Oct 18, 2012 - StaffBurnell T. Killion, formerly of Dubois, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Kindred Transitional Care in Cheyenne. He was 86 years old.
Cremation has taken place at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens under the direction of Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel. A celebration of life will be at a later date in Dubois.
Burnell Thomas Killion was born Nov. 10, 1925, in Dix, Neb., was raised in Hanna and had lived in Cheyenne for nine years.
Mr. Killion served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He received his bachelor's degree from the Colorado School of Mines and his master's degree from the University of Wyoming.
Mr. Killion was the co-owner of Dubois Cold Storage.
He was a member of the American Legion and VFW in Dubois, Wyoming Outfitters Association, Wyoming Meat Processors Association and Lions Club and was an avid hunter, fisherman and snowmobiler.
He is survived by a son, Charles "Chuck" Killion of Cheyenne; daughter Kimberly Killion of Anchorage, Alaska; and three grandchildren.
Mr. Killion was preceded in death by his parents, Luthur and Marie (McIntyre) Killion; and two brothers, Clyde and Bernie Killion.
Contributions may be made to the Dubois Senior Citizens Center. His online guestbook can be signed at wrcfuneral.com.
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