Born: Wed., Feb. 29, 1956
Died: Sat., Sep. 16, 2017

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Sep. 23, 2017
Location: McKibben Cafeteria

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Funeral services for Reo Lane Underwood, 61, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Florence McKibben Cafeteria at the Wyoming State Fairgrounds in Douglas, Wyoming with Pastor Fred Dyer of the Trinity Baptist Church officiating.
Reo Lane Underwood’s sixty-one year adventure came to an end the evening of Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Colorado University Hospital Anschutz after losing his three year fight with stage 4 cancer.
Reo was born in Billings, Montana on Wednesday, February 29, 1956 the son of Richard Lee and Viola Maxine (Blank) Underwood and grew up in Powell, Wyoming, hunting and fishing with his Grandpa and lifetime friends. He later graduated from Campbell County High School in Gillette, Wyoming. Shortly after graduating he married, Stephanie Jean Prell, and continued the family tradition working in the oilfield over 40 years, alongside his family, at first as a hand, later a partner, and business owner of, Northwinds of Wyoming, Inc.
He loved hunting, fishing, flying, and being with friends and family. Reo always lived life to the fullest and he lived more in his 61 years than most could live in 100 plus years. No one knew how to make the dullest event an exciting adventure the way he did. He loved to share his stories and making it possible for others to share in his experiences. He never knew a stranger and made friends wherever he ventured.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Richard “Dick” Underwood on October 19, 1995 and Viola “Maxine” Underwood on August 20, 1986; his brothers, Shaun Lee Underwood in 1955 and Rickey Lee Underwood on October 26, 2011; close Uncle Russell Lee “Buck” Underwood on June 20, 2011; and nephew, Jeremiah John Henrie on July 28, 2000.
He leaves behind his wife of 40 years, Stephanie Underwood, of Douglas; daughters Alicia (Dominic) Madia of Douglas and Andrea (Brian) Hall of Watford City, North Dakota; son, Ryan (Ashley) Underwood, of Fort Collins, Colorado; his grandchildren Gracie Hall, Lanie Hall, Rythen Underwood, Daniel Madia, Laythen Underwood, Drake Madia, and Piper Madia; along with his sisters Suszy (Scott) Novasio  of Red Lodge, Montana, Rena Henrie of Glendo, Wyoming, Candy (Darin) Geringer of Glendo, Wyoming, and Kristine (Dan) Boots of Soldotna, Alaska; and numerous nieces, nephews, and close friends.
A memorial to the Boys and Girls Club of Douglas, P.O. Box 1557, Douglas, Wyoming 82633 would be appreciated by the family.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Larry Brandt, Kelly Brandt, Tommy Kyser, Fred Larsen, Randy Addleman, Pete Haman, Gary Burgener, Tom Clark, Marv Cosner, Dominic Madia, Brian Hall, Tobin Novasio, Chad Underwood, Alan Burke, Josh Henrie, Jake Henrie, Tanner Burgener, Rage Geringer, Reed Burgener, Dalton Burgener, and Alex Clark.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyoming is in charge of the arrangements.
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Todd &a Marcy Dimond
   Posted Tue September 19, 2017
Thinking of you and your family. The Dimond family was blessed to have Uncle Reo in our lives. He will be missed.

Todd, Marcy, Shelisa,Briana & Colton Dimond

Marcella Bischoff-Dimond
   Posted Tue September 19, 2017

Natural Spray was sent by Marcy Dimond.

Our thoughts are with you & your family. Uncle Reo made an impact on the lives of the Dimond kids & was a true friend. He will be missed. Todd, Marcy, Shelisa, Briana & Colton Dimond

Marie lockett
   Posted Wed September 20, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. Reo was such a beautiful man as he was a beautiful child . He
was deeply loved by everyone who knew him. You were so Blessed to have him as your husband, father,brother and friend. Sincerely Marie

Lester Ramirez Navas
   Posted Thu September 21, 2017

Red, White & Blue Heart Wreath was sent by Cheeseburger and crew.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless

ELAINE Jorgensen
   Posted Thu September 21, 2017

RAY OF SUNSHINE was sent by Jorgensens.

We are so thankful for the wonderful memories, and the sweet friendship. Love to all of you. You will be in our prayers. The Jorgensens, Ross, Elaine, Erik and Erin (Davis).

Dan and Stephanie Petumenos
   Posted Fri September 22, 2017
We are so sorry for your loss. We have such fond memories of Reo. We remember all the good times we had at the Coonhound field trials . We remember Reo being so friendly and generous to everyone he met. We pray that God brings the whole family peace and comfort at this difficult time, and many happy memories to cherish.

Cheryl LaMar Miller
   Posted Sun September 24, 2017
Stephanie and family,

I am deeply sorry for your loss. I know losing Reo is a massive loss for you and your family. Reo truly was a wonderful, one-of-a-kind man. I pray that the Lord will comfort you as you grieve. Jesus truly is the only way forward...He can comfort and He can sustain you. Let Him be your guide through this process of grief.

I pray you look forward, as I do, to the day when the Lord wipes away all of our tears and when there is no more loss. Stephanie, please know that you and your family will be in my continual prayers.

In His love,

Barbara Drang
   Posted Sun September 24, 2017
Your family was truly blessed to have Reo in your lives.
What adventures, fun, and memories he left you with.
Treasure the good times forever!

The Drang Family

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