Tillman; sisters Zelda, Sandra and Patricia Tillman; grandchildren Robert and wife Suzanna, Vernon Jr., Michaelyn and husband Justin, Crystalyn, Kyren, Casey and husband Davis, Craig, Toni, Cherlynn, Eileen, Jude, Brianna, Tyrel, Rueben, Jayshauna, Jerel, Autumn, Jaden, Trey, Kelli, Taylor Tillman, Shoshana Friday and husband Will, Jerome, Jared and wife Ashley, Tubby, Gaven and wife Dee, Cerino, Lyle, Daniel, Jonathan Reyos; close cousins Wally and Ted Hebah; numerous aunts, uncles and grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Tillman was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Marjorie Tillman; a son, Ryan Tillman; brothers Franklin, Rueben and Lloyd Tillman Sr.; sisters Adrienne, Mary, Louise, Pauline, Velma and Henrietta; the extended families of Tillman, Hebah, Tidzump, Panzetanga, Weed, Sierra, Bell, Wesaw and Timbana.