TORRINGTON, Wyo. - Gary Allen Halstead, 71, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 29, at the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints in Torrington at 2 p.m.
Gary was born to Charles and Dorothy (Fogle) Halstead on July 12, 1941 in Scottsbluff. He grew up in Torrington and graduated from Torrington High School and entered the United States Marine Corps. In 1964 Gary became a father and returned home after his enlistment and worked as Personnel Manager for Swift & Company until the plant closure in 1976. He also worked for Kerr-McGee Coal, the City of Torrington, and the Nebraska Association of Farmworkers before retirement and returning to Torrington.
Gary earned his degree from Chadron State College while working a full-time job and was involved in the Boy Scouts of America.
He enjoyed boating, camping, model railroads and spending time with family and pets.
Survivors include his son, Stan Halstead and Eva Carlisle of Torrington; brother, Ron and Elaine Halstead of Douglas; numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Judy.
A memorial has been established through the family.