Obituaries: Williams, Gravil, Maixner

Deborah L. Williams

Deborah L. Williams, 59, passed away on May 5, 2019 in Casper, Wyoming. She was born on July 5, 1959 in Inglewood, California. 

By profession Deborah was a Certified Nursing Assistant for 34 years. 
On August 3, 1997 she married Paul Williams in Casper, Wyoming. 

Deborah enjoyed painting Rocks, crochet, gardening plants and flowers, collecting turtles and spending time with her grandkids. She also enjoyed going second handing, traveling, riding motorcycles and scooters with her husband, going to Sturgis, Mexico and Florida. She loved to camping, boating and fishing. She was always taking pictures. She enjoyed drinking Bud light and Mango Margaritas. 

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Deborah loved her family and her pets; she had so much pride in them. She liked to donate her time, recycling and volunteering. 

She is survived by her husband Paul Williams, daughter, Shauna Davis (Justin); son, Tony Bone (Stacy) all of Casper, WY; stepdaughter, Stephanie Williams of Shoshoni, WY; brother, Ronnie Bone; sisters, Darla Fritts, Carla Hartwick and Diana Woody all of Ironton, MO; sister, Bobbie Harmon of Casper, WY; sister-in-laws, Betty Campbell (Gary) and Cheryl DiNapoli all of Los Curces, NM and sister-in-law, Tammy Martin of Evansville, WY. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Deborah is preceded in death by her father, Paul Robert Bone and mother, Jean Bone both of Ironton, MO. 

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 10, 2019 at Bustard’s Funeral Home in Casper with Pastor Tim Adams officiating. Interment will be at the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery in Evansville, Wyoming. 

In lieu of flower memorial donations may be made to the American cancer society.


Joan Lucille Gravil

Joan Lucille Gravil, 86, of Caper, Wyoming passed away on May 2, 2019. She was born on October 15, 1932 to Lucille and Bernice Roberts in Trenton, Missouri.

In 1945 the family moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado. Joan married James Gravil in May 1949. They had three children, Sherry, Craig, and Becky. Joan and her girls moved to Casper in 1979. In 2000 Joan, Wayne and Becky moved to Florida. In 2016 Joan and Becky returned to Casper.
Joan is survived by her sister, Janelle (Dave) Sadar; daughter, Becky Cagle; granddaughter, Joey (Dave) Reid; grandson, James (Roxanne) Patik; granddaughter, Ginger; ten great grandchildren; and 4 great great grandchildren, along with many cousins.

While living in Casper, Joan worked for Moss Equipment, Western Equipment, Natrona County Courthouse, and Wyoming Medical Center. Joan was retired for over 25 years.

Joan had a long and fulfilling life surrounded by much love! 
No services are planned at this time.


Joseph Richard Maixner

Joseph Richard Maixner, 96, passed away May 3, 2019. He was born on the family farm near Bee, Nebraska, to Lawrence and Mary (Kantor) Maixner, on December 11, 1922, the 9th of 12 children. He grew up on that farm, graduated from high school and joined the Navy in Feb. 1943. He was assigned to the USS AJAX, a fleet repair ship during WWII. Joseph was a machinist mate traveling the Pacific Ocean repairing ships. He was a plank owner of this ship.

After his discharge in 1945 he returned to home where he married Eldine Duffek, his childhood friend. They lived in Chicago. Illinois, where their daughter was born and then in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where their son was born. They returned to Nebraska to farm for several years, moving to Cheyenne where he worked as a TV repairman. Moving to Colorado, they lived in several places while Joe worked for the Colorado Highway Department. Ft. Collins was home for 37 years. They moved to Casper eight years ago, living at Primrose. 

Joe belonged to the VFW and the Knights of Columbus, being lifetime members in both. He belonged to Veteran’s group while living in Casper, keeping his Navy days alive.

Joe was a hardworking, quiet, strong willed family person. He loved to golf, water ski, downhill ski, fish. Joe and Eldine had many great adventures traveling with friends during their square dancing and camping time. They traveled extensively after they retired, enjoying many great trips and stays in Arizona. In 2017 they were deemed to be the longest married Catholic couple in Wyoming. 

He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Eldine; daughter, Jeanne (Bob) Hopkins and son, Bob (Gerrie) Maixner; grandchildren, Tim (Karen), Nick (Jana), and Kristy; 7 great-grandchildren, Tiffany, Brooke, Phineas, Miriam, Silas; one great-great-grandson, Rhett Joseph and his younger sister, Marie Kelly. His strong Catholic faith, passion for living his life, and his family served him well.

The family requests in lieu of flowers you may make a donation to Central Wyoming Hospice & Transitions, True Care Women’s Resource Center, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church or charities of your choice. 

A mass with military honors will be at St. Patrick’s’ Church Friday, May 10, at 10:30 with a luncheon following.