Thomas “Scotty” Hinman

OBIT HinmanMay 3, 1939 – April 25, 2013

Memorial services for Thomas “Scotty” Hinman were held April 29 at the First Baptist Church in Basin. Scotty, 73, died April 25 at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings.

He was born May 3, 1939, in Billings, the son of George and Genevieve Whaley Hinman. He grew up on the family farm in Shell, received his education in Shell and Greybull and graduated from Greybull High School.

Scotty married Karen Ann Michaels of Basin on Oct. 11, 1963. He was employed by Big Horn REA for 31 years, working as a journeyman, lineman, line foreman and master electrician.

He believed in giving back to his community and spent many years as a fireman, an EMT, and was an original member of South Big Horn County Search and Rescue. He served on three school boards and most recently as a Big Horn County commissioner.

Scotty had a quick wit and was always ready with a story and  had a smile for everyone. His favorite vacation spot was the Big Horn Mountains where he loved to fish, hunt and relax with his family. He loved playing cards with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Karen of Basin; two daughters and sons-in-law, Todd and Connie Werbelow of Emblem and Greg and Lori Dorr of Jamestown, N.D.; son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Cheryl Hinman of Lyman; sister and brother-in-law, Rick and Nancy Vonburg of Torrington; sister-in-law, Dorothy and Johnny Gibler of Basin; brother-in-law, Bob and Sharon Michaels of Worland; two grandchildren, Ben and Kelsie Anson, and two step-granddaughters, Katie and Lindsey Graham of Lyman.

A private family burial was held at Whaley Cemetery.

Memorials in Scotty’s name are being received at Big Horn Federal, Box 471, Greybull, WY 82426-0471. Proceeds will benefit the Big Horn County Library.

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