Rough and gruff but secret Teddy Bear Raymond E. "Whitey" Voss, age 82, passed away quietly at home May 19th, 2010. He was born to Leo Robert and Hazel Augusta Voss February 29th, 1928. He married his lifelong companion, Violet Wilkerson Voss on February 27th, 1949. He was preceded in death by his parents and oldest Daughter Connie Rae Robbins and great-grandson Kyrun Gaston-Voss.
He is survived by his wife and companion Violet Voss of Hurricane, UT. Sons, Lance Voss of Evanston, WY, Rick Voss of Pleasant Grove, UT, Mikel Voss of Lyman, WY, LaVal Voss of West Jordan, UT and daughter, Jeana Voss-Reichenberg-Fleming of Evanston, WY.
He easily made friends wherever he lived or worked. "Whitey" moved to Evanston in 1957 while working for Service Pipeline. He was owner of the Dew Drop Inn from 1963 to 1975. He was a building contractor from 1963 to 1985. In 1985 he retired to Eagle Rock, Missouri until 2000 when he made his final move to Hurricane, UT.
Those that knew "Whitey" best knew that he loved to give everyone a hard time but also knew that is how he showed his love and care for them. He was a friend to all he knew and would do anything for anyone that asked for help. His many friends in Wyoming, Missouri and Utah knew that they could always count on "Whitey" if help was needed. Once he gave a man $20.00 for a meal and months later he received a card from that man thanking him for his kindness and wrote this remark. "The measure of a man is when he reaches out to help those without." Such a friend of man we can all hope to become.
He grew closer to his family as he got older and will be missed by them. At the time of his passing he was patriarch of 6 children, more than 25 grandchildren, and more than 35 great grandchildren. May we all be so blessed.
We that remain here know that you will Rest in Peace. You have so many people that love you waiting to regain your friendship and companionship on the other side of this life.
The funeral for our Father, Grandfather, Great-grandfather and friend will be held on May 28th at 2:00 pm in the Crandall Funeral Home at 800 Uinta Street, Evanston, WY. There will be a viewing in the Crandall Funeral Home on Thursday night May 27th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and also a viewing from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on May 28th prior to the funeral for all those that would like to say "goodbye, rest well, you are free."
Interment will follow in the Lyman City Cemetery.
Donations in lieu of flowers will be accepted at 1st Bank, 1001 Main Street, or by phone at 789-3864. Under the Raymond E. Voss Burial Fund.