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Oct 28, 2013 - Staff
Bob Seipt, a lifelong Fremont County resident, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at his home in Riverton with his children, Paul Seipt and Jean Younkin, by his side. He was 95 years old.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Davis Funeral Home.
Robert "Bob" Morris Seipt was born Jan. 7, 1918, in Lander, the son of Henry M. (Dutch) Seipt and Ora E. (Jones) Seipt. As a child he lived with his family on the Hermitage, now the T-Cross, one of the first dude ranches in the United States.
He attended grade school in Dubois and high school in Riverton, where he graduated in 1936. He then attended the University of Wyoming, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering in 1941.
After graduation, he entered the Army as an aviation cadet. He served in the Air Corps and Air Force throughout World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1946.
On Aug. 28, 1945, he married Pauline B. Brebrick in Riverton. They were married for more than 53 years before her death in 1999.
From 1946 to 1955, Mr. Seipt worked for the Bureau of Reclamation in Riverton as a civil engineer. Among other projects, he was influential in the design of the Pavillion and North Portal projects. After leaving the bureau, he was self employed as a land surveyor, helping to stake uranium claims in the Gas Hills, Shirley Basin, Green Mountain and all over Wyoming.
In 1958, he enrolled in the University of Wyoming College of Law. He graduated in the spring of 1961 and was admitted to practice in August of that same year. He practiced in Riverton until his retirement.
He first had a practice with Frank Hill and Gerry Spence. Later he practiced by himself with his son-in-law, Tim Younkin, and with the late Steve Avery. His practice was varied and he represented clients ranging from school districts to businesses to private citizens. He was first elected as Justice of the Peace in 1966 and was re-elected twice, serving a total of 12 years.
He is survived by his son, Paul Robert Seipt, and his wife Marjorie of Richland, Wash.; daughter Jean Ann Younkin and her husband Tim of San Pedro, Belize; grandsons Matthew Seipt (Heather), Brian Judson (Sara Hiat) and Charles Seipt (Outhai); granddaughter Natalie Judson (Darren Ojard); great-grandchildren Chloe and Mitchell Seipt, Ethan Seipt, Kenton Ojard, Violet Judson-Arthur and Silas Robert Judson-Ojard; and numerous nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Pauline, and his older brother, Max Seipt.
Donations may be made to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America and Central Wyoming College Nursing Program 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.