Funeral liturgy was held for William Douglas “Bill” Leman, 84 at 10:00 A.M. Monday, May 13, 2019 at the Saint James Catholic Church in Douglas, Wyoming with Father Andrew Duncan as the Celebrant with Deacon Michael Leman assisting. A Vigil for the Decease was held at 6:00 P.M. Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Saint James Catholic Church led by Father Demetrio Penascoza. Interment was in the Douglas Park Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Samuel Mares American Legion Post #8 and F.E. Warren Air Force Base Funeral Honor Guard.
Bill Leman died Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the Memorial Hospital of Converse County in Douglas.
Bill was born Thursday, September 6, 1934 in Douglas, Wyoming the son of Douglas William and Alice Rose (Sullivan) Leman. He was reared and educated in Douglas, graduating from the Douglas High School. He attended college for a period prior to entering the United State Air Force. He served from January 15, 1958 to October 12, 1970 with the rank of sergeant. He was married to Maria Teresa Fernandez Leon in Seradilla, Spain on October 19,1963. He returned to the family ranch south of Douglas upon his discharge from the Air Force. Bill retired in 2005 from ranching due to health issues.
Bill was survived by his wife of 55 years, Maria Theresa “Mari Teri” Leman of Douglas; sons, Billy (Michelle) Leman and Dennis (Becky) Leman both of Douglas, and Michael (Jennifer) Leman of Cheyenne, Wyoming; siblings, Thomas J. Leman of Casper, Wyoming, Dennis J. Leman of North Platte, Nebraska, and Mary Alice (John) Mercer of Glenrock, Wyoming; grandchildren, Niquole (AJ) Cox of Grand Marais, Minnesota, Sean Leman of Douglas, Amber (Justin) Peterson of Douglas, Celina Leman of Rapid City, South Dakota, Megan Leman of Douglas, Brianna Leman of Douglas, Justin Leman of Douglas, Tyrel Leman of Douglas, Sophie Seely of Cheyenne, and Lily Leman of Cheyenne; four great grandsons; one great granddaughter; and best friend, John Ralph Sullivan of Douglas.
He was preceded in death by his father, Douglas, on July 2, 1969 and mother, Alice, on April 12, 2002.
Serving as pallbearers were Sean Leman, Justin Leman, Tyrel Leman, John Ralph Sullivan, Thad Isenberger, Greg Addleman, and Faha Foster.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A memorial to the Converse County 4-H Endowment, 1839 Madora Avenue, Douglas, Wyoming 82633 would be appreciated by the family.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyoming was in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com