Harold S. Kennedy – 1952-2012

Mass of Christian Burial for Harold S. Kennedy was held Monday, February 27, 2012, at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church with Father Cliff Jacobson officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. A gathering of friends and family was held Sunday, February 26, 2012, at Gillette Memorial Chapel followed by a rosary/vigil prayer service.

Harold Skipper Kennedy, age 59, of Gillette, Wyoming, passed away in his home on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

Harold Kennedy was born in Superior, Wyoming, on August 17, 1952. He was adopted by Lois and JW Kennedy of Sundance, Wyoming, and it was at the family ranch that he fell in love with horses and ranching. Harold graduated from Sundance High School in 1971. While attending Sheridan College he met Nellie Jo Batinovich, and they were later married on August 17, 1974, in Sundance. Harold continued college at the University of Wyoming and studied Agriculture Business, he graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree. In 1987, Harold and Nellie were able to adopt their son, Benjamin Kennedy. The family enjoyed mountain pack trips and participating in wagon trains together where Harold was an experienced horseman and teamster. They attended the Wyoming Centennial Wagon Train in 1990. Harold was a dedicated employee of the Wyoming State Highway Department for 30 years and served in Sheridan and Wright, Wyoming. Another interest of Harold’s was carpentry and home remodeling.

Harold is survived by his son, Benjamin (Morgan) Kennedy of Forsyth, Montana; his parents, Lois and JW Kennedy of Sundance; along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Harold is preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Jo.

Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716 or condolences via the internet at www.gillettememorialchapel.com