Obituaries: Heron, Ravert, Annis, Young

Kennard Keith “Ken” Heron

Kennard Keith “Ken” Heron, born June 17th 1945 in Thermopolis Wyoming, to Bertha and Edward Heron. He lived in Thermopolis until he was 17, then moved to Jackson hole. There to work he married his first wife Faye Robertson, having their children Kelly and Rob. They then moved to Jeffery City where he worked at Western Nuclear Mine as an electrician. They later divorced and in 1976, he married Rosemary Kaper and was blessed with another daughter Nicole. Shortly after came his last child Brandi.

He was always known to jump at the chance to help anyone in need. He was always there whenever he was asked. He worked as a journeyman lineman in Glenrock, retiring after 45 years. He and Rosemary were able to travel throughout the country, including Alaska for his impressive fishing expedition. He always enjoyed woodworking, making gifts and furniture for his friends and family. He was an avid biker, fisherman, and loved hiking trips with his family including special trips with his son Rob. 

He was the biggest man anyone could ever have the pleasure of knowing, in his presence and his kindness. The people who had the pleasure of knowing Kennard, would all agree that he was the most admirable husband, father, brother and grandfather. His kindness, knowledge, generosity, and overall superlative nature was unparalleled. 

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He was proceeded in death by his mother, Bertha McCoubrey, his father, Edward Heron, and his niece Jennifer Sebesta. 

He’s survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Rosemary Heron, son; Robert Heron, daughters; Brandi Heron, Kelly Thomas, and Nicole Dimick, his grandchildren; Keith Dimick, Kylee Dimick, Stevie Randell, Chancey Randell, Mick Heron, Nathan Heron, Skyler Miles, and his great grandchildren; Larz Dimick, Kaidyn Dimick, and Ramona Dimick.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday , February 9, 2019 at Bustard’s Funeral Home in Casper. Interment will be at 1:00 PM on Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Lander, Wyoming.


Michael Dean Ravert, age 66, of Lander, passed away on January 31, 2019 in Casper after a battle with cancer.

Mike was born on December 23, 1952 in Casper, Wyoming to Dean and Dolores Ravert. He attended schools in Casper and graduated from Natrona County High School in 1970. During his junior high years, Mike participated on the basketball, wrestling, and track teams.

Mike worked in the oil field after graduating high school. He then moved to Lander to work in the mill at US Steel. He worked at Weekly’s Interiors for many years laying flooring, where a hardworking reputation followed him. Mike was well-known for his carpet laying skills and many often sought him out to help. He was also a bartender off and on at Stockgrower’s Bar, VFW, B&B, and worked several One Shot Antelope Hunt events.

Mike loved watching his Denver Broncos. No matter how good or bad the season, or how many times he may have thrown his hat or had a few choice words, he remained a loyal fan. He competed in the dart and pool leagues in Lander for many years. He also loved to play horseshoes, go hunting and fishing, and sit in the backyard and watch the world go by. He loved it the most when his grandbabies would come and visit.

Mike is survived by his parents, Dean and Dolores; son Ben Ravert and wife Tiffany, and granddaughters Anzlie, Grayce, Emma, and Paysen of Tualatin, Oregon; daughter Mandy Thomas and husband Terry, and grandchildren Jaysie, Cole, and Ellie of Wright; son Jason Stevens and granddaughter Cameah of Gillette; sister Cheryl Ravert of Casper; brother Wade
Ravert and wife Debbie of Casper; brother-in-law Tim McKinney and wife Rosanne of Lander; several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and his dog Spook.

Mike is preceded in death by his wife of 24 years, Kelly Ravert; grandparents Elmer and May Hougham, and Lloyd and Viola Ravert.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, February 10th, 2019 at 11 am at the VFW in Lander.


Benjamin Edward Annis, beloved husband, Dad, Grandpa, and brother passed away January 28th at the family ranch near Alcova.

He was 75 years of age and a lifetime resident of Wyoming with the exception of 2 years spent overseas in service of his country with the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years Donna, his children Chrissi, Becky, Marty, and Bonnie, as well as 11 grandkids, 7 sisters, and 4 brothers. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Pauline Annis and two brothers, Richard and David Annis. 

He will be forever remembered as a devoted family man whose grand kids were the light of his life. 

A celebration of life will be held in his honor later in the spring at the family ranch.


Augusta Young, 87, passed away Friday, January 25, 2019 in Henderson, NV. She was born in Nitta Yuma, MS. She had many accomplishments throughout her life, none more important to her than her loving family. 

She was a long-time serving member of Christ First Missionary Baptist Church.

She was proceeded in her death by her parents, George and Mollie Lindsey, her husband Willie F. Young Sr., her sons Larry Lindsey Sr. and Barry Lindsey, her daughters Totsetta Young and Bessie Cochran, and grandson Robert Jones Jr, and grand daughter Shvonne Lindsey.

She leaves behind her sons Ivory Lindsey, Everett Young, and Willie Young Jr; and her daughters Senthan Young-Bennett, Mavis Young-Woods, Vivian Renova, and Shara Larry, and 20 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren, and 8 great great grandchildren. 

A memorial service will be Friday February 8, 2019 at 1:00 PM, at Word Christian Fellowship Church, 1220 S. Melrose St. Casper, WY., with Reverend Young officiating. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery.