Oct. 2, 1908 – Sept. 22, 2012
Funeral services for longtime Emblem resident Cecil Cline were held Sept. 28 at the Thompson Funeral Home in Powell. Cecil died Sept. 22, just 10 days shy of his 104th birthday.
He was born Oct. 8, 1908, in Hume, Mo., the son of Jesse and Bertha Epperson Cline. He spent his younger years and attended school through the eighth grade in Missouri.
In 1932, Jesse and Bertha and sons Cecil, Bud and Bob left the desolation of Missouri to come to the green fields and abundant crops of the Powell Valley. The father and his sons worked on various farms in the area.
Cecil married Clara Zeller, who taught high school in Powell, on July 11, 1942. They welcomed twins in December of 1943 and after that moved to a farm on Emblem Bench where they lived for the next 40-plus years.
In 1983 Cecil moved to Powell where he spent his retirement years. He became an avid golfer.
Cecil was preceded in death by his wife, Clara; infant son, Kenneth Cecil; three brothers, Orville, Charles “Bud” and Bob; one sister, Velma Sivey, and son-in-law, Forrest “Billy” Allen.
He is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Charles and Carol Cline of Worland and Clifford Cline of Cody; one daughter, Christine Allen of Powell, and a sister-in-law, Lillian Cline of Powell.
Burial was in the Crown Hill Cemetery in Powell.