Obituaries: Hood, Boston, Hasely

Linda Elaine Hood

Linda Elaine Hood, 79 was born March 3, 1939 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Byron & Erma Smethurst. She has 2 sisters and 2 Brothers Afton, Joe, Connie, and Lamar. She met Neil Hood from Casper in 1961 and they married in 1962 (56 years) together they had 3 children, Keith, Lorrie & Rebecca. 10 Grandchildren & 8 Great Grandchildren.

Elaine will be remembered as being a wonderful mother and homemaker. She enjoyed bowling, camping and traveling with her husband and family. Elaine treasured her time spent with Coco Bear, her pet Pomeranian. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her Mom & Dad, Granddaughter, Ashley & Grandson, Matthew.

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She is survived by her husband Neil, Son, Keith (Dawn) Hood, Daughter Lorrie Hood, Daughter Becky (Mike) Hall, 8 grandchildren & 8 Great-Grandchildren and all of her siblings as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A Visitation will be held 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Friday, November 2, 2018 at Newcomer Casper Chapel. A Funeral Service will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the funeral home with Interment to follow at Wyoming Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family suggest that donations be made to the Seton House, 919 N. Durbin Street, Casper, Wyoming, 82601 or the Casper Humane Society in Elaine’s name.


Doran K Boston

Doran K Boston of Casper, Wyoming passed away Saturday November 3rd leaving behind so many people touched by his ready humor and caring nature. A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm, November 8, 2018 at Newcomer Casper Chapel.

Doran’s wife, Nancy and their son, Kirt (Carolyn) and daughter, Blythe (Mike) will all miss Doran’s constant love, guidance, and friendship. His grandchildren Mariah (Kelly), Matt (Gracee), Jarydd (Angela), Mikaela, and Liam; sister, Anna Mae; brother, James; and four great-grandchildren, will miss his smiles, stories, and the many smart remarks he shared to let us all know how much he cared.

Doran showed many how to achieve their dreams. He convinced Nancy’s reluctant parents to let a tough kid from the wrong side of town marry their only child. He spent 62 years with the love of his life Nancy. He completed a degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Wyoming and spent time in Texas and Colorado building a professional reputation. Upon returning to Casper he spent years providing leadership at Worthington, Lenhart, & Associates before retiring as President. Many knew Doran best in his lifelong professed dream role as a successful rancher. He and Nancy operated their ranch on Muddy Mountain and west of Casper until they chose to retire from the range for health reasons, though Doran was, and always will be, a cowboy at heart.

Doran unselfishly shared himself through thoughtful advice, caring insight, and a willingness to dive in and help anyone in any challenge. His passing leaves all those he touched wondering where they will turn for that calm advisor and friend they leaned on so much. The family asks you to keep them in your thoughts. In lieu of flowers, please direct any donations or memorials to the gallery Doran and Nancy helped establish, ART321- Casper Artists’ Guild, or the Casper Humane Society.


Muriel F. Hasely

Muriel F. Hasely, 87, of New Wilmington, died on November 1 in Casper, WY where she was visiting her daughter. She passed peacefully, surrounded by loving family and “her” dog, Scout.
Muriel was born August 1, 1931 in Mount Vernon, NY to Albert and Margaret French.
After graduating from The Ursuline School in New Rochelle, NY, Muriel continued her education at Chatham University and then Cornell University, graduating with a B.S. degree in nursing.
After graduation Muriel worked in the New York City Hospital until marrying the love of her life, Louis C. Hasely, on June 4, 1955. She had fallen in love with Louis (unbeknownst to him!) during a family vacation when she was just 14. After marriage, Louis and Muriel built a life together on a small farm outside of New Wilmington. When Louis passed away in 1988, Muriel stayed on and became even more active in the operation. She loved the farm. This former big city girl, even into her 80’s, could often be found on a tractor, fixing fence, or checking on her cattle.
Muriel continued her passion for helping others by becoming a school nurse. She served many of the one room schoolhouses in the New Wilmington area and then finished her career with a long tenure as the elementary school nurse in the Laurel district.
She was a longtime member of The New Wilmington United Methodist Church and volunteered with many of their functions.
Muriel greatly enjoyed her annual family fishing trips to the Pennsylvania Club near San Souci, Ontario. She was barely home from one trip before she began looking forward to the next.
Survivors include a daughter, Tracy (Mark) Harshman of Casper, WY; two sons, Ed (Barb) Hasely of Farmington, NM and Bill (Judy) Hasely of New Wilmington; and one loving sister, Peggy Lantz of Pfafftown, NC. Muriel had nine grandchildren, Cole (Halle) Hasely of Fairbanks, AK; Lauren Hasely of Goodyear, AZ; Steven (Kristen) Hasely of Wheatland, WY; Michael Harshman of Casper, WY; Morgan Harshman of Casper, WY; Justin (Michelle) Harshman of Casper, WY; Emily (Rob) Palmer of Juneau, AK; Craig (Maryann) Morrison of Canfield, OH; and Kim Porterfield (with her partner, Joe Fisher) of Pulaski, PA; eight great grandchildren; and one great, great grandson. She is also survived by two very special nieces, Cindy Ward of Virginia Beach, VA and Peggy Messenkopf of Winston-Salem, NC and three very special nephews, Eric Lantz of Newington, CT; Paul Bullock of Lino Lakes, MN; and Jim Bullock of Mechanicsville, VA.
Muriel is also survived by the members of The Card Club. These ladies met monthly and remained great friends for over 60 years. Members include Dorothy Kaufman and Phyrn Womer, both of Volant, and Ann Litzenberg and Eleanor Ferver of New Wilmington.
Visitation will be at Smith Funeral Home in New Wilmington from 3 until 5 PM on Saturday, November 17. A memorial service will follow.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Wilmington United Methodist Church, 125 S. Mercer St., New Wilmington, PA 16142 or to the American Cancer Society.