Ted Reno Ellingford


Ted Reno Ellingford died at his home on the ranch outside of Lyman on Tuesday, June 4.

He was born Oct. 7, 1944, on the ranch, to Pete Ellingford and Esther Kidman Ellingford. He was the youngest of four children.

Ted enjoyed sports, especially basketball. He ran track and played eight-man football. He graduated from Lyman High School in 1963, attended the University of Wyoming and obtained his Juris Doctorate in 1972.

He married Pat Allen, and in 1967 they were blessed with a son, Todd.

Returning to southwest Wyoming, he practiced law in Evanston for a period of time. He later moved to California, where he worked construction with his brother, Rex, during the housing boom. They were well known for their construction of circular stairs.

In 1978, he married Marie Crompton and became the stepfather to Tina and Clay. Together Ted and Marie had two daughters, Tara and Kari. The family returned to Wyoming in 1992 to help his dad, Pete, with the ranch.

Throughout his life, Ted enjoyed roping, bowling, supporting Lyman High School sporting activities and socializing with anyone and everyone he met. He cherished spending time with his grandchildren. 

Ted is survived by his wife, Marie; children, Todd, Tina, Clay, Tara and Kari; brother, Larry; sister, Audrey; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Rex.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 10, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel in Lyman. Viewings will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, June 9, and one hour prior to services on Monday. Interment will be at the Lyman Cemetery.

Online condolences may be given at crandallfhevanston.com.

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