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Ronald Anderson Duncan

Jul 18, 2017 From staff reports

Ronald Anderson Duncan of Lander died June 16, 2017, at his home with his wife, Jean, by his side. He was 70 years old.

He was born March 21, 1947, in Basin, to Clarence and Mae Duncan of Otto. He grew up on a farm outside of Otto where his love for Wyoming and the outdoors began. He met his wife of nearly 49 years, Jean, while attending the University of Wyoming, and they were married Aug. 28, 1968.

He attended patrol school in 1972 and was assigned to work in Lander which began his 27 years of service as a Wyoming Highway Patrolman.

"He made many lifelong friends with those he met within the community during his patrols and interactions while living in Lander," loved ones said.

After retiring from the patrol in 1999, he lived out his dream of working as a cowboy. From March 2013 to September 2014, he and his wife served a faithful mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Nauvoo, Illinois.

"You could always find Ron outdoors spending time with friends and family or caring for his horses and other wildlife at his home," loved ones said.

He will be missed by his wife, Jean; his six children Kirk (Kim), Mike (Jeanna), Fawn, Robyn, Heather and Brooke (Chris); his 16 grandchildren; and the many friends he made throughout his life.

"We will all miss his smiling face, positive attitude, hugs and love," loved ones said.

Funeral services were held June 20, 2017, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Lander. Graveside services were held the same day at the Otto Wyoming Cemetery.

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