Obituaries: Miller, Yates

Little”Bill” Miller

Little”Bill” Miller age 57 of Casper,  WY passed away suddenly on Monday May 20th, following a massive stroke. 

We are saddened by the loss of our friend.  Bill is preceded in death by mother Evelyn,  siblings Helen,  Geri, and Daniel. Bill leaves behind a large loving family to include his son Shawn, daughter in law Rochelle and their three children.  He is survived by siblings Don, Merry and Sherry; nieces and nephews as well as many great nieces and nephews. 

Bill moved to Casper, Wyoming from Kingman,  Arizona many years ago to be closer to family.  Bill created a life here and enjoyed all the fishing and camping this part of the world had to offer. He volunteered at some of his favorite community services. He was especially close to his nephew Donnie,  who he spent much of his time with. 

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Bill had a great sense of humor, making people laugh everywhere he went.  He was well liked by many.  We will miss Bill terribly,  but we thank him for the joy he brought all of us. 

Services will be held Saturday June 1st at Mike Cedar Park from 2pm-4pm.

Donations can be made in his name to The Casper Humane Society as we know this is what Bill would have wanted. 

“Never underestimate the importance of having a person in your life who can always make you smile. “
— Unknown


Toby Lynn Yates

The funeral for Casper resident Toby Lynn Yates, 51, will be conducted at 10 AM, Friday, May 31 at the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery in Evansville, Wyoming. 

Toby passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in Sheridan, Wyoming. 

He was born in Casper, Wyoming on April 27, 1968 and spent his childhood in Casper with his mother Marilyn (Taylor) Walker, stepfather Timothy Walker, and his brothers. 

After high school, Toby joined the military and was stationed in Germany as a helicopter mechanic. He was always proud of his service and loved telling stories about his time abroad. 

On July 2, 1994, he married Darcy (Haralson) Yates in Casper and had two daughters, Taylor and Jordan, who were the lights of his life. 

Toby spent most his career in the oilfield, working his way up the ladder to become a consultant. He took pride in his work and was known by his colleagues as a hard worker, team player, and good friend.

He enjoyed weightlifting, watching the Minnesota Vikings, DIY projects (with mixed results), and spending time with his family. He was a lover of animals, known to make the family dog his own stack of pancakes. Toby also had a deep faith in God, which he carried with him throughout his life. 

He was survived by his parents Marilyn (Taylor) Walker and Timothy Walker of Casper; daughters Taylor Rosty (Brandon) of Parker, CO, and Jordan Yates of Windsor, CO; brothers Darrel Yates, Danny Yates (Robin) all of Casper, and Dustin Yates (Sharon) of Phoenix, AZ; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Memorial donations may be made to Volunteers of America.