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Craig Hunt Neuman

d. August 3, 2023

Rawlins, Wyoming

     Craig Hunt Neuman, devoted husband, loving and supporting father and grandfather, and longtime Rawlins, Wyoming resident, passed away on August 3rd, 2023, in Aurora Colorado. Graveside services for Craig will be held on Saturday, September 2nd, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at the Rawlins Cemetery Pavilion. These services will be followed by a reception at the Lions Pavilion at Washington Park.

     Craig was born in 1947 in Ogden, Utah. He grew up in Rawlins and graduated from Rawlins High School in 1966, where he played both football and basketball for the Outlaws. After high school he bravely served in the United States Army with the rank of Specialist 4th Class during the Vietnam War. Craig received a Purple Heart after being seriously injured while serving in Vietnam. After his return and while recovering from his injuries, Craig married his high school sweetheart, Charlene Gilley in 1969. Upon his honorable discharge from the Army, Craig attended the University of Wyoming, where he earned a Business Finance degree in 1974.

     After graduation, he began his career at Neuman Transit in Rawlins and served as the Finance Officer for over 20 years. Craig and Charlene made Rawlins their home, which is where they raised their four children. Following his time at Neuman Transit, Craig was a loan officer and Vice President for the Bank of Commerce. Craig was an avid golfer, fly fisherman, and sports enthusiast. He was very involved in many of the youth sports programs in Rawlins and served on Wyoming’s Milward Simpson Award Committee. He coached little league football, refereed both basketball and football around the state, and had the opportunity to coach his youngest son’s traveling basketball team. These boys held a special place in Craig’s heart, as it was that group of boys that went on to win the 1997 3A State Basketball Championship. Craig continued his support of Rawlins athletics by attending and cheering on his grandchildren at their many activities and was honored to receive the “Forever Outlaw” award in 2018.

     Craig was preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Joyce Neuman, and Bert Rand, his biological father who passed away when Craig was only 9 years old; and his brothers, Tom Neuman, Dick Neuman and Mike Neuman. He is survived by his wife, Charlene Neuman; his four children, Denise and her husband John Pfeffer, Wendy and her husband Kris Thorvaldson, Scott Neuman, and Craig Jr. and his wife Katie Neuman; his seven grandchildren, Ryan, Ian and Eric Pfeffer, Sydney and Alexis Thorvaldson, Dawson and Chase Neuman; his brother, Jeff Neuman and his wife Brenda, his sisters; Judy Dalton and Irene Mikkelsen, and his sisters in-law Kathy Neuman and Jeanette and husband Bob Dow.

     Gifts in memory of Craig Neuman may be made to the Rawlins High School Booster Club organization. 

“‘Father’ is the noblest title a man can be given. It is more than a biological role. It signifies a patriarch, a leader, an exemplar, a confidant, a teacher, a hero, a friend.” –Robert L. Backman

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Saturday, September 2, 2023

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