Barbara Ann “Barb” Huffman passed away on January 24th, 2018 at her home in Casper, Wyoming.
Barb was born in Casper on May 22, 1945 to Myrlen and Ruth Huffman. She attended school in Midwest and later Casper College, where she earned her Associate’s degree in Business. Barb was previously a member of Job’s Daughters, the Order of the Eastern Star, Agility Club of Central Wyoming, and Garden Club of Casper.
She worked many jobs, the longest being the 18 1/2 years she spent at Casper Humane Society. Her hobbies included volunteering for the Humane Society and the Casper Senior Center, playing the piano and organ, and gardening.
Barb had a great sense of humor and a heart of gold. She loved animals – big, small, furry or feathered – it did not matter.
A Funeral Ceremony will be held at 1:00pm, Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Newcomer Casper Chapel with interment to follow at Highland Cemetery.
Her family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Casper Humane Society or Casper Senior Center.
Charlie McPike has driven his patrol car into the sally port for the final time, he surrendered his badge and keys to the Good Lord on January 27, 2018. He was born April 17, 1937 to Stoney and Phyllis McPike. Law enforcement being his chosen profession, he arrested many a suspect, wrestled with many a criminal, calmed many a lost soul with his wisdom, and soothing voice. He was a good man, a very special man indeed. Loved by many, respected by many, cherished by one, his widow, Maggi. He was blessed with 5 children – Melody, Starla, Kevin, Keri, Rob – from his first marriage to Linda. And was blessed with 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Many adventures he went on with family and friends. Trading, selling, buying, advising on, giving firearms was always a big part of his life. The same road travelled everyday would always reward him with something new to see, over the mountain, long stretches of road, just up over that next hill, up around the bend, many a mile his eyes have seen.
Charlie, may the wind be always at your back.
Faye Elizabeth Box (Chaffin) died peacefully in her sleep in Oakes, ND on January 24, 2018. She was 86 years old.
Faye was born September 12, 1931 in Midwest, Wyoming, the fourth of five children of Walter and Pauline Chaffin. After graduating from Midwest High School, Faye attended the University of Wyoming where she played in the drum line for the UW marching band as well as in a dance band with her brother, Cedar. After graduation, she taught for three years in a rural school in Campbell County, Wyoming. She was the secretary at Midwest High School for three years before teaching for four years with the Natrona County School District. After staying home to raise four children, she returned to the educational field, working as an aide at the Wyoming School for the Deaf for 11 years. Faye was involved with TOPS; was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary; The Casper Senior Center; and Christ United Methodist Church.
Faye’s total devotion to her late husband of 55 years, Charles “Jack” Box, her kids, family and friends as well as her playfulness, good-natured orneriness and sense of humor will be missed by those who knew her. All who knew her, loved her. She enjoyed multiple crafts, cooking, games of any sort, spoiling her grandkids and great-grandkids, spending time at her cabin in the Bighorns and her winter home in Quartzsite, AZ.
Faye is survived by her four loving children, Charles “Chuck” (Laurie) Box Jr. of Cheyenne, Kelly (John) Andrus of Oakes, ND; Sherri (Rick) Vest of Casper; and Kurt (Jo) Box of Casper, her grandchildren Becky Reif, Molly Box, and Roxanne Woods; Whitney Schuttloffel and Zackary Andrus; Cory and Brendan Vest; and Riley and Ryan Box, and her great-grandchildren Ethan Schuttloffel, Ivy Donnell and Jackson Vest.
Services will be held at 1:00 PM Monday, February 5, 2018 at the Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery Chapel followed by a gathering at John and Sue Lambrix’s residence, 3621 E. 22nd St. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Judes Research Hospital, Kelly Walsh High School Band Program, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Jim Hanlin, 78, passed away January 26th, 2018. He was born to the late Jack and Helen Hanlin, August 13, 1939, in Douglas, Wyoming. Jim graduated from Douglas High School in 1957.
Jim served in the 15th Infantry Regiment of the United States Army, and was stationed in Bamberg Germany in 1958. He married Sharon Gillespie on August 31, 1961.
Jim worked for Halliburton for over 30 years in both the US and overseas. He worked his way up to Division manager. His work found him in Wyoming, Nigeria, Scotland, Norway, the Netherlands, Dubai, and Algeria.
Jim and Sharon moved back to Casper, Wyoming in 1993. He retired 4 years later.
Jim was an athlete, and excelled in baseball, track, basketball, and football in high school. His later ventures included curling, and becoming a champion skeet shooter. He loved fishing and spending time at the cabin with his brother Dave of Sheridan, Wyoming.
Jim is survived by his wife, his brother, Dave Hanlin (Mary) of Sheridan, Wyoming, his three children Todd (Jennifer) of Windsor, Colorado, Brett (Renee) of Powell, Wyoming, and Tracey Hanlin of Casper, and his niece, Lisa Schied (Syl) and nephew, Steve Hanlin, (Mary Beth). Jim has six grandchildren, Allison Gooderum (Matt), Brian Hanlin (Yara), Emma Hanlin, Meg Hanlin, Davis Coziahr, Kayleigh Coziahr, and one great grandson, Remy James Hanlin. Jim was loved by his family, and proud of each family member.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at PO Box 78515; Topeka, KS 66675. Donate online at woundedwarriorproject.org. Locally, donations can be given to Crime Stoppers of Central Wyoming at the Casper Police Station.
Services will be held at the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery chapel in Evansville, Wyoming at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 2, 2018 with a reception to follow at the V.F.W., 1800 Bryan Stock Trail in Casper.