Dallon Ray Paxton passed peacefully with his family by his side on October 14, 2023 at 4:23pm at Banner Wyoming Medical Center after a short illness. He was 65.
Dallon was proceeded in death by his parents, Robert (Bob) Paxton and Floy Strange-Ward; a special friend and Mom figure Lorraine Walker, who he called “Mom Walks”; stepfathers, Jake Ward and OJ Ulam; a brother David Neal Paxton; and a niece Terra Ellis.
Dallon is survived by his son Travis Dallon Paxton-McGowan and his girlfriend Ashlee Paden of Oklahoma; Stepsons David McGowan of Oklahoma, Darren McGowan of Colorado. Dallon also leaves his special lady, Jody Jones of Wyoming whom he shared life and many adventures with for the past 17 plus years. Surviving him are also his siblings, sister Sarita Paxton-Shultz of Oregon; brothers Michael Paxton of Wyoming; Jeffrey Paxton of Oregon; lifelong friend Danny McCallister of Wyoming; six nephews, one niece, three granddaughters and two grandsons.
Dallon was born August 24, 1958, to Robert (Bob) Paxton and Floy Strange-Ward Paxton in Burns, Oregon and spent his younger years there and in Andrews, Oregon. Living on a cattle ranch, he began his lifelong journey as a cowboy, riding and roping at a very young age. One of his favorite childhood memories was riding his pony and falling asleep only to find his pony brought him back safe to the barn without falling off.
As a young man, Dallon and his best buddy, Danny McCallister left Oregon and headed to Oklahoma in 1979 to begin a 20-year career in the oil fields as a driller and derrick hand for several oil field companies.
In 1988, he met Laureen McGowan and they built a life together in Woodward, Oklahoma. In 1992, they had their son, Travis Dallon Paxton-McGowan. They were together for twelve years.
Later Dallon moved to Wyoming where he met Lorraine Walker and worked for her as a Property Manager taking care of her many rentals. She became more than an employer and like a second Mom where he came to call her “Mom Walks”. She was quoted as saying, “I’m going to tame that boy!”. After her passing, he worked for Mike Houck with Rawlins Rentals until he retired in 2021.
Dallon was a generous and loving man who always had a smile on his face and loved joking around. You never knew when he might show up and was known for his memorable quote, “I’ll see ya when I see ya!”.
Dallon’s passion was being in the mountains of Wyoming fishing and hunting and was a very skilled and successful outdoorsman.
As our hearts are broken at Dallon’s sudden passing, we are comforted knowing he believed and loved his Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. Because of God’s Amazing Grace, we will “See ya when we see ya!”.