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Donald Clark Lacy

June 4, 1937 — April 11, 2024


D. Clark Lacy 


Donald Clark Lacy, age 86, of Cheyenne died April 11, 2024 at Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne. 

He was born June 4, 1937, in Torrington, Wyoming, to Roy Lowell and Anna Elizabeth (Bess Lathrop) Lacy.  

Mr. Lacy attended elementary and secondary public schools in Lander, Wyoming, graduating from Fremont County Vocational High School in 1955.   He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Wyoming in 1959, and a Master of Arts degree in Anthropology from the University of Kansas in 1964. 

 Mr. Lacy married M. Carol Weidensaul on June 10, 1961, in Lawrence, Kansas, and three daughters were born from that union.  Clark and Carol were divorced in May 1984. On December 7, 2006, Clark married Lajuana June (Johnston) Eckard in Cheyenne. 

Mr. Lacy first taught social science at Big Piney (Wyoming) High School, and later taught both social and behavioral sciences at Cheyenne County High School in Saint Francis, Kansas.  He was also the assistant wrestling coach at “Sainty.”  From 1967-1973, he taught behavioral sciences at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington, Wyoming, and was the assistant basketball coach there. Clark finished his professional career at Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, at which he taught Anthropology and Sociology for 25 years, retiring in 1998. (Editorial note: Clark’s family members often witnessed or heard from his former students that he was well-loved as a teacher throughout his career, and that made us very happy.)  Clark held membership in several professional organizations and was an active member in the First United Methodist Church until health issues slowed him down. 

 Mr. Lacy is survived by his wife, Lajuana, and eldest daughter Jenifer (Andrew) Dimit all of Cheyenne; his daughter Michelle (Chris) Reedy, granddaughter Hagen and great-grandson E.W. all of Granbury, Texas; his daughter Cindy Lacy and grandson Joseph of Arvada, Colorado; his bonus daughter Johnna (Ken) Eckard-Judd of Phoenix; his grandson Tynan LeMaitre of Casper; and his grandson Heath (Stephanie) Reedy of Modesto, California. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Bess Lacy. 

Cremation has taken place.  A memorial service is yet to be determined. 

The family encourages any memorial contributions to be made to Davis Hospice Center of Cheyenne. 


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