(July 7, 1887 - January 19, 1953)
The Lusk Herald
January 22, 1953
John W Denny Dies Mon. of Heart Attack
By Mrs. Charles V. Lee, Lance Creek Correspondent
John W. Denny, production superintendent of the Continental Oil Co. at Lance Creek for 15 years and more recently production superintendent for the Crusader Corp., died of a heart attack at his room in the Ranger Hotel Monday noon.
During the morning he with Joe Kirkpatrick of Crusader had visited Crusader locations, and on feeling ill came back to town. He first got a hair cut and became worse at the barber shop, but went on to his room at the hotel and called a doctor. Roy Chamberlain, hotel manager, together with two other men, were getting ready to take him to a hospital when he died.
The Denny family lived in Lance Creek for many years, and Johnny, Bill and Elnor went to school in the local schools.
Mr. Denny came to Lance Creek from Ft. Collins, Colo. as a driller for Continental Oil Company in 1935. After a few years he was made drilling foreman for the company and later, around 1942, was made field superintendent at Lance Creek.
Then in 1950 he was promoted to drilling superintendent of the Rocky Mountain district and he and Mrs. Denny moved to Casper where they bought a home. In July, 1952 he was retired from the company, and in early October accepted a position as drilling superintendent for Crusader Corp. As such he was in and out of Lusk with headquarters at Casper.
Mr. Denny was born in Washington, Penn. July 7, 1887, but further details of his life had not been secured at The Herald press time.
Rosary services were being held at the Peet Mortuary this Wednesday morning by the Rev. Fr. M. J. McBrien, and the body was being taken to Denver for burial.
Besides his widow, five daughters, and two sons survive: Mrs. R.F. Fuller, Denver; Mrs. H.M. Rackets, Jamaica, West Indies; Mrs. T.A. Hangen, Denver; Mrs. J.A. Adams, Denver; Mrs. M.E. Blagg, Casper; W.E. Denny, Newcastle, and A.J. Denny, Lance Creek.
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