Clarence Walter Mangus

Clarence Walter Mangus

Nov. 25, 1957 – Aug. 24, 2022

Clarence Walter Mangus, 64, passed away Aug. 24, 2022, at North Big Horn Hospital in Lovell surrounded by family.

He was born Nov. 25, 1957, in Lovell to Kenneth Ray Mangus Sr. and Carol B. Brown. He was the third child in a family of five, Donna Rae, Debra Rae, Clarence Walter, Kenneth Ray Jr., and Kimlee B.

After Ken Sr. and Carol divorced, Ken later married Geraldine Kirklin, bringing two more siblings into the family, Shawna and Mark. That marriage added the last of the siblings, David and Darryn, making a total of nine children to the sibling mix.

He lived and grew up in a lot of different states, including Louisiana, California, Montana and Wyoming.

He married Rae Lynn Trotchie on Nov. 17, 2000, in Greeley, Colorado. They made their home in Colorado for several years, finally settling in Lovell. Walt loved the outdoors. He was in his element when he was exploring, trapping and living off the land. He was always happiest when he was just being a simple mountain man alone in the outdoors. He was an avid collector. He loved hunting and collecting rocks.

He was a friend to so many people and made friends wherever he went. He was always willing to help anyone in need at any time.

At the time of his death, he was raising his three grandsons, Michael, Marshall and MacArthur along with his niece Kalonna. He was a good man with a big heart.

He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents Clarence and Leola Mangus, maternal grandparents Wallace and Verda Brown, parents Kenneth Ray Mangus Sr. and Carol B. Brown Mangus, stepmother Geraldine Mangus, sisters Donna Rae and Debra and brother Mark.

He is survived by his wife, Rae Lynn; children Forrest, Remi, Brittany and Niquita; three grandsons; brothers Kenneth Jr. (Linda) of Lovell, Kimlee B. (Julie) of Billings, David of Billings, Darryn (Kristi) of Billings; sister Shawna of Billings; and many cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place and funeral services were Monday, Aug. 29, at 11 a.m. at Haskell Funeral Home with Bishop Matt Bassett officiating.