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Obituaries: Greenlee, Dressler, Morton

Bradley Morgan Greenlee

Bradley Morgan Greenlee (October 9th, 1960 – May 26th, 2019)

Brad passed away on May 26th, 2019. He was born on October 9th, 1960 to Paul and Jackie Greenlee. Brad grew up and attended school in Laramie, and later moved to Casper, Wyoming in 1978. He married Gina Lewis in June of 1981, and was later divorced. He became a skilled machinist for many years, and provided well for his family. Brad loved music, and was a talented drummer. 

He enjoyed the outdoors and spending time camping in the mountains and at the lake with his family and friends. 

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Brad is survived by his mother, Jackie Greenlee, brothers, Jeff Greenlee (wife, Mary Greenlee) and Brian Greenlee. He is also survived by his sister, Jenny Ellenwood (husband, Mike Ellenwood), daughter, Britnee Miller (husband, Kellen Miller), and son, Mathew Greenlee. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul. 

A celebration of life in honor of Brad will be held at a later time.


Norman Gale “Butch” Dressler

In Loving Memory of
Norman Gale “Butch” Dressler
Born November 29,1933 – Passed Away May 20, 2019

Norman was born in Midwest,Wyoming, the son of Roy Raymond Dressler and Waiva Mary (Banzhaf) Dressler. At the age of 5 he moved with his family to Casper, living in the house he eventually lived in at the time of his passing.

Norman was a CPL. in the United States Army, serving after the Korean war ended. He was head cook in Puscan and his kitchen was voted best in his division monthly for most of the year. Many Officers made it a point to eat there because of the good food. Our dad was the type that didn’t like alot of recognition, but he was honored for his service the first day he was in Hospice. He received a certificate, a pin, a star from a flag that can no longer fly and a flag to hang on his door at Hospice. It was a moving ceremony! Thank you Hospice!!

After his service in the Army, he came home to Casper where he met the love of his life Sharon Leona Vanatta. They married January 25,1956. They were married 43 years until her passing in March of 1999. Through their love was born three children, Lona Marie Dressler Williams, Tobin Gale Dressler and Leona Mary Dressler who passed away at the age of 15 months.

Our dad was a hard working, trusting and giving man all of his life. He worked in construction for many years. He even helped is son and daughter-in-law remodel their house and even built a house in three months with the help of numerous family and friends for his daughter and son-in-law, which allowed him to live next door to his daughter and son-in-law for 16 years. What a wonderful 16 years!!

He is survived by his daughter Lona and her husband Weston, his son Tobin and his wife Debra. Granddaughter Dwan and her children Aissa’, Logan and Lea. Granddaughter Kira and her husband Steve and their children Kya and Noah. Stepgrandson Pete, his wife Lindsay and their children Gussie and Poppy and stepgrandson Kyle,Natalie and their children Sophia and Maxwell. He is also survived by one brother Dennis (Smokey) Dressler as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Sharon , his daughter Leona, brothers Dunc and Terry Dressler and sisters Neoma Dressler and Jeanette Shirley.

To you Norman,” Butch”, Dad, not enough good things can be said about you! We were proud to call you our dad, grandfather, greatgrandfather, brother and friend!! We will miss you dearly, thank you for all of the wonderful memories. May you rest in peace! We love you!!

The family would like to thank the Casper VA for the care he received through the home based care program from February- May and the Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions in the last couple of weeks of his life. You all were a blessing! 

A memorial, celebration of life will be held Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 2p.m.- 6 p.m. at the V.F.W. Post 9439 on Bryan Stock Trail in Casper.

Donations can be made to the V.F.W. and the Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions in Normans name.


Gerald Leroy Morton

Gerald Leroy Morton, 93, of Casper, Wyoming passed Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions. He was a resident of Shepherd Of The Valley Healthcare Community for 8 months prior to that. 
Gerald was born on October 11, 1925 in Palco, Kansas, the son of Roy G. and Eva E. (Goodwin) Morton. Eva did not survive the birth, so Gerald spent much of his youth living on his paternal grandparents’ farm, just outside of Palco. 

Gerald graduated from Palco High School in May 1943. He played football and basketball and was a member of the band.

He enlisted in the Navy Reserve on July 1, 1943 and served almost three years on active duty, before receiving an honorable discharge. He was trained as an aviation radioman and flew anti-submarine mission aboard a TBF Avenger off the east coast of the United States. 
In April 1945, as a young sailor stationed at the Sanford Maine Naval Station, Gerald met a local girl named Isla Joy. Isla and Gerald were married in October 1945, eventually moving to Palco, Kansas to begin raising a family. 

In Kansas, Gerald was a truck driver for the C.L. Soper Tank Service and owned and operated the Morton Rexall Drug Store. 
Gerald moved the family to Cheyenne, Wyoming, in 1956, where he worked at a variety of jobs through the years, including as Credit Manager for Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, and Keremi Tractor and Equipment Company; Wilson Equipment and Supply, Lustra Corporation, Prudential Insurance, and Wyoming Equipment Supply and Tractor Company. He also worked for a time for Durbin Surgical Supply. 

In 1963, Gerald began a career as a Federal Civil Servant with the U.S. Post Office in Cheyenne working with the sorting and distribution of mail, before becoming a Revenue Officer with the Internal Revenue Service, and finally becoming a Special Investigator with the U.S. Department of Energy. He retired from the Federal Government in Casper and then worked part-time at a snack food business known as Mort’s Wholesale and as a collections manager for several local credit unions in Casper. 
Gerald re-affiliated as a Radioman with the Navy Reserve in August of 1965 and served until he had completed a total of 24 years naval service. He retired as a Chief Petty Officer. 

Gerald was a member of Masonic Lodge, Pathfinder #42, Scottish Rite Consistory, Korein Temple, Casper Shrine Club, Scottish Rite Club, Korein T-Patrol, and the Korein Legion of Honor. He enjoyed many years traveling and participating in parades, and other events, with his fellow Shriners as a member of the T-Patrol. 

He enjoyed the outdoors and hunted and fished in Wyoming for many years. His time spent on a farm as a youth was never far from his mind and, for a time, he participated in a sheep operation west of Casper, as well as tended a large garden plot in the community garden near the fairground.

He took up woodworking in his later years and produced numerous fine quality items for his friends and relatives. 
Gerald was preceded in death by his wife, Isla E. (Joy) Morton, mother, Eva E. (Goodwin) Morton, his father, Roy G. Morton, his sister Virginia L. (Morton) Baker, his sister, Patricia J. (Morton) Tremblay, a brother, Don D. Morton, and a daughter, Sheila M. (Morton) Gafford, daughter-in-law, Norma (Brown) Morton..

Survivors include sons, Garry L. and Tony G. Morton, and daughter, Joy R. (Morton) and her husband Bradley Grapes, son-in-law, Tommy Gafford; eight grandchildren, including Tammy L. Gafford, Michele M. (Gafford) and her husband Gregory Gautreau, Brian S. Gafford and his wife Karen, Belinda L. (Gafford) and her husband Allen Brown, Laura L. Morton, Timothy R. Morton and his wife Shelley, Elizabeth J. (Grapes) and her husband Abe Correa, and Toby J. Grapes and his wife Jackie; 20 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and their families. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Casper Shrine Club Travel Fund. 

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, June 10, 2019 from 11:00 am until the beginning of the Funeral Service starting at 1:00 pm at Newcomer Casper Chapel. Military Honors with interment will follow the service at Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery.