TORRINGTON – Milton LeRoy Green, 87, peacefully passed to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. Milton was born Thursday, June 1, 1933 in Torrington to Hazel (Jones) Green and Waldo Green. He grew up in the LaGrange area and spent his early childhood at Bear Mountain Station.
Moving to Cheyenne, Milton worked in the Cattle Show Barn at the Wyoming Hereford Ranch. He traveled across the nation as part of the WHR show team. On Jan. 5, 1952 he married Mary Anne Young and the couple moved back to the Wyoming Hereford Ranch South Camp. Two children, Milton E. and Colleen G., were born to the marriage. Later, Milton worked a number of years for Simpson Electric in Cheyenne and returned to ranch life at the Wyoming Hereford Ranch Campstool Ranch. The family remained in the ranch life moving to Chugwater in the early 60s. The family moved to ranch positions in Iowa and Oregon and returned to Wyoming. Many years were spent on the Marsh /Ellis Ranch located south of Chugwater.
In the late 80s, Milton and Mary Anne moved into the town of Chugwater where they resided at the time of his passing. Milton and Mary Anne were true business pioneers having owned the Wagon Wheel Café, Chugwater Soda Fountain and Chicken and More restaurant. He loved the unique features of wood, was a master woodworker and built much of the furniture in the home. He was a fantastic carpenter, mechanic, electrician and welder. He loved being outdoors and was a very creative person.
He had a knack for looking at something and fixing in his mind how he could not only make it but how to make it better, and he usually did. He loved to fly fish, hand tie flies, work in the yard and make things grow.
He loved to have his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren visit. He spent many hours teaching them how to work. They painted fence, built fence and any other activity that required guidance from Grandpa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Betty Vest of Arizona, Gladys Walden of Colorado and Shirley McCroy of Arizona.
He is survived by his wife Mary Anne Green of Chugwater, son Milton E. Green (Patricia) of Torrington, daughter Colleen Townes (Fred) of Westminster, Colo., grandchildren Eric Green (Kristie), Travis Townes (Erin), Troy Townes (Anna), Nicole Schooner (Zuriel), sisters Dorothy Book (Rolland), Inis Cochran and Marilyn Hogg, brother Harold Lloyd Green (Ruth) and seven great-grandchildren, numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.
At his request, there will be no services.
Donations in memory of Milton can be sent to Chugwater Fire, Rescue and Ambulance Service C/O Fire Hall, 101 Bowie, Chugwater, WY 82210.
Condolences can be sent to Mary Anne Green, P.O. Box 183, Chugwater, WY 82210. The Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland are in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com.