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Jun 9, 2013 - Staff
Spencer "Spence" Dolan, of Lander, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at his home. He was 52 years old.
Per his family's request, cremation has taken place, and there will be no services.
Spencer Jayme Dolan was born Oct. 9, 1960, the son of Lloyd Lewis Dolan and Frances Darlene (Burdick) Berghorst in Sunnyvale, Calif.
He grew up in California and graduated from Hanford Union High School. He then taught culinary arts through Columbia Community College in Sonora, Calif. He was a drummer and won awards for his drumming skills.
He worked as a chef in many areas throughout California. He then worked and lived in the Reno, Nev., area for 13 years before moving to Wyoming in 2009.
While in Wyoming, he worked as a chef at the Deka-Guy Hee "Eating House" at Shoshone Rose Casino until a car accident left him disabled.
His family said he enjoyed spending time with his fiancée and family at his parent's farm, which he worked hard to make beautiful for his parents.
He is survived by his mother, Fran Berghorst; stepfather Henry Berghorst; fiancée Jamie Candelaria Mejia; sons Travis Dolan, Jordan Dolan, Jarod Dolan and Jaden Dolan; stepsons Anthony and Andrew Mejia; and his favorite aunt, Erma Moore, of Sparks, Nev.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Lewis Dolan, and his sister, Deidre Dolan Lawrence.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Online condolences may be left at www.thedavisfuneralhome.com.