Alfred Jack Hickey

Born: Thu., Jun. 27, 1929
Died: Sun., Jul. 8, 2018


Visitation

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jul. 13, 2018
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM, Sat., Jul. 14, 2018
Location: Urie LDS Stake Center


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jul. 14, 2018
Location: Urie LDS Stake Center


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Alfred Jack Hickey 89, passed away on July 8, 2018 at his home in Lonetree Wyoming surrounded by his family.

Jack was born in Lonetree on June 27, 1929 to Joseph and Erma Early Hickey in the ranch house that was built by his grandfather, Eugene Hickey in 1908, that still stands today.  Jack has lived his life in Lonetree on the ranch his grandfather started in 1874.  He attended school in Lonetree and then worked for his father.  He continued to work this way, buying land of his own when he could.

On July 8, 1952, he married Marian Hopkin, a daughter of Vern & May Stuart Hopkin.  Marian grew up on a ranch near Woodruff Utah.  Jack and Marian were married 66 years.

He learned his good work ethic from his parents and often recalled living in a sheep camp feeding cattle by himself during the cold winters of ‘48 & ‘49.  Jack worked hard to take care of his livestock and land.  Jack always liked cattle and horses.  He especially liked horses that bucked.  This was evident by the 25 years he competed in the pro-rodeos and by the string of bucking broncs he maintained clear to this day.  

He served a term as an area spokesman for the Rodeo Cowboys Association and he served on the Lonetree and Mtn. View school boards.  Jack was chosen in 2005 by the Wyoming Game and Fish as the Landowner of the Year for the Green River region and was inducted into the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2014.  With these accomplishments what meant the most to him was doing ranch work with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Jack is survived by his wife Marian, four children Joe V. (Cindy Hofer), Michael (Trudy Walker), Louise (Keith Kennedy), Jim (Julie Hamblin) all of Lonetree.  One sister, Zola McMahon of Maquoketa Iowa, one nephew Mike McMahon and one niece Shawnna McMahon Murphy, 13 grandchildren and their spouses and 30 great grandchildren.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, one brother (Dick) and one great granddaughter.

A viewing will be held July 13th, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Urie Stake Center and on July 14th from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM with the service to follow at 11:00 AM.  Interment will be at the Fort Bridger Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Grub Club c/o Gateway Community Christian Church, PO Box 565, Mountain View, WY 82939.

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Nancie Redmon Bennion
   Posted Tue July 10, 2018
Jack Hickey was "One Cowboy I won't Forget." A great man, with a great wife and family! My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Gene Bates
   Posted Tue July 10, 2018
Best regards and sincere sympathy to the family whom I have known as friends for most of my life.

Linda Kofford
   Posted Tue July 10, 2018
Hugs, love & prayers go out to Marian & all the family. Jack will be greatly missed. He was a true bold cowboy & a very good man. When I look at his great family, I see what a great legacy he & Marian have. So sorry for your loss.
May God grant you all peace & comfort

Merlin & Kellie Verts
   Posted Tue July 10, 2018
Prayers for your family!
Jack was a wonderful, kind, honest man.
He left a legacy for all to honor and follow!
We are so sorry for your loss!

Marcia Micheli Gonda
   Posted Wed July 11, 2018
We want to offer our condolences to your family. We know your precious husband and father will be missed. We pray you will feel him close and that the Lord will give you comfort and peace.

Jennifer Dutton
   Posted Thu July 12, 2018
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Hickey family.

Ann McMillan
   Posted Thu July 12, 2018

A GARDEN PATH was sent by McMillans.

Sending our deepest condolences to your family, McMillan Family


Cristy Gardner Crookston
   Posted Thu July 12, 2018
So sad to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with the Hickey family.

Jeff Peters
   Posted Mon July 16, 2018
Marian & Family:

Please accept our sincere sympathy in the passing of Jack. He was such a hospitable and helpful person when we first showed up to hunt elk on your ranch and the subsequent years following. Our walleye fillets seemed small in comparison to your kindness but your acceptance made us feel great. We will always remember Jack as a good friend. God bless you and your family.....
The Pierre South Dakota Elk Hunters
Jeff Peters
Dwight Peters
Dean Hyde
Tom Johnson
Tim Schaal

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