Obituaries: Anderson, Zancanella, Miller

Doris “Duffy” P. Anderson

Doris “Duffy” P. Anderson, 91, passed away peacefully on August 3rd 2019 at Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper Wyoming, surrounded by her loving family.

Doris was born on June 23rd 1928 to Millie Mae Matson and Johnny W. Starnes in Houston Texas. She moved to Casper Wyoming in the summer of 1960.  Doris married Percy G Anderson Jr. on September 11th 1982. They had many wonderful memories together. Doris had many pleasures and hobbies.

She was a loving wife, and devoted Mother to 8 children. She was a wonderful grandmother to many Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.

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She loved spending time with family and she made friends nearly everywhere she went. She spent numerous hours beautifying and working in her yard and gardens. She was a volunteer at Natrona County Meals on Wheels for 25 years +. Doris was a longtime member at Highland Park Community church.

She enjoyed traveling, snowmobiling and dancing. She was an amazing gourmet cook without the classes. 

She is proceeded in death by her parents and one son Mike Butler.
She is survived by her husband Percy Anderson and her 7 children, son Randy and Rita Butler, Daughter Glenda and Eric Beeson, Son Rob and Dorothy Butler, son Dude and Karen Butler, son David Anderson, son Alan and Maria Anderson, daughter Amy and Bart Owen and 37 3/4  Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. 

Services will be held on Thursday August 8th at 10:30 am at Newcomer Casper Chapel. A graveside will be held right after at Wyoming Memorial Gardens Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Natrona County Meals on Wheels or Central Wyoming Hospice of Casper.


Daryl Thomas Zancanella

Daryl Thomas Zancanella passed away peacefully and surrounded by loved ones on July 24, 2019.

Daryl was born Dec. 1, 1948 in Hanna, Wyoming to Livio Joseph and Violette Elizabeth (Fagerholm) Zancanella. He was the middle child and the last surviving of three boys. He spent his childhood in Hanna, graduating from Hanna High School in 1967. After graduating Daryl attended Heavy Equipment School in Idaho, then returned to Hanna. While waiting to start his dream career, Daryl helped construct interstate 80 for Rissler-McMurray Construction. His dream came true in 1968, when he was hired by Rosebud Coal Company, this began his long career in coal mining. 

Daryl met the love of his life, Terry, at the dump in Medicine Bow, Wyoming and he would take her on dates to watch the 1300 Marion Dragline be built and together they watched that dragline take its first steps. 
Daryl married Terry Vee Jackson on May 27, 1972 and to this union 3 children were born Gina Lynn, David and Beth. After the mines close in Hanna, Daryl and Terry moved to Douglas where he continued mining coal for Peabody Energy at North Antelope/Rochelle coal mine until his retirement in 2016.

Daryl loved spending time with his 5 grandsons, who adored him and he was their best friend. He got the best gift in 2018 when his 1st great-grandchild was born, which he nicknamed her “Little Sweetie”.

Daryl enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and moving coal. He could tell you anything you wanted to know about draglines and coal mining. 

He was loved by many and was easily aggravated by bad drivers and people that forgot to latch the screen door and close the gate. 

Daryl is survived by his wife of 47 years Terry, son, David (Crystal) Zancanella, daughter, Beth (Brandon) Wittrock, his 5 grandsons, Garet Albert, Bryce Joseph, Wyatt David, Andrew James, Ethan Blake, and his beautiful great-granddaughter, “Sweetie” Alice Elizabeth.

He is preceded in death by his father in 1965, his mother in 1969, brothers, Kenneth in 1953 and David in 1968, and his daughter Gina Lynn in 1973.
Memorial Service was Monday, July 29th at 1pm at the Saint James Catholic Church in Douglas. Daryl will be laid to rest with a private family gathering at a later date. 


Jeanette Ellen Miller

Jeanette Ellen Miller, 85, died August 3, 2019 surrounded by her family after a long-standing illness. Jeanette was born August 13, 1933 to Ferd and Virginia Gansel in Hill City, KS.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Richard Gansel, and her husband, Lee. She is survived by 2 sisters, Virginia Marie Cafferty and Phyllis Slocombe and 2 brothers, Bert Gansel and Buddy Gansel, three sons, Mike (Pam) of Casper, Dinty of Casper, and Jerry (Cindy) of San Marcos, TX, six grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren. 

Jeanette graduated from high school in Colorado Springs and studied business at Colorado College. While living there, she met the love of her life, Lee. Lee and Jeanette were married in 1952 and moved to Casper, WY shortly after to raise their family. 

Jeanette had a passion for art and owned a store called The House of Replica that was connected to the old Wonder Bar. Lee and Jeanette owned Miller Apartments and she also worked the election polls. 

She devoted her life to serving others and volunteered at many different places to include being the President of the Ladies of the Petroleum Club, the Senior Center, the library, and Meals on Wheels. Her favorite past time was spending time with her family especially her great-grandkids. She will be remembered for her unconditional love and delicious cinnamon bread. 

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 AM, Wed., Aug. 7, 2019 at Newcomer Casper Chapel. Memorials can be made to Central Wyoming Hospice in Jeanette’s name.