Arthur Warren Vyvey

Male 1921 - 2007  (86 years)


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  • Name Arthur Warren Vyvey 
    Nickname Fox 
    Born 7 Oct 1921  Encampment, Carbon, Wyoming, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 18 Sep 1942  Cheyenne, Laramie, Wyoming, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Fort Francis E. Warren - Enlistment in the Army Air Corp. - S/N: 17055290 
    Arthur W Vyvey - WWII Army Enlistment Info
    Arthur W Vyvey - WWII Army Enlistment Info
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    Arthur W Vyvey - WWII Army Enlistment Info
    Arthur W Vyvey - WWII Army Enlistment Info
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    Died 29 Nov 2007  Encampment, Carbon, Wyoming, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary 2 Dec 2007  Encampment, Carbon, Wyoming, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Unknown Source 
    • Arthur Warren "Fox" Vyvey, 86, he died at his home near Encampment Nov. 29, 2007.

      One of the "Greatest Generation," he served his country as an airplane mechanic in the Army Air Force during World War II.

      He was born on the Vyvey VX Ranch Oct. 7, 1921, the youngest child of Charles Louis and Emma Marie Vyvey, joining Vyvey siblings Bert, Carl, Rene, John, Ruth and Grace and Verplancke; half-brothers and half-sisters, Lena, Lillian, Alice, Sam and Butch.

      As a small boy, he liked to "snitch" cookies from his mother, and she began calling him the Fox.

      On Oct. 23, 1947, he married Betty M. Herring of Encampment; they recently celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary. Following their marriage the couple moved into the old ranch house at the VX Ranch, eventually purchasing the ranch from his father, Charles L. Vyvey, and operating it in partnership with his brother and sister-in-law, Albert and Phyllis Vyvey.

      As a youngster and later ranch owner, Fox did all the work a rancher needs to accomplish in a year: feeding, calving, lambing, spring branding and docking, moving cattle to summer pasture, irrigating, haying, bringing cattle home from summer pasture, fall branding, and shipping.

      Through the years he was involved in the Encampment Odd Fellows, Encampment-Riverside Lions Club, and Masonic Lodge. He was one of the Lions Club members who helped move the three towers of the Ferris-Haggarty Tramway from on top of Bridger Peak to a new location at the Grand Encampment Museum and asked that any memorials be given to the museum for restoration of the towers.

      In 1990, he sold the VX Ranch and the following year moved to a new home in Cherokee Meadows. Unable to leave the ranching life, he then worked for several years for Nick Jamison on the Fishhook Ranch, and managed the irrigation water for Cherokee Meadows subdivision.

      Survivors include his wife, Betty M. Vyvey; two daughters, Penny Walters and Candy Moulton, of Encampment; a son, Kelly Vyvey, of Sinclair; seven grandchildren six great-grandchildren, and many other relatives.

      Internment of his cremains will be in the Encampment Cemetery.
    Buried 2 Dec 2007  Encampment Cemetery, Encampment, Carbon, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Agency: Encampment Cemetery 
    Address:
    Encampment, WY 82325
    USA 
    Headstone 16 Nov 2012  Encampment, Carbon, Wyoming, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Arthur and Betty Vyvey - Headstone
    Arthur and Betty Vyvey - Headstone
    Newspaper Article 17 Nov 2013  Encampment, Carbon, Wyoming, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Images of America - Grand Encampment 
    Arthur 'Fox' Vyvey
Photo from Images of America - Grand Enacmpment Book
    Arthur "Fox" Vyvey Photo from Images of America - Grand Enacmpment Book
    Newspaper Article 11 Jun 2014  Saratoga, Carbon, Wyoming, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Saratoga Sun 
    Fox Vyvey - Lions Hall of Fame
    Fox Vyvey - Lions Hall of Fame
    Soundex Code V100 
    _UID 40CB18B39950415FB3261761EC7F5F66E02B 
    Person ID I241  Walters Genealogy
    Last Modified 12 Apr 2020 

    Father Charles Louis Vyvey,   b. 9 Jan 1884, Eernegem, , West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1972, Rawlins, Carbon, Wyoming, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Emma Mary Veermeersch,   b. 17 Oct 1884, Moerkerke, , West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1960, Saratoga, Carbon, Wyoming, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 1911  Encampment, Carbon, Wyoming, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Fact 1 1911  Encampment, Carbon, Wyoming, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    History of the VX Ranch 
    History-of-the-VX-Ranch
    History-of-the-VX-Ranch
    Census Records
    Charles and Emma Vyvey and Family - 
1930 Census
    Charles and Emma Vyvey and Family - 1930 Census
    Encampment, Carbon Co., Wyoming
    Charles and Emma Vyvey and Family
1940 Census
    Charles and Emma Vyvey and Family 1940 Census
    Encampment, Carbon Co., Wyoming
    Family ID F161  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Betty Marie Herring,   b. 18 Jun 1928, Encampment, Carbon, Wyoming, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 23 Oct 1947  Encampment, Carbon, Wyoming, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Penny Marie Vyvey,   b. 12 Nov 1953, Rawlins, Carbon, Wyoming, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +2. Candy Lee Vyvey,   b. 22 Oct 1955, Rawlins, Carbon, Wyoming, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Kelly Vyvey,   b. , Carbon, Wyoming, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2012 
    Family ID F101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Oct 1921 - Encampment, Carbon, Wyoming, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Fort Francis E. Warren - Enlistment in the Army Air Corp. - S/N: 17055290 - 18 Sep 1942 - Cheyenne, Laramie, Wyoming, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Oct 1947 - Encampment, Carbon, Wyoming, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Nov 2007 - Encampment, Carbon, Wyoming, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - Unknown Source - 2 Dec 2007 - Encampment, Carbon, Wyoming, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Agency: Encampment Cemetery,Address:
    Encampment, WY 82325
    USA - 2 Dec 2007 - Encampment Cemetery, Encampment, Carbon, Wyoming, USA
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    Link to Google MapsHeadstone - 16 Nov 2012 - Encampment, Carbon, Wyoming, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Article - Images of America - Grand Encampment - 17 Nov 2013 - Encampment, Carbon, Wyoming, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Article - The Saratoga Sun - 11 Jun 2014 - Saratoga, Carbon, Wyoming, United States Link to Google Earth
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