Theodore “Ted” Hammer, 82, passed away at the Veterans Mountain View Nursing Home in Sheridan, Wyoming, on November 18, 2015 after a short illness. He had been a resident of Sheridan for 25 plus years. There will be a memorial service in Sheridan on May 27, 2016. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society.He was preceded in death by his parents Ted L. and Anna M. Hammer and two brothers Bill and Joe. He is survived by four of his siblings: sister Zita Roseborough of St. Anthony, Idaho, brother Jim Hammer of Yampa, Colorado, sister MaryAnn Mindbender of Seattle, Washington and brother Terry Hammer of Mack, Colorado.He worked on the family cattle ranch at Glade Park until he joined the Air Force at the age of 21. He was able to travel with the service to Europe and Africa as well as several states in the United States. After leaving the service he worked for a refining company near Grand Junction until he moved to the Los Angeles area and hired on to one of the oil companies in California.He was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman, both as a young boy and as an adult until his health wouldn’t allow it.He took early retirement and after traveling around the western part of the United States he settled in Sheridan.He was a very private person, never married and had no children. He is probably best known by family and friends by his sly wit and sense of humor as well as his lack of fear in stating his beliefs about many subjects.He was very generous to his siblings and could be counted on to come through with aid when it was needed.The family wishes to convey their gratitude to the staffs at both Sheridan Memorial Hospital and Mountain View Nursing home for their care and support during his final days.A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 27, 2016 at the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery.Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.