Billy “Bill” Lookingbill, 83, of Lander passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019. Cremation has taken place and as requested by Bill, no memorial service to be held. Instead the family will have a Celebration of Life later in the summer, place and time to be announced.
Billy Price Lookingbill was born on December 9, 1935 in Skiatook, OK to Arthur Price and Helen (Hisaw) Lookingbill. The family moved to Wyoming while Bill was still in school. He graduated from Wind River High School and went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s Degree in elementary education from Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa, Idaho.
After graduating, Bill taught math for a time before becoming a successful artist. Later in life he uncovered a talent for carving in moose antler that paved a way into creating much sought after artwork. He was a passionate hunter, trapper, and fisherman. He was a naturalist and loved being outdoors.
He is survived by his wife, Penny; sons, Dan Lookingbill of Pavillion, WY and Tim (Dolores) Lookingbill of Lander, WY; daughters, Cyndi (Randy) Van Vleet of Riverton, WY, Nicole (Jody) Tippets of Cheyenne, WY, Nichelle (Tim) Smith of Downs, KS, Tia (Harold) Barrows, Lander, WY and Brandi Good of Casper, WY; sister, Linda Bays and family of Casper, WY; beloved aunt, Jeanie Miller of Skiatook, OK; Tim Siegel of Broken Arrow, OK; granddaughter, Shandar Craven; sixteen grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Helen Lookingbill; brothers, Arthur “Bud” Lookingbill and Joseph S. Lookingbill; sister, Betty Hutchinson; beloved daughter, Carey Lynn Lookingbill-Craven; and beloved granddaughter, Jessica Siegel-Lookingbill.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations made to Lander Search and Rescue c/o Fremont County Sheriff’s Office at 460 Railroad, Lander, 82520
On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.TheDavisFuneralHome.com.