James Richard Dover, age 85, passed away at his home on Sunday, July 17, 2016, with his wife, daughter, and son-in-law by his side.
He was born in Kemmerer, Wyoming on April 28, 1931 to Charles and Ethel Platt Dover. Growing up, he lived in Kemmerer, Kansas, and Idaho. Upon his graduation from Kemmerer High School, he began working with the railroad in Idaho.
On August 19, 1950, he married May Simperman. They lived in Burley, Idaho for one year before being transfered back to Kemmerer where they have made their home for the past 66 years. As a young man, he owned a Title company and the Club D’ville bar in Diamondville, Wyoming. Eventually, Jim began working at the mine where he worked until his retirement.
May and Jim have three children, Greg (Raelynn) Dover, currently of Gulf Breeze, Florida, Nancy (Woody) Kozlowski, of Kemmerer, WY.; and Steve (Ann) Dover, of Los Osos, California. He is also survived by seven of his eight grandchildren, Candace Galbreath, Collin Kozlowski, Rebecca Cox, Steve Dover, Jr., Emily Dover, Ryan Dover, and Alyssa Dover. He has two great grandchildren, Sophia Galbreath, and Steve Dover the 3rd. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Christian James Kozlowski, and a sister, Corinne Dover.
Jim was an avid golfer and a life-long member of the Masonic Lodge. He was well liked and had many friends in the community. Going to coffee in the morning with his friends was something he especially enjoyed.
Jim loved his family and was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather.
Cremation has taken place, and private family graveside services will be conducted at a later date.