Crockett Herring


Memorial services for 50-year old Crockett Herring are Wed, June 16, 2021 at 10:30 at The Pavillion on the Goshen County Fairground In Torrington, Wyo, with Pastor Scott Mathis officiating.

A reception will follow in The Rendezvous Center. 

The family asks that instead of sending flowers, donations be made to the Crockett Herring Fund at First State Bank, 1410 East Valley Rd, Torrington, Wyo.

Memorial/scholarship decisions will be made at a later date. 

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Crockett Herring was born on March 12, 1971, to Pat and Marilyn Herring. He was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sat, June 5, 2021, at his family’s ranch near Veteran. 

Crockett grew up on the family ranch where he learned the value of family, hard work, loyalty, and honesty.

His entire K-12 education was in the Southeast Schools, graduating in 1989. He was a standout athlete, earning All-State honors in football (1988), basketball (1988, 1989), wrestling (1989), and track (1987, 1988, 1989). 

He also competed in high school rodeo, qualifying for the High School National Finals in calf roping during the summer of 1989. 

After high school, Crockett attended Chadron State College where he earned his bachelor’s degree in elementary physical education, graduating in 1995. While at Chadron State, he competed on the Eagles football team and qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo in team roping.

Crockett’s professional career started in Dubois, WY, where he taught math, coached junior high basketball, and high school track. After leaving Dubois, he taught in Weeping Water, NE, but eventually ended up back home in Goshen County teaching PE at Trail Elementary.

He also coached football and basketball at Southeast High and track at Torrington Middle School. 

Crockett was a member of the coaching staff that led Southeast to state championships in football in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, and 2020.

He also continued to compete in team roping and coaching young rodeo performers.

Crockett married the love of his life, Marnie Bolln, on May 22, 1999. They began their life together in Gillette, Wyo, and moved to their forever home near Veteran in 2006. 

The couple was blessed with two beautiful children, Bodie, born September 30, 2002, and Brenna, born September 29, 2004.

Those who knew Crockett will remember him most for his huge heart, firm handshake, and bigger than life persona. He was the type of man that put others before himself, always kept his word, and dearly loved his family and friends.

Crockett was preceded in death by his grandparents Hubert (Laura May) Haas, Russell (Margarette) Herring; uncles Paul Herring, Bill Ward; Father-in-Law Butch Bolln. Crockett is survived by his wife Marnie Herring; children Bodie and Brenna Herring; parents Pat and Marilyn Herring; brother Boone (Melanie) Herring; nephews Cade and Cord Herring; uncles Cal (Vicki) Herring, Bill (Dana) Haas, George Haas, Kenny (Heather) Haas; aunts Carolyn Ward, Jackie (Kevin) Nickel, Sherri (Dan) Espland, and many cousins.

Colyer Funeral Home in Torrington is in charge of arrangements for Crockett Herring.