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Owen R. Westlake
Jul 31, 2013 - Staff
Owen R. Westlake, of Riverton, died Friday, July 19, 2013, at his home. He was 65 years old.
Per his request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Davis Funeral Home. Pastor Doug Hill will officiate. The Friday-Truan Detachment 683 Marine Corp League & Veterans will hold military honors. A reception will be after the service at the Eagles Hall in Riverton.
Owen Rush Westlake was born March 26, 1948, the son of Clinton George and June Vernice (Loutzenhiser) Westlake in Riverton.
He graduated from Riverton High School in 1966. He was a Navy Vietnam Veteran, serving on the first nuclear submarine. He spent most of his life in the Riverton area.
He worked in the Gas Hills for six years before going to work for Fremont Plumbing from 1985 to 2004 when he retired.
He was a member of the VFW, Eagles, Elks and Shriners.
His family said he loved being on the computer and all the places he was able "to go" with it and all he could learn. He also loved his motorcycles and enjoyed riding.
He is survived by his sister, Byrdie Westlake; brother Alan (Kay) Westlake; three nephews; and four nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clinton and June, and his brother Larry in 2006.
Memorials may be made to Help for Health Hospice in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main St., Riverton, WY 82501.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Online condolences may be left at www.thedavisfuneralhome.com.