Eugene “Gene” Harms

(Riverton, Wyo.) - At his request no services will be held for Riverton resident Eugene “Gene” Harms, age 89, who died January 30, 2016, at Homestead Assisted Living. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Born June 7, 1926, in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, he was the son of Hilda Brandt Harms and Henry Harms. During World War II he served in the U.S. Marines. After his Honorable discharge, he attended the American School of Horology in Denver, receiving a degree in Horology Engineering. He then went to work for Mountain States Telephone, Co., now Century Link, for 27 years after which time he went into Real Estate Sales as an Associate Broker until his final retirement. On August 4, 1951, he married Vernitta Ardys Baird in Cheyenne. He was a life member of the Lutheran faith. His club association was with the Lions Club for 30 years. He has been a Wyoming resident for over 65 years, living in Cheyenne, Cody, Casper, and Riverton. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Vernitta “Nita”, of Riverton; son Richard Harms and wife, Jan Townsend of El Cajon, CA; daughters, Collette Ferguson-Mecke of Richardson, TX and Jeanne Michelle of Prescott, AZ; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hilda and Henry Harms and his oldest daughter, Janet Kotomori. Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501. #county10 #obits