Thomas Coffey

Feb 28, 2014 Staff

Thomas Coffey, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Salt Lake City. He was 67 years old.

Per his request, there will be no services.

Thomas Wayne Coffey was born April 1, 1946, in Liberal, Kan., the son of Harold Franklin and Alice Alene (McKinnis) Coffey. He grew up in Liberal, Kan., and graduated from Liberal High School in 1965.

On Dec. 15, 1991, he married Sharon "Sher" Lee Musgrave in Gillette.

He worked in the coal mines for 28 years. He then moved to Pavillion and worked for Bonneville Transloaders Inc. for a year and then returned to North Dakota where he worked for four years. He had just gone back to work for BTI.

His family said he had been a member of the Back Country Horsemen for more than 15 years. They said he loved horses, mules and his dogs. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman, and his family said he had a lot of friends and always had a smile on his face.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon "Sher," of Riverton; stepdaughter Carly Erickson and her husband Tim of Alaska; stepsons Scott Reynolds and Russ Reynolds and his wife Jackie; sister Leola Seabolt of Liberal, Kan.; one niece; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Alice Coffey.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Online condolences may be left at

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