Lois Elizabeth Sasso, 103, of Casper passed away Friday February 16, 2018 at Life Care Center.
She was born December 23, 1914 in Chicago, Ill. to Martha (Rockow) Horsch and Charles Edward Horsch. She moved to Casper, Wyoming when she was eleven months old. She attended Natrona County schools including Jefferson elementary and junior high school in Casper, and then graduated from Natrona County High School in 1932.
Lois received her B.A. degree from the University of Wyoming in 1936. She was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority while at the university. She then began a teaching career in and around Casper. She married Peter Sasso in 1949, and then retired after 35 years of teaching in 1976. Some of the schools she taught at include high school in Shawnee, junior high in Midwest, junior high in Casper, 6th Grade at Lincoln School, and special reading classes at Garfield and McKinley.
She enjoyed doing crafts and family camping trips. She was a member of A.U.W., the hospital auxiliary, the Boat Club, and the First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed working in the Methodist Thrift Shop for 20 years.
Memorials can be sent to the First United Methodist Church, the Casper Humane Society, or Blue Envelope.
Lois is survived by her daughter, Marta Lee Stovall and her husband of Houston, Texas, and cousin Dick Horsch of Casper. She was preceded in death by her parents (mentioned above), and husband of 57 years, Peter Sasso.
A visitation will be held 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm Friday, February 23, 2018 at Newcomer Casper Chapel. A Funeral Service will be held 1:30 pm, Saturday, February 24, 2018 at First United Methodist Church. Private graveside services will be held at a later date.
Frances Evelyn Cook went home to the Lord February 18, 2018. She was born in Grass Creek, Wyoming on July 6, 1930 to Matthew B. Van Petten, Sr. and Helen R. (Sayles) Van Petten.
After the death of her father in 1934 the family moved to Thermopolis where she graduated from Hot Springs County High School.
Frances moved to Casper, Wyoming where she met and married the love of her life, Victor “Bus” Cook. They were married on November 15, 1953.
They had two sons, Robert M. Cook and Ronald E. Cook of Casper, WY. Frances retired from Engine Services Inc. in 1982 after 12 years of service.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers Matt and Edward Van Petten and her sister Helen Drazick.
She is survived by her sons, 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
She will be missed by all who loved her!
A Funeral Service will be held 10:00 AM, Friday, February 23, 2018 at the Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church, 4100 Casper Mountain Road, Casper, WY with interment to follow at Highland Cemetery in Casper.
V. Dale Bowman, age 91, of Casper, passed away February 16, 2018 at the Life Care Center of Casper. Dale was born September 7, 1926 in Crosby, MN to Neal and Violet (Robinson) Bowman. He proudly served in the United States Navy during WWII and the Korean War. He was employed with the Danube Mines for more than 30 years before retiring in 1974 and moved to the beautiful state of Wyoming. Dale was a member of the VFW Post 10677 and served as Secretary, Treasurer and Past President. In his free time Dale enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing and making stained glass pieces to give to his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, Dale was also preceded in death by his loving wife of over 50 years, Mildred Bowman, son Dennis Bowman, grandson Ryan Bowman, brothers; Gary and Lewie Bowman and sister Norma Thiel . Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Ann (Terry) Roylance, son, Neal (Leona) Bowman, daughter-in-law Gail Bowman, grandchildren; Angela Bowman, Gary Bowman, Eric Bowman and Travis Roylance, 9 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service with Military Funeral Honors will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Wyoming Hospice in Dale’s memory.