Howard Harold "Howie" Boyer |

Howard Harold "Howie" Boyer

Howard “Howie” Boyer died Sept. 8, 2005, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, after a heart attack.

He was born Jan. 2, 1957, in Thermopolis, Wyo., to Harold E. and Wilma (Dockery) Boyer. As an infant, he moved with his family to Rawlins, where he attended grade school and junior high.

He moved to Casper, Wyo., where he attended East Junior High School and graduated from Kelly Walsh High School in 1975. He was proud to be a member of the 1974 and ’75 Wyoming State High School Championship basketball teams.

Howard’s oilfield career took him to all parts of the Rocky Mountain region, including Buffalo, Casper and Glenrock, Wyo., and finally to Rifle. At the time of his death, he was a driller for SST on Rig 8.

He was loved by his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Thea, of Rifle; stepdaughters Els Brooks, of Atlanta, Hester Schneekloth and Irene Fisher, of Simi Valley, Calif.; seven grandchildren; brother Landis Boyer and his wife, of Casper; sisters Bonnita Sanchez, of Thermopolis, Edith “Edie” Wallace, of Rawlins, and Deena Holmes and her husband of Casper; stepmother Cottie Boyer; stepsister Sheri Dennington, of Bennett; and stepbrothers Tom Pennington, of Bennett and Brad Pennington and his wife, of Strasburg.

Cremation has already taken place.

There will be a celebration of his life will at noon on Oct. 1 at the Moose Lodge in Rifle.

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