Buddy Peyrot

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Funeral services for Buddy Peyrot, 75 year old Buffalo resident who passed away quietly at his home in Buffalo Saturday evening will be held Thursday, February 9th at 2:00 p.m. at the Harness Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo with Bob Ruby officiating. Visitation will be held from the funeral home chapel on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Interment will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with graveside services to follow the funeral. Donations in Buddy’s memory may be made to the Wyoming FFA Foundation in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at www.harnessfuneralhome.com
Loren John “Buddy” Peyrot was born on April 13, 1941 in Buffalo, Wyoming to Severin and Bernice Peyrot. The family lived in Clearmont, where Buddy started school. They moved to Hardin, Montana where he attended the second and third grades. They then moved back to Clearmont where he finished his schooling, graduating from Clearmont High School with the class of 1959. After high school he worked on various ranches in the Clearmont area until he took a job as a ranch hand for Charles and John Marton. He completed several correspondence course programs in art, ranching and engineering. He was married on December 1, 1962 in Custer, South Dakota to Bonnie Lou Wagoner and they made their home in Buffalo. In 1963 he became the foreman for the Purdy Ranch where they lived for two and a half years. He spent some time as the foreman of a logging camp above Sheridan and in 1965 he started working construction and lived in various parts of Wyoming. In 1976 they moved to Gillette where Buddy worked for Lobo Construction building the infrastructure for the mines. In 1977 he went to work for Exxon and later Powder River Mining at the Rawhide Mine where he worked until he retired from mining in 1998. Buddy’s passion was ranching and he was always a rancher during his time at the mine and continued ranching until the time of his death. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge, the NRA and was active in 4-H and FFA. Buddy was very active in Christian Fellowship and loved having family and friends in his home to study.
He is survived by his wife Bonnie Peyrot of Buffalo; one son, John Peyrot and his wife Janet of Sheridan; two daughters Connie Peyrot of Buffalo and Laura Twitchell and her husband Tom of Cheyenne, Wyoming; one brother, Eldon Peyrot of Gillette; three sisters Karen Senff of Sheridan, Mary Kay Ward of Nolensville, Tennessee and Elna Green of Sheridan; eight grandchildren , Laurel, Hannah, Jesse, Jacob, Cole, Jacy, Dan, Dave, and four great-grandchildren, Willis, Acacia, Cooper and Sage. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Dave Peyrot.