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Obituaries: Matney, Sedar, Strohman

Tamiko Miyasaki Matney

Our beloved Tamiko Miyasaki Matney, was unexpectedly called to heaven on June 7, 2019 at the young age of 45.

Tami was born in Idaho Falls on September 30, 1973 to Fred and Angela Rule Miyasaki. She stole the hearts of her parents; grandparents (Tateshi and Fumi Miyasaki) and (Don and Bonny Rule); great grandparents (Lowell and Agnes Barrick) and (Lucille West) and (Lewis and Betsy Rule). Two years later a brother, Donovan Tateshi, joined the family and Tami became his mentor and guardian. Tami attended Gethsemane Christian School from kindergarten through high school graduation. 

After high school, Tami attended Bob Jones University and the University of Wyoming from which she graduated in education and became a teacher. Tami married Jeff Matney in 1991. Jeff is pastor at Calvary Baptist church in Casper where they have lived for 25 years.

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Tami and Jeff adopted daughter, Breanna, in 2000 and she quit teaching to be a mom. Over the next eight years, three more children were added to their family. Her life centered on raising these four children, being a helpful wife, and serving the Lord at Calvary Baptist Church. She also served in many capacities at Calvary Academy which the church started in 2016. Tami is remembered for her talented piano playing and beautiful singing voice. We are thankful for the peace and love that her music brought to us all! 

Tami is survived by her husband (Jeff Matney); four children (Breanna 19, Josiah 17, Aaron 14, and Gracie 11); parents (Fred and Angela Miyasaki); mother-in-law (Diane Matney); and brother (Donovan Miyasaki). The day after her death she became a grandma with the birth of Oakley Matney. 

Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at College Heights Baptist Church, 1927 S. Walnut Street, Casper, WY 82609 with Pastor Chuck Miller officiating. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, please send donations to Calvary Academy, 1800 S. Conwell, Casper, WY 82601.


David Richard “Dick” Sedar

David Richard “Dick” Sedar

Dick passed away on June 6, 2019 at Central Wyoming Hospice surrounded by his adoring family. He was 88 years old.

David Richard “Dick” Sedar was born on March 27, 1931 in Casper, Wyoming to John and Marta Sedar. Dick’s family immigrated from Croatia to the United States in the 1910’s. Dick was the 14th out of 15 children. He grew up in Casper and Dick attended St. Anthony’s school and graduated from Natrona County High School in 1949.

After high school Dick attended the University of Wyoming. He was on the 1950 Gator Bowl Champion Football team. He graduated in 1954 with a degree of Bachelor in Science. After college he went into the Army where he was stationed in Fort Benning, Georgia as a 1st Lieutenant. From 1955 to 1956 he was stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska.

In 1951 he married his high school sweetheart, Virginia Wooten. After leaving the Army he and Virginia went back to Casper to make their home and raise their family. In 1954 their oldest David was born, followed by Rebecca and Lynn. 

From 1968 to 1984 Mr. Sedar served in the Wyoming State Legislature. He also served on various boards and committees. Dick was dedicated to his community and to the State of Wyoming. 1961 he opened Sedar’s Colonial Lounge in Sunrise Shopping center, which he had for 47 years, until his retirement in 2006. 
Dick adored his family, loved his church and took great pleasure in taking care of people. Always making sure others had what they needed, whether a meal, job or word of encouragement. He was a lifetime member of St. Anthony’s Catholic church. Dick held tight to his Croatian roots and was very proud of where he came from. He was also very proud of being from Wyoming and lived by the Code of the West.

Dick was preceded in death by his mother, Marta; his father, John; brothers Dan, Mike, Pete, Paul, Joe, John, Bob and Tony; sisters, Mary, Katie, Eva, Ruby, Zora and Ann. 

Dick is survived by his wife, Virginia of 68 years, children, Dave, and Rebecca (Clark McPherson) of Casper, and Lynn (Andy Ayres) of Fort Collins CO, 7 grandchildren; Riley Fars (Roberto), Tyler Sedar (Laura), Whitney Lovelace and Peter Greiner, Henley Paradis (John), Kyle Sedar and Carly Sedar as well as eight adored great-grandchildren. 

A rosary will take place at 7pm on Sunday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, followed by funeral service at 11:30 am on Monday, June 17th. Bustard’s Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Wyoming Hospice, Central Wyoming Rescue Mission or donor’s choice.


John Leslie Strohman

John Leslie Strohman passed from this earth on May 23, 2019 in Casper.

He was born at the South Big Horn Hospital on July 26, 1961, the 15th child of Dorothy (Quick) and Herman Strohman and was the baby of the family. 
He is survived by his son, Randy (Alexandra) Strohman of New Jersey and by his daughters, Jamie (Cash) Colyear and Jess Davis of Casper, WY. He is also survived by his grandson, Harley, and granddaughters, Layla, and Jaida of Casper, and grandson, Nicholas of New Jersey. His grandchildren meant the world to him and they will cherish his memory for a lifetime. John’s greatest joy was their visits and trips they took!

He is also survived by his sisters, Barbara (Jerry) Dye of New Mexico, Sharon (Leonard) Heiss of Worland, WY, Sandra Strohman of California, Susan Schreiber of Billings, MT, Merry Marcus of Mills, WY, Hope Desch of Mills, WY, Debra (Robert) Cullimore of Arizona, Pam (Richard) Brown of Worland, WY, Joette (Mark) Lewis of Lander, WY, and Jacque Strohman of Worland, WY; and his brothers, Jake (Marj) Strohman of Texas and Bob (Andi) Strohman of Casper, WY, Marvin Strohman of Montana, and Mike Strohman of Montana. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews; and one special great-niece, Riley Strohman, daughter of Jesse Strohman of California.

He will be dearly missed and was loved by all. 

Memorial donations may be made in John’s name to a charity of the donor’s choice. 

No services are planned at this time.