Laramie, Wy – Former Governor Stan Hathaway died this
Tuesday evening at his home in Cheyenne. He was 81.
Law partner Brent Kunz says Hathaway died "peacefully."
Hathaway was hospitalized for several days late last month for an undisclosed condition.
Long-time friend Jack Speight says he was able to visit with Hathaway over the last couple of days.
He says Hathaway was resigned to his last time on earth and his passing is a tremendous personal loss for a lot of individuals as well as the state.
Hathaway served two terms as Republican governor from January second, 1967 to January sixth 1975.
He spearheaded creation of a trust fund to harness the state's mineral wealth for generations to come and established the state's first environmental restraints on mineral development.
He was born in Nebraska in 1924 and was later adopted by Franklin and Velma Hathaway after his mother died.
Hathaway graduated from Huntley High School in southeast Wyoming. He served in the Army Air Force in World War Two in Europe and earned five air medals.
After the war he met and married his wife, Roberta "Bobby" Hathaway. The two were married 57 years. She died last year.