TORRINGTON – Bill passed away peacefully at home on June 9, 2022. Services will be held at St. Rose Catholic Church Thursday June 16 at 11 a.m. burial at Valley View Cemetery following service. A reception will follow burial at the Cottonwood Country Club. Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends may send condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com. Memorials can be made in his name to the Eastern Wyoming College Foundation.
He was born December 3, 1929 at Veteran, where he lived until the age of 11 when the family moved to Torrington. Bill graduated from Torrington High School in 1947 then attended the University of Wyoming until 1950 when the Korean conflict changed his plans. Bill served four years in the United States Air Force and it was when he was stationed at Colorado Springs that he met his wife, Sally. They were married July 11, 1953 and they spent their first year together stationed in Anchorage, Alaska.
Bill returned to Torrington after his discharge and farmed in the Veteran and Torrington areas until 1960 when he became employed at the Farr Wyoming Company and later became half owner of the business. He served on the Rocky Mountain Bean Dealers Association and served as president of the association from 1983-1984. He was President of the Eastern Wyoming Grain and Feed Dealers Association in 1972. Bill treasured the relationships that he made with the area bean growers and the bean dealers that he worked with all over the United States.
Bill was a member St. Rose Catholic church and a charter member of the Knights of Columbus, serving as Grand Knight 1978 – 1980.
Bill was a member of American Legion Post 56 of Veteran, serving a term as Post Commander and a term as District Commander in 1958. He served on the Rocky Mountain Savings and Loan Board, University of Wyoming Alumni Board (1977-1980), Wyoming State 4-H Foundation (1984) and the State of Wyoming Retirement Board (1990 -1993). He was a member of the Elks Club of Torrington and the Cottonwood Country Club. He served on the Goshen County School Board and the Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustee (Chairman 1986-1993).
He is survived by his wife Sally of 68 years, daughter, Susan Jo Schwindt and her husband Gary of Torrington, son Joseph and his wife Gaylene, grandsons Patrick and Brett, son Jeffrey of Long Beach California, grandson Landon, son of Michael who preceded him in death. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Robert Guth and sister Jacqueline Perry.