John Everett Boatright

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

(March 7, 1887 - September 4, 1969)


The Lusk Herald
September 11, 1969


John Boatright Dies in Casper

Graveside services were held in Lusk Monday at 3:00 p.m. for John Boatright, 82 of Kaycee, formerly of Lusk, who died last Thursday at a Casper hospital, following a long illness.

Funeral services were held from the Cornett Hillside Mortuary in Casper Monday at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Lorne Albertson of the First Baptist Church of Kaycee officiating.

Mr. Boatright was born in Highland County, Ohio, March 7, 1887. At the age of 12 he moved to Kansas where he grew into manhood. He came to Wyoming in 1914 and homesteaded on Lance Creek.

He married Grace Barton at Warren, Wyo., December 31, 1925.

He was custodian for the Lance Creek school for 12 years. In 1945 he moved to Lusk. When he retired in 1961, he and Mrs. Boatright moved to Kaycee where they have lived since.

Survivors include his widow Grace of Kaycee; two daughter, Mrs. Rosemary Smith of Albuquerque, N. Mex.; and Mrs. Kay Harding of Casper; four sisters, Mrs. Eva Bybee and Mrs. Iva Davis, both of Topeka, Kans.; Mrs. Elizabeth Wetzel of Burlingame, Kans.; and Mrs. Earlie Carey of Bellingham, Wash.; one nephew, Reuben Boatright of Midwest and six grandchildren.








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