Brooks Egbert

1891 - 1973


Northern Wyoming Daily News, Worland, Wyoming
     Brooks Egbert, 82, of Ten Sleep died Thursday at Natrona County Memorial Hospital, Casper.  He was born Feb. 9, 1891, in Sycamore, Ill., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Egbert.  He married Eula E. Waln in Worland Jan. 26, 1917.
     Mr. Egbert moved to the Ten Sleep area when he was 17-years-old to work as a cowboy for the Big Bear Spread.  He lived in Worland for a short time following his marriage before moving to the Spring Creek area in 1918 to homestead.  He lived on the homestead until 1948 when he purchased the Horton Ranch on Otter Creek where he lived until 1962 when he moved to Ten Sleep.
     He had served on the Ten Sleep School board for 20 years and as president of the Washakie County school reorganization committee.  Mr. Egbert had been mayor of Ten Sleep for six years, had served on the Soil Conservation board and the Predatory Animal board, was a past master of the Ten Sleep Masonic  Lodge and a past worthy patron of the Ten Sleep Eastern Star.  During his term as mayor, he was instrumental in naming the streets, obtaining an ambulance and purchasing the city park.
     Survivors include the widow; sons, Robert Egbert of Hanover, Ill., Ernest Egbert of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Larry Egbert of Ten Sleep; daughters, Mrs. Loyd (Margory) Woody of Riverton, Mrs. Y(W)yman (Bernice) Augustin of Davis, Calif., and Mrs. Wesley (Grace) O'Neill of Dixon, Calif; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Ten Sleep Methodist Church with the Rev. Billy Bowden officiating.  Burial will be in the Ten Sleep Cemetery under the direction of the Veile Mortuary of Worland.
     Memorials may be made to the Ten Sleep Methodist Church Sunday school building fund.