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Obituaries: Low, Stark, Allan

Captain Scott Low (Photo provided courtesy of Casper Fire-EMS)

Scott Low, 50, died on June 19, 2019, after succumbing to injuries from an accident sustained days earlier. Scott was born December 21, 1968, to Janet Sue (Toney) and Gregory Lee Low in Torrance, California. The family moved to Lancaster, California when Scott was a toddler, and he remained in the Antelope Valley until he was 20 years old. He graduated from Paraclete High School in 1987 and obtained an Associate of Science degree from Antelope Valley Community College in 1989.

Scott never considered a career in fire service until the California Conservation Corps assigned him to a fire camp outside Paradise, California. He spent a year and a half in the CCC fighting wildland fires and working on conservation projects, then obtained his Bachelor of Science degree at California State University, Chico and went to work for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. While working at stations throughout Butte County, Scott learned the skills of what became his favorite aspect of firefighting: wildland-urban interface.

Scott moved to Casper, Wyoming in 1994 and joined the Casper Fire Department in 1997. He was an EMT-Intermediate and a Hazmat Tech. He attained the rank of captain and was assigned to C Platoon at Station 6 at the time of his death. At the department, he focused on safety, was a longtime member of the CFD safety committee, and volunteered for the last decade with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Everyone Goes Home program. Scott traveled the state advocating for firefighter safety and was the EGH Region 8 representative. 

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Scott met and began dating Anne Bowline his senior year in high school at Paraclete, when she was “the new girl” in her class. They married six years later. He loved exploring the mountain roads of Wyoming, camping, and fly fishing with Anne and their dogs. He fell in love with Wyoming as a kid, when family members from California and Michigan began meeting on the Green River near Pinedale for biannual family reunion camping trips, a tradition that continues after nearly 60 years.

Scott is survived by his wife, Anne; brother, Brad (Karista) of Cody; aunts and uncles Liz and Danny Low of Lancaster, California and Sheila and Doug Wall of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; grandmother, Juanita Low of Lancaster, California; and eight nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, maternal grandparents, and paternal grandfather. He also lost three members of the fire service during his time on the job: CFD Captains Jeff Atkinson and Matt Trott, and Cal Fire Captain Bruce Yuhasz, his mentor.

Scott would be grateful to his brothers and sister on the Casper Fire Department for how well they are taking care of Anne and looking after the rest of his family. He will be missed by more people than he ever realized.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, projecthealingwaters.org.


Nina Lula Stark

Nina Lula Stark, age 85, of Casper, passed away June 24, 2019 at Central Wyoming Hospice. Nina was born May 31, 1934 in Davis City, Iowa to Frend and Ethel (Johnson) Horney. Nina graduated from Decatur County High School in Leon, Iowa. She married Don “Sandy” Stark on September 8, 1954. She was a homemaker for the majority of her life caring for her family and worked part-time as a cook in restaurants. Nina enjoyed playing bingo, going to the casino, and solving jigsaw and word puzzles. 

Nina was preceded in death by her loving husband of 39 years, Sandy Stark, son, Keith Stark, her parents, mother and father-in-law, John and Esther Stark, brother, Joe (Twyla) Horney, brother-in-law, Paul Eastin, sister, Betty, and numerous brother and sister-in-laws. She is survived by her daughters, Cathy Turner and Carol (Roger) Wortman, sons, Kevin Stark and Darin Stark, grandchildren, Liz (Dale) Thompson, Mike Feeback, Jason Wortman, Ryan Wortman, and Janel Wortman, Great-Grandchildren, Derek Andre, Haley Thompson, Kaitlin Thompson, and Kristen Feeback, sister, Evelyn Eastin, sister-in-law, Lois Stark, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A graveside service is pending at this time at Westerville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to a hospice facility of the donor’s choice in Nina’s memory. 


Wilma Edith Allan

Wilma Edith Allan, a 98-year resident of Casper, passed away of natural causes on June 10, 2019. She was born in Boulder Colorado on November 2, 1916 to Blanche (Hastings) and E. Curtis Swallow, a blacksmith in the mines of Nederland and Gold Hill Colorado and at the late Amoco Refinery in Casper for 45 years. 

Wilma graduated from NCHS in 1934 and married Everett A. Allan in 1936 in Casper. She was employed at the Henning Hotel, Woolworths, J.C. Penny, and the Casper Air Base. 

Wilma had a keen interest in the genealogy of her family. She and her father kept extensive scrapbooks of Casper history and of the local men and women who served in WWII. Her family were founding members of the First Christian Church and she was a dedicated servant there for many years. Wilma helped plan and participated in her class reunions for more than 60 years.

Above all, Wilma was a much-loved mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, caregiver and encourager of family members, friends and neighbors. Her wealth and treasure resided in the family and friends she loved and with whom she shared a joyous sense of humor all her days. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, infant son Everett Eugene (1937), her husband (1977), two brothers (Eugene and Laurence Swallow) and four sisters, Naomi Howard, Leona McKin, Hollis Crowe and Lois Watson.

Wilma is survived by her two children, Tom (Terri) Allan of Virginia Beach, VA and Linda (Richard) Whalen of Casper. Also three grandchildren, Rhiannon (Rick) Alexander of Norfolk, VA; Shana Allan of Virginia Beach, VA, Jerald (Rebeccah) Brown and great grandchildren, Elliot Wilson and Owen Alexander Brown of Sacramento CA. Also surviving are 12 nieces and nephews and their families.

Services at the First Christian Church were be led by Pastor Cynthia McBride and Paul Hallock at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 22. A graveside service by her niece, Pastor Lonnie Crowe, followed at Memorial Gardens.