Obituaries: Baughman, Clark, Padgett

Mason William Baughman

Mason William Baughman

Mason was born July 9, 2005 in Casper to Sonja Bryan and Garth Baughman. Mason loved to be outdoors and spent as much time as possible outside. He loved fishing, hiking, playing ball, swords, video games and just generally having fun. Mason’s love of the outdoors came from his entire family. He absolutely loved playing basketball and worked so very hard to make the “A” team this year. He was a very smart and talented young man and had expressed his desire to become a marine biologist.

He was an avid Yu-Gi-Oh card gamer. He knew most of the cards by heart and with the tiniest piece of info could tell you the name of the card, the abilities of the card, attack, defense, etc. He had the same kind of knowledge with video games. He could recall levels in vivid detail. Mason would regale anyone willing to listen to his gaming exploits. He loved to tell a story.

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When it came to Mason’s family he was there for all of them no matter what. He took it upon himself to make sure that everyone was taken care of emotionally. His family meant the world to him. His grandpa Harold was a huge pillar in his life. They had a bond that went above and beyond grandpa and grandson. The exact same could be said for Mason’s Grandpa, Roy. Mason loved going out to their ranch and helping with the chores, taking care of the animals, and just spending time with him. When it came to his Grandmas, he loved helping Grandma Mary in her Garden and playing board games with her. Mason watched Matlock, with Grandma Donna. They also spent time watching The Price Is Right and trying to guess the prices before the contestants.

Mason loved his Mom more than anything. Mason and his mom went for walks, jogging, watched movies together, playing Mario Kart and relishing in the win against his mom, and also playing other games. They had long meaningful talks with each other. Mason looked up to his Dad and mimicked everything Garth did. They spent a lot of time playing games together on their phones, playing video games, working outside, playing catch and Frisbee golf. They also played fetch and ran with the dogs.

Mason recently had 2 great step parents enter his life, Jerry Bryan and Tracy Baughman. Mason looked up to Jerry. They may not have always agreed but there was still a solid bond there. Tracy made a lasting impression on her new stepson. Mason always talked highly of her and he loved spending time with her. 

Mason was always walking around with a smile on his face. He would always be laughing and carrying on, trying to make a joke. He would be the first one in on a joke and never let you forget it. He was the kind of person that would light up the room. You couldn’t help but smile when you saw him. 

Mason is survived by his mother Sonja Bryan (Jerry), father Garth Baughman (Tracy), sisters Serenity, Kyra and Makaylyn, and his brother Dillon. Grandparents Roy and Mary Baughman, Donna Hastings, Stephanie and Terry Blevins, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Mason will be greatly missed by all those lucky enough to have known him and been loved by him.

Services will be held Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 2:00 PM. at the United Church of Christ, 1511 South Melrose Street in Casper.


Roy Nathan Clark, age 93, of Casper, passed away March 31, 2019 at Shepherd of the Valley Care Center. Roy was born March 6, 1926 in Casper to Nathan and Freida (Kosanke) Clark. 

Roy was a lifelong Casper resident and graduated from Natrona County High School. Roy later served in the United States Navy. Roy worked at the Casper Commissary/Albertsons for 44 years before retiring, he then worked in the food court at the Eastridge Mall for 8 or more years. He and his wife, Theresa (Nolan) were married in 1951. They lived a simple life, dedicated to his family, which consisted of one son Ronald (Lyn) and mother-in-law (Della Nolan). Roy loved card games of all types, sports, and traveling with Ron.

At the age of 69, Roy married the second love of his life, Carolina (Von Bon) and they had a wonderful life together until he passed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Theresa (Nolan) and two sisters, Rosemary Romer and Darlene Owens. He is survived by his wife, Carolina (Von Bon) Clark; his son Ron (Lyn Heil); granddaughter Darby; grandson Quinn, nieces Mary Dell Long and Carol Ann Wilson, and other nieces in Montana.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday April 25, 2019 at 3:30 pm at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. 

Inurnment will occur at the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery at a later date. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Casper Humane Society in Roy’s memory. 


Betty Louise Padgett, 78, of Casper, passed away Thursday April 4, 2019.

She was born to the late Earl and Viola Fox on February 25, 1941 in Hutchinson, Ks. Betty graduated from Alden High School in Alden, Ks. She then moved to Casper, Wy. and met and married Lester Obert, Jr., together they had 3 daughters; Faith Erin, Alicia and Angela. They were later divorced.

Betty received her cosmetology license and worked as a hairdresser for many years in Casper. 
Betty later moved to Dodge City, Ks. where she met and married Lyman “Dude” Padgett. She helped Dude with all aspects of their farming operation and it was there that she developed her gift for gardening. After Dude’s passing Betty lived a short time in Powder River, Wy and later relocated to Hyannis, Ne. to live near her daughter and son-in-law, John and Angela Young. Due to poor health Betty relocated to Casper in 2017 where she lived at Garden Square Assisted Living.

Betty had a passion for creating beauty all around her. She kept a very neat and welcoming home and always had beautiful plants and flower beds. She loved handwork of all sorts. She knitted and crocheted many baby blankets and afghans for her grandchildren. She was a talented seamstress and did beautiful and intricate embroidery work. She loved animals and had many beloved dogs throughout the years. She loved birdwatching and could identify all the birds that came into her yard. Betty was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Betty is survived by three children: Faith Erin Robinett and Alicia Hickson, of Casper; Angela (John) Young of Paducah, Tx. She is survived by eight grandchildren: Jessica (Josh) Simkin, Jolene Robinett, Celeste (Joe) Bond, Mark (Kamille) Johnston, Candice (Chris) Howe, Kelsey (Daniel) Mason, Brianna (Cody) Jensen, Frances (Jake) Jarman. Betty is survived by a sister Wilma (Wendell) Powell of Lyons, Ks. She is also survived by eleven great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Lyman Padgett, parents Earl and Viola Fox, brothers Bill, Danny and Galen Fox and great-grandson, Mark Dee Howe.

Services will be held at Newcomer Funeral Home Monday April 8th at 10:00 am followed by burial at Highland Cemetery.