Obituaries: Broughton, Madden

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Ronnie Ray Broughton, 63, returned to his heavenly home on April 9, 2019 after a struggle with liver cancer. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace.

Ronnie was born to the late Bobby Ray Broughton and Dorothy Gayle Broughton-Slade, in Hopewell, VA on November 19, 1955. He joined the United States Airforce in September of 1975 and spent almost 10 years working as security police. The remainder of his military career was spent in the Air National Guard and the Army National Guard with various careers from medical logistics to chaplain’s assistant. Ronnie retired with full honors from the military at the age of 57 as a staff sergeant E-6.

After retiring from the military, he found his true passion when he became pastor of Apostolic Lighthouse church in Casper, WY. This was some of the best years of his life. He not only had a passion for truth and the gospel, pure and simple, he had a pastor’s heart and a love for people’s souls.

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Being a transplant from Virginia, he brought with him his southern personality and humor. When asked a question he was not quick to respond, however, you knew his answer was going to be wise because of the thought he put into it. He is dearly missed by his loved ones, who celebrate the fact that he stayed the course, finished his race, and has now gained his eternal reward.

Ronnie is survived by his wife, Lorraine; his daughters Amy Bernagozzi, Bethany Faught, Crystal Morean, Christina Broughton and Cassandra Thornton; his step-sons David Washechek and Brian Washechek; his many grandchildren; and his brothers, Donnie Broughton, Jerry Broughton and Anthony Broughton. He is preceded in death by his father, Bobby Ray Broughton.

Family and friends are welcome to join us in celebrating Ronnie’s homecoming. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 12th at 11am in the chapel at the Oregon Trail Cemetery in Evansville, WY.


Kathleen “Kathy” A. Madden, age 70, of Casper, Wyoming passed away April 11, 2019 at Central Wyoming Hospice. 

Kathy was born January 14, 1949 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Stanley and Elizabeth (Schroeder) Hehn. Kathy graduated from Bay View High School in 1967. 

She met her husband, Terry Madden, in Milwaukee while attending a dance and they dated for 5 months before Terry proposed. After Terry served a tour of duty in Vietnam, they got married at Terry’s family home in Bountiful, Utah in June of 1969. Terry and Kathy welcomed their first daughter, Wendy, in July of 1973.They relocated to Casper, Wyoming in 1974. Their second daughter, Shelley, joined their family in 1980. 

Kathy was a homemaker for the majority of her life and took excellent care of her family with the best chocolate chip cookies and spaghetti and meatballs around. She had a wonderfully creative mind which she showcased through everything from sewing, crocheting, and painting right down to the meticulous script of her handwritten letters. She shared her talents with her daughters, playing clarinet duets every Christmas with her eldest and taking pottery classes with her youngest. 

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Terry L. Madden, Daughter, Wendy (Travis) McKinney, Daughter, Shelley (Josh) Maher, grandchildren, Amanda, Chloe, and Benjamin, and step-grandchildren, Brandon and P.J. 

The family will receive guests Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Newcomer Casper Chapel. Funeral Services will begin Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 10:00 am. at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery, Evansville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Casper Rescue Mission in Kathy’s memory.