1941 - November 18, 2009
Patrick W. Brownlee died at his home in Riverton, Wyo., on Nov. 18, 2009. He was 68.
Cremation has taken place and memorial services were Nov. 23, 2009, at Davis Funeral Home in Riverton.
Patrick was born March 12, 1941, in Fort Morgan, the son of Walter Irwin and Melvora Ester (Everts) Brownlee. He grew up in Craig but lived most of his life in Wyoming and Montana, and considered Freemont County his home.
Patrick served in the U.S. Army.
On Oct. 18, 1968, he married Linda Laney in Ruth, Nev.
Patrick was an oilfield driller. He had worked on- and off-shore in Alaska, California, Wyoming, Montana, Nevada, Colorado, Texas and Oklahoma.
He worked for Brinkerhoff, Adco and Nucor, and retired from Sauers in 2003, after more than 40 years in the oilfields.
His family said Patrick enjoyed traveling, going to auctions, gardening, building, playing with his grandchildren, and restoring old cars, which he collected.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Brownlee, of Riverton, Wyo.; sons Chris Laney, of North Carolina, Gus Brownlee and wife Amber, of Lander, Wyo., Darrin Brownlee, of Livingston, Mont., and Layne Brownlee, of Riverton, Wyo.; daughters Jennifer Mills and Missy Erb, of Riverton, Wyo., Patricia Harper and husband Bryan, of Livingston, Mont., Sheila Snyder and husband Mike, of Riverton, Wyo., Traci Lopez and husband Josh, of Salt Lake City, Samantha Brownlee, of Riverton, Wyo., Barbara Stoddard and husband Greg, of Livingston, Mont., and Damara Brownlee, of Riverton, Wyo.; 32 grandchildren; sisters Carol New, Gayle Lord and Mary Carpenter, all of Craig; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Lonnie, and two sisters, Joyce and Peggy.