Rex grew up in the mountains of Western Wyoming and Eastern Idaho near Yellowstone Park. The Rammell family settled in Teton Valley in 1889 and were honored by having a mountain named after them. The family made their living farming, ranching, and mining. Rex went on to become a veterinarian in 1989 and currently owns, with his wife Lynda of 35 years, Sweetwater Stables in Rock Springs. He is an avid outdoors man, cowboy, and stalwart conservative.
Rex has a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University, 1989, a Masters in Animal Science from Utah State University, 2000, and a Bachelors in Animal Science from University of Idaho, 1987. He has worked as the chief livestock veterinary for Torrington Livestock Markets, Torrington, Wyoming and as an emergency veterinarian for Animal Medical Center, Gillette, Wyoming. He married his high school sweetheart, Lynda in 1983, and they have three beautiful daughters and one very strong son. They also have six rambunctious grandchildren. Rex is a man of faith and served a 2 year mission in Japan. He is an eagle scout and currently is a scoutmaster in Rock Springs. He is the founder of the Wyoming Cowboy’s Association, an association that promotes bull riding in Wyoming. He raises PBR rodeo bulls, quarter and paint horses.
Rex and his wife Lynda
Rex’s daughters Mandy, Alexis, and Jessica
Rex’s family at his son’s wedding
Rex’s son Jake
T-Rex for Rex in Rock Springs Parade
Rex performing surgery
Rex riding in the Rock Springs parade
Rex and Jessica Salmon Fishing
Rex’s PBR Bull Jump the Moon
Rex’s PBR Bull Seven Slinger