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Obituaries: Powders, Rebish, Hill

Ray Powders

Ray Powders was born in Unionville, Missouri on July 4, 1925 to Olga and Orville Powders. Ray was the youngest and last surviving of their four children.

He moved to Denver at aged 13 and graduated from South High School. Ray enlisted in the Army when he was 18 and served 4 years mainly in Europe. After his discharge he returned to Denver to work for his dad selling cars.

Ray worked many years as a manager at Walker Brothers Ford and at Viner Chevrolet before purchasing the Volkswagen dealership and moving to Casper in 1968. He was Casper’s VW/Audi dealer for 43+ years.

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He met his wife Shirley in Denver and was married there on October 8, 1950. Ray and Shirley had three children: Ray, Cindy and Michael.

Their oldest son Ray, also known as ‘RP’, graduated from NCHS and Casper College and trained to be a master mechanic. He worked with his dad in sales and service until his death in 2014. Cindy graduated from NCHS and University of Wyoming. She works with her husband Ira Wertenteil and does Interior Design work. Michael graduated from NCHS and University of Denver. He worked as an attorney in Denver several years then moved to London where he works as a corporate lawyer.

Ray is survived by his wife of 68 years Shirley, children Cindy and Michael, and grandchildren Matthew, Mark and Thomas.

Services will be at Newcomer Casper Chapel at 10 am on Saturday, July 27th.


Carol “Ann” Rebish

Carol “Ann” Rebish, age 73, of Casper, passed away July 1, 2019 at Central Wyoming Hospice. Ann was born March 31, 1946 in Sheridan, Wyoming to Glen and Dorothy (Noxon) Fickes. She was raised in Buffalo, WY where she was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Ann graduated from Johnson County High School in Buffalo and attended junior college in Casper, WY.

Ann had the opportunity to go to Wickenburg, AZ where she was a youth counselor at Los Caballeros. From there she moved to Dillon, MT where she raised her two boys, Tyke and Tyler. Here she was surrounded by the sights and sounds of the wide open spaces which she loved. After moving to Casper, Ann worked for Wyoming Medical Center and Interim Health Care. After retirement, she and her sister wintered in AZ where she enjoyed the warmth, the scenery, and good times with friends.

Cooking was a specialty of Ann’s. Family and friends loved to sit down at her table. Ann will be remembered for her subtle sense of humor and keeping her family and friends on their toes. She also enjoyed crafting, reading and especially time spent at the family cabin in the Big Horn Mountains where she traveled old trails and was able to go fishing. Over the years, her two Yorkies, Kibbles and Max, were always at her side.

In addition to her parents, Ann was also preceded in death by her son, Tyke Rebish. She is survived by her sister, Sherry; Son, Tyler; Step-Daughters, Francie and Bonnie; granddaughter, Kaidyn; and many dear friends.

A Celebration of Ann’s Life and Potluck will be held from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM at the Fickes’ Cabin on Sunday, September 8, 2019.

Memorial contributions may be made to Central Wyoming Hospice in Ann’s memory. 


June H. Hill was born on June 6, 1938 in Missoula, MT. On July 20, 2019 June went home to be with her Lord and Savior. June was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Mildred Winslow. 

June grew up in Lewistown with 2 sisters and 3 brothers. She attended school in Lewistown as well a one year at Multnomah Bible College in McMinnville, OR. 

June was an extremely talented musician and was able to play many different instruments but was especially proficient with the violin. She also loved to sing; with a special fondness for country western music. She was an excellent poet and was very creative with crafts and home decorating.

In 1958 she married Al Knapp and they were wed for 25 years. June and Al made a home in Lewistown where they began the process of raising their 3 children. They eventually moved to Great Falls. June enjoyed being a wife and mother and always kept a beautiful home. She loved her children very much.

In June of 1984 June married Floyd Hill and they made their home in Mills, WY, where she spent time volunteering with Make-A-Wish foundation and Hospice. For the next 35 years they were best friends and in the later years Floyd was her loving and patient caregiver as June suffered with numerous health issues. 

June is survived by her husband, Floyd, and ex-husband Al; three children Wayne (Kiyoko) Knapp of Tokyo, Japan; Diane (Cory) Pulfrey of Bozeman, MT; and Bonnie (Shawn) Sedgwick of Flint, TX; five grandchildren (Tanna Roadhouse, Torin Pulfrey, Morgan Pulfrey, Daniel Knapp, and Arielle Knapp) as well as two sisters and three brothers (Calvin Winslow, Carleen Kaurin, Larry Winslow, Sylvia Wuest, and Duane Winslow). 

Services will be held on August 1st at 11:00 a.m. at Mountain View Baptist Church with graveside services at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.