CASPER—Elvin died on May 31, 2019 in Casper, Wyoming. He was born on December 29, 1931 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Elvin was the son of Emmett and Lila (Butterfield) Stamp. He lived on a dry farm growing up in O’Neill, Nebraska. At the age of 13, he rode a train and rented a one stall garage for $7.50 a month. The garage was across the street from the Riverside Club.
Elvin worked for many Wyoming ranchers and broke many horses. He enlisted in the Army in 1950 and was stationed in Fort Ord, California. At Fort Ord, he was a member of the boxing team. He went to Camp Carson, Colorado, to the 35th Quarter Master Mule Pack and later spent 16 months in Korea, where he was awarded two bronze stars and one good conduct medal. He won many contests with M1 and carbine rifles. Elvin was discharged in 1953 with rank of First Sergeant.
After returning to Casper, he became a self-taught carpenter and owned 42 rental units in the late 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. In 1990 he purchased a ranch in O’Neill, Nebraska.
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In 1995 Elvin married Rizalina Naldoza and they moved to the Philippines in 2000, where they built a hog farm, had a rice farm, and started a bus service, which his wife’s family still runs.
He is survived by his wife, Rizalina.
No memorial services will be held at his request. Cremation has taken place.