Ralph Edward Bateman, age 69, died at his home in Diamondville, Wyoming on December 27, 2016. He was born on March 5, 1947 in Coalville, Utah, the son of Ralph Sylvester and Delora (Brown) Bateman. He graduated from Evanston High School in 1965, and soon after enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served his country from 1965 until 1969, serving in Vietnam.
Ralph married Marilyn Leach on October 12, 1968 in Kokomo, IN. She preceded him in death in 1998.
Ralph loved the outdoors. He loved to hunt, go four wheeling, spend time camping with his family and loved ones. Ralph dedicated his time to being the commander for the local Veterans of Foreign Wars lodge, serving his community with the Lincoln County Search and Rescue, was a member of the Eagles Lodge, and also the Masonic Lodge. He also served time on the South Lincoln Cemetery District.
Ralph is survived by his mother, Delora Bateman, of Diamondville, WY.; his children, a daughter, Angela Bateman, of Lincoln City, OR.; a daughter, Denise (Scott) Shields, of Syracuse, UT.; and a son, Darren (Sandra) Bateman, of Kemmerer, WY. He is also survived by his loving grandchildren, Janea Christian, Stephanie Dunker, Adam Fulmer, Jet Shields, Cole Shields, Connor Bateman, Ryker Bateman, and numerous other great grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Martha Travtiz, of Mountain View, WY.; and Louise Angwin, of Evanston, WY.
He was preceded in death by his father, his spouse, and a brother, John
Graveside services with full military honors will be conducted on Friday, December 30, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. At the South Lincoln Cemetery, Kemmerer, WY. Memorial donations may be made to that of the donors choice. Ball Family Chapel of Kemmerer, WY. Is in charge of arrangements.