Mar 13, 2014 - StaffRolan Rudolph Himes died Monday, March 10, 2014, in Riverton. He was 83 years old.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Riverton Christian Church.
Rolan Rudolph Himes was born Oct. 5, 1930, in Independence, Mo., the son of Rudolph and Glenna (Lentz) Himes. When he was young the family moved from Missouri to a ranch west of Fort Collins, Colo.
When he was 17, he enlisted in the Army Air Corp and worked as a cargo chief during the Berlin Airlift. He was stationed at Wiesbaden Air Base and was part of the planning and ground breaking crew of Ramstein Air Base in Germany. Also while in Germany, he helped German foresters hunt wild boar along the Rhine River.
Upon returning to the states, he met Eloise Anna Flater, and they married six weeks later on Feb. 17, 1952.
By the time he was discharged in 1956 at Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, the Army Air Corp had become the U.S. Air Force. The family moved to the Fort Collins, Colo., area where Mr. Himes worked as a salesman at Carl Fowler Rambler Sales and Verd-A-Ray Lighting.
After he retired, he and his wife traveled the United States in a fifth-wheel trailer.
His family said these were some of his happiest times. His hobbies were hunting, camping fishing and woodworking.
He is survived by his two sons, Rolan and his wife Marcia of Riverton and Eric and his wife Pam of Arvada, Colo.; grandchildren Melissa Hyde and her husband Pat of Casper, Ryan Himes and his wife Denise of Little Rock, Ark., Sarah Cameron and her husband Mike of Lakewood, Colo., and Justin Himes of Thornton, Colo.; and great-grandchildren Kayla Hyde of Laramie, Jordan Hyde of Casper, Nathanael Himes and Rebekah Himes of Little Rock, Ark., and Lillian Cameron of Lakewood, Colo.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eloise, his parents and his sister, Glenna Lee Himes.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Riverton Christian Church Scholarship Fund.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.
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