Obituaries: Sadler, Judd, Clark, Cashel, Rodriguez, Sr.

Richard (Dick) Sherman Sadler

CASPER, WYO. – Richard (Dick) Sherman Sadler passed away peacefully on Friday May 10, 2019 at Shepherd of the Valley Hospice with his wife by his side. Dick was born in Haywarden, IA on September, 10, 1928 to Edward A. and Elsie (Sherman) Sadler. He graduated from St Mary’s High School in Clinton, IA in 1946. He then enlisted in the Navy. When he returned to IA he met the woman he would marry, Mary A. Dusterhoft of Victor, IA, and they married February, 2 1952. Dick was working for the Chicago North Western railroad at the time which took them to several states before settling into their home of Casper, WY in 1963. Together they raised 3 children, Edward, Richard and Connie. 

Dick was employed by the Chicago North Western railroad until he retired. Immediately after he was appointed by Governor Ed Herschler as the Director of the Employment Security Commission until he retired from this appointment.

Dick was involved in various ways in the Casper community and serving the State of Wyoming in the House of Representatives and in the Senate from the years of 1971 to 2002. He served on many committees within this time and was an avid supporter for the Game and Fish Commission. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He also continued, after leaving politics to help locals with all their calls, questions and to get them what they needed. Dick and Mary attended Our Lady of Fatima.

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Besides being survived his wife, Mary of 67 years he is survived by two sons, Edward A. Sadler (Rochelle), Richard P. Sadler (Kathy), one daughter Connie, one brother David Sadler, 6 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Gen. Robert E. Sadler, Joel Sadler, sisters; Darlene York and Marylou Killean.

His Rosary will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Church on Thursday May 16th, at 7:00 pm. The Services will also be held at Our Lady of Fatima on Friday May 17th at 10:30 am with reception following. Inurnment will be held at the Veterans Cemetery in Evansville.


Luella Lee (Thayer) Judd

Luella Lee (Thayer) Judd, age 79, of Casper, passed away May 9, 2019 at the Wyoming Medical Center. Luella was born March 7, 1940 in Lusk to Herman and Inez (Wolff) Thayer. She graduated from Lusk High School and furthered her education at the University of Wyoming and then later earned her Masters degree at the South Dakota School of Mines. She met the love of her life Ben Judd while teaching in Jeffrey City, WY and the two were married on August 9, 1969. She spent many years educating youth at Douglas High School before her retirement. Luella was devoted to her son, Shane and loved traveling to watch him play baseball. 

In addition to her parents, Luella was preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Hawkins. She is survived by her Husband, Ben Judd, Son, Shane (Jen) Judd, Granddaughter, Emmalee Judd, Niece, Richelle (Tim) Kennedy, Nephew, Mike (Kristi) Judd and numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Funeral Services will begin on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Newcomer Casper Chapel. Burial will follow at the Lusk Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.


William “Bill” Jon Clark

On Tuesday, May 7th, 2019, William “Bill” Jon Clark, loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandpa and friend, passed away in the arms of his wife, at age 72.
Bill will be most remembered for his infectious smile, strong wit, kind heart, love of Jesus and belief in angels.  
Bill was born on February 10th, 1947 in Cut Bank, MT to Albert and Ethel Clark.  He served in the U.S. Marines from 1966 to 1972 and served in Vietnam – TET Offensive.  Bill drove truck for Getter Trucking, owned Clark Crane Service, worked for High Country Crane.  He then worked for 17 years at Wyoming Machinery as the heavy hauler.
Bill played as hard as he worked, and played even harder after retirement.  He and Pat share a passion for fishing, waterskiing, dancing and razor riding.  Since retiring, they’ve enjoyed time in Glacier National Park, Alaska, Rochester- Mayo, Maine and Arizona.  They visited their daughters’ families in Oklahoma and D.C.. If he was in Casper, he was in his shop, BBQing with his buddies, or fishing at Pathfinder.  He also loved his church family at GSLC, the church he helped build in 1981. He set the roof, Shepard and Cross with his crane when the church was built.
Bill and Dianna Johnson were married in 1968 and had Nathan Jon and Becci Mae.  Following Dianna’s passing, Bill and Patricia Louise Sammons were married in 1974.  Bill adopted Tamara Louise and they became a family of five. Bill and Pat were married for 44 years.  He is also survived by his brother James (Myrna), sisters Betty Jo (John) and Judy (Dan), 10 grandchildren, two great grandsons, 15 nieces and nephews and tons of great nieces & nephews.
A celebration of Bill’s life will be held on Monday, May 13th, 2019 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 51 Primrose (across from Paradise Valley Golf Course), at 11:00am.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Jason’s Friends of Casper, WY. BBQ will follow at the Clark home.


Debra L. (Jodee) Cashel

Debra L. (Jodee) Cashel was born to Glenn A. Cashel and Dolores Jean (Hux) Cashel, also known as Dee Cashel, on February 1, 1954 in Casper, Wyoming. 

Survived by her beloved sons, Jordan Cashel DeLauter and Colton Daniel DeLauter, grandson Abel Alan DeLauter, brother, Mitch Alan Cashel, nephew, Travis Cashel, niece, Aubrey Cashel Moon and family. She is also survived by life partner, Steve DelReal of LaHabra, California, and many beloved cousins in Casper and Lander, Wyoming, Washington, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and California. She also leaves behind beloved Uncle Walter Hux, of Oklahoma, who was born in Gillette, and Aunt Hellen Hux of Davis, Oklahoma, her close cousin Walter (Barbara) Hux, Jr. of Madill, Oklahoma, Kolin Kissell of Washington, and Raelynn McGraw Pryor of California. She also leaves behind many dear friends in Casper, best friend since the age of 7, Mickey Mudge Harrison, Doral Holmes, John Harrison, Steve, Peggy, and Natalie Clamp, Kevin and Carla Sutphin of Bar Nunn, dear friends in Lake Havasu City, Candie Lockman (Bob) Calvin, Ashlee Lockman (Steve) Reeder, Dusty (Melody) Lockman, formerly from Wyoming, and Judy Mehaljevic (formerly of Philadelphia, now of Ft. Mohave, Arizona), Jill Gilbank and family, and Tom Aamot and family.

Debra was preceded in death by her beloved father, Glenn A. Cashel, a veteran Sergeant Detective with the Casper Police Department for over 20 years, mother, Dolores J. “Dee” (Hux) Cashel (in 2008) from Lake Havasu, grandfather William Warner Cashel, Sr. (born in 1884), beloved grandmother Blanche (Schlotterbeck) Cashel (born 1987), beloved grandfather Daniel “Dee” Jasper Hux of Gillette, WY, and beloved grandmother Winifred Josephine (Hamm) Hux (buried in Gillette, passed away in Oklahoma), who lived until the age of 103 and was from Lake Havasu City, uncle William W. Cashel, Jr., aunt Anna May (Huey) Cashel, aunt Henriette (Cashel) Carrothers; aunt Edith (Cashel) Maher, cousin John Hux of Davis, OK, and dear friends Nikki (Menacam) Schacham (formerly of Lake Havasu and passed away in Israel), Tammy Aquin Englert (formerly of Lake Havasu, from Canada). 

D.L. Jodee married Mark DeLauter in 1975 and had 2 beautiful sons together. She attended NCHS (where she got her nickname) in Casper and was an award winning singer for the State of Wyoming. She loved singing in the choir and graduated in 1972. D.L. Jodee moved to beautiful Lake Havasu City, Arizona, in 1986 and raised her children there. She was a business manager at Havasu Nursing Center for several years. She joined the theater group, The Drury Lane Repertory Players soon after moving to Lake Havasu and was involved with the group for 17 years. She lived there for 23 years and made friends from all over the world. She moved back to Casper in 2009. She was an award winning actress in Lake Havasu and also directed, produced, and sang. She was always a good singer, from age 5, getting her first standing ovation. She taught her sons, at an early age, to play guitar and sing. She was taught to play guitar by her father and learned to sing from her mother. Her sons are now excellent 7th generation musicians, and play when not working. 

She was a singer with the former Casper Comic Opera Company in Casper, doing Gilbert and Sullivan. She met friends Candie Lockman (Bob) Calvin and Ashlee Lockman (Steve) Reeder (who are originally from Larmie and Rawlins, Wyoming), and Tammy Aquin Englert and her sister Jill Gilbank, and the Gilbank family (from Canada) of Lake Havasu. She met friends Judy Mehaljevic (from Philadelphia), now from Fort Mohave, Arizona, Jerry Englert (who married Tammy Aquin Englert, from Pennsylvania), Nikki (Menacam) Shacham from Israel, Tom Aamot and family from Tacoma, Washington, and life partner Steve DelReal from California, who followed D.L. Jodee to Casper in 2009. Her sons also moved to Casper, but are now working in Gillette, Wyoming installing a new water pipeline outside of town, with life long friend, Billy Nuno from Lake Havasu and Las Vegas. 

She was happy to return to Casper, where she remained until her death. She dealt with posttraumatic stress disorder along with depression and anxiety for many years. D.L. Jodee had to deal with the brutal “unsolved” murder of her beloved grandmother, Blanche Cashel, by a relative, when she was 15 years old in 1969. She also lost her beloved father, Glenn A. Cashel, who was a great influence in her life, and a good father to his children and grandchildren, who D.L. Jodee kept alive with the story of his life. He was a great husband and a police officer. He died of a heart attack on December 3, 1983, the same her that he son Colton was born on June 6th, and her divorce was final. 

D.L. Jodee was a Christian, a member of the Presbyterian church in Casper. She always relied on her faith in God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, to deal with the tragedies in her life. She loved her family, friends, beloved sons, and grandchild. She was always a nature lover, animal activist, and was lucky to travel to many beautiful places, including Montana, Idaho, Washington, Colorado, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arizona. She was blessed by a friend, Kevin Lewis (formerly of Capser, now in Tucson), who sent he ran airline ticket to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. They were met there by Kevin’s sister, Cyndy Cruz (formerly of Casper, now in Tucson), and they traveled through the real Mexico, in a car with Wyoming license plates, visiting Mazatlan and the equator, all of the way back to Nogales, Arizona.

D.L. Jodee loved rock hunting, hiking, fly fishing, camping, mountains, deserts, music, and was an avid movie lover. She loved to read, and read all of Charles Dickens’ books, Jane Austin’s books, and murder and suspense novels. She spent a lot of time at the library, one of he favorite places. D.L. Jodee had a photographic memory, when she was younger, for everything. She was not only an activist for animals, but also an activist for the cruelty and abuse of children and the elderly. She abhorred pollution, judgemental people, prejudice, and hated to be late. She remembered everyone she ever met. She is now home with her beloved Lord.

She requests in lieu of flowers and wishes that all make a donation to local animal shelters.


Ruben Rodriguez, Sr.

Ruben Rodriguez, Sr., age 91, of Casper, Wyoming passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. He was born on March 31, 1928 in Hammond, Indiana the son of Jose and Simona Rodriguez.

Ruben was married to Graciela on September 21, 1950 in Loveland, Colorado. He enjoyed watching baseball and was an avid New York Yankees fan. Ruben also liked BBQ family outings and treasured spending time with his children and grandchildren. He belonged to the GI Forum and the IBEW.

Ruben is survived by 4 daughters, Norma Rodriguez, Ruth Hensley (husband Jim), Sandra Maben (husband Marty) and Lionor Rodriguez, 1 son, Ruben Rodriguez Jr (wife Maria), Son-in-law Jaime Morales all of Casper; 11 grandchildren, Beto Andrade (wife Janelle), Pernishia Larramendy (husband Shane), Jacob Hensley (Kristina), Autumn Hopson, Andrew Reeves (Misty), Sarita Miramontes (husband Edgar), Chance Rodriguez (Tim), Brandon Rodriguez, Travis Rodriguez, Vanessa Morales and Angela Mundell (husband Brett). He is also survived by 20 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great-great Grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Graciela Rodriguez of Greeley, CO; daughter, Barbara Morales of Casper; father, Jose Rodriguez, mother, Simona Saldana both of Loveland, CO; brother, Ismael Rodriguez and sister, Susie Salazar.

A Memory Service will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 2:00pm at Bustard’s Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Central Wyoming Hospice, 319 S Wilson St, Casper, WY 82601.