Dick L. Cone of Riverton [Wyo.] died Wednesday night, October 3, 2007, at Morning Star Manor in Fort Washakie. He was 85 years old.
A viewing was held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2007, at Davis Funeral Home, followed by cremation, according to his wishes.
Dick L. Cone was born December 19, 1921, in Glendora, Cal., the son of Russell Lowell Cone and Mary Agnes (Trout) Cone.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He married Ruth Hall in 1942 and they were later divorced.
Mr. Cone owned The Bamboo Inn in Newhall, Cal., for more than 15 years. He then helped his brother Frank run the Saugus Café in Saugus, Cal. The Saugus Café was in the family for 86 years. Following that time, Mr. Cone moved to Riverton and resided here for the remainder of his life, where he was employed by the Fremont County Road Department as a patrol driver in Lysite.
He was a life member of the V.F.W. Post No. 3628 in Riverton and the National Rifle Association.
The family said Mr. Cone enjoyed helping out at the Sundowner in the kitchen, spending time with his family, hunting, fishing and four-wheeling in the Big Horn Mountains. They also said he loved to go to his grandchildren’s sports games.
Mr. Cone is survived by daughters Linda Fuller and her husband Odell, Mary Lou Bleier and her husband Gary and Judy Baty and her husband Butch; grandchildren Julie Hopkins and her husband Leo, Tera Bauer and her husband Doug, Gary Grayson and his wife Leslie, Bryan Cruikshank and his wife Gayla, Sheri Inglin and her husband Duane and D’Anna Cantrell; great grandchildren Mandi Hawkins and her husband Justin, Tiffani Weber and her husband Shawn, Randall Hopkins, Trista Bauer, Tasha Bauer, Darcy Cruikshank, Blake Inglin, Jordon Inglin, Ty Cantrell, Codi Cruikshank, Jadyn Grayson and Bradyn Grayson; and great great grandchild Emmi Weber.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Bobby Cone who was killed in WWII, and his brother Frank Cone.
Memorial donations may be made to the Little Wind Hospice, c/o Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main, Riverton, WY 82501.
Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.