William (Bill) C. Richey died at his home in Powell on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 at 85 years of age. He was born to Dale C. and Charlotte (Thayer) Richey on Aug. 8, 1933, in Meeteetse.
He graduated from Basin High School in 1951 and served in the United States Army, serving at the Pentagon, and was honorably discharged in 1958.
Bill was employed by and retired from BP Amoco in 1989 after 34 years of service. His employment took him from Basin to Anchorage, Alaska, in 1960, where he and his family endured the catastrophic earthquake on Good Friday in March 1964, registering 8.0 on the Richter scale. From there, he was transferred to Arvada, Colorado in 1964, where he raised his family with his wife Donna. Following his retirement from BP Amoco, he opted to have a home built and settle in Powell with his new bride Alice in 1996.
An only child, he was preceded in death by both of his parents and new bride, Alice J. Richey.
He is survived by Marilyn Cummings, his companion and friend; his three children, Debra Remley, Curtice and Katie Richey, and Pamela Farrell; five grandchildren, Jason Reese (Debra), Jennifer and Jonathan Martin (Debra), Eean Remley (Debra), Christy and Kevin Meyer (Curtice), and Michael and Jordan Richey (Curtice); and four great-grandchildren, Breyton Martin, Gunner Reese, Mara Martin, and Dekker Martin, with two more on the way from Michael and Jordan and Eean and Brittany, due in the spring of 2019.
Bill was very proud of his children and grandchildren and traveled to Colorado to see them often even in his later years. His last travels took him on a family vacation to Florida in June 2018 with his three grown children.
He loved to travel and saw many beautiful places in most of the states in the U.S., among his favorites being Maui in Hawaii. They had a fifth-wheel camper and would randomly hook it up and take off on the spur of notice.
Private family graveside services were held at the Cody cemetery on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.