Funeral services for Nick Tyrrell, 62 year old Buffalo man who passed away suddenly of an apparent heart attack at his home in Buffalo on Friday will be announced and held at a later date. Donations can be made in Nick’s memory to the Susie Bowling Lawrence Hospice in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.
Nicholas Lee Tyrrell was born on August 15, 1950, in Buffalo, Wyoming, to E. Lee Tyrrell and Elsie M. Tyrrell. He received his education in Buffalo and graduated from Buffalo High School in 1968. After high school, he attended the University of Wyoming for 4 years where he majored in Mechanical Engineering. After college, Nick worked for his father for a couple of years as an electrician and then went to work for Peter Kiewit Construction. After several years with Kiewit Construction, he went to work as an electrician at Spring Creek Mine in Montana, where he worked until failing health forced him to retire in 2008. After his retirement he continued to live at his home in Buffalo. Nick got his first motorbike at 12 years of age and they were an important part of his life thereafter. He and his friends spent countless hours riding motorcycles, dirt bikes and later 4-wheeelers in the Big Horn Mountains in Sheridan and Johnson Counties. He enjoyed showing friends and family interesting places in the mountains. He was also an avid wind surfer, kayaker, backpacker and mountain biker. Nick was a dedicated son, brother and uncle.
He is survived by his mother, Elsie Bard of Buffalo; one brother, Bill Tyrrell and his wife, Joyce also of Buffalo; one niece Kenli Urruty and her husband Tyler of Knoxville, TN and one nephew Mark Tyrrell of Pocatello, ID. He was preceded in death by his father E. Lee Tyrrell