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Willy 'Red' Chase

Mar 13, 2014 - Staff

Willy "Red" Chase, formerly of Fremont County, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at his home in Worland. He was 54 years old.

Celebration of life services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at 1218 Lane 8 in Worland. Burial of cremains will take place at a later date in Fort Washakie.

Willy Chase was born Sept. 13, 1959, in Riverton, the son of Huge B. "Red" and Nina Marie (Allan) Chase.

He grew up and received his education in Lander. When he was young, he traveled with his father on business trips in the West.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1980 to 1983 where he received awards for his expert marksmanship and a ribbon for serving overseas.

His family said he loved to tinker with mechanics and was a great handyman. He recently had enjoyed helping his aunt LaVera and her family.

His family said he could lend to imaginations with the stories he could tell, and he loved hunting and fishing and was proud of his Indian heritage.

He is survived by several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his aunt LaVera and uncle Jim, and other family members.

Online condolences may be left at www.bryantfuneralhomeonline.com.

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