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Aug 26, 2012 - Staff
Jack Cameron, formerly of Lander, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at his home in Casper. He was 72 years old.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27, at Christ United Methodist Church in Casper with a reception to follow.
Jack Cameron was born July 15, 1940, in Torrington.
He spent his childhood and attended school in Torrington.
On July 5, 1960, he married Judy Freel in Cheyenne, and together they had four children. In 1967, they moved their family to Lander, which became their home for many years.
Mr. Cameron worked for the Wyoming Highway Department, eventually retiring in 1995. He spent many nights plowing snow while his family waited at home for him.
His family said his passion was rodeo and bull riding, and he spent most of his time enjoying some aspect of rodeo. He rode bareback in the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo when he was younger. As he got older, he switched from the rough events and eventually settled on team roping. Mr. Cameron was a header and was very proud of his horse, Lucky. He always said his horse was what made him look like he knew what he was doing.
His family said he taught himself to play drums and played in a band that performed in Hudson on weekends. He was also a member of the Lander Volunteer Fire Department and was proud of the time he served with them.
He was an Elks Club member for many years.
Mr. Cameron and his wife raised their family in Lander where they spent many years making wonderful memories. His family said the mountains were one of Jack's favorite places to be. He also enjoyed hunting with his son.
Mr. and Mrs. Cameron moved to Casper in 2004 to be closer to their children and grandchildren. His family said his grandchildren were his pride and joy, and he spent many days watching them in all their activities.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Judy; his daughters, Deb and her husband Ed Scranton of Casper, Sherry and her husband Dave Harnsberger of Casper and Jackie and her husband Mitch Kautzmann of Casper; son John and his wife Misti Cameron of Thermopolis; 10 grandchildren, Mike, Matt, Shandel, Tyler and Kelsey Harnsberger, Charlene and Diann Scranton, and Brett, Bailey and Brady Kautzmann; one great-grandchild, Cole Harnsberger; his mother, Reva Cameron; brothers Keith and his wife Helen Cameron, Rod Cameron and sister-in-law Lois Cameron.
Memorials may be made to Wyoming Independent Living Rehabilitation, Inc, 305 W. First St., Casper, WY 82601, or to his wife, Judy, 1725 Kearney, Casper, WY 82604.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.bustardsfuneralhome.com.