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William 'Bill' Alexander Linton


William 'Bill' Alexander Linton

William "Bill" Alexander Linton, 91, graduated from this earthly life Saturday May 29, 2021, in Thermopolis of natural causes.  

Bill was the second and last son of Angus Edgar and Lilias Nelson Linton born on August 25, 1929, in Meeteetse, Wyo.  Harold "Bud" was his childhood best friend. 

He gained his education at the schools in Meeteetse. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wyoming. He served in the Army in the Korean War.  He lived his life serving the community of Meeteetse, was a man of many talents, he was a hard worker, and true to his word throughout his life. 

He married Geraldine Gladys Preator, at her parents' home on December 20, 1958, in Burlington, Wyo., and made their home Meeteetse.  They were later sealed for eternity in the Idaho Falls Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints. Bill and Geraldine were blessed with six children.  

He is survived by his older brother, Bud (Mary) Linton of Powell, Wyo.;  loving wife of 62 years, and their children and spouses Leonard of Champlin, Minn .; Alex (Judy) of West Jordan, Utah; Norma (Mike) Riley of Meeteetse; Brian (Tammy) of Lander, Wyo .; Ramona (Mike) Woolsey of Spanish Fork, Utah; Stacia of Thermopolis; 24 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.  

He was preceded in death by his parents and youngest son, Gary. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 5 at 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Meeteetse with viewing starting at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at the Meeteetse Cemetery. Condolences can be made at  


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