Glen R. Blakeley


October 18, 1931 - December 30, 2022

Services for Glen R. Blakeley, 91, who passed away December 30, 2022, were held Thursday, January 5, 2023 at Newcomer Casper Chapel, with Reverend Rick Bishop of the Community Baptist Church, Glenrock, Wyo. officiating. Burial will be at the Glenrock Cemetery.

Glen was born in Newcastle, Wyo., October 18, 1931 to Preston M. Blakeley and Freda M. Wing. The family moved frequently, Glen lived in Billings, Mont., Greybull, Wyo., Lovell, Wyo., Cody, Wyo. and then to Edgemont, S.D., where he met and married the love of his life, Freda A. Benton. They were married May 24, 1952 and enjoyed 68 years together.  Together they moved to Sturgis, S.D., Newcastle, Wyo. and then in 1973 they moved to Glenrock, Wyo., where they lived for 43 years. They moved to Meadow Wind Assisted Living in March of 2019 where they lived until now.

Glen and Freda shared 4 children together, Robbin, Richard, Lea Ann and Scott. Glen shared all of his many learned skills with his children and grandchildren. Glen was such a force in all of their lives. Glen never new a stranger and loved people. He imparted more wisdom then he ever realized in so many peoples lives.

Glen also served in the Korean Conflict from 1952 until 1954 when he returned home to raise his family.

Glen had numerous vocations over his life. From owning his own service station to working in uranium mines and coal mines. He was active as a geologist for a uranium exploration company, as a landman in the oilfield and as a master blaster in one of the Deadwood S.D. gold mines. In his later years he was a school bus activity driver with the kids nicknaming him Glen Rider. He also spent his last sixteen years working with his son and grandsons in the water well service business. This was cut short by breaking his hip at the age of 81.

The family wants to thank the wonderful caregivers at Meadow Wind for loving on Glen and Freda. They had wonderful care and made many friends there.

Glen was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Freda; oldest son, Robbin; brothers ,Howard, Robby, Fred, and sisters, Beverly and Linda.

He is survived by his children, Richard (Cheryl) Blakeley of Glenrock, Lea Ann Carr of Douglas and Scott (Shari) Blakeley of Evansville; sisters, Bonnie Lou (Vern) Meyer of Sturgis, S.D, Norma Jean (Wilbur) Lease of Newcastle, Wyo., and Sandy Marquiss of Wilcox, Neb.; brother, Bill (Billie) Marquiss of Ellensburg, Wash. and his sister-in-law, Dottie McKillip of Douglas, Wyo.; grandchildren, Shawn Blakeley, Marci Mangold, Patrick (Val) Heimann, Nikki (Cale) Ostermiller, Leslie Heimann, Landon (Sandra) Blakeley, Parker (Nicole) Blakeley, Preston (Alecia) Blakeley, and Lane (Melissa) Blakeley; great grandchildren, Katelynn, Max, Tyler, Bella, Ben, Lucy, Jarret, Jace, Jaxston, Evan, Alycia, Eily, Max and Eloise. And most importantly his faithful companion, Max the Dog.

Arrangements are under the direction of Newcomer Casper. To leave the family a special message, please visit

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