Richard Edward Damron passed away at home on Jan. 6, following a lengthy illness. He was born on Jan. 12, 1947, in Louisiana, Missouri, the son of Norman and Verna Mae (Koester) Damron.
Richard attended school in Missouri, North Dakota and Wyoming. He was employed by Bridger Coal Company for many years as a heavy equipment operator. He then worked for UPS in Rock Springs and Evanston, and later for Seward Trucking Company.
Richard was known for his stubbornness, his wit, his love of babies and dogs and, of course, pickles. He loved fishing with his dad and his uncle. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan, but loved all sports and would watch any televised event.
Even though he was extremely hard-headed and insisted on doing things his way, he also liked to joke and kid around with everyone he knew.
He leaves his wife of 33 years, Pamela (Dunn) Damron; his daughter, Kerry (Tucker) Downs of Rock Springs; his son, Darin (Kathy) Damron of Evanston; his daughter, Tammy Hunt and companion Jeff Graeber of Laurel, Montana; and his son, Douglas (Sara) Fish of Lyman.
He is also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Patrick (Tiffany) Marshall and daughter Karly of Rock Springs; Jessica (Steve) VanValkenburg and son Devon of Rock Springs; Amanda Damron of Evanston; Allycia Durham, along with her companion Eric Braunberger and sons Lukas and Talon of Miles City, Montana; Krystal Durham and her children Zebediah, Johnathan, Tieranney and Astraea of Laurel, Montana; Roy Durham of Laurel, Montana; Jacob, Ethan and Anthony Graeber of Laurel, Montana; Shealyn (Patrick) Even of Rock Springs; and Tanner Downs, along with his companion Amanda Fleck and children Xaiden, Madison and Maxton of Rock Springs.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents and infant granddaughter, Willow Dawn Lucille Maez Fish.
After cremation, a service for friends and family will be held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 13, at Depot Square, 920 Front St., in Evanston.
Thanks to the staff at Best Home Health Hospice for their help and support.
Online condolence can be made at www.crandallfhevanston.com.