Ray J. Baughn

Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project
Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project

(March 9, 1890 - April 14, 1971)


The Lusk Herald
April 22, 1971


Ray Baughn

Ray J. Baughn, 81, Lusk, died last Wednesday, April 14, at Casper. Funeral service was conducted from the Peet Mortuary in Lusk Saturday afternoon with the Rev. Philip King of Torrington officiating. Burial was in the Lusk Cemetery.

Mrs. Edna DeCastro, organist, accompanied Mrs. Walter Fernau, Mrs. Raime Fosher, Richard Collins, and Harry Lyon as they sang "Beyond the Sunset" and "Ivory Palaces."

Casket bearers were Robert York, Kenneth Bixler, Raime Fosher, Sven Johnson, Oscar Alexander, and Brownie Smallwood. Honorary bearers were H. P. Klemke, Tom Bower, Everette Brooks, Bill Magoon, Elmer Nelson, Dick Lee, Tom McCullough, Ed Cook, Clair Shippen, Bill Miller, Richard Lenz, Jim Valentine, Gus Johnson, Jess York and Dean Fosher.

Ray Baughn was born March 9, 1890, to Harry Jephro and Mary Knapple Baughn at Tobias, Neb. He moved with his parents to Manville at two years of age and except for 10 years on the Bixler ranches in Sioux County lived in Niobrara County the rest of his life. He grew up during the final years of the open range era to become a cowboy, sheep shearer, freighter during the first oil boom at Lance Creek, and as a road builder when all work was done with horses.

He married Lugena Bare at Harrison on May 19, 1911. To them were born three children; Mrs. Melvin (Estella) Peet, Mrs. Otto (Bertha) Krekeler, and Clayton Baughn. His first wife, Lugena, died June 22, 1940. He married Leona Malmborg, August 14, 1953.

Survivors include his wife; children, Mrs. Peet, Mrs. Krekeler, and Mr. Baughn; four step-children, Mrs. Carl (Marian) Frodine, Wheatridge, Colo., Kenneth Malmborg, Cheyenne, Mrs. Stan (Shirley) Wasson, Lusk; and Mrs. Grady (Evelyn) Criss, Chadron; two sisters, Mrs. Uva Scheerer, Lafayette, Colo., and Mrs. Alma Krehmke, Palo Alto, Calif.; five grandchildren, Mrs. Dick (Delores) Hummel, Lyman; Mrs. Don (Gloria) Daugherity, Casper, Wayne Peet, Spokane, Wash., Randall Krekeler, Santa Ana, Calif., Richard Krekeler, Kimball, Neb.; eight great-grandchildren; ten step-grandchildren; and two nieces, Mrs. (June) Marsh, Palo Alto, Calif., and Mrs. Tony (Doris) Angel, Phoenix, Ariz.

Those attending from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Peet, Riverton, Mr. and Mrs. H. Clayton Baughn, Torrington, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schurer, Lafayette, Colo., Mrs. Kate Schiberes, Bridgeport, Nebr., Lt. Randall Krekeler, Santa Ana, Calif., Richard Krekeler, Kimball, Nebr., Mrs. Gloria Daugherity, and daughter Dana, Casper., Mrs. and Mrs. Richard Hammel, Sheri and Dirk, Lyman, Wyo., Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Baker, Council, Idaho, Mr. and Mrs. Louie Curtis and son Eldon, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Harrington, Council, Idaho, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Frodine, Arvada, Colo., Mr. and Mrs. Carl Frodine, Wheatridge, Colo., Mr. and Mrs. Grady Criss and family, Chadron, Nebr., Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Malmborg, and family, Cheyenne.




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Flora B. Bare (June 27, 1888 - August 22, 1949)

John Robert Bare (November 27, 1886 - March 16, 1936)

Mary Rider Bare (October 20, 1858 - December 10, 1930)

Polly A. Bare (April 30, 1895 - June 18, 1913)

Harry Clayton Baughn (January 9, 1920 - July 16, 2011)

Hattie Leona Baughn (May 15, 1910 - December 22, 1987)

Lugena Baughn (April 13, 1893 - June 22, 1940)

Charles Erwin Blagg (May 20, 1893 - October 25, 1965)

Vernice Renetta Blagg (July 24, 1901 - May 31, 1988)

Sandra Lee Bressie (September 21, 1938 - August 10, 1975)

Earl M. Criss (January 8, 1887 - March 2, 1965)

Earl Graydon Criss (July 31, 1933 - January 10, 1981)

Jack Criss (March, 1920 - November 5, 1950)

L. Matilda Criss (November 18, 1891 - July 18, 1981)

Mary Grace Fredrickson (December 8, 1903 - October 1, 1963)

Dorothy M. Hill (May 1, 1910 - October 19, 1994)

Lena Belle Jones (April 22, 1878 - September 13, 1926)

Bertha May Krekeler (October 24, 1917 - December 19, 2013)

Otto Herman Krekeler (April 8, 1913 - October 3, 1988)

Debra Lee Malmborg (December 15, 1950 - December 27, 2002)

Paula M. Malmborg (April 24, 1930 - February 27, 1997)

Alex Joseph Mashek (August 25, 1899 - February 26, 1964)

Alexander Arthur Mashek (March 8, 1868 - February 23, 1940)

Arthur James Mashek (May 13, 1908 - August 22, 1984)

Donald Arthur Mashek (November 26, 1939 - February 26, 1940)

Grace Clara Mashek (June 25, 1880 - April 3, 1962)

Anna Marcella McMichael (January 14, 1898 - March 12, 1926)

Hugo F. Payne (July 23, 1894 - November 30, 1961)

Estella Mary Peet (April 8, 1913 - March 26, 1990)

Melvin Edward Peet (February 4, 1910 - July 25, 1989)

Walter Nathaniel Reed (January 22, 1898 - May 17, 1945)

Charles Alfred Rider (October 27, 1881 - January 18, 1958)

Emma Barbara Rider (December 6, 1881 - July 10, 1959)

Florence May Rider (November 19, 1904 - November 22, 1904)

James Franklin Rider (February 26, 1883 - September 15, 1985)

Nora Adeline Rider (September 2, 1896 - June 9, 1977)

Frederick B. Rogers (1872 - November 2, 1926)

Arthur Hart Root (October 29, 1880 - October 8, 1956)

Benjamin A. Root (April 23, 1842 - May 23, 1918)

Fred A. Root (September 24, 1885 - June 10, 1949)

Fred Keith Root (May 27, 1905 - April 9, 1969)

Lyle Delmar Root (March 25, 1919 - April 28, 1935)

Mamie D. Root (February 2, 1885 - February 26, 1977)

Sarah J. Root (September 23, 1842 - January 25, 1929)

Sarah Mary Root (May 1, 1907 - March 15, 1911)

Edward M. Ryder (December 20, 1910 - June 9, 1994)

George M. Smith (February 10, 1897 - March 21, 1971)

Bruce Alan Wasson (January 7, 1955 - February 19, 1955)

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Tara J. Wasson (March 16, 1982 - September 27, 1998)


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