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Obituaries: Mowery, Jackson, Santini, Jones

Frank L. Mowery

Frank L. Mowery, 88, peacefully left this world on January 13, 2019 at the Hospice “K” House in Casper. Frank was born in Denver, Colorado on March 10, 1930 to Dollie A. Mowery Lott and Frank B. Mowery. Even as a young boy, Frank was a scrappy entrepreneur who developed numerous plans and schemes to support his family through hard economic times. Frank was well-known for his hardworking efforts and jobs in the Five-Points Neighborhood of Denver.

In 1944, Frank’s family moved to Buffalo, Wyoming. He graduated from Buffalo High School in 1948 and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1949. He was honorably discharged in 1952 as a Staff Sergeant after serving in Korea. Frank was awarded numerous military honors including a Bronze Star with a “V” for Valor, Korean Service Medal with five battle stars, United Nations Medal, Army Occupation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, U.S. Presidential Unit Citation, South Korea Presidential Unit Citation, and the National Defense Medal. Although Frank’s war times in Korea were difficult, his lifetime bond with his fellow service members was exemplary. Frank regaled anyone willing to listen to his stories of military service and his beloved members of the 61st Field Artillery Battalion. Frank was actively involved in Korean Veteran’s groups and he served as the national coordinator for the 61st Field Artillery Battalion, hosting the national Korean Veteran’s reunion in Casper in 1998. Frank was awarded a “Quilt of Valor” by the local group in 2017 and was awarded a Medal of Honor from the Ambassador from South Korea in 2018.

Frank’s professional life included work in the oil and gas industry, accounting, banking, and real estate. He served in Wyoming National Bank in Casper from 1956-1968 in various capacities from clerk up to Vice President. Later, Frank was Assistant Vice-President of Cheyenne National Bank, an owner of Mile-Hi Realty in Casper, owner of Mowery Realty in Cheyenne, manager of Mortgage Plus and Colorado National Mortgage Company. Frank retired in 1989 and lived in Casper for the remainder of his life. For many years Frank was involved in local civic clubs and organizations including the Shriners, Civitans, United Way, and Chamber of Commerce. Frank was an avid fisherman and story-teller. He loved to laugh and turn a yarn about his younger days. He enjoyed spending time with his family and his beloved pets, playing cards, winning cribbage, and watching sports.

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Frank was preceded in death by his parents, his stepfather Warren B. “Bubby’ Lott, his sister Delorise J. Esponda and her son Mark, and his former wife Betty Peters.

Frank is survived by his loving wife, Claudette Mowery of Casper, his children: Vaughn Mowery (Kathleen) of Isaquah, WA; Perry Mowery (Lise) of Bothel, WA; Sheri Mowery Harrison (Jake) of Lynnwood, WA; his stepchildren: Christine Stebbins (Dwight) of Laramie; Mark Gardner (Kathy) of Casper; Denise Burke of Cheyenne; Five granddaughters: Breann Lamborn (Dean); Leah Burke Curtsinger (Rick); Taylor Burke Meyer (Ryan); Ashley Mowery, and Danika Mowery; and Four grandsons: Cameron Gardner (Erica); Kyle Gardner; Cody Mowery; Ryan Mowery and six great-grandchildren: Griffin, Cooper, Zoe, Parker, Malachi, and Patrick.

A memorial service will be held Friday January 18, 2019 at 10AM at Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery.

Memorial Services will be held at the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Casper Humane Society or Central Wyoming Hospice & Transitions.


Marilyn Jackson

Marilyn Jackson was born October 12, 1931 in Norfolk, Nebraska to Roland and Jessie Hummel, they soon divorced. Jessie later married Claude Sprague who adopted Marilyn at the age of 2. Eventually Marilyn moved to Dayton, Ohio where she graduated high school. After graduation Marilyn moved to Ainsworth, Nebraska where she met Andrew Jackson. On January 20, 1951 Marilyn married Andrew Jackson and together they had two sons, Steve and Rex. Marilyn worked in the Soil Conservation Service until retiring sometime in the late 1980’s.
Marilyn enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Traveling, summers at the lake, doing crosswords puzzles, playing cards, bowling and shuffle board.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Narfe and the Casper Boat Club.
Marilyn is survived by her husband of 67 years Andrew, her sons Steve and Rex(Nancy), grandchildren Trooper Nix-Jackson(Tricia), Lindsay Gonzales(Willie), Jenny McMurrough(Danny), Mary Orr(Jake), 8 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren and sister Anna Purdue(Kleon).

Marilyn is preceded in death by her parents Claude and Jessie Sprague, daughter-in-law Lorrie Jackson and granddaughter Stephanie Jackson.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, January 21, 2019 at Bustard’s Funeral Home in Casper.

Memorial donations may be made to Central Wyoming Hospice, Make-a-wish foundation and/or Jason’s Friends Foundation.

Central Wyoming Hospice Jason’s Friends Foundation Make-a-Wish Wyoming
319 S. Wilson Street 340 W. B. Street Suite 101 P.O. Box 273
Casper, WY 82601 Casper, WY 82601 Casper, WY 82602 (307)577-4832 (307) 235-3421 Make a Wish America
Gift Processing Center
1702 E. Highland Ave Suite 400
Phoenix, AZ 85016


Marc Santini

Marc Santini, 61 passed away January 11, 2019 in Casper. Services will be Monday January 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Bustard’s Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Adams officiating.


Beverly Dawn Jones

Beverly Dawn Jones, 88, of Jackson, WY passed away Jan. 11, 2019. She was born Mar. 30, 1930 in Mullen, Nebraska to parents Mabel E. (Lewis) and Vern Baldwin.

Beverly was a very positive and grateful passenger in this world for 88 years. She enjoyed family and friends in Nebraska for her first 23 years before moving to Wyoming.

In Casper, she met the love of her life, James Clifford Jones. They quickly married, and together operated a successful real estate company. Bev loved raising their 3 children, telling a good joke, and traveling the world. She moved to Jackson in 2004 after being widowed for nearly 20 years.

Beverly loved her time in Jackson, and was always so appreciative of both the beauty of the landscape and the friendship of people in the community who made her feel at home.

Beverly will live on as a role model and inspiration to her two surviving sons, Brian (Natalie) Jones of Jackson and Steven (Gretchen) Jones of Denver; and her 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Beverly looked forward to reuniting with her husband Jim and her daughter, Lori Chaney, who both left this earth before her. Our love and God’s embrace to this lovely lady.

Graveside services were held at 1:00 p.m. Tues. Jan. 15, 2019 at Memorial Gardens, Casper, WY.