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Elvin L. Booth

Feb 24, 2013 - Staff

Elvin L. Booth died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at his family home in Casper after a short illness. He was 85 years old.

Funeral services will be Monday, Feb. 25, at Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery in Evansville.

Elvin Lyle Booth was born Oct. 10, 1927, and raised on the family ranch near Fort Washakie.

He graduated from Lander Valley High School in 1945 and attended Casper College for one year. He took a break from his studies to join the U.S. Marines in 1947 and served as a rifle instructor toward the end of World War II and during the Korean Conflict.

After his discharge from the Marines, he resumed his studies at the University of Wyoming where he majored in agriculture. While at the university he met the love of his life, Jacque Buchanan, and they married June 16, 1952, in Thermopolis.

They raised four children on the family ranch until 1967 when they moved the family to Casper. In 1972, the couple purchased acreage near Pinedale. They had worked the land near Pinedale during the spring and summer months since 1972. They spent the fall and winter months in Casper.

Mr. Booth was named distinguished young rancher of Fremont County; served on the Fort Washakie School Board; and served as president of Fremont County Stock Growers Association.

He was a member of the Shriners in recent years.

His family said he enjoyed ranching, hunting and fishing, boating, 4-wheeling, traveling and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Jacque, of Casper; children Patrice (Bill) Lichliter, Judy Booth (Ellbogen), Rance (Roberta) Booth, Kristine (Lloyd) Booth-Thompson; grandchildren Joshua (Lisa) and Crystal Lichliter, Sydney and Corey Ellbogen, Tye (Vickie), Michelle, Audrey Booth; and great-grandchildren, Seth and Zack Booth.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Jane; brothers Jake, Marvin and Colin; and sisters Lorraine "Tiny" and Vearle.

The family would appreciate any memorials be made to Central Wyoming Hospice Home or the charity of the donor's choice.

Condolences for the family may be left at bustardsfuneralhome.com.

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