James A. Derby (April 30, 1941 – February 15, 2020)


James A. Derby, 78, passed away Saturday, February 15, 2020, at Sage View Care Center in Rock Springs. He was a lifelong resident of Wyoming.

Derby was born on April 30, 1941, in Riverton; the son of George Derby and Ruth Nelson.

He attended schools in Green River and Casper.

Derby served in the United States Army.

He worked for the city of Casper as a laborer for four years and the city of Mills for six years.

Derby enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping.

Survivors include two daughters; Stacy Cook of Seminole, Texas, Patricia “Patty” Lambert of Robertsdale, Ala., one brother; Dean Derby of North Dakota, one sister; Mildred of Seattle, Wash., several grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, one great-grandson, as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son; James Derby II, four sisters, and one brother.

Following cremation, there will be no services at his request.