June 30 1936 December 30 2021
Obituary Herbert Alvin Quest, Jr. is the son of Herbert Alvin Quest, Sr. Herb Quest passed away on December 30, 2021, at the Johnson County Healthcare Center in Johnson City, Tennessee. Funeral services will be performed on January 29, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Harness Funeral Home Chapel, 351 N. Adams, Buffalo, Wyoming. The family will receive friends after the funeral. Pastor Paul Gilbert will be performing the rites. If you wish to make a donation in Herb’s memory to the Veterans’ Home of Wyoming, please send your check to Harness Funeral Home. Following the ceremony, a reception will be held at the American Legion Hall, located at 18 Veterans Avenue. Herb Quest was born on June 30, 1936, in Hot Springs, South Dakota, to Leona Eleanor (George) Quest and Herbert A. Quest Sr. Herb grew up in Hot Springs with his family. He grew up south of Upton on the family ranch and at his Grandparents’ home in the nearby town of Newbury. There, he honed his riding and shooting talents, as well as his ability to fashion something out of whatever stray parts he could gather. He joined the United States Navy in 1955 after graduating from Upton High School. He served in the Navy from 1955 until 1959. He received his training at the Aviation Structural Mechanics School in California. Being located in Miramar, California, and Key West, Florida, provided me with a slew of unique opportunities. A vacation to Havana was frequently included in a leave of absence. Herb returned to Wyoming and ranching, primarily working on his Grandparents’ ranch, where he had spent the previous year. In 1961, he tied the knot with Bonnie Johnson. Rick and Randy were the couple’s two sons. He and Bonnie later divorced, although they remained close throughout their lives. Following that, he began working in the construction industry, constructing forms for concrete structures. The family was able to keep up with the pace of the region’s undertakings, such as the construction of Yellowtail Dam and development on the Interstate Highway system. Lodge Grass, Casper, Moorcroft, Riverton, and Sheridan were among the locations visited. Herb began his long-term residency in Buffalo in 1970, and he has been there ever since. He built a solid reputation as a high-quality carpenter and home builder over his career. It was important to pay attention to the details. He was generous with his time and talents, frequently assisting others with their endeavours. His vast mechanical ability would lead pals to a solution: “Let’s get Herb to have a look at it,” they would say. He had a great day taking advantage of everything Buffalo and the surrounding area had to offer. The Bighorn Mountains and the Bighorn River near Fort Smith were among the most popular fishing spots. He took advantage of the elk and antelope hunting opportunities available. There were backpacking adventures with the family. It was a popular narrative about a renowned 4th of July lightning and snowstorm in Mistymoon that occurred in the area. He placed a high emphasis on spending time with his coffee mates as well as the other wonderful friends he had established across Buffalo. He considered it to be an excellent area to raise a family. Later in life, he had the good fortune to become a member of the Veterans’ Home community in Buffalo, NY. His latter years were made more enjoyable by the attention he received from the employees and the social atmosphere. The biscuits and gravy, in particular, were highly recommended by him. Unsurprisingly, he had previously worked on the structure several years prior. Herb will be remembered for his contagious enthusiasm when he first met you, as well as for his hearty, genuine chuckle. He enjoyed telling stories and was a terrific storyteller. He had a large heart for his grand and great grandkids, and he was devoted to them. He’d light up and chuckle just by hearing their names mentioned aloud. She was survived by his sons Rick (Debby) Quest and Randy (Annette) Quest, as well as by his four grandsons and ten great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents as well as his cherished grandson Mitch, who died in infancy. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to the staff and residents of the Veterans’ Home, as well as for the outstanding care he received at Johnson County Healthcare. Please consider making a donation in memory of Herbert Alvin Quest through our Tribute Store. To send flowers to the Quest family or to plant a tree in memory of Herbert Alvin Quest, please visit our Tribute Store.