LeRoy E. Graham

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LeRoy E. Graham, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died Friday, February 12, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born August 13, 1934 in Rock Springs, WY to Filmore and Alta (Morton) Graham.

LeRoy married Joan L. Krause on October 6, 1954 at his parent’s home in Green River, WY. Together they were blessed with four daughters.  LeRoy was a quiet unsung hero with a gentle heart.  His family meant the world to him and he worked diligently throughout his life to provide for them and to be there whenever they needed him.  He loved them absolute and unconditionally.  He enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing and always included his girls in these activities.  He was always an outdoorsman and cowboy at heart and loved working with animals, he had a soft spot for animals in need and many times we had calves in our kitchen or adopted the unwanted horse, dog, cat or other animal.  He acted tuff but when his girls brought something home he always gave in.  He was a great husband, dad and grandfather and taught us all how to never give up and give it all you have no matter what the situation.  He was strong, enduring many health issues but always had a great attitude, stayed positive and believed that everything would work out.
LeRoy worked at many different jobs throughout his life to provide for his family.  He worked for the Bosler Ranch, The Diamond Horseshoe and then for the next 27 years he worked for the Wyoming Department of Transportation until his retirement.  He loved to keep busy so after his retirement he went to work for SPIC and SPAN Laundry.  He was a dedicated employee and made lifelong friendships along the way. LeRoy also served in the Army National Guard, and received the Top Cow Hand Award earlier in his life.

LeRoy and Joan spent many years square dancing at the Quadra Dangle; they enjoyed their family and liked to travel when they had the chance. He was a member of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Cathedral.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Nancy Bernal; and his brother, Joe Maldonado.  He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joan L. Graham of Laramie; four daughters, Billie Smith (Mark) of Cheyenne, WY, Gail Trujillo (Dino) of Laramie, WY, Carrie Miller (Leonard) of Laramie, WY, and Kay Luft (Brad) of Windsor, CO;  six grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 19, 2016 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Cathedral with the Very Reverend Stephen Askew, officiating. Honorary pallbearers: Pat Spear, Pat Parker, Dick Hodges, Chris Thobro, and Bill Gillespie.  Inurnment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery.  Reception will follow.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cathedral Home for Children, 4989 North 3rd St Laramie, WY 82072 and/or Boys Town, PO Box 6000, Boys Town, NE 68010-9988.


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Condolences (16)

  • Everett Malone, Kimberly Malone and Chris Mogensen

    We are so sorry to hear about Leroy passing, he was a sweet man and dear friend. He will be missed by many. We hope that memories bring peace and comfort in the days, weeks, months ahead.

  • Gladys Geis

    Joan I am sorry to hear about LeRoy. My you be blessed by all the wonderful memories of your time together. Holding you in my prayers. God Bless you and your family with his love and peace, Gladys Geis

  • Kimberly Boilsen McCarrolle

    Uncle Roy was a great man, lived an aspiring life, and will be missed by many. All my love - Kim and boys (Sherown, Damani)

  • Bret and Terry Graham

    May all of LeRoy's family be comforted by all the wonderful memories you have of him, may they keep you in smiles always. LeRoy was such a kind man, one who would help anyone if they were in need of help, always with a smile on his face. Much love to Joan, Billie, Carrie, Gail and Kay, XO!!

  • Dan & Julie Bromley

    To the family of LeRoy Graham, We are so sorry to here about LeRoy, He was a very nice guy and a great co worker with the state. Are thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • Joanna Weibel Akers

    So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to help you through this time.

  • Milton and Rhonda Smith

    We are so sorry to hear about LeRoy. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family

  • Tye & Wendy Fix

    Leroy was a great kind hearted man and will truly be missed.

  • KristiLynn Hudson

    Leroy was a great man. He knew my grandma Eliria very well and he was a kind person. He always had little jokes and knew how to make you smile. Although he was quiet you always knew he was there. I am sure him and grandma are having fun again.

  • Joshua Liccardi

    What a beautiful family and legacy Roy left behind. Respectfully Joshua Liccardi

  • Andy and Sherry Hamaker

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Joan, his girls and their families. LeRoy was such a kind hearted man who was always willing to lend a helping hand if you needed it. God bless. XO

  • Susie Holland

    I will miss LeRoy's sweet smile and gentle ways. We still all picture him on the treadmill in the morning and know his presence is there. Heaven gains a wonderful man !

  • Darla O'Dell

    So sorry for your loss. LeRoy was so friendly and kind with a wonderful outlook, he will be greatly missed. Your in our prayers. With Sincere Sympathy, Darla, A.Z. and Danny Darla

  • Dr.Thomas McGarvey

    To the family of LeRoy E. Graham: I didn't know LeRoy long,but after meeting him at cardio,I was drawn to Him & his friendly & warm personality. May God bless you all with gratitude & Comfort in your grief & loss . Sincerely TOM McGarvey

  • Sharon (Britton) Cole

    I am so sorry for your loss. Leroy was an awesome man, he will be greatly missed.

  • Boz Freiling

    He was a great grandfather, you never herd him say a thing unless it was positive, Love Boz


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