MOUNTAIN VIEW — Leslie L. Hysell, 102, of Mountain View, Wyoming; died peacefully at his home the evening of Jan. 28, 2020.
He was born Nov. 12, 1917, in Robertson, Wyoming; the son of Denver L. Hysell Jr. and Annie (Rasmussen) Hysell. Les was the oldest of three children, with a sister Martha and brother Robert.
His childhood years were spend between the ranch in Robertson and the mining camps of Sublette, north of Kemmerer. He began school at the Sublette mining camp, then later at the Robertson and Mountain View schools.
He left home as a teenager and worked various jobs as a ranch hand, sheep herder, cowboy and for the Union Pacific railroad.
In 1937, he met his sweetheart, Mary E. Widdop, and they were married on Oct. 10, 1939, in Coalville, Utah. Their marriage lasted more than 80 years. Four children were born to this marriage – a son, Leonard Hysell, and three daughters, Linda Walker, Kathy Porter and Gayle Eyre.
The early years of their marriage, Les worked for the railroad and in the coal mines. He then became self-employed and worked in the timber industry and trucking with his own trucks for various jobs. Later, he worked for and retired from Uinta County School District 4 as a custodian, maintenance and school activity bus driver.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View.
Les was preceded in death by his wife Mary, his parents, his sister Martha and husband Charles Tripp; brother, Robert and his wife Verla Hysell; all of his in-laws and their spouses, granddaughter, Mary Margaret Hysell; grandson, John Clayton (Clay) Walker; and two infant great-great-granddaughters, Cheryl and Roxie Bail.
He is survived by his son, Leonard (Renee’) Hysell; daughters: Linda (John) Walker, Kathy (Ted) Porter, and Gayle Eyre, all of Mountain View; 15 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren,11 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
As per his wishes, cremation will occur and a celebration of his life will be conducted on Feb. 3, 2020, at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Mountain View, followed by a luncheon allowing for an opportunity for visiting with family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View in his memory or any charity of your choice will be appreciated.