Obituaries: Shipton, Eastlund, Ebey, Sturman

Jason Marlow Shipton

Jason Marlow Shipton fought a courageous battle with brain cancer and on October 28, 2018 won that battle and went home to our Lord at the age of 37. Funeral services were held on Monday November, 5 2018 at noon at the Casper Church of Christ located at 2344 E. 2nd St. Casper, WY 82601 with internment at Oregon Trail Veteran’s Cemetery.

Jason was born on March 10, 1981 to Roger and Claudia Shipton in Lander, WY. He spent his childhood in Ft. Washakie, WY, Alaska and Casper, WY enjoying the outdoors every chance he got. Jason graduated from Natrona County High School in 1999. He attended Oklahoma Christian University before answering the call to serve his country. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2002, where he would go on to serve in four combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan over his career.

On July 17, 2004 Jason married his best friend and the love of his life, Amanda. They would spend the next almost 10 years moving around the country with the military, facing deployments together and welcoming their three precious boys into this world. Jason was first diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2011 and was medically retired from the Marines in 2013 after over 10 years of service. The family then relocated to their hometown here in Casper with their boys and Jason worked for Baker Hughes. Their 15 years together, while much too short, was filled with enough love, laughter and memories to carry them through a lifetime.

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Jason was first and foremost a man of God. His faith shaped who he was and everything he did. His most important roles in this life were that of husband and father. He filled those roles beyond expectation. He taught his family through his example what sacrifice, love, humility, honor and discipleship truly look like. The way he lived his life will continue to shape his wife and especially his sweet young sons for the rest of their lives.

Jason’s cancer returned a year ago and he fought like the warrior that he is, and he did it with a smile on his face and peace in his heart that God’s plan is perfect even if the ending wasn’t what we wanted.

He leaves such an empty void in our lives and our hearts, but the light that he shined in this life will continue to burn bright and we are all better for having had him in our lives.

He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

He is survived by his loving wife, Amanda; their three sons, Caiden (11), Hudson (9) and Sawyer (6); his parents Roger and Claudia; his mother and father-in-law, Marty and Loy; his sister and brother-in-law, Mike and Vanessa Larsen , brother-in-laws and sister in-laws, Nick and Amber Edwards and Kyle and Meagan Dye; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family would greatly appreciate donations to the SSgt Jason Shipton Memorial Fund at by clicking here to help ease the burdens of his wife and children left behind or the Semper Fi Fund at https://semperfifund.org, a military organization that provides wonderful support to Marine families in need.

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Dale R. Eastlund, age 64, passed away on October 28, 2018 at his home in Rawlins, Wyoming after a short battle with cancer. He was born on October 13, 2018 in Casper, Wyoming. Dale graduated from Rawlins High School and later became an engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad. Later on he married Nancy on October 13, 1994 in Rawlins.

Dale was a part of the Eagles club and American Legion and also enjoyed fishing, camping and family trips to Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Dale is survived by his wife Nancy, sons Marcus and Mike Eastlund both of Casper, stepson Marlo Sanchez of Rawlins, stepson Eric Sanchez of Chino, California, sister Debbie Eastlund of Rawlins, 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the family home.

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Jacqueline Kay Ebey, born on October 6, 1942 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Earl and Pauline Christianson. She died November 1, 2018 at Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions in Casper, Wyoming.

She was raised in Nebraska until she was about 3 years old when her family moved to Rawlins, Wyoming. She met her husband, Virgil V. Ebey, and they were married in June of 1964. They lived in various places and eventually moved to Chicago, Illinois, where they raised their children until 1979 when they moved back to Wyoming and finished raising their children in Douglas.

Her hobbies were shopping, going to the library, and reading. She loved doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles, and playing cards and board games. She loved collecting recipes, knickknacks of roosters and red roses. She most loved spending time with family and friends, which included her kids, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil V. Ebey Jr.; her parents; brother, William Charles Christianson, and son-in-law Ralph W. Gooch, Jr.

Jacqueline is survived by her daughters, Joan Ebey, June Gooch, and Diane Ebey; sons, Wayne Ebey, and Michael Ebey; daughters-in-law, Susan Ebey and Jill Ebey; sisters, Beverly Kulisz and Helen Kuhl; nieces and nephews, 9 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at the Fort Ministry in Casper.

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James Sturman Jr. 58, passed away October 24, 2018 in Casper. A memorial service was held Friday November 3, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Bustard’s.