Aug 7, 2012 - StaffCharles A. "Alec" McCrackin, 66, of Dubois, and Atlanta, Ga., died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, from an apparent heart attack while hiking with his family to Lake Louise, south of Dubois in the Wind River Mountains.
Memorial services will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Dennison Lodge in Dubois. According to his wishes, cremation has taken place.
Charles Alexander McCrackin was born, June 18, 1946, in Seattle to Joseph Ralston and Frances (Owens) McCrackin.
He grew up in Atlanta, Ga., and graduated from Northside High School with the class of 1964. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968.
He married Bobbie Humenny on July 1, 1967, in Pittsburgh. They had two children.
Mr. McCrackin owned and operated the family manufacturing business, "Bags by Frances," in Atlanta, Ga. He retired in 1994.
His family said he loved the outdoors, working with his hands and spending time with his loyal canine companion, Phoebe.
He travelled to more than 30 countries throughout his lifetime but found his true home in Dubois. He and his wife recently built a house off of Union Pass Road, and his handiwork and creativity are present throughout the property. His family said he loved the people of Dubois and the gracious spirit of the community.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Bobbie McCrackin of Atlanta, Ga.; son Jordan Evan McCrackin, currently working in Dubai; daughter Miriam Owen McCrackin of Virginia; and brother Mark Owen McCrackin of New Hampshire.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Frances McCrackin; maternal grandparents Charles Evan and Genevieve (Grosvenor) Owens; and paternal grandparents David Alexander and Florence (McFarland) McCrackin.
Memorials may be made to Dubois Search and Rescue in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main St., Riverton, WY 82501.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Online condolences may be left at www.thedavisfuneralhome.com.
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