Doyle “Lynn” Adey

July 26, 1939 – Jan. 23, 2019

Doyle “Lynn” Adey, 79, died  Jan. 23, 2019, at North Big Horn Hospital surrounded by his family.

Lynn was diagnosed with liver cancer two weeks earlier. Lynn was born July 26, 1939, in Kane to Jewell and Vernon Adey, joining sister Maxine and brother Emmett. The family moved to Lovell when Lynn was entering first grade, where he continued his education, graduating in 1957.

Doyle “Lynn” Adey

In the summer of 1957, Lynn met Lois Burgener, and they were married on Dec. 28, 1959. Born to this union of 59 years were three sons and one daughter: Vernon, Keela, Timothy and Travis. Lynn worked in construction and the family lived in Michigan, California, North Dakota and Washington, finally making their way back home to Lovell in 1965.

Lynn farmed in Lovell for several years until he started his employment with the Wyoming Highway Department. Lynn was a dedicated employee for the next 31 years, retiring in 2001.

He enjoyed playing the guitar, fishing, gardening, his labs, especially Buddy, early morning visits with his coffee buddies, friends and family.

Lynn was preceded in death by his parents, Jewell and Vernon, brother Emmett and sons Timothy and Travis.

Lynn is survived by his wife, Lois; son Vernon (Mary) Adey of Oyster Creek, Texas, daughter Keela (Bob) Mangus, daughter-in-law Tammy Adey and sister Maxine Wambeke, all of Lovell; grandchildren Joshua, Kyle and Lisa Ann Adey, Jeremy and Wes (Kaycie) Mangus, Bailey (Dan) Brunko and Jacob (Victoria) and McKenna Adey; great-grandchildren Kaiden, Karsen, Kamryn, Ryker, Colten and Harper; and many nieces, nephews and close friends. 

Lynn will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. His family will always remember his sense of humor and cherish their memories forever.

Viewing was held on Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Haskell Funeral Home. A funeral service followed at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Interment was in the Lovell Cemetery following the service.

To send one of our special floral arrangements, please call Valley Flowers & Gifts in Lovell, 307-548-7101

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