Lynwood ‘Lyn’ Dale Pompper

Lynwood “Lyn” Dale Pompper went on his final fishing trip on May 14, 2017, surrounded by his family.

Lyn was born to Pete and Mildred Pompper on Aug. 21, 1944 in Salem, New Jersey. After graduating from high school, he followed his dream and moved to Montana, where he graduated from Montana State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Biology. Lyn was a MSU Bobcat through and through. While in college, Lyn was drafted into the military and chose to join the United States Marine Corps. He was deployed to Vietnam, where he was wounded, and then returned to the United States to finish his active duty. Some years later, he returned to the military, and retired after 20 years of service. On Oct. 8, 1978 Lyn was married to Cheryl Lyons, and they later had two children, David and Laurie.

Lyn had multiple careers, including working as a sheriff’s deputy, a park ranger and a truck driver for Yellowstone National Park, and he ultimately finished his career path working for Park County. He had a deep love for the outdoors and nature, and he enjoyed fishing, camping, boating, hunting, and four-wheeling. He had a kind heart and a love for animals, his family, the MSU Bobcats, and an ice-cold beer. Lyn had a silver tongue, and those who knew him enjoyed his quick wit, long stories, and his ability to listen patiently. He was proud to be an organ and tissue donor, and that was his final gift.

A celebration of life and military honors will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 19 at the American Legion in Livingston. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Warriors & Quiet Waters Foundation (1087 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 1, Bozeman, MT 59718) or to American Legion Post 23 (112 N. B St., Livingston, MT 59047).

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Lyn. We will always remember the fun we had. All the river and camping trips, the trick or treating, fun nights on the town, long conversations, and friendship. Until we meet again.. Ron and Wanda

Everytime I think of Lyn there is always something that will enter my mind that will make me laugh.  What a wonderful and kind hearted soul.  Even though we were on opposite sides of the fence in our beliefs and political views, he always gave me the utmost of respect, and that is why I could always call him a friend.  Cheryl please know you are in my prayers I could never begin to repay you both for the love and security you have provided for me.   Wishing you all the best of peace.