Fred Roberts Yeaman

Born: Wed., Apr. 7, 1920
Died: Sat., Jul. 15, 2017


Memorial Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jul. 21, 2017
Location: Risen Son Southern Baptist


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Wyoming pioneer, Fred Roberts Yeaman, 97, passed away July 15, 2017 at Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital in Thermopolis.

Born in Afton, WY, April 7, 1920 he was one of seven children of George and Mary (Roberts) Yeaman.  Graduating from Afton High school in 1938 he received a four-year football scholarship to the University of Wyoming.  During summers he worked for the U.S. Park Service  and the CCC’s at Saratoga, WY.

Following college he joined the U.S. Navy in 1943 which included training at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, later serving duty at Pearl Harbor, Wake Island, Philippines, Peliero and Okinawa.  Following the end of the war, Fred returned to Wyoming where he ranched with his brother Don and Family in Auburn, WY.  After his father sold the ranch, Fred began working for the WY Game and Fish, serving 32 years. During that time he became a Warden, Supervisor, Chief of the Wildlife Division, Assistant State Warden and retired as a Supervisor in Casper.

On December 9, 1961 he married Betty Jane White in Dubois, WY combining their family of six and then added two more children to their union.

After retirement Fred moved his family to Wind River Canyon where he and Betty loved working to maintain that oasis with the Bleak family.  Fred enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, camping, traveling, Bingo, rug latch hook and the Senior Citizens Center with its’ bus rides.
He loved horses, the White Family homestead in the canyon and Togwotee Pass cabin.

Recently he was honored as the oldest living quarterback at the University of Wyoming football history.  He was a member of the BPOE Elks, Masons, Shrine Club, Civilian Conservation Corps and attended the Sovereign Grace Bible Church in Worland.

Those cherishing his memory include his children, James Patterson, Margaret “Muggs” Lewis, Catherine Phillips, Kevin, Fred “Jake” and Tod Yeaman and Susan Scholtz; brother, Don Yeaman, eighteen grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty (2015); son, Michael Patterson, and siblings, Mabel, Ruth, Edith and Dortha and baby George.

Memorial services will be held Friday, July 21, 11 AM at the Risen Son Southern Baptist Church.  Inurnment of Betty and Fred will follow at Monument Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Senior Citizen Center or the VFW.

Charitable donations may be made in Fred's memory to the following organizations:

Hot Springs County Senior Center
206 Senior Ave.

Veterans of Foreign Wars
http://www.vfw.org/index.cfm?fa=what.levelc&cid=177
VFW Memorial Building, 200 Maryland Avenue N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002
Tel: (202) 543-2239

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Jami
   Posted Sat July 15, 2017
With heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Yeaman during this difficult time. Please remember this comforting promise that the Bible makes,"God is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." (Psalms 34:18)

Sharon
   Posted Sun July 16, 2017
Saddened how quickly one family's life can be changed so instantly. I can't think of any words......just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in God’s promises “He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4. Psalm 37:29 ‘The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it.’ Matthew 5:5 “Happy are the mild-tempered, since they will inherit the earth.” Our sincere condolences.

JOHN PHILLIPS
   Posted Mon July 17, 2017

A GARDEN PATH was sent by The Phillips Family.


Wyoming Game Wardens Association
   Posted Tue July 18, 2017
In memory of our fellow Wyoming game warden. Fred served the Department for 32 years, and we are thankful for his dedication and service to Wyoming's wildlife.

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