Obituaries: Short, McClew

Tristen Hunter Short

Beloved son, brother and friend Tristen Hunter Short passed away on February 8, 2019. Tristen was born on August 6, 1996 in Casper, Wyoming, the first son of Brian and LaVerla Short.

Tristen was an adventurous soul who loved to enjoy the beautiful Wyoming outdoors with his family and friends. Though he was a hard-working young man, his favorite way to spend his time was surrounded by friends and family, laughing and having fun. He lit up a room with his infectious smile and the mischievous twinkle in his eyes. He is lovingly remembered for his playful banter, fierce loyalty and dedication, and zest for all that life had to offer. He will be deeply missed.

Tristen is survived by his parents, Brian and LaVerla Short, his four younger siblings Ethen, Kaylie, Alexie, and Ashten, his grandparents Donna and Don Buckalew of Parker, CO and Hunter Short of Casper, WY, and Marsha Bitzenhofer of Casper, WY, and Tom Lorenzen of Sheridan, WY.

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Celebration of Life services for Tristen will be held Friday, February 15, 2019 at 10:00 am at HOPE Church, 520 S Walnut St, Casper, WY 82601. Please have flowers sent to Newcomers Funeral Home. 


Thomas “Tom” David McClew, age 63, of Casper, passed away February 5, 2019 at his home. Tom was born August 13, 1955 in Casper, Wyoming to Thomas and Nona (Israelson) McClew. Tom was the first born and had two younger siblings, Cathleen and Bill. Tom graduated from Kelly Walsh High School in 1974. Tom attended the University of Wyoming. Tom was currently employed with Tuboscope, where he has worked for more than 20 years. When Tom was growing up, he was an avid debater in Debate Club. He also enjoyed playing tennis and chess.

In addition to his parents, Tom was also preceded in death by his sister, Cathleen McClew-Rickert. He is survived by his brother, Bill (Barbara) McClew, nieces, Michelle Shogi and Jeanette McClew, Nephews, William McClew, Tyler Rickert, and Kevin Rickert, and brother-in-law, Steve Rickert.

The family will receive guests on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm at Newcomer Casper Chapel. A celebration will begin Tuesday after the visitation at 7:30 pm at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 11:00am at Wyoming Memorial Gardens in Casper.