Horace Clifford Lively passed away in his Diamondville home on Feb. 11, 2019, at the age of 69. Horace was born in Kemmerer on Sept. 12, 1949, to Otto Clifford Lively and Ruth Elizabeth (Howlles) Lively.
Horace served as a medic during the Vietnam War. When he returned, he attended college in Casper before moving on to Laramie, where he spent many years. He was married for many years to Leann Lively, but later divorced. While living in Laramie, he ran a rural mail route before retiring and changing professions. Horace relocated back to Diamondville, to live in his parents’ home so that he could work for BTI as a truck driver. During one of his routes in October 2013, he pulled over to help someone in need. After climbing out of his truck, Horace was hit and run over. His health never returned and he was not able to return to work.
Horace was a hard worker, a very intelligent man, and one who knew more about guns and ammo than many. Although he never had children of his own, he was a mentor to many, young and old. He worked with the Laramie Police, Sheriff’s office, and the Army National Guard reloading ammo and providing expertise on weapons. Alongside his father, brother, and brother-in-law, Horace taught an entire generation of Edwards and Livelys how to hunt. Horace and his knowledge will be missed by many.
Horace is survived by his sister, Shirley Anderson (Lively-Edwards) of Evanston; nieces Lucy Shupe of Green River, Wyo.; Barbara Teichelman, of Evanston; Michelle Stone of Evanston; and Dotty Edwards, of Pahrump, Nevada; nephews Clifford Edwards of Colorado, Kenneth Edwards of Colorado, John Lively of Evanston, and Richard Lively of Laramie. He is also survived by many great-nieces and nephews and even more great-great-nieces and nephews.
Horace is preceded in death by his parents, Cliff and Ruth, a brother, Evan John Lively, nephew Logan Edwards, and his brothers-in-law, Buddy Jack Edwards and Wayne Norman Anderson.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Ball Family Chapel of Kemmerer. Graveside services will be held in the summer of 2019 at the South Lincoln Cemetery in Kemmerer.