Obituaries: Griego, Gordon, Nelson, Lebsack

Daniel Joseph Griego

Daniel Joseph Griego, “Joe”, 37, passed away from a tragic death on July 4, 2019 in Casper, Wyoming.

Joe was born to Teri Young (Duran) and Daniel “Chato” Griego in Evanston, Wyoming on February 17, 1982. 

Joe was a family man, worked the oil rigs, was a Raider’s fan, enjoyed the outdoors, and liked to wear blue.

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He is survived by his mother and father, Teri Young and Chato Griego, stepfather Ronnie Young, daughter Adahlaya, step-daughter Adriana, fiancé Katrina Orozco-Ayon, two brothers Tino and Alex, sister Allie, aunt Evan Duran Lantz, Uncle Steve Duran, other aunts and uncles from Colorado and lots of cousins, friends, and family members. 

He is preceded in death by his grandparents Genevieve Duran, Andy Mastes, Mr. and Mrs. Griego, and lots of aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and family members.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday July 13, 2019 at the Senior Center, 1831 E. 4th Street in Casper, Wyoming. The service will be followed by a Mexican Potluck reception, “please bring a dish”.


Kevin Gordon

Kevin Gordon, age 55, passed away in Casper, Wyoming on Thursday, July 4, 2019 after a long illness.

Kevin grew up in Casper, as a teen moved to Denver to work in construction for many years with his father and brothers before returning to Casper. He work construction here also, mostly as a highly skilled plumber.

He is survived by his mother, Clara Gordon and sister, Brenda Brothers of Casper, along with several uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. Kevin was preceded in death by his twin brother, Kerry, his older brother, Rick and his father, John, all of whom lived in Denver.

A Memorial Service will be held at the First Baptist Church, 514 South Beech Street, 11:00 AM, Friday, July 12, 2019. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wyoming Food for Thought.


Doris L. Nelson

Doris L. Nelson was born February 5, 1933 to Knute and Doris Thoe in St. Paul Minnesota. She went peacefully to be with our Lord on December 12, 2018. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends at Central Wyoming Hospice. 

Doris attended school in St. Paul and graduated from Humbolt High School. She and her sister, Laurel, enjoyed a close relationship growing up. Doris married the love of her life, Earling Nelson in 1951. Katherine was born in 1953 and the family moved to Casper in 1955. Doris worked at Memorial Hospital of Natrona County intermittently from 1955-1970. During that time, Doris and Earl welcomed 4 more children to the family; Rita in 1956, Patricia in 1958, Mark in 1961, and Steven in 1967. In 1970, Doris went to work assisting Dr. Reasoner in his medical practice, which she did until her retirement in 1997. 

There was no greater joy to Doris than her family. She was always surrounded by her children, grand-children, and great-grandchildren. She even had the joy of welcoming a few great-great-grandchildren to the folds of the family. She was truly a matriarch and was adored by all. She was quick to provide a meal, a helping hand or even a quiet prayer and always seemed to know how to provide precisely what was needed. 

Doris was very active in St. Patrick’s church and her faith and spirituality was a gift. She served in many capacities at St. Patrick’s, belonging to various groups and committees throughout the many years she worshiped there. 

She was a very creative woman with a true talent for painting and writing. She enjoyed taking painting and writing classes at Casper College and was active in the Casper Writers Group and Casper Fine Arts. 

She had many close friends she enjoyed spending time with. Her later years were spent at Garden Square Assisted Living where she felt she had gained an extended family. She truly enjoyed her life there. 

Doris is preceded in death by her beloved Earl in 1986, her parents, her daughter Rita, granddaughter Tamy, and great-grand daughter Kellie. She is survived by her sister Laurel (Roger) Medin of Minnesota, daughters; Kathie (Doug) Holt of Las Vegas, Nevada and Patty Johnson of Casper, sons; Mark Nelson and Steve (Jan) Nelson of Casper. She is also survived by the loves of her life, the scores of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren she was blessed with. 

A Rosary was held in December. 

Please join the family in honoring Doris at a Mass on Saturday July 13th at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Casper at 10:00 am. Reception to follow at the Church. 


Rose (Roth) Lebsack , age 91, of Timnath, Colorado, passed away July 7, 2019 in her home.

Rose Lebsack was born January 6, 1928 in Minatare, Nebraska. She was one of eight children and was raised on a farm in Western Nebraska. Her family moved to Portland, Oregon where she got a job as a seamstress sewing bathing suits at Jantzen Knitting Mill. Her affinity for sewing carried through the years as she spent time sewing clothes for her children and grandchildren as well as blankets for charities, pillows, and many other items for her family. 

Rose later worked in hospital admitting in Idaho, Wyoming, then Colorado where she retired from Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins as a Quality Assessment Specialist. 

Rose met LeRoy Lebsack while they lived in separate states but they wrote letters during their courtship until she joined him in Wyoming. They were married November 13, 1949 in Torrington, Wyoming. Together they had five children.

Traveling was a great joy in Rose’s life: if the car was leaving so was she. Along with sewing and travel she enjoyed playing songs learned by ear on the accordion and organ, singing, playing Pinochle, and spending time with her family.

Rose will be remembered as generous, kind, and Faith-filled. She was the thread that knit the family together, always ensuring everyone knew how much they were loved. Rose felt her life was blessed and in her final days she spoke of the Good Lord coming to take her hand to lead her home. 

Her death was preceded by her husband LeRoy, two brothers and three sisters. She is survived by her sister Bertha Faust of Colorado Springs, Colorado and her brother Bob Roth of Salem, Oregon. She also leaves behind her children: Stephen (Debra) Lebsack; Jennifer Lebsack, Gary Lebsack; Bryan (Lora) Lebsack; and Sandy (Scott) Anderson along with her seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.