Dale Raymond Colvin

Dale Raymond Colvin, 82, of Farson passed away June 10, 2016 at his home.

A resident of Farson and Eden Valley for the past nine years and former longtime resident of Musselshell, Mont., Colvin died following a lengthy illness. 

He was born on ranch in Kaycee May 1, 1934, the son of the late Emil B. Colvin and Helen V. Schulz.

The family later moved to Thermopolis, where he attended grade school and he finished high school in Musselshell, Mont. in 1952.  

Colvin joined the United States Army and served in the 82nd Air Borne Division as a paratrooper and heavy artillery gunner in Fort Bragg, N.C.

Following his honorable discharge from the service, he moved to Arlee, Mont. 

He married Sandra L. Giese on June 9, 1963 in Arlee, Mont. They were married 53 years.

Colvin worked in saw mills, a sugar beet factory, and farmers co-op. He and his uncles also ran a hunting guide service in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area.

After leaving Montana, they moved to Rock Springs and he worked in the oil field for many years and in 1991 returned to ranching in Musselshell, Mont., until 2006 and moved to Farson.  

His interests included spending time with his family and pets Pepper and Scooter. He also loved fishing, hunting, history, gardening and ranching.

He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to collect antiques.

Survivors include his wife Sandra L. Colvin of Farson; two sons, Scott Colvin and wife Cindy of Rock Springs and Justin Colvin of Farson; daughter Gwen Larson and husband Paul of Rock Springs; two brothers; grandchildren Hayden Larson, Stacy Colvin-Johnson and husband Chris, Shelby Colvin, Alexis Peterson and Cody Henry; great-grandson Bradley Peterson and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and two brothers. 

Cremation will take place and memorial services will be announced at a later date.


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