William “Bill” Dean Olmsted (Oct. 12, 1947-Sept. 10, 2019)

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William “Bill” Dean Olmsted

Green River, Wyoming — William “Bill” Dean Olmsted, 71, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at his home in Green River surrounded by family. He was a resident of Green River for over 35 years and was a former resident of Watervliet, Michigan.

Mr. Olmsted was born on Oct. 12, 1947, in Watervliet, Michigan, the son of William Chauncy Olmsted and Thelma Nadine Bullard.

Bill attended schools in Watervliet, Michigan, and was a 1965 graduate of the Watervliet High School.

He served in the United States Navy during Vietnam.

Mr. Olmsted worked at Bridger Coal for over 20 years as a heavy equipment operator until his retirement in 2010.

Bill loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and prospecting. He spent much of his time in the mountains and loved wildlife and tending to his animals. Mr. Olmsted enjoyed football, and most of all he loved spending time with his family and being the best Papa.

He was a great dancer and singer. Those who knew him and those who did not were quick to learn that he had no filter, which made for a great sense of humor.

Survivors include three sons, Billy Olmsted and wife Katie of Green River, Tanner Olmsted of Green River, and Chad Olmsted of San Diego, California; one brother, Teddy Olmsted of Green River; three grandchildren, Natalie Olmsted, Paisley Olmsted, and Carter Trempe; and several nieces and nephews.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, James “Jim” Olmsted.

Following cremation, services will be planned at a later date.

Condolences may be left at www.vasefuneralhomes.com.