Sept. 30, 1937 – March 6, 2014
Peter Chidsey of Powell lost his fight with cancer on Thursday, March 6, 2014. He was 76 years old. Pete was born in New York City on Sept. 30, 1937.
Pete loved the outdoors and capitalized on those interests by obtaining bachelor’s degrees in forestry and range management from Utah State University and later Colorado State University.
Pete married his love Deborah “Deb” Taylor on Dec. 24, 1960, in Yakima, Wash. To this marriage three daughters were born.
Pete was hired by the U.S. Forest Service and lived in many places during his career. He settled in Lovell and later retired as District Ranger of the Medicine Wheel Ranger District of the Big Horn National Forest in October of 1990. In July of 1997, Pete and Deb moved to Powell.
Pete is survived by his wife Deb of 53 years; his daughters Ginny (Cliff Smith) Chidsey of Cheyenne, Allison (Woody) Evans of Cody and Catherine (Paul) Willard of Manson, Wash.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; his sister Penny (Ferrell) Hays of Sugar Land, Texas and three nieces.
Pete was preceded in death by his parents Dr. and Mrs. Alan Lake Chidsey of Sugar Land, Texas.
Cremation has taken place through Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. in Powell. Later this summer, a memorial service will take place at St. John’s Episcopal Church with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery in Powell.
In place of flowers, his family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to Park County Library Foundation – Powell Branch, Powell Valley Medical Foundation – Hospice, Alan and Ellis Chidsey Scholarship Fund, a charity of one’s choice or planting of a tree seedling in his memory.
A full obituary may be viewed and condolences may be sent to the family at: www.thompsonfuneral.net.
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