Alan Lowell Contryman


1943 - January 13, 2024 

Alan Lowell Contryman, 80, of Buffalo Gap, S.D., died January 13, 2024 in Brighton, Colo.

Alan (Lowell) was born in Ogallala Neb. in 1943 to Dale More Contryman and Maurine Skinner.

Lowell went to Custer High School, then went to work for Burlington Northern and became a Locomotive Engineer. He started his career in 1971 and retired from BNSF in 2003.

Lowell is survived by his wife, Charon Kirk Contryman; daughter, Candy Wills, (husband Bill); son, Tom Contryman, (wife Lea); grandchildren: Alan, Kyle, (wife Jordan), Billy, Jerrica, Jesse, Jory and Jill; great grandchildren: Clarice, Izalia and Kolbie; and his beloved pet, Badger

Lowell and Charon traveled the Continental U.S. from Alaska to the Florida Keys for the last 20 years.

The service for Lowell and his brother-in-law, Fred Kirk, will be held May 18, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at the Pringle Cemetary. There will be a reception to follow.

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