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2222 Russell Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: 307-634-1568
Theodore Bastian

Theodore "Ben" Bastian

Tuesday, December 30th, 1924 - Friday, April 5th, 2019
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Theodore “Ben” Bastian, 94, surrounded by his family went to be with his Lord and Savior April 5, at his home in Burns.

He was born December 30, 1924 in Cheyenne to Theodore Wesley and Lela Bledsoe Bastian. He grew up on a ranch near Burns and graduated from Burns High School in 1942. Ben was a Purple Heart recipient while serving in the European Theater during WWII.

He married Bonnie Gaston on September 5, 1945. They spent their lives in the ranching and farming business. They enjoyed bowling, square dancing, and couples bridge club. Ben and Bonnie wintered in Florida for several years. They especially loved spending time with their family.

He is a Past Master of the Masonic Lodge 41 in Burns and was a member of the order of the Eastern Star 47. He was a lifelong member of the Burns Presbyterian Church.

Ben is survived by children, Ted Bastian (Jeanette) of Burns, Suzanne Smith of Cheyenne, and Jeff Bastian (Gloria) of Garland, Texas; grandchildren, Curt Bastian (Concitta) of Burns, Lori Romsa (Scott) of Burns, Mike Smith (Stephanie Irwin) of Wellington, Colorado, Robin Lockman (Rex) of Cheyenne, and Zachary Bastian (Ariel Earls) of Little Elm, Texas; seven great- grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Bonnie, and his parents, and son-in-law Glenn Smith.

He was very kind and patient and will be missed by all his family and friends.

Funeral Services with military honors will be 11:00 a.m. Friday in the Lakeview Chapel at Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home with a reception to follow in the Schrader Reception Center.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Burns Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 246, Burns, WY 82053.
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  • Service

    Friday, April 12th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, April 12th, 2019 11:00am
    Lakeview Chapel at Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home
    2222 Russell Avenue
    CHEYENNE, WY 82001
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  • Interment

    Cheyenne Memorial Gardens
    Highway 30
    CHEYENNE, WY 82009
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  • Reception

    Schrader Reception Center
    2222 Russell Avenue
    CHEYENNE, WY 82001
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Vicky Steege

Posted at 02:19pm
Prayers and thoughts to you all. I never saw Ben without a smile on his face! So sorry I can't be there for the service.

Renee Brookshier

Posted at 11:22pm
My thoughts and prayers are with you for the loss of your loved one. Lois Brookshier

Kathy Kussman

Posted at 01:23pm
My thoughts and prayers are with both the Bastian and Smith families. May God bless you all during this difficult time. Sincerely, Kathy Kussman

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Posted at 12:02pm
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