Jack Streeter

Jack Streeter is dead.

Jack Merrill Streeter was born Sept. 14, 1932 in Buffalo, the first and only son of Paul C. “Mike” Streeter and Myrtle L. (Merrill) Streeter. Growing up on ranches on Powder River near Kaycee, he graduated from Johnson County High School in 1949. He died May 18, 2019. 

After graduation Jack hired on as a cowboy on the famous TTT Ranch in the Willow Creek country southwest of Kaycee. After a number of years riding roundup wagons, cow camps and trailing steers to the railroad stockyards in Arminto, Jack moved on to become a wrangler on dude ranches around Cody and Nogales, Arizona. Always up for horseback adventure, he hired on as a seasonal game warden during the summer and fall in the remote Sunlight Basin of western Wyoming. In 1971 he took his position as a brand inspector at the sale barn in Torrington. He transferred to Gillette, eventually becoming the Wyoming Livestock Board Brand Inspector Supervisor for Northeastern Wyoming until his retirement in 2016.

Jack is survived by a sister, Joanne Bailey of Madras, Oregon; a brother, Bob Streeter of Shoshoni; a brother, Tom Streeter of Newcastle; and everyone that ever met him that loved, admired and respected him.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25 at New Life Church in Gillette. Burial will follow beside his father in Willow Grove Cemetery, Buffalo.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers that a donation be made in Jack’s name to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund. Donations can be made at the Justin Cowboy Crisis fund website at  https://www.justincowboycrisisfund.org/donate/. Donation checks can also be mailed to: Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, 101 Pro Rodeo Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919. Memorials and condolences may also be sent in are of Walker Funeral Home 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.walkerfuneralgillette.com