Myron Leroy Townsend

(October 6, 1882 - May 17, 1965)


The Lusk Herald
May 20, 1965


Myron Townsend, 82, Dies Monday

Myron L. Townsend, 82, died Monday morning at the Niobrara Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held this Thursday at 2:00 p.m., from the Peet Chapel with the Rev. James Davis of the Congregational Church officiating. Burial will be at the Harrison Cemetery.

Mrs. Gerald Bardo will be organist, Mrs. James Davis and Mrs. A. F. DeCastro will sing "The Old Rugged Cross," "Lead Kindly Light" and "In the Garden".

Pallbearers are Gail Prell, Rex Heth, Grant Ward, Ed Hales, Earnest Hales and William Hales.

Myron Leroy Townsend was born to Winfield Scott and Jennie E. Stockner Townsend October 6, 1882 at Wyoming, Ill. In 1884 he moved with his parents to Dawes County, Nebr. His father built the first frame building that started Crawford. He and Laura Lydia Hales were married at Crawford in 1907. They came to Wyoming in 1910 and homesteaded in the Whitman community in northern Niobrara County. In 1956 they moved to Lusk.

Besides his widow, survivors include two sons, William Leroy Townsend of Seattle, Wash. and Myron Earle Townsend of Lusk; one daughter, Mrs. Esther Ella Selby of Casper; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

One son, Lorn, died previously.




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