December 1, 2021
Jerry Joseph Palen, 78, passed away on November 25, 2021 in Rawlins, Wyoming. Jerry was born on July 9, 1943 in Paris, Tennessee to Joseph and Ruth Palen. Joseph was a meat inspector for the US Army during WWII and, after the war, he moved his family to the Wyoming Hereford Ranch in Cheyenne where he worked as the ranch veterinarian. Jerry and his brother Gene attended schools in Cheyenne, and Jerry graduated from Central High school in 1961.
In 1964, Jerry married Ann Prosser, his high school sweetheart whom he met in art class at Central High. The couple interrupted their studies at the...
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