Hadly Gary McCormick

September 5, 1997March 26, 2021

Hadly Gary McCormick, 23, passed away early Friday morning, March 26, 2021 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident while traveling to a college rodeo in Garden City, Kansas. Hadly was born on Sept 5, 1997 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Cameron and Katherine (Premus) McCormick.

Hadly started school in Haig where he attended K-2nd grade. He then went to Mitchell Public Schools and graduated with the class of 2016. Hadly then went on to Central Wyoming College, in Riverton Wyoming, where he was a member of the Rodeo Team, after two years in Riverton Hadly transferred to Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Oklahoma and continued on the rodeo team. Hadly competed in tie down, team roping and steer wrestling. Hadly was a 5-year member of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. He also received multiple awards from both colleges including Deans List and Presidents list. Hadly was a member of the Beta Chapter of Chi Alpha Sigma. Hadly was set to graduate college in May with a degree in secondary education as an Ag teacher. He was doing his student teaching in Stratford, TX.

Hadly was born a true cowboy and had a heart of gold. Everyone who knew him, loved him. Hadly rode to heaven’s gate with his beloved horse Buck, who passed away with him.

Hadly is survived by his parents Cameron and Katherine McCormick of Scottsbluff, brother Hagen McCormick sister in law Caitlin McCormick of Mitchell, Niece & nephew Alaina & Cian McCormick of Mitchell, Grandparents Gary & Jean Premus of Gering, Aunt & Uncle Jeannell & Dan Scott , cousins Dadra & Joseph Scott of Ft. Pierre, SD , Uncle and Aunt James & Belinda Premus, cousins Jacob & Denton of McGrew, NE, Uncle and Aunt , Lance & Katie Premus of Omaha, NE, Uncle and Aunt Robert and Tara McCormick , cousin Hunter McCormick of Scottsbluff, NE, Uncle & Aunt, Dana & Wendi McCormick , cousins Maddi and Family, Jacqui, and Mallory McCormick of Mitchell, NE, Megan Strawder and Family of Mitchell, NE, and Jessie Harris and Family of Harrison, NE; The Cross Family; his very special lady Kassie Kautzman of Walcott, ND.

Hadly was preceded in death by grandparents, MaryAnn and Cranston McCormick of Harrison, NE and then later of Scottsbluff, NE and Aunt Donna Coffee of Harrison, NE.

Funeral services for Hadly will be Monday April 5th, 2021 at 10:00AM, at the Goshen County Fairgrounds Pavilion in Torrington, WY with Pastor Ben Cross officiating. Speakers will be Jim Wakefield, Paul Tierney and Shon Whetham. Interment will follow at the Hull Cemetery in Banner County. Western Attire is requested. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 PM on Sunday evening at Dugan Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff. The casket will be closed at the Funeral. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Hadly McCormick Memorial c/o Platte Valley Bank 1212 Circle Drive, Scottsbluff, NE 69361 or the Panhandle State Foundation, PO Box 430, Goodwell, OK 73939 for the Bullock/McCormick Scholarship Fund. Online condolences may be left at


  • Hadly McCormick Memorial
  • Panhandle State Foundation


  • Visitation

    Sunday, April 4, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, April 5, 2021


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Manuel Duenes

April 4, 2021

I only have known this young man from the news and internet posts. My heart goes out to his family that such a promising life has been cut short. My condolences to his family, he will be in my prayers at mass this Easter Sunday.

Anne Jaramillo

April 2, 2021

I am so sad to hear of the tragic loss of your cowboy. May God comfort you and give your family strength to get through this terrible time. He will be in your heart forever.

Sandol Johnson

April 1, 2021

Hadly was in my Intro to Animal Science class at Panhandle State University. He was very quiet and a great student. My heart breaks for you, his family and friends. I pray you find peace in Jesus during this time. I know he is singing with the angels.

Teri Mora

March 31, 2021

Hadly was my student in Diversity in Education class. He was a great student, willing to share in a way that showed his quiet strength. He helped me through a difficult semester with his willingness to lead by example and with integrity. He will be greatly missed and I will very much miss seeing him as the amazing teacher he was meant to be. Prayers to his family and loved ones.

Deb & Glen Eberspecher

March 31, 2021

Praying for your peace and comfort. Hadly’s laugh and smile was his trademark, and we are thankful for his friendship with Colby. There are a ton of stories that will be retold. Our world will be different without Hadly, love to your family and know that you will always be in our prayers.

Sharon Dormann

March 30, 2021

My heart hurts for this wonderful family. Hadly was absolutely one of my favorite students. We bonded immediately over our love for horses and animals. He was always so kind to everyone . This cowboy will be missed by all that were lucky enough to have met him. Shari Dormann