Obituary, Gilbert W. Pearl, Northern Wyoming
TEN SLEEP --- Longtime Ten Sleep resident Gilbert W. "Gilligan"
He was born on Oct. 7, 1921 in
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the South Pacific during World War II.
Mr. Pearl returned to Ten Sleep after the war and was a longtime sheepherder for ranches in the area, including the Coutis Sheep Ranch, Taylor Brothers, and for Pinky Atkinson. He had also worked as a roughneck in the oilfields for several years.
He married Margaret M. Nelson in Basin in 1951. She died in 1965.
He married Virginia L. Hutchins in
Mr. Pearl was a member of The American Legion, the VFW, and the Disabled American Veterans.
His hobbies included hunting, fishing, horses, reading, and visiting with friends.
He is survived by his wife of Ten Sleep; two sons, Frank Pearl of Worland and Robert Pearl of Phoenix, Ariz.; four daughters, Karen Wilson of Casper, Martha Hinton of Lovell, Bessie K. Pearl of Worland, and Leann Pearl of Billings, Mont.; a brother, Charles J. Pearl of Basin; three sisters, Jerry Burton of Worland, Maxine Cooper of Ten Sleep and Virginia Black of Ennis, Mont.; seven stepchildren, 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Veile Mortuary Chapel in Worland.
Cremation will take place, and the ashes will be buried at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Ten Sleep Cemetery, with members of the American Legion and VFW posts providing graveside military honors.