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Jermy Wight


February 7, 2019

Jermy Wight, 92, passed away on January 29, 2019, in Yuma, Ariz. Jermy was born in Gebo, Wyo., to Jessie and Mary (Lewendowsky) Wight. He attended much of his schooling in Thermopolis. He had many adventures in his 92 years. He was a distinguished soldier, a mentoring social worker, Boy Scout leader, and a leader of several State of Wyoming departments’ of services. He was a llama trekker to Yellowstone. He was a historian and author, especially concerning his fascination with the Lander Trail, a restorer of historical artifacts, and a builder of museums. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints. He left us thousands of memories and stories.

Jermy is survived by his wife, Grace Riley-Wight of Yuma; daughters, Peggy (Victor) Staley of Basin, Wyo., Becky (Richard) Hohmann of Coleman, Texas, and Amy Wight of Laramie, Wyo.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; all six siblings; one grandson; and wife Letha (Dunn) Wight.

In the summer, when the snow melts in his beloved Bedford Wyo., his cremains will be interred at the Bedford Cemetery next to his wife Letha.


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