Raymond A. “Corky” Facinelli was born November 15, 1934, to Raymond C. Facinelli and Anne C. Myers Facinelli in Lander, WY.
Corky passed away on July 21, 2021, at his home among his family. He was 86 years old.
Corky grew up spending his early days on the Bill McPhee Ranch in Red Canyon, attending school thru the 8th grade in a one-room school. During his years there, Corky learned to love the Cowboy and ranching life.
Corky graduated from Fremont County Vocational High School in 1953. He loved to rodeo, traveling many miles to ride bulls, saddle bronc, and bareback.
Following high school, he worked construction and underground mining for 4 years while following his passion for rodeoing.
August 18, 1960, he and Anne G. Carpenter married in Lander. While still ranching, Corky worked at US Steel until 1964, when he became Ranch Manager for “The Boeseke Ranch,” on the North Fork River. He and Anne raised their 2 boys, Jake and Joe ranching, as well as enjoying the outdoor life of hunting and fishing. In 1972, they purchased their first ranch on North Fork, continuing to manage the Boeseke Ranch until 1981. Acquiring more land, Corky was able to carry on his passion for the life of being a rancher in 1992.
He continued to spend time helping neighbors with cattle and particularly enjoyed being a part of the Sweetwater Round-up.
Throughout his entire life, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and outdoor adventures. He was a caretaker of his family and friends young and old. He was a life-long jokester!!!!
He was preceded in death by his parents, older brother Charles and a son Jake.
He is survived by his wife of almost 61 years, Anne; son Joe and wife Von; grandson Tad and Jamie; grandson Ryan; sisters-in-law Marilyn Vanoss (Ron) and Barbara Stowe.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, July 30, 2021, at 2:00 PM at The Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse, Lander, Wyoming.
Interment will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, Lander, WY.
Should friends desire, memorials might be made to the Lander Pet Connection, P.O. Box 854, Lander, Wyoming 82520
Please sign the family’s online memorial book at hudsonsfh.com.
Hudson’s Funeral Home and On-Site Crematory, 680 Mount Hope Drive, Lander, WY 82520.