Charles Maurice Walsh

Photo courtesy of photographer Chuck James
Photo courtesy of photographer Chuck James

(June 12, 1914 - February 21, 2000)

The Lusk Herald
February 23, 2000

Charles Maurice Walsh

Charles Maurice Walsh passed away Feb. 21, 2000, as the result of a stroke in Torrington, Wyo. He was born June 12, 1914, to John and Ida Grable Walsh near Agate, Neb. Maurice moved to a homestead west of Glendo, Wyo., with his parents in 1920.

He attended rural grade schools west of Glendo and Glendo High School. He graduated from Lingle High School in 1934. He worked for several ranchers around the Glendo and Douglas areas, and the Sinclair Oil Co., west of Glendo. He also completed a diesel mechanic school in Los Angeles, Calif.

He married Margaret Dorothy Hale from Lost Springs, Wyo., in Oct. 1939, later divorced. He had two step-daughters, Wilma and Norma Hale; two daughters, Thelma and Wyoma; and two sons, Melvin and Richard.

Maurice farmed and ranched around Glendo, Lusk and Manville for more than 50 years, 43 years northwest of Manville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers: William, Bernard, Bryan and Lewis; one sister, May Erschebek; one stepdaughter, Norma Miller, and one son, Richard Walsh; one grandson, Daniel Lee Hanson; one great granddaughter, Kelsey Marie Jacobson.

He is survived by one sister, Bernice and husband Glen Gibson of Mansfield, Mo.; one stepdaughter, Wilma Santoyo of Battle Mountain, Nev.; two daughters, Thelma Hanson of Dusty, Wash., and Wyoma and husband Jerry Dalrymple of Loveland, Colo; and one son, Melvin and wife Karen Walsh of Burbank, Wash., 21 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, five great great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Manville Cemetery or your favorite charity.

A memorial service will be held Thursday afternoon, 2 p.m. at the Cicmanec-Pier Funeral Home in Lusk, with Pastor Tom Strock officiating. Burial will be at the Manville Cemetery in Manville. Cicmanec-Pier Funeral home in Lusk is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

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