YUMA, Ariz.—Jermy Wight, age 92 passed away on January 29, 2019 in Yuma, Arizona. Jermy was born in Gebo, Wyoming to Jessie and Mary (Lewendowsky) Wight.
He was preceded in death by his parents; six siblings; one grandson; and wife, Letha (Dunn) Wight.
He had many adventures in his 92 years. He was a distinguished soldier, a mentoring social worker and Boy Scout leader, and a leader of several State of Wyoming departments’ of services. He was a llama trekker to Yellowstone. He was a historian and author, especially concerning his fascination with the Lander Trail, and a restorer of historical artifacts, and a builder of museums. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He left us thousands of memories and stories.
Jermy is survived by his wife, Grace Riley-Wight of Yuma. He is also survived by his three daughters, Peggy (Victor) Staley of Basin, Wyoming, Becky (Richard) Hohmann of Coleman, Texas and Amy Wight of Laramie, Wyoming. He leaves numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In the summer, when the snow melts in his beloved Bedford, Wyoming, his cremains will be interred at the Bedford Cemetery next to his wife Letha.