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LYMAN WYOMING – Perry W. Dobyns, 91, passed away Friday, January 20, 2023, at
Barrington Place, Clinton, Utah of Renal Failure.
He was born June 29, 1931, in Newell, South Dakota, son of Clement and Edna Dobyns. He
married Yvette Williams in June 1952, they later divorced. He married Charlotte Kenney on
June 13, 1992.
He was a long time resident of South Dakota and Grand Island Nebraska. He moved to Utah
and then to Lyman Wyoming where he lived for the last 22 years.
He was a farmer in South Dakota until he joined the Air Force in 1952. He served in the 509 th
Composite Wing at Roswell New Mexico. He flew missions in Korea on B-50 Aircraft as a
Gunner. If you ask him he would tell you he was a “Bad Ass Gunner.” After serving in the Air
Force and the Reserves he returned to farming in South Dakota. He later worked at New Moon
Mobile Home Manufacturing Plant as a Sheet Metal Worker. He was transferred to Nebraska
when the company moved the business to Grand Island, Nebraska. He was promoted to
Material Handling Supervisor. Then drove truck for many years through all 48 states until he
He started woodworking as a hobby after his retirement. He made wooden bowls, clocks,
goblets, picture frames, hope chests, miniature china hutch and many numerous projects. He
was really good at it and loved going to his shop to tinker around. He also liked to camp and
prospect for gold. He was a member of the Wyoming Gold Prospectors Club. He liked to watch
NASCAR on TV.
He was a member of Mt. View Presbyterian Church.
He was a member of the American Legion in Ft. Bridger, Wyoming.
He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Dobyns, of Lyman, Wyoming; Three Children: Sherry
Hoffer of Lincoln, Nebraska; Gary (Cindy) Dobyns of Kaysville, Utah and Dannette (Tom)
Stuthman of Springfield, Illinois. He is also survived by two Step-Children, Tammy
(Alisa) Gross and Russell Kersey both of Ogden, Utah. He had 16 grandchildren and 31 great-
grandchildren. He also is survived by one sister, Mary (Nelson) Dillingham of Derby, Kansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clement and Edna Dobyns; two brothers, Leonard
and Gerrald; four sisters: Silvia, Joan, Hazel, Betty; first wife Yvette Dobyns and son-in-law Jerry
There will be a graveside service, with military rights, Friday, January 27, 2023, at the
Clearfield Cemetery, 1050 South State Street at 11:00 am.
We would like to thank Barrington Place; Quality Home Health Care (Rachel and Becky);
Layton IHC Hospital for their compassionate care in his final days. Evanston Dialysis Center for
the last five years of care and the Ft. Bridger American Legion for his military rights. We would
also like to thank Carol Plummer, Dale and Janice Barnes, Steve and Paula Hall, and Milo and Janeil
Walker, who are neighbors and friends that helped with his care over the years.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Ft Bridger American Legion in Wyoming.
Friday, January 27, 2023
Starts at 11:00am (Mountain time)
Clearfield City Cemetery
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