Jun 19, 2013 - StaffRobert "Bob" Lapeyre, of Dubois, died Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Lander Valley Medical Center. He was 77 years old.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at Our Lady of the Woods Catholic Church in Dubois. Father Eckley will officiate. Burial will follow at the Dubois Cemetery.
Robert Lee Lapeyre was born June 21, 1935, in Riverton, the son of Milu and Molly (Atchison) Lapeyre. As a young boy he lived on the family sheep ranch on Crow Creek in Lenore. Around 1943, the Lapeyre family moved into Riverton where he attended Riverton schools.
Mr. Lapeyre grew up to love mechanics and a young lady named Sandra Dee Barrett. On Feb. 14, 1953, the couple married in the Little Church at Fort Washakie. In 1963 they moved to Dubois where they raised their six children.
Mr. Lapeyre and a fellow partner opened a service station called B&L Service. He was a volunteer assistant chief for the Dubois Fire Department during the early years of the department. He worked for Louisiana Pacific Saw Mill, owned his own logging company, and finally retired with Rice Enterprises Construction.
He is survived by his brother, Gerald Lapeyre, and his wife Nancy; sister Olivia Lapeyre; son Robert John Lapeyre; daughters Teresa Lapeyre, Susan Daniels and her husband Les, Kary Thompson and her husband Bruce, and Mary Mullison and her husband Larry; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Milu and Mollie Lapeyre; wife Sandra Dee Lapeyre; son Mike Lapeyre; and daughter-in-law Vicki Lapeyre.
Memorials may be made to Dubois Senior Center in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main St., Riverton, WY 82501.
Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home. Online condolences for the family may be made at www.TheDavisFuneralHome.com.
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