Obituaries: Kassman, Burlingame, Campbell

Joyce Ann Kassman

Joyce Ann Kassman, 72, of Casper, WY passed away peacefully Friday March 1, 2019 at Wyoming Medical Center after battling Cancer. 

She was born to the late Hugh and Margaret Rideout , July 16,1946, in Evansville, IN. She married the late Ardell L Kassman in 1969, and they lived together in Colorado and Montana before settling in Casper, WY. 

Joyce was a Daycare owner for many, many years until her husband passed in 1998. She always had a deep love for kids and helping them grow and learn, She was the “Go To” mom to many of her children’s friends throughout the years she enjoyed having a house full of kiddos’s at any time . She was always there to help out in any way she could. After that she settled into the role of “Granny Nanny” and helped care for her grandchildren and eventually her great-grandchildren. Her Grandchildren are what made her smile brighter and were the people she held nearest and dearest to her heart, she beamed with pride over each and every one. She always had a song to sing or a story to tell, she was there to help out whenever and to whomever needed it. She loved sewing, crafting, and swinging outside at night chatting with her neighbors. When she wasn’t spoiling her grandkids she spoiled her best friend and companion her little dog Annie. Joyce loved family time, big family dinners or just backyard BBQ’s anytime everyone was together made her heart happy. 

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Joyce is survived by her children: Amy (Pat) Allen of Casper, WY; Danielle Dugdale of Missoula, MT; Brett Kassman, unknown. 8 grandchildren: Kylie (Drew) Kassman, Peighton (Javi) Drake; Isabella and Jacques Allen all of Casper, WY ; Kassie (Riley) Yates of Montrose, Co; Jesse (Sierra) Allen of Pocatello ,ID ; Ashley Dugdale of Washington, DC ; Sam Dugdale of Great Falls, MT. 4 great grandchildren; Emmett, Everly, Malina and Thomas. 3 siblings: Bo (Doris) Rideout of Kersey, CO; Linda (Kenny) Nab of Sterling, CO ; Rhonda (George) Stewart of Casper, WY , and many wonderful Nieces, Nephews ,Great-Nieces and Great Nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Hugh and Margret Rideout, her twin sister, and her husband Ardell L Kassman. 

A memorial service will be held at Restoration Church on March 16, 2019 at 10:00 am. She will be laid to rest in Sterling, Co later this summer. 


Catherine Agnes Burlingame, age 86 of Casper WY passed away Monday March 4, 2019. 

Visitation will be held from 1- 4 PM on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Bustard’s Funeral Home in Casper. The family will receive friends from 1-2 PM. 

She was born on the family homestead near Upton, WY June 9, 1932 to James and Margaret Whitman. Her family moved from Newcastle to Riverton, WY when she was very young and shortly thereafter moved to Casper. After some time, the family purchased what later became Whitman’s Grocery on 12th St where she was an integral part of running the store as well as caretaking her younger brothers. Catherine graduated from Natrona County High School in 1949 and from Chillicothe Business College in 1951. 

She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church and taught Sunday school classes; was a Cub Scouts Den Mother; a classroom volunteer at Garfield Elementary and volunteered for 18 years with Meals on Wheels in Casper. In addition to her volunteer activities, Catherine was an accomplished bowler and played on a league for many years. 

Catherine is survived by her husband of 67 years – Charles Burlingame of Casper, WY; brothers Robert Whitman of McKinley, TX and Roy Whitman of Frisco, TX; son David Burlingame of Casper, WY; son Ron Burlingame and daughter-in-law Cecelia Burlingame of Portage, IN; son Kenneth Burlingame and daughter-in-law Tracy Burlingame of Parker, CO; four grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother James Whitman. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Catherine’s name to the local chapter of Meal on Wheels.


Bruce Allen Campbell, 64, of Casper, passed away on Sunday March 3, 2019.

He was born to James and Beverly Campbell on October 6, 1954, in El Paso Texas.

Bruce joined the Air Force right out of high school where he proudly served his country as an Air Traffic Controller until he was Honorably Discharged. He later became a skilled carpenter, and he was an extremely talented artist who spent most of his free time working on his sketches.

Bruce is survived by two daughters from his first marriage, Nicole Campbell; and Carly Campbell Looney. He is also survived by seven grandchildren; his father James Campbell; his sister Renee Kiljander; Two brothers, Ray Campbell and Leonard “Jay” Campbell; numerous Nieces and Nephews; and many friends and neighbors, including his closest and dearest friend, Karla Coqueugniot.

Bruce is preceded in death by his mother Beverly Campbell; his two brothers, Jeff Campbell and James Campbell; and his beloved companion, Cordelia Huebschwerlen.

Upon Bruce’s request and last wishes, there will be no viewing or services held.