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Obituaries: Bardgett, Dressler, Gentry

Diane Renee Bardgett

Diane Renee Bardgett, 57, of Casper, Wyoming, passed away March 16, 2019 at the Wyoming Medical Center following a long illness.
Diane was born in 1961 in Phoenix, Arizona to Lise and Forrest Young. 
Diane spent her working years in the restaurant and auto body industries. Her many interests included NASCAR, camping, fishing and supporting the Dallas Cowboys. She religiously watched Jeopardy, and her family and friends agree that she was an amazing cook. She lived the way she wanted to live and she had no regrets.
Diane is survived by her children, Lisette Parks, Brandy Sharpe and James Bardgett; and siblings, Gary Young, James Young, Bruce Young, Mike Young, Karen Godfrey and Becky Durnell.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Jim Bardgett.
A memory service will be celebrated on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Bustard’s Funeral Directors and Crematory. A reception for close family and friends will immediately follow the service at Becky’s home.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Diane’s memory to Casper Humane Society.


 Geraldine Marie Dressler aka Barrie left us to go be with the Lord on Saturday March 16th, 2019 of natural causes at the Wyoming Medical Center. She had double pnuemonia and influenza and also was in the last stages of COPD.

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Barrie was 71 yrs young. Born on June 18th, 1947 to Irene M. Parisien (DECEASED) and Daniel Dubois (DECEASED) in Belcourt, North Dakota. She was an enrolled member of the Turtle Mtn Band of the Chippewa Indian Tribe. 

At the age of 11 the family  relocated to Casper, Wyoming. And that is where she resided for most of her life until she passed.

Being the second oldest of 10 which consisted of 5 brothers Norman (Nancy) Moreno of Minnesota, Tyrone (Julie) Moreno of Iowa, Hermis (Annette) Decoteau of Riverton, Wyoming, Edward Decoteau of Washington and Luke Decoteau (DECEASED), 4 sisters Julie Decoteau, Gretchen Decoteau Lei-sure both of Casper, Wyoming, Emma Smith (DECEASED), AnnCellador Decoteau of Casper, Wyoming. 

On October 25th, 1965 she gave birth to a son Michael Kientz of Casper, Wyoming.She gave birth to a daughter on December 31st 1966 Michele Kientz of Casper, Wyoming. She had her last child a daughter on March 13th, 1969 Cheryl (Hector) Benson of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Twice divorced she raised her children as a single parent.   

Barrie enjoyed going to bingo, going on picnics with the grandkids: Joseph (Amber) Benson, Debra (Kenneth) Angelle, Christopher Rude, Cruz (Cera)  Kientz, Gabriella (Sandy) Arriaga, Alejandro (Alexis) Alejandra (Joe) Arriaga, Enrique Arriaga, Chico, Xylon (Mckenna) Kientz and Xavier Kientz.

She went on to enjoying the time spent with the great grandkids: Rojelio Arriaga, Emilio Martinez, Myleana Gonzales, Soriya Chavez, Nariah Kientz, Lilliana Rogi, and Jacob Bailey.

Barrie also enjoyed going up to the falls (Casper Mtn) and when she was able too she loved going fishing and camping.  She was proceeded in death by her mother, father, a brother and a sister.   

As Barrie starts her journey to a place where we will not be in pain may she experience the joys of happiness, love and peace. She will be missed by many people especially her kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids. 

Services will take place on APRIL 6, 2019 @ 1pm at the Gail Gardens Apt. Complex 300 W. BC Street(Social Room)Casper, Wyoming.
Officiating the services will be done by: Hermis Decoteau 

Potluck Dinner/BBQ and Music will follow in honor of our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt.Please if you plan on coming bring a covered dish. 

RSVP Michele or Gretchen. 

Any and all donations may be taken to: Newcomers Crematory in   Casper  c/o Geraldine Dressler or forwarded to: Hermis Decoteau.  
Any donations above what’s needed will be donated too: COPD Research/Foundation AUTISM Research/FoundationIn honor of Geraldine. 


Gerald Robert Gentry, 92, of Casper, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019. He was born to the late Ernest and Eron Gentry on March 25, 1926 in Ardmore, Oklahoma. He graduated from high school in Fox, Oklahoma. Following graduation, Gerald entered the Army Air Corps and served in Germany during World War II. Returning from the war, he worked as a chemist in a Refinery before the oilfield in Oklahoma. 
He was a resident of Casper since 1962 with a long career in oilfield sales. He retired from Halliburton. 
Gerald was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Casper, the Shriners and the Elks Club. Gerald was also a passionate golfer. Following retirement, he and Connie enjoyed overseas travel as well as trips down south near the Gulf. 

Gerald is survived by his wife, Connie Gentry, son Jerry Gentry (Jo) of Arvada, grandchildren Stacey M. Maddox (Scott Maddox) of San Antonio, TX, and Jason Gentry (Dawnee Gentry) of Arvada, and three great grandchildren, Karis, Sydane and Gage Gentry. 

In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorials to be made to First United Methodist Church or The Casper Shrine Club. 

A Memorial Service with military honors will be held Friday, April 5, 2019 at 2:00pm at Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery in Evansville, Wyoming.