Obituary Details

Charles Bryant

(08/30/1913 - 05/18/1994)
Courtesy of Casper Star Tribune, 05/20/1994

RIVERTON-Funeral services for Charles Bryant, 80, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Davis Funeral Home.

Mr. Bryant died May 18, 1994, at his home in Fremont County. He was born August 30, 1913, at Hat Creek, Wyo., to Al and Pearl (Hunter) Bryant. He attended country school at Hat Creek and high school at Lusk, later graduating from the University of Wyoming with a civil engineering degree in 1939.

He was then employed by the Bureau of Reclamation as a hydrographer before moving to California as an Army ordinance inspector of light tanks and small ammunition.

In 1944, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served for two years as a aerographer's mate. Following his discharge in 1946, he moved with his family to Riverton and worked for the BuRec for 27 years. For the past three years, he served as project manager.

He received many work-related awards including Honor Award for distinguished service in water conservation and utilization. He cared for his elderly aunts in their later years.

Mr. Bryant was past commander of American Legion Post No. 19, past president of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and past president of Wyoming Angus association.

He was a member of National and Fremont County Cattlemen's associations and the American Angus Association. He was also a past 4-H leader and served two terms as county committeeman for Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service and deputy county assessor.

His other memberships included the Odd Fellows Lodge where he was noble grand, and was active in Encampment No. 13 and Canton No. 10. Mr. Bryant was recipient of the Decoration of Chivalry.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Ruth (Alexander) Bryant, a son, Stanley Bryant, two daughters, Sharon Bryant and Peggy Prine, all oft Riverton; one brother, Edward of Potomac, Md.; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials to either the cancer fund or to a charity of the donor's choice in care of the Davis Funeral Home would be appreciated.

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