A celebration of the life of Ned G. Lieuallen will be held Saturday, March 1, at 2 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Fort Laramie. Ned, 82, died Feb. 13 in Fort Laramie.
He was born Oct. 27, 1931, in Berthoud, Colo., the son of Beach and Bessie Sloan Lieuallen. He grew up and attended schools in Colorado and Wyoming and graduated from Wheatland High School in May of 1950.
He joined the National Guard on Sept. 11, 1950. He served in the 141st Tank Battalion during the Korean War. He was promoted to tech sergeant in July of 1951, and was honorably discharged from the National Guard in June of 1952. For his service in Korea he was awarded the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, Overseas Bar and the United States Service Medal.
Ned was a true entrepreneur with a pioneer spirit. He was employed by the State of Wyoming as a brand inspector for 10 years. He owned and operated Lieuallen Trenching and owned and operated a local restaurant in Basin, but he was always happiest when he was farming, riding and running cattle.
He is survived by his long-time companion Linda Dunn and her children Robert Dunn of Fort Laramie and Linda Lee Pokorski of Hot Springs, S.D.; his sons and daughter-in-law, Mike Lieuallen of Sheridan, John and Billie Lieuallen of Sheridan, Jesse Lieuallen of Dallas and Shawn Young of Buffalo; two daughters, Michele Lieuallen of Florence, Mont., and Diane Lieuallen of Casper; two step-sons, Kit Moore of Thermopolis and Irvin Moore of Rock-Springs; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.