Dean C. Boundy


Dean C. Boundy

Feb. 13, 1937 — March 14, 2024

Dean C. Boundy, 87, of Midland, Texas, and Pinedale, Wyo., passed away peacefully at his home in Midland, on March 14, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Feb. 13, 1937, in Denver, Colo., to Nettie Aurora Constance Petterson Boundy and William Cather Boundy, relative of the late author Willa Cather.

Dean spent his early childhood in Denver and his middle to high school years in Rock Springs and Kemmerer, Wyo. It was there that he grew to love the great outdoors. He loved fishing, hunting and backpacking in the Wind River Mountain Range, located outside of Pinedale. 

While working at his parent’s gas station, Dean engaged many geologists passing through and decided on a career in geology. 

He graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1958, where he was part of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He gained a passion for cooking and baking, as he helped his mom at times in their family-owned café. It was during college that he met Jacklin McWilliams, whom he dated for a few years, parted ways, reunited and married 40 years later.  

Dean enjoyed a lucrative career in the oil and gas industry. He worked for Belco Petroleum, Uriaha Exploration, Edmonson and Associates, Tight Rock Resources and consulted for The Grover’s and Hannathon Petroleum. In his memoirs, he wrote, “There was nothing like bringing in a good well!” 

He was well-known and liked in the business community and enjoyed golfing and bowling with friends and colleagues. 

Last year, he authored the book “Rocky Mountain Encounter” which will be published this year. He was working on the sequel at the time of his departure. 

Some of his most glorious experiences were doing what he loved, fishing. He spent 40 years of his vacation time in the Wind River Mountains and Kodak Island, Alaska with friends and family.

Dean is preceded in death by his father, mother, sister JoAnne Clark, great-niece Caroline Roberts and his first ex-wife Sonjia Allen Boundy St. James.

He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years Jacklin McWilliams Hunt, his children and their spouses Eleanor Boundy Arnett and Brent Arnett, Elsie (Elise) Boundy Hildebrand and Grant Hildebrand, Tracy Marie Hunt;,Tod Joseph Hunt and Nan McKeough, his grandchildren and their spouses Brooke Hildebrand, Heath Hildebrand, Paige Hildebrand, Natalie Hunt, Jake Hunt and wife Emily, Kori Hunt Oedekoven and husband Jared, his great-grandchildren Curtis, Ethan, Abigal and Josie, Dean’s sister Kathy Boundy Landon and husband Jack Landon, their children and grandchildren, brother-in-law Julian Clark and family, sister-in-law Joleen Wright and husband Earl Wright, children and grandchildren and brother-in-law Vern McWilliams and family.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Rendezvous Pointe, P.O. Box 804, Pinedale, WY 82941-0804   or online

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences may be made at 

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