Samuel Wesley Hyatt

Samuel Wesley Hyatt

Hyattville, Big Horn County, Wyoming, USA
Death 7 Oct 2007 (aged 87)
Thermopolis, Hot Springs County, Wyoming, USA
Burial Worland, Washakie County, Wyoming, USA
Memorial ID 39586818 · View Source
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Married: Jul 6, 1943, MARGARET VIOLET FESTER, Denver, Colorado

One child:
1. Lance Dean HYATT
1948 - 2008

THERMOPOLIS — Samuel Wesley Hyatt, 87, of Thermopolis, and former longtime Hyattville rancher, died on Sunday Oct. 7, 2007 at Thermopolis Healthcare at the age of 87.

Wesley was born on July 4, 1920 at Hyattville to Samuel Calhoun and Rouene Lauretta (Gapen) Hyatt. He was raised on the family ranch near Hyattville and attended schools at Hyattville and Manderson. He played basketball and was first chair violin at Manderson High School where he graduated. He then attended Iowa State University at Ames where he majored in pre-Vet science. He returned to the Hyatt Ranch in 1941 to help during the war, and became a life-long rancher.

He met the love of his life Margaret V. Fester, and they were married on July 6, 1943 in Denver.

He was a partner in the family ranching operation, and was a member of the Wyoming Stockgrowers Association, the Wyoming Woolgrowers Association, and the Society for Range Management. He was honored by the SRM in 2003 when he was awarded the W. R. Chapline Land Stewardship Award for, "Exceptional accomplishments and contributions to the art and science of range management through rangeland stewardship."

He and his wife moved to the Wyoming Pioneer Home in Thermopolis following their retirement and the sale of the Hyatt Ranch.

Wes also was a member of the Hyattville Methodist Church, Worland Elks Lodge #1908, and was a former school board member at Hyattville.

He enjoyed hunting big game and birds, fishing, dancing, and loved to make wine from the dandelions in his fields and the apples from the family orchard.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Gilbert Eugene Hyatt and sister-in-law Dorothy.

Wes is survived by his wife of 64 years, Margaret F. Hyatt of Thermopolis; a son Lance (Joyce) Hyatt of West Valley City, Utah; his brother Milton (Loretta) Hyatt of Thermopolis; by his sisters Veda Clevett of Thermopolis and Maxine Hyatt of Worland; by two grandsons; and by four nephews, nine nieces and a host of great-nieces and nephews.

The funeral for Wes will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Thermopolis Christian Church. Burial will follow at Riverview Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Worland at 2 p.m. The casket will be open at the church one hour prior to service time on Thursday. Veile Mortuary of Worland is in charge of the arrangements.

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  • Created by: Catherine Clemens Sevenau
  • Added: 18 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39586818
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Wesley Hyatt (4 Jul 1920–7 Oct 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39586818, citing Riverview Memorial Gardens, Worland, Washakie County, Wyoming, USA ; Maintained by Catherine Clemens Sevenau (contributor 47082189) .