Obituary Details

Fay Edison

( - 02/01/2022)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 02/09/2022

A memorial service is being held for Fay Edison at the First Baptist Church in Douglas on Saturday, February 12, 2022, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Tim Ricker officiating; followed by a luncheon in the fellowship hall of the church. There will be a procession to the family ranch, leaving the church at 3 p.m., for the burial service. The service will be live streamed on the First Baptist Church Facebook page.

Fay Edison was born to Alfred and Gladys Edison in Douglas. Fay graduated from Douglas High School in 1956, and served in the Army National Guard for six years. His early jobs included gas station attendant in Douglas, A & J Chevrolet car salesman in Douglas, and heavy equipment operator as a finish-hand on a road construction crew-he was the first to operate the tandem TS-14 scraper. His lifetime career also included: working on the family ranch (homesteaded by his parents in 1918), working in the oil field pumping wells, and then driving coal truck at the mine. Even after retiring from the coal mine, he continued to pump and maintain two oil wells located on the family ranch; as well as upkeep on everything at the ranch until he was taken home to Heaven with his Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday February 1, 2022, at the age of 84 from covid pneumonia.

Fay is survived by his wife, Sue Edison, of Shawnee, children, Renee Elerbeck (Roger) of Douglas, Randy Edison of Douglas, and Rebecca Kleemeyer (Scott) of Shawnee; grandchildren, Trixie McRae (Bart) of Rexburg, Idaho, Missy Reardon (Matt) of Savannah, and Georgia, Shaylee, Garrett, Brielle, and Tanner Kleemeyer of Shawnee; and great grandchildren, Emileigh, Jeremiah, and Temperance Thomas of Douglas.

He was preceded in death by his father, Alfred, on March 15, 1970; mother, Gladys, on November 4, 1988; sister, Arlene Eddy on December 12, 2012; and brother-in-law, Larry Eddy, on November 10, 2018.

Fay’s greatest enjoyment was quality time with his family and friends, reading his Bible, listening to Jimmy Swaggart CD’s and old classic sermons on TV, caring for his oil wells and ranch. He also loved music, he played in a band in his younger days, and attended many dances and jam sessions. He primarily sang, played the guitar and piano, but could also play the organ, fiddle, and harmonica.

He will always be remembered for his devotion and love for his Savior and Lord, to his family, his strong values, always lending a helping hand to others, his hospitality, his interest and care for others, being the finest gentleman, we knew, his kind tender heart, warm welcoming smile, great stories, sense of humor, hard work ethic, ability at his age to still play the piano by ear, and being a man who excelled at anything and everything he did, and striving for near perfection.

A memorial in honor of Fay Edison can be made to any Christian organization, local organization, or can be made to the Fay Edison Memorial Fund in care of Converse County Bank, P.O. Box 689, Douglas, WY 82633.

Serving as pallbearers will be Randy Edison, Scott Kleemeyer, Garrett Kleemeyer, John Eddy, Nathan Schurbring, and Douglas Schubring.

Arrangements are entrusted to Ross Gorman of the Gorman Funeral Homes - Converse Chapel, 1147 Cheyenne Street Douglas, Wyoming.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

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