Obituary Details

Allen Lee Baldwin

(08/22/1908 - 12/05/1980)
Courtesy of The Laramie Boomerang, 12/07/1980

Funeral services for Allen Lee Baldwin will be held Tuesday, December 9, 1980 at the Methodist church at 2 P.M.

Mr. Baldwin was the Electrical Foreman for the University of Wyoming before his retirement in 1973.
Mr. Baldwin's major vocation was demonstrated by his work in Boy and Girl Scouts. He started this participation with the Boy Scouts, as Scoutmaster of Troop 133 sponsored by the Loyal Order of Moose and he has been a registered scouter since that time. This service includes service as Explorer Advisor in addition to almost every position on the Snowy Range District Committee, several terms as Commissioner and two as Chairman, one in 1957 and one in 1958.

Since his special interest was outdoor activities, he was active on both the District and Long's Peak Council Camp Development Committees. He was the major driving force, and workman in the construction of the lodge at Chimney Park Boy Scout Camp above Wood's Landing. When the lodge was dedicated August 2, 1954, he reluctantly agreed to the name: Lee Baldwin Lodge. Lee earned almost every training award that the Council could grant, and in 1959 was awarded the Council's highest honor, the Silver Beaver Award. Among Scouters in the area none was regarded with greater respect, love, and admiration.

As a member of the Wyoming Girl Scout Council, Lee was active in establishing camp facilities throughout the state including Tensleep, Hynds Lodge, Happy Jack, and Chimney Park.

Mr. Baldwin attended the University of Wyoming in 1927 majoring in Electrical Engineering. He was a member of the National Guard for 18 years with the medical corps in Lusk and F-Troop Cavalry in Laramie until 1944.
Mr. Baldwin flew with Civil Air Patrol in the 50's and participated in many rescue missions. He was a long time member of Moose Lodge No. 390 and L. O. O. M.

He was past president of Laramie Optimist Club and instrumental in developing Optimist Park.

Mr. Baldwin is survived by his wife, Laurita; one daughter, Mary Coleen Henderson, of Laramie, one son, Ronald G. Baldwin, of Denver, and a sister Sadie Mae Wadsworth of Salem, Oregon.

The Rev. James Cavender will officiate at the services, interment will follow at Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends who wish may give to the Boy Scouts or the Heart Fund.
Funeral arrangements are by Stryker Mortuary.
The Laramie Daily Boomerang, Saturday, December 6, 1980.

Funeral services for Allen Lee Baldwin will he held Tuesday, December 9, 1980, at 2 P.M. at the First United Methodist Church.

Mr. Baldwin died in Denver, Colorado, Friday, December 5, 1980. He was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. He had been a Laramie resident since 1927.

Surviving are his wife, Laurita, a son, Ronald G. Baldwin, Denver, Colorado; a daughter Mary Coleen Henderson, Laramie; sister Sadie Mae Wadsworth, Salem, Oregon, and five grandchildren.

Interment will be Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends who wish may make contributions to the Boy Scouts or to the Heart Fund.
Stryker Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

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