Richard L. “Rowdy” Yates

Sept. 6, 1942 – April 6, 2014

Cremation has taken place and a private inurnment of the ashes of  Richard L. “Rowdy” Yates will be held at a later date. Rowdy, 71, died April 6 at Washakie Medical Center in Worland.

He was born Sept. 6, 1942, in Santa Ana, Calif., the son of Luther M. and Etheline Brown Yates.

He married Mary Ann Fletcher on Oct. 27, 1972, in Evanston. After his marriage the couple lived in Rock Springs, Denver, Subic Bay, Philippine Islands, and Lemoore, Calif.

He and Mary returned to the Worland/Hyattville area and owned and operated the Hyattville Cafe before retiring in Ten Sleep.

His wife, Mary, his parents and his brother, Terrance Yates, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Teresa Yates of Rock Springs; four sisters and their spouses, Paul and Jackie Clark of Long Beach, Calif., Lorene and Donald Gould of Hungry Horse, Mont., Jeanette Marshall of Anchorage, Alaska and Carmen Hartmann of Salem, Ore.; two grandsons and one great-grandson.

Friends and family are invited to a luncheon Saturday, April 12, from 1-3 p.m. at Rowdy’s home in Ten Sleep.

Memorial donations may be made to the Ten Sleep/Hyattville Lions Club in care of Bryant Funeral Home, Box 524, Worland, WY 82401.