Born: Sun., Feb. 26, 1933
Died: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Wed., Jan. 03, 2018
Location: First Christian Church

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A funeral service for William Eugene “Gene” Kennedy, 84, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the First Christian Church in Wheatland, Wyoming with Pastor David Dick officiating.  
Gene Kennedy passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 at the Platte County Memorial Hospital with his wife by his side.  
Gene was born February 26, 1933 in Laramie, Wyoming the son of William H. and Dorothy (Quirk) Kennedy.  
He attended rural school on the family ranch until 7th grade and then went to Wentworth Military School, where he completed high school in 1951.  
Gene then returned home to the ranch to work alongside his father and uncles.  Shortly after his return he met Joyce Sedman and they wed on December 12, 1956 on the ranch, and Gene adopted her son Paul.  They worked and raised their family on the ranch that he loved so much.
He was involved in many committees and boards.  He was on the North Albany Rural school board for eight years.  He held different offices on the North Albany Trail Association until its dissolvent.  He worked on and was in the Platte County Grazing Association and the Albany County Conservation Board for ten years.  Gene was an avid and active member of the Wheatland Masonic Lodge #16 for 42 years.  He was master of the lodge for one year and was a 32 degree mason and a Shiner.  
He loved to irrigate and was always trying to improve and preserve the ranch.  He never ran out of projects.  He was an avid horseman and spent countless hours chasing cows and caring for their every need despite the weather or distance.  
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Kennedy; sons, Craig (Tammera) Kennedy, Paul Kennedy, and Kelly (Alexa) Kennedy; brother, Jerry (Evelyn) Kennedy; grandchildren, Will (Heidi) Kennedy, Sean (Megan) Kennedy, Joe (Chelsea) Kennedy, Nik Kennedy, and Holly Kennedy; and great grandchildren, Cooper Kennedy, Nadaley Kennedy, Annie Kennedy, and Shannon Kennedy.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be all his Masonic brothers.
A memorial to the Shriners Hospital, 1275 East Fairfax Road, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103 would be appreciated by the family.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland are in charge of the arrangements.

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Charlyn and Richard Lewis
   Posted Tue January 02, 2018
We will miss you terribly Gene.

Rick and Teri Wiley
   Posted Wed January 03, 2018
We are so sorry for your lost. May he now rest in peace.

Allan & Sylvia Parvin
   Posted Wed January 03, 2018

Robert and Jaime Stine
   Posted Wed January 03, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss. The entire Kennedy family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Carrie Miller
   Posted Wed January 03, 2018
Sorry to hear of the loss of Gene. He was on the Laramie Rivers Conservation District Board when I met him. He was always cheerful and full of vinegar. I remember one time he brought a load of rocks into Laramie so we could use them on a project. I was riding in the truck with him and when he could not get out on third street he just pulled out into traffic. Scared the ... out of me but all he said was "if they want to hit this load of rocks let them":). He had a great sense of humor and was a wonderful person. Condolences to Joyce and family.

LC Smith
   Posted Wed January 03, 2018
Sorry for your loss. May GOD look upon your family and give you pease of heart.
LC Smith

Steve and Holly Beumee
   Posted Wed January 03, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May the memories you have made be a comfort to you.

Tamra Morgan
   Posted Thu January 04, 2018
Joyce, I am thinking about you and sending love. I will be here for you when you need me.

Keith Covington
   Posted Thu January 04, 2018
Really enjoyed working with Gene when I was the NRCS DC there in Laramie. Great guy and he will be missed. My condolences to the family.

Scott and Jenny Schneidervin
   Posted Thu January 04, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this tough time.

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