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Obituaries: Dice, Bartlett, Capone Sr., Doane

Robert “Bobby” Floyd Dice

Robert “Bobby” Floyd Dice

October 24, 1950 – May 26, 2019

The legendary Robert “Bobby” Floyd Dice passed away on May 26, 2019 at the much too young age of 68. However, he made the most of his time in this world and lived a life full of laughter, adventure, and occasional mischief.

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Bobby raised seven children with Sandy, the love of his life for 40 years. Much like the epoxy that he used on everything, Bobby was the glue that held his family together. He taught his children many lessons about working hard, standing up for what’s right, and being authentic. His fondness for music, the outdoors, Jeeps, and certain profane phrases left an everlasting impression on the generations after him.

As a natural athlete and skilled contender, Bobby exceled in all of his endeavors which included archery, weight lifting, trials riding, canoeing, and drag racing. He did these things because of the joy they brought him, never for the glory. Archery was his most beloved pastime and he took great pride in teaching his kids, grandkids, or anyone else how to shoot a bow (without training wheels, of course). A good portion of his life was spent in nature hunting, fishing, camping, and wandering the ridge shooting his bow with his dogs by his side. Basically, Bobby could have written a book on the art of manliness.

Ice cream was Bobby’s favorite food and he could be found on the couch finishing off a quart on any given night. Despite his dietary choices, Bobby had a statuesque physique that both intimidated and inspired. If he was forced to wear a shirt, camouflage tees were his favorite along with 501 Levi’s and uncommon hats.  

Bobby believed strongly in bonds with family and friends and was always there for the people he loved. He found humor in every situation; consider yourself lucky if you were in his company when he laughed so hard, he was in tears. In remembrance of Bobby, please take time to enjoy nature, shoot a bow, tell a joke (inappropriate or otherwise), eat copious amounts of ice cream, or bench press over twice your body weight.

Bobby will be forever missed and is survived by his wife, Sandra; children, Sheila Dice, Timothy Dice (Jennifer), Keith Dulaney (Samantha), Samuel Dice (Martha), Andrea Laws (Darce), Starla Alexander (Kevin), and Alexis Dice; 13 grandchildren; brother, Darrell; uncle, Jerry; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and countless friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ronald and Patty and his brother, Rodney.    

A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019 at The Hangar in Bar Nunn, WY. 

Because of his love for the sport, memorial donations can be made to the Lost Arrow Archers club in Bobby’s name. 

Ruth E. Bartlett 

Ruth E. Bartlett 
It is with great sadness that the family of Ruth Elizabeth Bartlett announces that she passed away on Tuesday May 28, 2019, at the age of 74. 

Ruth will be lovingly remembered by her husband Larry, her children Kathi, Chris, and Carol, stepchildren Brandie and Kevin, and their spouses. 9 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, brother Jeff, sister Glenda, and brother in law Gary. 

Ruth has been preceded in death by her first husband Dennis Lee Barber, her mother Mary Francis Skidmore, and her father Glen Oliver Skidmore. 

Services will be Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Bar Nunn Baptist Church at 10:00 am.

Donations can be made to the Wyoming Southern Baptist Aide to Missions at 3925 Casper Mountain Rd, Casper, WY 82601 
 To continue the Lords work that Ruth was so passionate about.

Robert Joseph Capone Sr.

Robert Joseph Capone Sr., 87, passed away Tuesday May 28, 2019. Bob was born April 8, 1932 in Los Angeles, California to Marinello and Josephine (Zuccone) Capone. His father was career Navy, so the small family moved around quite a lot when Bob was a child. He always had great stories to share of living in Brooklyn with multi-generations of his Capone relatives, of family members with questionable business dealings and good times in his old Model A car.

Bob joined the Army in 1950 and did two tours in the Korean War, where he was a truck driver moving troops and supplies. He continued driving truck as a career in different capacities for the majority of his life. In his free time, he enjoyed motorcycles, fishing, camping, classic cars and watching the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies play on TV.

Bob was blessed with 3 children, Robin, Bob Jr., and Gina, with is first wife, Betty Neeck. Later he met and married the love of his life, Jacquie Von Eschen, and became stepfather to her 4 children, Gretchen, Brenda, Scott and Rusty. Together they welcomed daughter, Angela Nicole.

Bob is survived by his wife, Jacquie; daughter, Robin Capone (Angie); son, Bob Capone Jr. (Terri); daughter, Gina Capone-Buhrle (Janie); daughter, Brenda LInk (Ken); son, Scott Sumner (Christy); daughter, Angel Capone Evans (Shane); 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, stepdaughter Gretchen Sumner, stepson Rusty Curran and grandson Randy Buhrle.

Bob was loved by family and friends and will be greatly missed by those who knew him.

Services for Robert Capone will be held Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 10 am at the Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery followed by a reception at the VFW club on Bryan Stock Trail.

Paulann Tanner Doane

Paulann Tanner Doane 2/18/1964 – 5/28/2019

Never one to seek out the spotlight, Paulann Tanner Doane quietly slipped her earthly bonds on May 28, 2019 with her family by her side.

Paulann was born February 18, 1964 in Casper, Wyoming to Robert and Jane Tanner. She attended University Park, East Junior High and graduated from Kelly Walsh High School in 1982. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Dance from the University of Wyoming in 1987. While at UW she completed an internship with the Kennedy Center where she helped to organize the National College Theatre Festival.

She and her husband Rob, moved to Washington, D.C. where she continued her education at American University, and in 1991 was awarded a Master of Arts Administration. Following, she worked at Wolf Trap Performing Arts Center. She and Rob returned to the west where she accepted a position at AIMS Community College in Greeley and later at Red Rocks Community College in Denver. 

She, Rob and son Avery returned to Casper with her appointment to Casper College as the Executive Director of the Casper College Foundation. During her tenure at Casper College, Paulann directed the completion of the largest campaign in Casper College history overseeing the “Vision: Campus: Community” fundraising campaign, welcomed the iconic “Essence of Rex” statue to the campus— including the celebratory “T-Rex” cake. Her campaign funded five new buildings on the Casper College campus (Walter H. Nolte Gateway Building, the Residence Hall, the Early Childhood Learning Center, the Casper College Student Union and University of Wyoming at Casper Building and the Music Building.) Under her leadership the college presented over $7.5 million in scholarships, $21.9 to support the college and increased the foundation assets by over $44 million. 

Her career included many accolades including the presentation of a named scholarship at Red Rocks Community College in 2015, and the Commitment to Excellence Award from Casper College in 2019. 

Paulann married her high school sweetheart, Rob Doane in Casper on January 2, 1987 and was blessed with son Avery on October 8, 1997 and together with Rob and Avery welcomed Zach into the family on April 6, 2017.

Paulann collected friends throughout her life with whom she never lost touch. She loved dogs, cats, music, wine and Tom Petty. Paulann put the Soup Nazi to shame with her creations. Her stuffed shells were her son’s favorite meal. Her home was always open to “homeless” nephews and stinky high school boys – the couch and the fridge were available for as long as was needed.

Paulann loved to travel and most recently enjoyed a family trip to Hawaii where she thoroughly loved snorkeling and riding high above the volcano on a helicopter, as well as a trip with Rob, her parents, brother Matt, and sister-in-law Jenny to Washington D.C. On this trip she was excited to see old friends and enjoyed visiting the National Gallery and viewing presidential portraits. Always among her favorite excursions were trips to Lander because that meant visiting and spending time with her extended Doane family.

She laughed easily and often. At herself, Rob’s jokes, the cat’s antics, and frequently was the first to laugh with her father and brothers after lengthy and heated political discussions as she bravely dissented with the prevailing republican sentiment.

She had absolutely no sense of direction and once commented that MapQuest was created just for her. When Rob was asked to be the official to sign her niece’s marriage license, Paulann required the couple to first complete pre-marital counseling (which she designed and facilitated) at her dining room table.

She hated that she wasn’t able to tan and was overjoyed when the pale healthy look became vogue. She loved the mountains, camping with Rob in their R-Pod, sitting on her back patio, dancing, music and even managed to win the annual Tanner Thanksgiving Cribbage Tournament–once.

Survived by husband Rob, sons Avery and Zach, parents Robert and Jane Tanner, siblings Stuart (Daney), Eric (Cori), Matt (Jenny), along with many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and grands. She was always supported by Rob’s parents, Alan and Shirley Barkley, sisters-in-laws Judi Davis and Marian Doane. 

Services will be held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Monday, June 3rd at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers donations are requested to the Paulann T. Doane Scholarship at Red Rocks Community College or the Paulann Tanner Doane Right Track Scholarship at Casper College.