Albert "Pete" L. Peyton
Former Lusk Fire Chief Albert L. (Pete) Peyton died last Thursday at the veterans hospital in Cheyenne.
Mr. Peyton, 76, was a master electrician and was well known for his pioneering efforts in building telephone and power lines throughout Wyoming, including Niobrara County.
A native of Douglas, Mr. Peyton was the son of early Wyoming settlers, Albert W. and Pauline E. (Smith Peyton.
He attended school in Douglas and Glendora, Calif., and was graduated from Converse County High School.
Mr. Peyton was a graduate of Billings Business College in Montana.
He was active in athletics and held state records in the discus and javelin throws for several years.
Mr. Peyton had been living in Gillette for the last few years.
He was a member of the Black Horse Troop of the National Guard in Douglas, and had served in the Army during World War Ii. He was a life member of the Wyoming Pioneer Association and also was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church.
Mr. Peyton is survived by his wife, Cecilia, also of Gillette; two daughters, Patricia Svetlik of Cody and Marilo Chincarina of Manteca, California; a son, Charles Skrock of Reno; a sister, Pauline of Douglas; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a cousin.
A Tuesday morning service was held at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Gillette.
The family prefers memorials to the heart or cancer funds, or the Wyoming Pioneer Association.
Noecker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.