Obituary Details

C. B. Baringer

(10/18/1938 - 09/12/1995)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 09/20/1995

C. B. Baringer

Services for C. B. Baringer, 57, were Saturday, Sept. 16, 1995, at the Rendezvous Center at Goshen County Fairgrounds with the Rev. Carl Beavers officiating. Burial was in Valley View Cemetery with Masonic fraternal graveside rites.

C. B. died at Community Hospital on Sept. 12, 1995.

He was born Oct. 18, 1938, in Alliance, Neb., the son of Loren and Ruth (Smith) Baringer. He graduated from Torrington High School in 1956 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wyoming in 1961. He obtained a Masters of Science degree from the University of Missouri in 1974. He and Cindy Neidiffer were married Nov. 4, 1975, in Torrington.

A civil engineer, he began and operated Baringer Engineering for a number of years. He served in the Corps of Engineers, achieving a GS-12 rating. During his term as assistant resident engineer, he was honored numerous times by the government for his aid in the recovery of national disasters. He was part owner of BEAM, Inc., of Kansas City before returning home to Torrington in 1977 where he worked as a civil engineer until 1983, when he opened C. B.'s Wilderness Sports and Pawn Shop.

He was a member of the Kansas State Board of Technical Professions, Land Surveyor and Professional Engineer.

He was listed with the Wyoming State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.

He was a member of the Masonic Blue Lodge in Burlington, Kan.; the Shrine Korein Temple; and a member of the Rawhide Mountainmen.

He was also a member of the American Trap Shooting Association. He was on the Board and past President of the West Side Sewer District, a Board member of Diversifies Services, Inc., and a member of the Pawn Brokers Association. Each year he donated a gun to the Veteran Fire Department to assist them in their fund raising activities.

He is survived by his wife Cindy; son and daughter-in-law, David and Mary Baringer of Torrington; daughter and son-in-law, Tracy and Kevin Mooney of Scottsbluff; and daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Owen Crome of Westphalia, Kan.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

A memorial has been established in C. B.'s name to continue his efforts in assisting the Veteran Fire Department.

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