Richard Keith Hoy





Ritchie Hoy honors his father by imprinting his casket with the brand he loved.
Ritchie Hoy honors his father by imprinting his casket with the brand he loved.

(January 15, 1931 - November 5, 2015)


Casper Star Tribune
November 10, 2015



LUSK -- Funeral services for Richard Keith Hoy, 85, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, at First Baptist Church in Lusk. Interment will be in Lusk Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. prior to the service at the church. He died Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. Carroll-Lewellen Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.



Gillette News Record
November 11, 2015


Richard Keith Hoy, 85, of Jay Em, died Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, doing what he loved - getting his calves ready for market.

Funeral service is 1 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Lusk, with burial in the Lusk Cemetery. Visitation is noon to 1 p.m. at the church.

Mr. Hoy was born Jan. 5, 1931, in Lusk.

He spent his early years in the Navy in Puerto Rico as an electrician. After the Navy, he worked at the Leo Thompson Ranch north of Lance Creek for 14 years. He leased a place south west of Lance Creek for seven years after that.

They later moved to Gillette and he worked for Fairfield Construction Inc. as a welder. In 1990, he returned to the family ranch in Jay Em to do what he loved.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Beverly Jean Hoy; brother, Dale; sons, Philip, Mickey and Ritchie; daughters, Sandy, Carol and Teresa; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Carroll-Lewellen Funeral Home of Longmont, Colorado, is handing arrangements, assisted by Pier Funeral Home of Lusk.



The Lusk Herald
November 18, 2015


Richard Keith Hoy passed away at the age of 85 on November 5th, 2015 doing what he loved, getting his calves ready to go to market. He was born in Lusk on January 15, 1931.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 12, 2015, at the First Baptist Church in Lusk, with interment in the Lusk Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years Beverly Jean Hoy, brother Dale (Marion), son Philip (Larisa), daughter Sandy (Tim), daughter Carol, son Mickey, son Ritchie (Yesenia) and daughter Teresa (Jason). He was also blessed with 14 grandkids and 15 great grandkids.

Richard spent his early years in the Navy in Puerto Rico as an electrician. After the Navy he worked at the Leo Thompson Ranch north of Lance Creek for 14 years. He leased a place south west of Lance Creek for 7 years after that. They later moved to Gillette and he worked for Fairfield Construction Inc. as a welder. In 1990 he returned to the family ranch in Jay Em to do what he loved.

Carroll-Lewellen Funeral Home of Longmont, CO, is assisting the family.


The Lusk Herald
November 25, 2015
Hoy family honors the brand


On November 11, 2015 there was a rather uncommon, but caring gathering of family and friends at the Hoy Ranch in remembrance of Richard Hoy. The family members present were Beverly Hoy, Richard's wife of 64 years, daughters Teresa and Sandy, with her husband Tim, son Ritchie and his wife Yesenia, a large number of grandkids and great-grandkids. They came together to pay their respects and honor something that Richard loved.

When talking to Beverly about what she would like to be said the most about this gathering and having everyone together, Beverly answered "He was a man that loved others and he always helped people, and was always helping me, and I don't think there is anything I could ask more than how he treated me and everything."

There were nine calves that had not been branded this year, when asking Ritchie Hoy about the branding of the calves and the casket he replied "The branding of the casket, that's the perfect decoration for my dad because he loved ranching, loved the ranch, cows and everything, so really that's the symbol that really meant a lot to him. The fact that his grandkids and great-grandkids were here when we branded the casket, and we used the branding irons from branding the calves right over to his casket and stuff was kind of neat."

Ritchie continued about the family history of the ranch, "My grandparents homesteaded the ranch in 1918, so it meant a lot in carrying on the family tradition, ranching and everything, a lot of grandkids and especially the great-grandkids that were there for the branding had never even been to the ranch and most of them, it was their first experience with branding also."

The branding irons were retired and buried with Richard after they were used on the last nine calves and the casket. With the retiring of the branding irons, new branding irons will be used in the future.

This gathering and the funeral in memory of Richard Hoy was arranged by granddaughter Reanna Carroll and husband Heath of Caroll-Lewellen Funeral Home of Longmont, Colo., and assistance by Pier Funeral Home of Lusk.




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