Obituaries: Stewart, Quinn, Dunn,

James M. Stewart

James M. Stewart age 47 passed away peacefully on July 4, 2019 at the Wyoming Medical Center. He was born June 24, 1972 in Casper, Wyoming. 

He was a 1990 graduate of Kelly Walsh High School. For the past 25 years he has worked in the family business.

James was a good and kind man who loved helping others. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a very infectious laugh. He was an avid fan and collector of Star Trek and anything superhero. He was an accomplished gamer, loved all kinds of music, and enjoyed going to the movies.

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James was a wonderful father to his daughter, Ilia Stewart, age 17 and son, Liam Stewart, age 13,

In addition to his children, he is survived by his parents, Gary Stewart and Vicki Henry; his companion and best friend of several years, Susanna Nagel; the mother of his children, Kristen Rice Stewart; brother, Zach and his companion, Carrie Ferraiuolo; brother, Christian Stewart, and sister, Lori Stewart; along with several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles B. and Freida M. Stewart. 

James, you were very loved and will be greatly missed.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park at the Centennial Shelter by the river.


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.  


Pamela (Pam) Dunn

The community mourns the loss of Pamela (Pam) Dunn, 70, of Casper who died peacefully July 9th, 2019. Pam was born November 22nd, 1948 in Pierre, South Dakota where she attended public schools. She is survived by her husband, Floyd W. Dunn, three sons from a previous marriage; Brent Vander Pol of Phoenix, Brian Vander Pol of Oviedo FL, and Brandon Vander Pol of Casper WY, and stepson Braylen Dunn of Denver.

Family and friends are invited to memorial services at Highland Park Community Church, Monday, July 15th with a reception at the Casper Mountain Trails Center located at 9301 Casper Mountain Rd.

Pam was a dedicated, energetic philanthropist in the Casper community. For 24 consecutive years, she and Floyd organized the annual “Canines for Charity” Sled Dog Races, raising over $400 thousand dollars for charitable organizations such as the American Heart Association, Hospice, the Youth Crisis Center, the ARC, and 4H. She was also a tireless 4H volunteer; teaching dog showmanship to hundreds of local children for over 10 years.

Pam was a lover or Northern breed dogs, particularly Siberian Huskies. Her mountain kennel, “Timbermist Tracks” recorded twelve AKC breed champions. She was an avid musher (dog sledder) who never lacked for team members because her kennel could house up to 45 dogs at any given time. Rescue dogs either became members of her sled teams or were re-homed to loving families. Timbermist rescued over one-hundred huskies, malamutes, and Samoyeds over a period of thirty years.

Pam made friends easily and spent hours to make sure she could help in any situation, and in any way she could. She is so loved by her family and many friends. Pam’s parting us so suddenly was unexpected. Strong-willed and focused, she was a leader, counselor and confidant. Her heart was immeasurable and touched countless lives. We love you so much Pam! Heaven is blessed with your presence now!

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am, Monday, July 15, 2019 at Highland Park Community Church, 5725 Highland Drive, Casper, WY 82609.