Connor, Francis Angelo

Connor, Francis Angelo

Male 1923 - 1995  (72 years)

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  • Name Connor, Francis Angelo  [1
    Nickname Fran 
    Born 6 Jul 1923  Rock Springs, Sweetwater, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Dec 1995  Rawlins, Carbon, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Rawlins Cemetery, Rawlins, Carbon, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I59273  Sackett
    Last Modified 14 May 2020 

    Father Connor, Roy,   d. Unknown 
    Mother Signorelli, Ida,   d. Unknown 
    Children
     1. Connor, Francis Angelo,   b. 6 Jul 1923, Rock Springs, Sweetwater, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1995, Rawlins, Carbon, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     
    Family ID F23941  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ayer, Donna Jane,   b. 1 Jan 1932, Baggs, Carbon County, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 2015, Steamboat Springs, Routt, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Last Modified 14 May 2020 
    Family ID F23940  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2).
      Memorial ID 133112093
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/133112093

      Francis Angelo Connor
      Birth 6 Jul 1923
      Death 21 Dec 1995 (aged 72)
      Burial
      Rawlins Cemetery
      Rawlins, Carbon County, Wyoming, USA
      Plot 10-1-13-3

      Researched by Ted Smith


    2. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 14 May 2020.
      Casper Star-Tribune (Casper, Wyoming), 22 Dec 1995, Page 18

      Francis A. Connor

      RAWLINS - Rosary for longtime Rawlins resident Francis A. Connor, will be said at 7 p.m. Friday at Rostad Mortuary. Visitation will he from il p.m. Friday until the rosary at Rostad Mortuary. Funeral services will he held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

      Mr. Connor died Thursday, Dec. 21, l995, at Carbon County Memorial Hospital.

      He was horn July 6, l923, to Roy and Ida (Signorelli) Connor in Rock Springs.

      He attended schools in Rock Springs and graduated from high school there in 1941. He competed in all athletics.

      Mr. Connors (sic) received his bachelor's degree in secondary education and his master's in administration from the University of Wyoming, where he played guard for the Wyoming Cowboy football team.

      Mr. Connor served in the European Theater in World War II with the 668th Battalion of the Army Corps of Engineers.

      He spent his entire professional career with the Rawlins public schools system and Carbon County School District No. 1. He taught and coached football and track at Rawlins High School. He served as principal at Baggs for one year and finished his career as an elementary physical education teacher. He touched the lives of many students and athletes.

      Mr. Connor's honors included induction into the Wyoming Coaches Hall of Fame and Track Coach of the Year in 1068. He was a past president of the University of Wyoming Alumni Association. He coached the state champion track teams in 1955, l956 and 1957. Several of his teams also played for state football championships.

      He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Donna Ayer Connor; a sister, Jeanne Potter; numerous nieces and nephews and a goddaughter, Meghan O'Toole.

      He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Jack and Billy.

      Donations may he sent to the Carbon County Library Foundation or to a charity of the donor's choice.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith


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