Jan 31, 2012 - StaffEdward T. "Tom" Graham, 72, lifelong cattle rancher of the Sweetwater Valley, Jeffrey City and Lander area, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, because of complication from CL Leukemia and neuropathy.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at the First United Methodist Church, 262 N. 3rd St., in Lander. A reception follows at the Lander Community Center.
Edward Thomas Graham was born March 19, 1939, the son of Ted and Goldie Graham. He was a graduate of Fremont County Vocational High School in Lander, where he was an all-state quarterback and delegate to Wyoming Boys' State in Cheyenne.
His family said Mr. Graham enjoyed working, fishing and hunting with family and friends.
Mr. Graham was an officer in the Jeffrey City Lions Club and the Wyoming State Lions Club, past president of the Fremont County Rural Firefighters, a past member of the Jeffrey City Fire Department and director of the Jeffrey City Fire District. He served on the nominating committee of the Hot Springs Rural Electric Association, was a past president of the Fremont County Stockgrowers Association, a board member of the Rawlins District Grazing Board, Lander District Grazing Board, and officer of the Wyoming State Grazing Board, a member of the board of directors of the Jeffrey City State Bank, and was selected Wyoming Game and Fish Landowner of the Year. Mr. Graham hosted the Lander One-Shot Antelope Hunt.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie J. Graham; a son, Bruce Graham of Douglas; a daughter, Suzanne Semich and husband Brian of Cody; a granddaughter, Brenna Graham of Wisconsin; a brother, James Graham and his wife Nadene; a sister, Betty Chapman and husband Raymond.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Goldie Graham.
Memorials may be made to Tough Enough Cancer Fund and The Jeffrey City Community Fund, in care of the Davis Funeral Home 2203 W. Main St., Riverton, WY 82501, which is in charge of arrangements.
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