Lloyd Edmisten, 1930 ~ 2011

Lloyd (Tex) Edmisten passed away on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 at the age of 80 in Hanna, Wyo.

He died peacefully of natural causes while on a road trip to a casino with his buddies. Tex went out of this life doing what he loved and surrounded by his friends.

Tex was born in Kansas City, Mo. on May 3, 1930 to Owen and Ethal Edmisten. He had one brother, Owen (aka Sunny). In 1948, he graduated from Capitol Hill High School in Oklahoma City, Okla., where he met his high school sweetheart, Avis Moore. They were married on Nov. 19, 1948 and lived a full life together until she died in June of 1993.

Tex and Avis had four children, Joanna, Donna, Vida, and Lloyd. Two of his children preceded him in death: Lloyd in September of 1978, and Vida in August of 1988.

Tex did multiple things throughout his career. They ranged from owning and operating a gas station with his wife, to being a machinist, mechanic, and coal miner. He was a very intelligent man and a proverbial “jack of all trades.”

He retired to become an expert gambler and had in fact cleaned out his friends the night before he passed away. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was an avid outdoorsman, hunter, and fisherman. His children and grandchildren all learned to fish and hunt at his side. He loved his family and friends and had lots of both. His sense of humor, wit, and character will truly be missed.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Avis; children, Lloyd and Vida; parents, Owen and Ethal; and his brother, Sunny.

Surviving Tex are his children, Joanna and Donna; grandchildren, Ray, Elizabeth, Mike, Stacy, and Cami; great-grandchildren, Justin, Austin, Sandra, Tristan, Megan, Destiny, Jacklyn, and Nathan; and great-great-grandchild, Kyann.

Services were held at Rostad Mortuary in Rawlins, Wyo. A viewing was held Jan. 25 and funeral services were held Jan. 26.

Interment was at Rosebud Cemetery in Glenwood Springs, Colo. on Thursday, Jan. 27.