Dennis E. "Denny" Dobson



(July 27, 1940 - November 30, 2010)


The Lusk Herald
December 8, 2010


Denny E. Dobson

Denny E. Dobson was born on July 27, 1940, in Lusk, Wyo., to George and Ruth (Piltz) Dobson. He entered into rest on Nov. 30, 2010, with his loving daughter Kristine at his side.

He was raised in Lance Creek, Wyo., and attended school in Lusk as well.

He met Lola (Owens), and they married in Feb. 1963. To this union four children were born: Kathy Ruscitto Dobson, Kristine Phillips, Kevin L. Dobson, and Kimberly Dobson. All were raised in Lusk.

Denny was blessed with grandchildren, and later great-grandchildren, whom he loved with all his heart. He played a huge and life changing roll in all their lives.

Denny worked many careers in the county of Niobrara. He worked many years as an electrician for the Town of Lusk, and served as a Law Enforcement officer. He also took part in the construction of the State Women’s Facility here in Lusk. Denny worked for Roger Peterson in construction. He loved to paint, and his work was top notch. He spent many years working for the county. At the time of his illness, he was a partner to his only and loving son Kevin in K-D Maintenance Inc.

All of his life he enjoyed the out of doors, never failing to bless his young family with family vacations spent camping, boating, and fishing; as well as teaching his kids to water ski.

In his more recent years he dedicated his time and life to work with his son; time with his late loving wife; and they spent much time with their best friend Shirley Murphy of Douglas.

Denny and Lola spent many years loving and living for their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Family and landscaping were Denny’s favorite pastimes. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

Denny is survived by his brother, Steve Dobson, and family of Casper Wyo.; his daughter Kathy Ruscitto Dobson; daughter Kristine Phillips and her fiancée Steve Robertson; son Kevin Dobson and wife Sandy; daughter Kimberly Dobson and her fiancée Kenny; cousin Don Strait and wife Fay of Texas; best friend Shirley Murphy; niece Bobby and husband Willis Stallman; niece Sherry and husband Cody Thompson; nephew David Himes and wife Marcy; nephew Bruce Himes and Lori; niece Jennifer and husband Dick Penfield. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Laura Mae Phillips and family; Steve Ray Lashmett and children; Vanessa Lynn Phillips; Ashley Amanda Marie Dobson; and David, Crystal, Roy, and Ashley Penfield; great-grandchildren Darian Briezy Byers, Kaleb Micheal Phillips, Jaidyn Mae Parramore, Ryan Danial Wertze, Conner Thomas Parramore; and Bo Raymond, Reba Brean, and Alexis and Arebel Stock; as well as other family and many friends.

Denny was preceded in death by his life partner and loving wife Lola Dobson on July 5th of his year; his Grandpa and Grandma Dobson; his parents George and Ruth Dobson, also parents Ray and Pearl Owens; brother Niel Dobson; very close and dear sister Dorothy Himes Malony and John Malony; special uncle and aunt Charlie and Beaulah Yarbrough; granddaughter Tabitha Kristi Johnson; and best friend Raymond Murphy.

The family requests all donations be made to Memorial Hospital of Converse County in Douglas, Wyo., in memory of Denny and Lola Dobson.

Services were held Mon., Dec. 6, 2010, at Niobrara County Fairgrounds Auditorium with Ray Murphy officiating. Interment was in the Lusk Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements were made by Pier Funeral Home in Lusk.

Denny now rests with family members and loved ones gone on before him.








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