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Obituaries: Johnston, Jones, Lucero

Charles “Chuck” Warren Johnston

Charles “Chuck” Warren Johnston, age 61, of Bar Nunn, Wyoming passed away June 19, 2019 at his home. Chuck was born December 12, 1957 in La Jolla, California to Leonard and Geraldine (Jeffrey) Johnston. He was a hard worker and worked on the rigs for the majority of his life. Chuck had one of the biggest hearts and would provide for anyone. He enjoyed fishing, arrowhead hunting, and spending time with his family.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his daughters, Kandy (Brent) Graham, LaDonna (Rick) Olson, Heidi Williams, Faith Johnston, and Grace Johnston, brothers, John and James, sisters, Linda and Norma, and numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. 

No memorial services will be held at this time. 

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Shryle Kay Jones

Shryle Kay Jones, 58, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at her home after enduring a lengthy illness.  A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at Davis Funeral Home.  Shryle requested that everyone dress casual.  Cremation has taken place and her ashes will be scattered by the family.

Shryle Kay Thompson was born in Bakersfield, CA on October 21, 1960 to Edward and Maralyn Thompson. She moved with her family to Lander, WY in 1965 where she attended school, kindergarten thru eight grade.  The family then moved to Riverton where she completed her schooling. 

Shryle married Danny Greg Jones in 1978.  Together they had two sons, Charles Edward and Boone Daniel.  In 1989 they moved to their home on a hill about Morton Lake and she made it her forever home.  Her boys attended Wind River Schools and she was always there to support them.  After 23 years of marriage, Dan and Shryle divorced but remained good companions and roommates till the very end.

While in high school Shryle worked as a waitress at Al’s Gaslite.  After raising her sons she worked part time at the Kinnear Post office from 1995 to 2013, while working there she also filled in at surrounding post offices as needed.  During her time with the post office she also sold Avon for eleven years. In 2007 she started working for Wind River investigations as a Process Server and continued there until December 2017 when her health forced her to quit.

Shryle loved to exercise and taught an aerobics class in Pavillion.   You could always see her every day walking where ever her work took her.  She loved her dogs, and just all dogs in general.  Above all she loved her family and was very proud of her two sons and their accomplishments in life.

She is survived by her one and only love Dan Jones of the home place; two sons, Charles Jones and Boone Jones both of Billngs, MT; mother, Maralyn (Thompson) Jackson of Riverton; sister Marla Switzer and her husband, Roger of Casper; sister-in laws, Jeanette Befus of Provo, UT, Laurie Anderson and husband, Robert of Laramie; and many simply amazing nieces and nephews and their families, many aunts, uncles, and cousins that have been loving presences in her live.

She was preceded in death by her father, Edward F. Thompson; older brother, Kim Thompson; older sister, Kay Lynn Thompson; her in-laws, Charles and Maydene Jones; sister-in-law, Cindy Urbigkit and her husband, Bill; brother-in-law, Leroy Befus; uncle, David Hanson; and both maternal and parternal grandparents, two uncles and three aunts.

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Correspondence may be sent in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.

Evaristo “Abe” Lucero

Evaristo “Abe” Lucero, 93, passed away peacefully in his home June 17, 2019. Abe was born to the late Margarita & Evaristo Juan Lucero on November 16, 1925, in Pecos, New Mexico.

Abe attended high school in Santa Fe up until his senior year. At the age of seventeen, he left school to join the Navy where he went on to serve in WWII on the USS Maury & the USS Marias out of Pearl Harbor. After being honorably discharged in 1946, he returned home to earn his GED and became a member of the local carpentry union. His work eventually brought him to Casper where he met and married his wife, Susan (Martinez) Lucero. Abe worked the last 18 years of his career as a carpenter for the Natrona County School District. He was a devoted member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. He also enjoyed memberships at the Elk’s Lodge, the Eagles and the American Legion. Abe was an avid fisherman and an all-around social butterfly. He loved talking to people. Anyone and everyone that knew him, loved him.

In addition to his parents, Abe was proceeded in death by Susan, his wife of 47 years, their only child Arthur, age 57, great-grandsons Brandon and Ryan Konen, along with three sisters and four brothers. Abe is survived by his longtime friend and companion, Barbara Kennedy, granddaughters Andrea Powers, Amy and husband, Michael Konen, of Ohio, three great grandchildren, along with several nieces, nephews and extended family. 

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm, Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Newcomer Casper Chapel. A recital of the rosary will begin Wednesday at 7:00 pm at Newcomer Casper Chapel. A funeral mass with military honors will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, June 27, 2019 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.

A special thank you to his sister in law, Lisa Blackmon, the Senior Companion program, members of the Senior Center, Frontier Home Health, Meals on Wheels, the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, along with the many friends and neighbors that played a part in allowing him to maintain his independence up until the very end. We are forever grateful.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Natrona County Veterans Council or the VFW.