Jack Streeter is dead. (That’s how he wanted his obituary to read.)
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at New Life Church in Gillette, Wyoming. He will be buried beside his father following the service in Willow Grove Cemetery in Buffalo, Wyoming.
Jack Merrill Streeter was born Sept. 14, 1932, in Buffalo, Wyoming, the first and only son of Paul C. “Mike” Streeter and Myrtle L. (Merrill) Streeter. Growing up on ranches on the Powder River near Kaycee, he graduated from Johnson County High School in 1949.
After graduation, Jack hired on as a cowboy on the famous TTT Ranch in the Willow Creek country southwest of Kaycee. After a number of years riding roundup wagons, cow camps, and trailing steers to the railroad stockyards in Arminto, Jack moved on to become a wrangler on dude ranches around Cody, Wyoming, and Nogales, Arizona. Always up for horseback adventure, he hired on as a seasonal game warden during the summer and fall in the remote Sunlight Basin of western Wyoming.
In 1971, he took a position as a brand inspector at the sale barn in Torrington, Wyoming. He transferred to Gillette, eventually becoming the Wyoming Livestock Board Brand Inspector Supervisor for Northeastern Wyoming until his retirement in 2016.
Jack is survived by his sister, Joanne Bailey of Madras, Oregon; brother, Bob Streeter of Shoshoni, Wyoming; brother, Tom Streeter of Newcastle, Wyoming; and everyone that ever met him that loved, admired, and respected him.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made in Jack’s name to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund via their website or by mailing checks to: Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, 101 Pro Rodeo Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919.
Memorials and condolences may also be sent in are of Walker Funeral Home, 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.walkerfuneralgillette.com