By The Mercury

Billy Ray Stoner, 82, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, died Wednesday at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.

The family provided some of the following information.

He was born February 17, 1931 in Laramie, Wyo.

Billy graduated from Cheyenne High in 1949 and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.  He owned Wyoming Heating and enjoyed camping, fly fishing, and flying his radio controlled planes.  He was a member of the Odd Fellows, Mended Hearts, Cheyenne Hill Hoppers, and the Class of ‘49 Coffee Group.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty; four children, Kevin Dager, David Stoner, Ann Rizzuto, and Rocky Stoner; eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; nephew, Jeff Endacott and niece, Susan Sayson, both of Manhattan.

Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Carrie Stoner; brother, Dale Stoner; sister, Elaine Endacott; and a niece, Kerry Ann Stoner.

Memorial services are Monday Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. at Evangelical Free Church with the Rev. David Carlson officiating.  Cremation has taken place at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers please send donations in Billy Stoner’s name to Mended Hearts at CRMC or Davis Hospice.

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