Funeral services for Cecil Fieldgrove, 78 year old Buffalo rancher who passed away Tuesday at the Johnson County Healthcare Center, will be held Monday, July 23rd at 10:00 a.m. from the Johnson County Fairgrounds Community Building with Pastor William Dunlap officiating. Donations may be made in Cecil’s memory to the Johnson County 4-H in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.
Cecil Herman Fieldgrove was born August 16, 1933 in Buffalo, Wyoming to Charles and Anna Fieldgrove. He grew up on the family ranch at Clearmont. During high school he was active in 4-H and showed champion Hereford cattle at the Denver Stock Show. He also became an accomplished calf roper. Cecil was known for his left handed skill. He attended Buffalo High School from 1948 to 1951. He then went on to graduate from Roswell Military Academy in 1952. After high school he worked for the Brown/Kennedy Cattle Company. He later went into the ranching business with his father north of Gillette. In 1958 he was married to Janice Johnston of Ryan, Oklahoma and they made their home on Little Powder until 1970. When his father and step mother retired, he then took over the ranch at Gillette and also began to lease his mother’s ranch at Clearmont devoting his time between the two places. He worked for the sale barn in Gillette for extra money. He loved the livestock business and the people he met along the way. He enjoyed trading cattle and trying to make a quick buck. In 1999 he retired and turned the ranch over to his two boys. Later in life, he enjoyed poker parties with his friends, fishing in the mountains, and attending all of his grandchildren’s events. He also was a member of the Kalif Shrine.
He is survived by his wife, Janice of 54 years, his two sons: Rusty (Mary Jane) Fieldgrove of Sheridan, WY, and Ryan (Teresa) of Buffalo, WY, one brother, Pat Cusick of San Antonio, TX, one sister, Gwen Barney, of West Valley City, Utah, one cousin, Hermanetta Christian of Buffalo, WY, 7 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, and numerous nieces and nephews.