March 29, 1940 – June 7, 2020
Wallace Hoskins was welcomed into heaven by his Lord and Savior on June 7, 2020.
Wally was born on March 29, 1940 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Lyle and Mary (Wallace) Hoskins. In 1948, the family, which included four sisters and one brother, moved to Casper where he attended Saint Anthony’s Catholic School, Natrona County High School and Casper College. He chose to serve his country from 1961-1972 in the United States Air Force. It was while stationed at McClellan Air Force base in California he met the love of his life, Carol Anne Brown. They were wed on Nov. 29, 1963 and were blessed with two daughters.
Wally continued his education at the University of Wyoming and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and range management. He was employed by the Natural Resource Conservation Service for 33 years, where he also served as the water irrigation specialist of Wyoming, out of several communities including Casper, Laramie, Big Piney, Worland and Buffalo. After retirement he started an irrigation company and went on to become a consultant for wildlife management. He was also a volunteer for the Johnson County Assessor’s Office. Wally and Carol moved to Afton, Wyoming in March of 2015 to be closer to family.
Wally was preceded in death by his parents, Lyle and Mary; brother Lyle Hoskins; sisters Donetta Hoskins and Roberts Olney; and granddaughter Tanna Heiss. Wally is survived by his wife of over 56 years Carol (Brown Hoskins); two daughters, Kathy (Nathan) Heiss and Karen Reece; grandson Nathan (Jennifer) Heiss; three granddaughters. Paityn, Jaiden and Tailyr Reece; five great-grandsons Gage, Dawson and Aadon Heiss, Wyatt and Teagan Hatch; six great-granddaughters, Brook Hatch, Morgan, Savannah, Lexi, and Rylee Stubblefied; and one great-great-granddaughter Paisley Grace; sisters, Rita Standford, Kathleen “Tiny” (Dean) Burger and Sharon Stewart; and 21 nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on June 12, 2020. Condolences may be written at www.schwabmortuary.com/obituary/Wallace-Hoskins