Robert and Elsie (Lucas) While
Images and notes from Bob Leathers
Robert While was born on August 14, 1902, in Hanna, Wyoming, his father, John, was 46 and his mother, Louisa, was 37. He married Elsie Lucas on July 20, 1935, in Rawlins, Wyoming. They had two children during their marriage. He died on April 5, 1990, at the age of 87, and was buried in Laramie, Wyoming.
Elsie Lucas was born on January 30, 1911, in Hanna, Wyoming, her father, Richard, was 34, and her mother, Mary, was 31. She married Robert While on July 20, 1935, in Rawlins, Wyoming. They had two children during their marriage. She died on October 5, 1996, in Laramie, Wyoming, at the age of 85, and was buried there.
Robert "Bob" While is the second in from the left in the picture below.
Attending John "Jack" While Jr.'s funeral were his brothers - James "Jimmy" While, Robert "Bob" While, William "Bill" While and Jobe "Job" While - all sons of John "Jackie" While Sr. and Louisa. Missing in the picture is Edward "Ed" While who lived in California at the time of his brother's funeral. (While Family Collection from Bob Leathers)
Miss Elsie Lucas and Robert While were married at St. Thomas's Episcopal Church in Rawlins on July 20. The bride wore blue and was attended by her sister. Ernest Bedford was the best man. The ceremony was performed by Dena Kraft. They spent their honeymoon in Salt Lake City. (UPCCEM, Sept. 1935)