Obituaries: Carter, Long, Altebaumer, Quinn, Freire-Ferrero

Verla A. Carter

Memorial Services for Verla A. Carter, R.N., age 85, will be held Friday, July 19, 2019 at 10:00 am at the First United Methodist Church in Casper. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Newcomer Casper Chapel.

Miss Carter died peacefully on December 16, 2018 at Central Wyoming Hospice. She was born December 31, 1932, the third daughter of Floyd Hayes and Margaret Eissler Hayes. She graduated from NCHS in 1951, Casper College in 1953, and completed a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Wyoming in the summer of 1954 as a member of the first class to graduate from the University of Wyoming’s baccalaureate nursing program. After working as a Registed Nurse in Casper and Boise, Idaho, she returned to school and completed a Master’s of Science Degree in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing in 1963 at U.C.L.A. Following that she returned to Wyoming and worked at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Sheridan, then worked at the Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston for 15 plus years. 

In 1979, Miss Carter returned to Casper and the joined the nursing faculty at Casper College. She retired from teaching in 1994 but then continued to work half-time through 1995. 

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In addition to her long nursing career, Miss Carter enjoyed reading, sewing, knitting, writing poetry, travelling, and spending time with her family, friends and her pets. She was also an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Casper up until the time of her death. 

Miss Carter is survived by one sister, Vera E. Scarr, her twin, and one brother, Jack Carter, of Hoodsport, Washington, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and maternal grandparents. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Casper College scholarship fund, Central Wyoming Hospice, First United Methodist Church, or a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated. 

Burial will be in Highland Cemetery of Casper. 


Della Long

Della Long, a long-time resident of Kaycee, Wyoming, passed away June 27, 2019 at the age of 76 with her loving husband at her side. She had won her battle with cancer and was celebrating life when an infection took her. 

Della was born May 7, 1943 to the late Marna and Vernon Eitel in Gillette, Wyoming. She was the youngest of three children. Della graduated from Moorcroft High School in May 1961. 

55 years ago, she married the love of her life, Harvey G. Long. They lived an adventurous life in the early days. Then settled down in Kaycee in 1972. They were blessed with 3 children; daughters, Penny and Candi, and son, Mike. She lived everyday as a blessing to her family and her family was her most valuable treasures. Della had a special way of loving and understanding everyone and their situations. She was blessed with four grandsons Eric, Lance, Colter, and Marcus and 2 other grandchildren, Alex and Tye, who joined her family later in life; four great-grandchildren, Kylie, Ammarie, Aiden, and Karizmah. 

Della was an active member of the Kaycee Community. She worked at the school as a lunchroom cook then became the book keeper for the family business H-D Long Trucking. She was always willing to help out and step-up to represent Kaycee. She was an avid crocheter with a talent to turn yarn into beautiful art pieces. Her family and friends will always feel her warmth and presence in her crocheted gifts. 

She is survived by her husband, Harvey; children, Penny and Jim Macormic, Candi Long, Mike and Kelly Long; Grandchildren, Eric Macormic, Colter and Stephanie Macormic, Lance Long, Marcus Long, Alex Arnold and Tye Busskohl, Kylie Carter, Ammarie and Aiden Long and Karizmah Mousseau; plus, her favorite four legged friend, Missy. 

A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the Red Wall Community Center, 201 Center Street, Kaycee, Wyoming. 


Frances Carol Altebaumer

Frances Carol Altebaumer. Born January 14, 1939 to Woodrow and Eva Adams. The eldest of four, Lorene, Woodrow Jr., and Roy Lee. Passed after a lengthy fight through dementia. Frances married James Jerome Altebaumer of Pilot Point Texas June 9, 1958. Together they had two sons James “Jim” and Clayton “Pat” and one Daughter Alice (passed soon after birth). She has five grandchildren, seventeen
great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. Frances was preceded into the after life by all of the first generation family , her husband, and a grandson. Frances was a life member of the ladies auxiliary to the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. Her favorite color was Yellow. We would ask that instead of donations or flowers, please do something nice for a stranger and make someone smile. 

A visitation will be held from 5 to 6:30PM on Friday, July 12, 2019 at Bustard’s Funeral Home in Casper with a Rosary at 7 PM at the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Casper.


Lorraine Marie Rodgers Quinn

Lorraine Marie Rodgers Quinn, 70, of the Village of Bonita in The Villages, FL, died on June 30, 2019.  Lorraine was born September 9, 1948, in Lusk, WY, to James Rodgers and Thelma Kinnaman. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, James Rodgers, Larry Rodgers, and John Rodgers, and her beloved husband, Reed Quinn. She is survived by her daughter Colleen Hilton and son in law Ken of Casper, WY, two grandsons, Kenneth Hilton of Laramie, WY and Reed Hilton of Casper, WY, her great granddaughter Mackenzie Hilton of Laramie, WY, her nephew Mike Rodgers (Mary) of The Villages, FL, and her niece Vickie Cisewski (Gary) of Silverton, OR.

Lorraine grew up in Lance Creek, WY until 1960, when her father retired and moved the family to Sheridan, WY. After graduating from Sheridan High School, she attended Sheridan Junior College for two years, and then received a B.A. degree in English in 1972 from Colorado Women’s College in Denver, CO.  Lorraine started a very successful career as a federal investigator for the Department of Defense in 1975, becoming the first female Special Agent in the Denver office, and working her way up to being the Special Agent in Charge.  She put this career on hold in 1990 for travel.

Lorraine married Reed Quinn in Dallas, TX, on March 17, 1990.  They enjoyed life on the road in their RV until 1992, when they settled in Florida for winters and continued RV travel in summers.  The couple lived in Gainesville, FL from 2000 to 2009 for Lorraine’s employment as a federal investigator. 

After Lorraine’s retirement in 2009, the couple moved to The Villages.  Lorraine loved life in the Villages, where she quickly endeared herself to her new friends.  She was instrumental in helping to organize neighborhood activities and oversaw a network of street captains responsible for welcoming newcomers.  She took up golf and was an enthusiastic line dancer, participating in several classes.  She helped to organize a neighborhood book club and enjoyed multiple game groups, as well as many neighborhood social events in Upper Bonita.

Lorraine was known for love of literature and the written word, her attention to detail, her loyalty, and her reliability. Her fun personality and clever wit will be missed by her many friends throughout The Villages, as well as by her family.   

A celebration of Lorraine’s life will be held in The Villages at a later date.  


Juan Bautista Freire-Ferrero

Juan Bautista Freire-Ferrero passed away on July 4th, 2019  at Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions.  Cremation has taken place.

Juan was born in Colmenar de Oreja, Madrid, Spain to Juan Freire Conca and Josefina Ferrero Conca.  His childhood was a magical one in a small town where everyone knew everyone and friendships formed on bicycles have lasted his entire life.  A Mass will be held in his honor on July 13th in La Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, in Colmenar, the same church that has witnessed his parent’ s marriage, his own marriage, christenings of all their children, including his and Kay’s son Ian, 

He came of age in Madrid, where he studied from the age of 14, during the tumultuous years immediately after Francisco Franco’s death.  It was during this time, when anything was possible, that he met his wife, Kay when they were both college students.  After he graduated from La Universidad Complutense de Madrid, in Economics and Finance, they made their way to the United States, finally coming to Casper,Wyoming where they would make their home for the next 36 years.  He became a US citizen the year his son Ian was born, in 1998.  He loved and valued his adopted country, but in his heart and soul, he remained a Spaniard. 

He became a successful accountant and chief financial officer in the oil and gas, and heavy construction industries.  For Juan however, the greatest achievements in life were the friendships he formed, cultivated and treasured. There was nothing he loved more than sharing with his friends the food, wine, and heart of his beloved Spain. He had an infectious spirit and a twinkle in his eye that drew people to him and endeared him to countless friends both here and in Spain.  He loved people and they loved him.  

Juan survived by his wife of 38 years, Kay Freire, their son Ian Freire (Trish) and family of Frisco, Texas, His sisters, Maite Freire Ferrero, Josefina Freire Ferrero and Mavi Freire Ferrero all of Spain.  He leaves a multitude of cousins in Spain who loved him dearly.   He will be missed and remembered as well by the endless number friends he gathered during his 63 years.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Pepe Freire Ferrero.

There will be a scattering party on the beach in Calpe in the coming year.  At Juan’s request there will also be a great party for his friends, to celebrate who he was at a later date.  In lieu of flowers and cards, his family requests that memorial contributions be made to Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions.  De Madrid al Cielo, Juan.