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Obituaries: Bowen, Stamp, Lindsey

Kenneth Roy Bowen

Kenneth Roy Bowen, 93, passed away peacefully with loving family by his side on June 2, 2019 following a short illness.

He was born February 21,1926 in Patoka Illinois to George and Leatha Bowen. He grew up in Patoka Illinois with his 10 brothers and sisters until his enlistment in the United States Navy in 1944, serving on the USS Hanson. 

After being honorably discharged from the Navy he returned to Patoka Illinois to help on the family farm. He later moved to California where he married Juanita Burns where they lived for 20 years raising a family. He later divorced and moved to Casper Wy in 1970 where he worked for Core Lab Industries for 20 years.

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Ken then met Virginia and they were married in 1972 were they raised Virginia’s three daughters that he loved and raised as his own. In 1980 Ken and Virginia worked side by side to start their business B-1 Industries, he enjoyed sharing his love and knowledge of core analysis with any one who would listen but his biggest fans were his kids, who also loved working beside him learning the family business. Ken enjoyed not only teaching them the business but always found humor in knowing he was not only their Dad but their boss too.

Ken was proceeded in death by his loving wife Virginia, parents ,and four brothers and four sisters. His grandson Kenny, nephew Brian and a great niece Jessica.

He is survived by his daughters Arlene Gallinger (Chip), Audrey Bay (Mike), Angela Tschacher, Dawnette Miner,Sharon Kay Pridgen, Linda Beasley, his sons Tony Bowen ( Valoree) Rick Bowen, Brad Bowen and his two sisters Kathy Smith (Don) and Freda Chasteen. Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren & great great grandchildren.

Viewing will be at Bustards Funeral Home June 7th @ 1:00pm services will be held at 2:00pm internment will be at Highland Cemetery.

Elvin Willis Stamp

Elvin Willis Stamp of Casper, Wyoming
No memorial services will be held at his request. Cremation has taken place. 

He died on May 31, 2019 in Casper, Wyoming. Elvin was born on December 29, 1931 in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was the son of Emmett and Lila (Butterfield) Stamp. He lived on a dry farm at O’Neill, Nebraska. At the age of 13, he rode a train and rented a one stall Garage for $7.50 a month. The garage was across the street from the Riverside Club. He worked for Wyoming Ranchers and broke many horses to ride. He then enlisted in the Army in 1950 and was stationed at Fort Ord, California. At Fort Ord, he was a member of the boxing team. He went to Camp Carson, Colorado, to 35th Quarter Master Mule Pack and later spent 16 months in Korea, where he was awarded 2 bronze stars and one good conduct medal. He won many contests with M1 and carbine rifles. Elvin was discharged in 1953 with rank of first sergeant. 

After returning to Casper, he became a self taught carpenter and owned 42 rental units in the late 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. In 1990 he purchased a ranch at O’Neill, Nebraska. In 1995 he married Rizalina Naldoza and they moved to the Philippines in 2000, where they built a hog farm, had a rice farm, and started a bus service, which his wife’s family still runs. 

He is survived by his wife, Rizalina, and no other survivors.

Marilyn Yvonne “Bunny” Lindsey

Marilyn Yvonne “Bunny” Lindsey

February 23,1936 – May 30, 2019

On May 30, 2019 at 7:40 a.m. the window was opened in Marilyn Yvonne Lindsey’s hospice room and she flew out to be with the angels and her family who have already passed.

A celebration of Bunny’s life will be held Friday, August 16, 2019 at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Worland. Burial took place on June 1, 2019 at Riverview Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Marilyn Yvonne Lindsey “Bunny” was born in Rock Springs, Wyoming on February 23, 1936, the youngest of 3 children born to John P. and Doris (Cameron) Dorrence. She received her education in Rock Springs. As a little girl, she would spend hours playing with paper dolls.  In high school, Bunny was on a baton team and was extremely good at twirling. She traveled with the band around Wyoming. She did well in her studies, but her love was dancing, which she did throughout her life. After her high school graduation in 1954, she went to Secretary School in Denver, Colorado.  

Bunny met Guy Duane Lindsey in 1958 and the couple was wed on August 16, 1959 in Rock Springs.  They lived for a short time in Jackson and Sheridan before settling down in Worland in 1961. Four daughters were born to this union, Lisa, Laura, Linda and Luanne.

She and Duane worked hard and played hard all their lives.  They owned Lindsey Automotive from 1967 to 1985. Duane was the salesman and Bunny was the accountant.  Together they made a great team. When they were not working, they dedicated their time in making sure their girls were taken care of in all possible ways. Bunny shared that they were a close family who loved spending time together and being active. They would go camping and fishing, plan vacations and spend time with their extended families.   In addition to family, Bunny was a part of a bowling league and also played pinochle weekly. She enjoyed her friends by having coffee, going out to lunch, and having BBQ’s. She faithfully followed her girls to all their sporting events and activities. In her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting and making beautiful latch hook creations. She was often busy keeping her home clean for unexpected yet welcome company.  Visiting with others is something she enjoyed even in her last days. She considered everyone a friend and would talk their ear off if they would listen.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Duane, on May 24, 2003, infant brother, Donald Paul, brother John P. “Jack” Dorrence, Jr. and sister, Evelyn Jones and her husband, Robert.

Survivors include her daughters, Lisa Garretson of Billings, Montana, Diane MacGavin of Casper, Wyoming, Linda Garretson of Sheridan, Wyoming and Luanne Gentilini of Baker Montana, grandchildren, Mandi (Ben) Sullivan, Lauri Garretson, Gerald Fields, Spencer Fields, Malisa (Caleb) Berthelsen, Jonica Fields, Ashley Garretson, Erin Garretson, Branden Garretson, Joe Gentilini (Taylor), Keli (John) Bertsch, Kyli Gentilini and Kadon Gentilini and great-grandchildren, Sealy, Saphiras, Hermione, Temprance, Diesel, Lena, Grant and Henry.  Memorial donations may be made to the Worland Senior Center c/o PO Box 524, Worland, WY 82401. Online condolences may be made at