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Lance W Bateman

1958 ~ 2022 (age 63)

Obituary

Lance W. Bateman of Etna, WY passed away June 8, 2022, at the age of 63.  The youngest of five children born to Reynold and Verda Bateman in Afton, WY on October 20, 1958, Lance spent his time fixing tractors, training horses, mending fences, milking cows, and on mountain pack trips.  He also was an Eagle Scout and took great pride in assisting all of his scouts through the years.

Lance married his sweetheart, Becky Lancaster, right after high school, and were married 43 years.  Together they raised four beautiful daughters and one handsome baby boy, followed by four sons in law, ten grandchildren and so many others along the way. 

Lance spent his life living to the fullest and everyone he met was considered family.  Whether he was on his favorite horse, enjoying time with his family, working alongside you or teaching you something, he always lived in the moment and appreciated everyone that crossed his path.  He often said, “you can never be too old to learn something new.” 

Lance is survived by his wife, Becky Dannette Lancaster Bateman of Etna WY.  His daughters and families:  Mandy Ann Bateman Lowry and Timothy James Lowry, grandchildren Katelynn Ann, Carlee May and Tanner James of Ten Sleep WY:  Bobbie Lynn Bateman Long and Jacob Andrews Long, grandchildren Chet Woodruff, Brooklynn May of Etna WY:  Sadie Marie Bateman Campbell and Beau Dayne Campbell, grandchildren Treyson Dayne, Tayley Marie, Kyla Ellie of Fairview WY:  Sierra Fawn Bateman Wallis and Christopher Michael Wallis, grandchildren Cooper Vernon and Isabella Ann of Thayne WY.

Sisters: Lynette Peterson, Rexburg ID; Brenda Dillie, Burley ID; Kathy Schatz, Otto WY and their families.  And also, the many families and friends that he adopted through the years.

Lance is preceded in death by his parents, Reynold and Verda Bateman, son Chad Lance Bateman and his brother, Johnny Bateman. 

A celebration of life will be held at the Etna LDS Church Thursday, June 16, 2022, at 12:00PM.  Viewings will be held at the Etna LDS Church Wednesday, June 15 from 6-8:00PM and Thursday, June 16, 2022, from 10-11:30AM.

 


Services

24 Hour Viewing
Wednesday
June 15, 2022

6:00 PM
Etna LDS Chapel
US-89
Etna, WY 83118

24 Hour Viewing
Thursday
June 16, 2022

10:00 AM
Etna LDS Chapel
US-89
Etna, WY 83118

Funeral Service
Thursday
June 16, 2022

12:00 PM
Etna LDS Chapel
US-89
Etna, WY 83118

Video is available for this event


Interment following funeral service
Thursday
June 16, 2022

Etna Cemetery

Etna, WY 83118

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