Denis David Croft

Denis David Croft, 73, of Sheridan, WY died Thursday, May 14, 2009, in Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.

Denis was born May 25, 1935, in Wheatland, WY to Willard & Florence (Tierney) Croft.

Denis grew up in Lance Creek, WY and graduated from St. Michael’s High School in Santa Fe, NM. He graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in forestry. Denis served in the U.S. Army from 1959 – 1961. After the service, he came to Sheridan where he worked for the U.S. Forest Service until 1977. Denis married Asako Oshima on October 25, 1983, in Sheridan. They owned and operated Asako Tent until 2007. Denis enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and carpentry. He loved his birds.

Denis is survived by his wife Asako of Sheridan; son Patrick Cotton of Denver, CO; daughters Valerie Regan of Denver, CO and Sheila Cybyske of Seattle, WA; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 10:00am on Monday (May 18th) in Sheridan Municipal Cemetery with Father Ronald Stolcis officiating. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.