Obituaries: Enyert, Naugle, Johnson, Asbury, Bennett

Ryan Alexander Enyert

Ryan Alexander Enyert, 44, was born October 2, 1974. He passed away following a brief illness on January 6, 2019, at his home in Casper, Wyoming. As a youth, he enjoyed skateboarding, exploring the neighborhood and just hanging out with his lifelong friends, Mike McCray, Torrey Voight and his cousin and best friend Sean Dever. He graduated from Kelly Walsh High School in 1993. He worked in the oil service industry and loved doing surveying and construction work. In his free time, Ryan was often found fishing with his buddies and listening to his favorite music. He was a compassionate and thoughtful man who always had a kind word and a heartfelt hug for everyone he knew.

Ryan is survived by his loving mother, Gail (Dever) Enyert; his devoted sisters, Riley (Bill) Kuhns and Raegan (Adam) Chinn; and his caring grandmother, Dolores Ann Dever, all of Casper; his aunt, Susan Bradley, of Las Vegas; his uncle, Jon (Margaret) Enyert, of Denver; his uncle, Michael (Sharon) Dever, of Casper; his aunt, Pam (Lee) Bonse, of Chandler, Arizona; nephews, Jacob, Zachary, Aidan and Owen Chinn; and niece, Annabella Kuhns; as well as numerous cousins. Ryan is preceded in death by his father, Richard Enyert, Jr, his paternal grandparents, Richard and Joyce Enyert and his maternal grandfather, John Dever.

Visitation will begin at Newcomer Funeral Home on Friday, January 11, at 6 pm, with the Holy Rosary being recited at 7 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Gary Ruzicka, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, on Saturday, January 12, at 10:00 am, followed by a graveside service at Highland Cemetery. The funeral service will conclude with a luncheon in the parish commons.

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Denise Josephine Thacker Matteson Naugle

On January 3rd, 1972 a beautiful baby girl came into this world, Denise Josephine Thacker Matteson Naugle. God brought smiles to many faces. She was a happy, joyful, loving child. Deny’s father, Paul Thacker passed away on June 21st, 1973. Her mother, Pamela married Curt Matteson in 1975, who adopted Deny, she was blessed to have two wonderful fathers. The Matteson family was later blessed with four more children Deanna Marie, Virginia Marguerite, Carl Paul and Cyle Matthew Matteson.

The family spread deep roots throughout North Dakota, Colorado, and Texas. Deny graduated in Sterling, Colorado, and she’d taken some college courses. Deny married Bill Naugle in 1988. On January 12th 1989 Deny became a mother to Darren William Naugle. Deny and Darren became their own family, she raised a wonderful son. Deny spent many hours pursuing Darren’s love of sports. She loved to watch her son compete. Another of Deny’s greatest joys was when she became a grandmother to Royce- she loved you so much Royce, and loved the time she had with you. Later Deny had a very special friend in her life Troy Hundley, who spent many wonderful years with their family.

Perseverance was her finest quality, through the trials life hands us all Denise managed with grace and a smile, and because of it she made many great friends. Her determination when her life got tough was an inspiration to us all. Deny won ferociously loyal, caring, generous, fun friends. She was a hard-working, very independent person. Rest in peace sweet girl- your family will miss you. You will forever be in our hearts.

She is survived by her loving son Darren and his wife Rayann, grandson Royce Michael Naugle, Darrel Byers- Rayann’s father, parents Curt and Pamela Matteson, sister Deanna brother-in-law Jeremiah Swearson, nephews Levi and Kyle Swearson, nieces Sydney Schwindt, Matteson Lee her god-daughter, brother Carl Matteson and friend CarrieLee Sparks, her many aunts, uncles and cousins. Deny’s Aunt Deborah Schaff Hutzenbeler was 7 weeks old when she became Deny’s aunt, they were more than aunt and niece- they were good friends, her many friends and also Primer, her faithful, furry companion.
She is preceded in death by her father Paul Keith Thacker, grand-parents Matt and Jospehine Schaff, Boyd and Marilyn Matteson, Sister Virginia Marguerite, Brother Cyle Matthew, and nephew Cyle Schwindt. As well as her faithful furry companion Gage.

“You threw me to the wolves like howling wasn’t how I first learned to speak”

“May the Lord watch over me and thee while we are absent from each other”


Lonnie Johnson

Lonnie Johnson, age 67, of Casper, passed away January 4, 2019. Lonnie was born July 13, 1951 in Baker, MT to Donald Johnson and Gladys (Tronstad) Wicker. He graduated from Kelly Walsh in 1970 and took pride in his work as a diesel mechanic. He loved Jesus and felt solace while spending time in the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, hiking and camping.

Lonnie was also preceded in death by his father Donald and his sister Carlotta Spaniol . He is survived by his mother Gladys (Dwight) Wicker, brother Jesse Johnson, daughter Loni Sue (Christopher) Parrish, grandchildren; Jayme (Dustin) Hughes, Khrystjan McAuliff, Logan Parrish and Clark Parrish, former spouse Susan Johnson, step-son Nathan McAuliff.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Newcomer Casper Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donors choice in Lonnie ‘s memory.


Lois Asbury

A Graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, January 18, 2019 for Lois Asbury at Wyoming Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Casper, Wyoming. Lois passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming.

She is survived by her son, Mike (Cheryl) McMullin; grandson, Tim (Angela) McMullin; granddaughter, Kaycee (Jason) Cook; Five great grandsons and one great granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar “Red” Asbury in 1993; a stepson, William “Bill” Asbury in 2003; and a granddaughter, Erin McMullin in 1974.

Memorials in Lois’ name may be made to the Casper Humane Society, 849 East E Street, Casper, WY 82601 or to the church of the donor’s choice.


Barbara Bennett

Casper native and resident Barbara Bennett passed away on January 1st, 2019 at the family ranch outside of Kaycee where she was living.

Barbara was born April 11th, 1933 in Casper, Wyoming to John and Anna Asich. She attended Casper schools while growing up in Casper and she graduated from Natrona County High School in 1951.

Upon completing high school she went to work in the oil and gas industry for an oil company and then local geologists.

Then in 1957, she married Richard “Dick” Bennett and they were married for 61 years until his death earlier in 2018. They had one son Robert Bennett. They enjoyed life in Casper where they raised their son. They enjoyed sports and especially playing golf together. Later in life, Barbara enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and watching them participate in school events. They took great pride in watching their grandchildren grow up.

Barbara is survived by her son Robert, and his grandchildren, Peter-John, Mary, and Bleu. She loved life and she enjoyed cooking and playing bridge. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband and by her parents.

Memorial contributions in Barbara’s name would be welcomed by the family to either Central Wyoming Hospice or the Casper’s Meals on Wheels or any charity of one’s passion or choice. No services are planned and she will be placed next to her husband at the Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery in Evansville, Wyoming.