Leslie Robert Kinsey


Les Kinsey, age 72, formerly of Ryegate, Bridger, Roundup and Billings, MT, passed away of natural causes on March 18, 2018, at Thermopolis Rehabilitation and Wellness, Thermopolis, WY, where he had been a resident the past three years.

The oldest of five children, Les was born October 30, 1945, to Robert and Fay (Durham) Kinsey of Ryegate, MT.  Les was born in Bozeman, MT, as there was a polio outbreak in Billings at the time, and Mom’s obstetrician, Dr. Maude Gerdes, felt it would be safer for both Mom and her new baby in Bozeman.  Sadly he was born with cerebral palsy.

Les attended Pine Island country school in the Big Coulee at Ryegate, and later graduated from Bridger High School. He lived in Roundup and Billings most of his adult years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert, stepfathers Don Claus and Ted Hoffman, brother Dave Kinsey, sisters-in-law Ginger Kinsey and Rebecca Kinsey, and mother, Fay Hoffman.

Les is survived by his brother, Lyle, Billings, MT; sisters Suzan Kinsey, Thermopolis, WY, and Deb Anderson, Forsyth, MT; aunts Mary Lou (Durl) Heiken, Bridger, MT, and Imogene Wrzesinski, Othello, WA; and niece and co-guardian Kathy (Basil) Sorensen, Thermopolis, WY.  He’s also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

No services are planned at this time.