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Leon Toyne

 

March 3, 2018

Leon Toyne, 73, of Pavillion and formerly of Worland, passed away on Monday, February 12, 2018, at Sage West Hospital – Riverton after a long hard fought battle with blood cancer. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018, at the Annis Ranch on the Lower Sweetwater backwaters of the Pathfinder. His ashes will be inurned in the famly cemetery on the ranch.

Leon Elvin Toyne was born on June 25, 1944 in Lake City, IA to Merritt Cecil and Freda Arlene (Mantz) Toyne. He worked on local ranches in the area while he attended Lander Valley High School where he was a member of the FFA. He graduated in 1964.

After graduation Leon was drafted into the U.S. Army on October 26, 1965 and served during the Vietnam War. He received many medals for his actions and was wounded at the end of his tour of duty and spent several months in hospitals overseas before being transferred to Fitzsimmons Hospital in Denver, CO. He was honorably transferred to the U.S. Army Reserves as an Army Specialist. He served in the reserves until October 25, 1971.

After returning from the service he continued to work on several ranches in the Lander area. In 1968 at the 4th of July Rodeo in Lander he met the love of his life and on April 5, 1969 he married Amie Pearl Annis in Casper, WY. That fall they moved to Iowa and farmed with his uncle.

In 1979 they moved back to Wyoming buying a small ranch and making their home on the Gooseberry Creek south west of Worland. In the fall of 1979 he started working for the Worland Sugar Factory until retiring in 2008. In 2012 Leon and Amie bought their final place in the Pavillion, WY area.

He is survived by his wife of over 48 years, Amie Toyne; daughter, Lanette Frye and husband, Ron of Three Forks, MT; sons, Cody Toyne and fiancé, Amber Wagoner of Melrose, MT and Casey Toyne and wife, Heather of Parker, CO; brothers, Steve Toyne and Mike Toyne; grandchildren, Randy, Kyle, and Jillian Frye, Blake, Bailee, and Beau Toyne, and Forrest and Nona Wagoner; uncle Daryl Toyne and wife, Barbara; aunt, Maxine Dial; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

On-line condolences may be made to the family at http://www.TheDavisFuneralHome.com.

 
 

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