Wyoming Wild Sheep Conservation Fund Memorial Page

Thanks to a generous donation in the name of Al Benton(LM 130), this page has been created to honor the memory of wild sheep lovers! Memorial donations will be invested in the Conservation fund which ensures that projects to put and keep kids and wild sheep on the mountain are completed forever in Wyoming.

Orville “AL” Benton, father of Cole Benton passed away February 5th,2017 at the age of 90. He served in WWII in Japan and the Korean Conflict. For over 65 years Al paid his respect for fellow veterans who have passed by taking part in the Military Honor Guard. He was honored last fall as the Grand Marshall of the Buffalo Veteran’s Day Parade. Al and wife Jenny were huge supporters of the WY-WSF for many years. Al was WY-WSF life member #130. He left behind 8 WY-WSF Life members spanning four generations.

Al Benton Obituary

William "Butch" Townsend III
Oct. 1, 1938-Aug.26, 2021

It is with heavy hearts and deep sympathy for the Townsend family that we report of his passing. Butch was RHS Life Member #177. Butch was also a charter member of WSF and served on the board of directors of that organization during the 1990s. A firm believer in promoting youth and the conservation fund, Butch always was the first to raise his hand to provide youth life memberships and to add to our conservation fund.
During our 2021 convention Butch told Gary Butler that he planned to donate every year to the conservation fund because it ensured the foundation would be sucessful for generations to come. Gary and Jo Butler have donated $1000 in Butch's memory to the fund and challenge others to do the same. The WY-WSF Board of Directors have matched the Butler contribution with a $1000 pledge as well.
Donations(large or small) should be mailed to: P.O.Box 666, Cody, WY. 82414. Donors may also visit our store page at: Donate or contact Dean DiJenno at (307)213-0998.

William "Butch" Townsend III Obituary


Gary Butler family in memory of Butch Townsend

Sara Bridge in memory of Butch Townsend

Bill & Lorrain Rudd

Walter Cook in memory of Ron Lockwood

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Please make a donation in the name of your loved ones through the link above. Send photos, obituary links and memorial writings to: info@wyomingwildsheep.org so they may be posted on this page. We ask that contributions be for a minimum of $100. All contributors will be furnished with a donation receipt.