John E. “Jack” Humphrey, 81, who developed the agriculture program at Laramie County Community College, died March 16, 2018, after multiple injuries from a golf cart accident near Parker, Arizona.
Humphrey was born in Emerson, Iowa, on March 12, 1937. In the summer of 1955, Humphrey enrolled at the University of Wyoming, earning his bachelor’s degree in dairy manufacturing in 1959.
After working for 4 years in sales, he decided to go back to the University of Wyoming to obtain his teaching certification to become an agriculture teacher. Humphrey earned a master’s degree in agriculture education in 1964.
Before becoming a teacher, he served in the Wyoming Air National Guard as a loadmaster for 23 years before retiring as a master sergeant. Afterward, he taught vocational agriculture for nine years.
Humphrey was hired by LCCC in 1975 to help develop the agriculture program. He taught and coached the livestock judging teams for 20 years before retiring in 1995.
Humphrey was always known as a person who enjoyed his life and the people he was with. His favorite pastimes were to travel, fish and camp.
Humphrey is survived by his wife, Shirley; his son, Mike and wife Rebecca; his daughter, Marci Mansfield and husband Joe. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Lauren, Grant, and Garrett Humphrey, Brandon Altman, and Kassidy Washek. Humphrey is also survived by his adopted son, Norm Altman and wife Julie.
Humphrey’s family has established a scholarship fund in his name. Donations can be sent to Cheyenne State Bank, 101 W. 19th St., Cheyenne, WY 82001.
A memorial will be held on the weekend of June 24 in Cheyenne. A time and place has yet to be announced.