A funeral liturgy for Leo John Foy, 86, will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Glendo, Wyoming with Father Steve Titus as the Celebrant. The Vigil for the Deceased will be held at 7:00 P.M. Friday, December 21, 2012 at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Inurnment will be in the Horseshoe Cemetery near Glendo.
Leo Foy a lifelong resident of Glendo died Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming.
Leo was born at the family ranch west of Glendo on July 12, 1926 the son of Edward and Rose Bridget (Ferguson) Foy Sr. Leo resided on the family ranch for all of his 86 years. He attended Foy School on the ranch, and then went to Wheatland schools. Leo went to Saint Patrick’s Boarding Academy in Sidney, Nebraska for high school, where he met the love of his life, Ann Theresia Egging, his wife of 67 years.
Leo and Ann were married on June 5, 1945 at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sidney. They came back to the Foy Ranch and lived in the bunkhouse for two years without electricity or water. Two of their seven children were born while they lived there.
Leo loved his children and grandchildren dearly. He was a gentle, kind, caring, grateful, and generous person. He would give and share anything he owned with family, friends, or a stranger, it didn’t matter. Leo was cherished by all who knew him.
He was the youngest of four boys, Edward, the oldest and Phillip who both preceded him in death and Joe who still resides in San Pedro, California, a retired pharmacist. Leo was also preceded in death by daughters, JoAnn Mary Foy on January 16, 1967 and Colleen Fay Foy on March 19, 2011; his father, Edward, on September 27, 1972; and his mother, Rose, on March 23, 1980.
Leo was a member of the Roman Catholic Church, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, where he served as grandmaster for several years. He was also a member of the NRA (National Rifle Association).
Leo is survived by his wife, Ann, of Glendo; children, Karen (Ronnie) Sommers of Sacramento, California, Max (Meredith) Foy of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Kathleen (Dan) Cundall of Estes Park, Colorado, Rocky (Nancy) Foy of Glendo, and Bill Foy of Platteville, Colorado; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Leo’s grandsons, B.J. Sommers, Greg Sommers, Aaron Foy, Shane Cundall, Josh Foy, Paul Foy, and Luke Foy;.
A memorial to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, P.O. Box 1500, Douglas, Wyoming 82633 or the Glendo Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 404, Glendo, Wyoming 82213 would be appreciated by the family.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at gormanfh.com