Lowell “Gene” Gimmeson passed away on Monday, September 16, 2019 in Casper, WY at the age of 92. Gene will be cremated and laid to rest alongside of his wife, Lavern Viola Allshouse, at 10:00 AM, on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery in Evansville, WY.
Gene was born on September 3, 1927 to Ernest Carter Gimmeson and Bessie Marie Hallam in Powell, WY. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lavern (Vernie) Viola Allshouse, brothers, Willard, Merl and William (Bill), and his sisters, “Lucille” Crane and Mary Alice deHaan. Gene is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Brant & Lori Gimmeson and two grandchildren, Kamry and Kolby Gimmeson of Aurora, CO. Gene did all of his schooling in Powell, WY. After he graduated High School, he joined the Navy during WWII stationed in Guam. He served 2 years and was discharged when the war was over. He married Lavern “Vernie” Viola Allshouse on March 8, 1950 in Billings, MT. They had one son, Brant. Gene loved his wife Vernie who was so special, and all of his family, friends and people he worked with. He enjoyed skiing, riding motorcycles, boating, fishing, backpacking, camping, hunting, farming, gardening, raising animals and he had some very special dogs and cats. One of his most enjoyable passions was snowmobiling with his wife and friends. He spent a large amount of time in Sunlight Basin, the North & South Fork of the Shoshone along with Yellowstone, the Tetons and Jackson Hole.
He went to work for the ASCS (Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service) after getting out of the Navy instead of going to college as he had planned. He went to work in Powell, WY for the US Department of Agriculture ASCS for 22 years and became the County Director in Powell while owning and working at his auto repair service and continued farming. He then was promoted to Regional Manager and transferred to Worland, Wyoming as District Director for 7 years then promoted to State Director in Casper, Wyoming for 7 years then he retired and did consulting work as a crop insurance adjustor for several years. Vernie and Gene loved to travel and spend time with their grandchildren and visiting friends. Gene enjoyed people and loved to help anyone. A very special and kind-hearted person!