Calvin Lee McFarland

Calvin Lee McFarland, 50, a former Dayton resident, died March 29, 2006, as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident near Cokeville, Wyo., on his way home to Thayne, Wyo.

Mr. McFarland was born Sept. 18, 1955, in Steamboat Springs, Colo., to Calvin McFarland and Doris Walker.

He graduated from Moffat County High School in Craig, Colo., in 1973.

He married Donna Dachtler Feb. 29, 1992, in Carson City. They lived in Reno for five years after their marriage, and in Dayton for more than 12 years, before moving to Thayne three years ago.

He attended tech school for Harley-Davidson Motorcycles and was internationally known for his work rebuilding motorcycles. He published several articles on motorcycle restoration.

He also was a tool pusher for Cyclone Drilling of Gillette, Wyo.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, hiking and riding motorcycles.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Sandra Hinton and her five children, grandparents and mother- and father-in-law Margaret and Maurice Dachtler.

Among his survivors are his wife of Thayne; sister and brother-in-law Tammy Rae and Ken McKillip of Davenport, Iowa; brother and sister-in-law Clyde and Patricia McFarland of Walker, La.; brother Randolph "Randy" McFarland, of Craig; sisters- and brothers-in-law Julie and Tom Terlisner of Tucson, Ariz., and Barbara and Wayne Loof of Rapid City, S.D.; brother- and sister-in-law Dale and Susan Dachtler, of Tea, S.D.; and numerous extended-family members.

Funeral services were held April 2, 2006, at the Grant Mortuary in Craig. Burial followed at the Craig Cemetery.

Grant Mortuary of Craig is in charge of arrangements.


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