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Obituaries: Hardy, Spencer, Triplett, Lewis

Dustin Bryan Hardy

Dustin Bryan Hardy, of Casper, was born to Dee Ann (Anthony) and Donald Hardy on October 16, 1984. Dustin passed away Saturday, October 20, 2018.

He graduated from Natrona County High School in 2003. Following graduation from high school, he attended Casper College. Eventually his career path led him to his position as Plant Manager of Norco in Casper.

On October 15, 2009, Dustin’s path was forever changed when his daughter Amelia Ann Hardy was born. The two of them would spend every possible moment together, teaching Amelia how to hunt and fish, along with all other aspects of life that Dustin cherished. Amelia was second to none in her father’s eye. He was and will forever be so proud of her. These father-daughter moments were always irreplaceable to Dustin.

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In 2010, he met his soul mate Renee Sietmann, and they were married on May 25, 2014 in Duluth, Minnesota. Along with Amelia, the three of them made their home in Casper and enjoyed hunting, fishing, their dogs and spending life together. Renee brought travel and culture into his life, and he introduced her to the Wyoming outdoors, teaching her to hunt and fly fish.

Dustin was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Murph and Pearle Anthony, and grandparents Donald and Sarah Hardy. He is survived by his wife, Renee, and daughter, Amelia, grandparents Bill and Shirley Anthony, parents Donald Hardy and Dee Ann Anthony Hardy, brother Cullen (Alex) Hardy, mother-in-law, Janet Sietmann, brother-in-law Kevin (Siglen Woitek) Sietmann, sister-in-law Caroline Sietmann, along with a whole Sh#!-load of other relatives.

A memorial service will be held celebrating his life on Friday, October 26, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. at the Tate Pump House in Casper. Camouflage and blue jeans are encouraged.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dustin’s honor to the Access Yes Program at any regional office of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.


Our mother, Grandma, GG, sister and friend, Shirley J. Spencer, of Mills WY, on the eve of Friday, October 19th, 2018 was healed by our Lord of her illnesses and reunited in heaven, to the love of her life, Eugene(Gene) Welfel.

Shirley was born June 21st, 1941 in Sayre, PA,

born fourth of ten children to John and Olive Brewer.

Shirley retired from Borg-Warner/Emerson of Ithaca, NY. After many years of traveling and visiting her children and many family members throughout this nation, she made Mills, Casper area her home.

We love you!!!!

Besides spending time with her family and traveling, she loved an adventure, laughing, reading novels, garage/yard sale shopping and cooking. She would always answer with loving honesty, a TRUE friend, called “mom” by many and unselfishly sacrificed much for the ones who called in need.

Shirley, beloved mother (mom) is survived by her sons: Brian of Texas, Bruce(Cheryl) of Wyoming, Ben(Patricia) of Arizona and her daughters: Brenda of WV, Barbara (Jerry) Baggs of Kentucky, Bonita (d. Lynn) Hebb of Texas, Step-sons Eugene, Scott and Chris Welfel;

“Shirl” Sister to Dorothy (d. Francis) Casslebury, James (Sadie) Brewer, Paul (Betsy) Brewer, Gloria(Dan) Rose, Carl (Norma)Brewer, Cora (d. Ray) Arnold and Earl Brewer.

Also known and loved as Grandma Shirley, Grandma and GG by her many grandchildren, great grandchildren. She was also blessed with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews.

Shirley was preceded by her husband Gene, father John Brewer, beloved mother Olive Brewer, brother John(Jackie)Brewer, and sister Sarah Welfel.

Cremation services are in the care of Bustered’s Funeral Home of Casper.

Celebration of life services are currently scheduled for Sat., Nov.17th, @ 860 Fulton Dr., Mills, WY 82644.

Please call (979) 775-8065 and leave a message with questions and contact information.

Arrangements are forth coming for Shirley to be lain to rest beside Gene in Dryden, NY in the Spring of 2019.

In leu of flowers please consider donations to the following: Central Wyoming Hospice & Transitions


William Franklin Triplett

William Franklin Triplett was born November 21, 1942, and passed October 12, 2018 in Casper, Wyoming. He has two children Sicilia Fritage and Donald Triplett of Tacoma Washington. He is also is survived by nephew Charles Triplett Jr. who lovingly took care of him along with his father Charles Triplett Senior and then niece Mandy Triplett Heintz survived by his brother Charles Triplett and sister Laura McTigre both of Casper, numerous nieces, nephews, great- nieces, nephews and his grandchildren. He married Jerry Gregory had moved to Pahrump, Nevada with Jerry Gregory. He is preceded in death by Jerry Gregory , his mother Anna Parker and stepfather Bill Parker his father Lawrence Lee Triplett his brother Gordon Triplett, Marty Triplett, Donald Triplett, Bert Triplett, Jay Triplett his sisters Denise Neadeu, Alice Triplett, Nina Taylor, and Sharon Hively

There will be a Celebration of Life at First Christian Church at 520 CY Ave. Casper, Wyoming Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 6 PM. We encourage any family or friends that would love to celebrate his life to be there.


Sara Elizabeth Lewis

Sara Elizabeth Lewis passed away on October 15, 2018 in Springfield, Oregon at the age of 41.

Sara was born to Gary and Shirley (Michael) Lewis on August 3, 1977 in Placerville, California.

After graduating high school, Sara went on to work in the construction industry for over 20 years. She enjoyed fishing, camping, and watching the Oakland Raiders.

On May 27, 2017 Sara married Melissa Miech in Evansville, Wyoming.

Sara was preceded in death by her father Gary Lewis and stepfather Gary Mulanix. She is survived in death by her loving wife Melissa; stepsons Austin Rhines of Casper, WY, Alexander Miech of Casper, WY, and Dallas Dickinson of Cheyenne, WY; mother Shirley Mulanix; and siblings Gina, Becky, and Daniel.

Arrangements are in the care of Sunset Hills Funeral Home in Eugene, Oregon.

A celebration of life party will be held at the Casper Denny’s on Oct. 31, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.