Obituaries: Estes, Hess, Noel

Beverley Lea Estes

Beverley Lea Estes, 82 passed away August 11, 2019  at Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions in Casper Wyoming with her family by her side. 

She was born January 1st, 1937 in Wood South Dakota to Royx Bunch and Benjerman Petera. Beverley was married to the love of her life Ron Estes Sr. for nearly 61 years.  Beverley and Ron had three children, Bruce, Kim and Ron Jr. Beverley graduated from Natrona County High school in 1955 where she was active in many school and community functions. Beverley also was employed for 27 years at Natrona County High School, starting as the registrar and then moved for the remainder of her career to the main office as the office manger and secretary to the principals. 

Beverley loved NCHS where she touched the lives of countless students and faculty members.  Beverley pioneered the Natrona County Organization of Office Personnel and served as it’s first president for several years.  Beverley loved her family and was her son’s biggest fan on the wrestling mat and football field.  She loved to play bridge, gambling, playing card games, reading books, dancing and singing. 

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She loved spending time with family and friends. Beverley will be remembered for her kindness, wonderful smile, sense of humor, and love for family and joy for life.  She was a member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church and devout Christian.

Beverley is proceeded in death by her mother Royx Robinson, step father Richard O. Robinson, father Benjerman Petera, and son Bruce Gonce. She is survived by her husband Ron Estes Sr. Kim Forgey, ( Kevin) Ron Estes Jr. (Jodie). She has six grandchildren, Annique, Chrisa, Charis, Melanie, Dusty, and Stephanie.  She also had eight great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions. 

A private memorial will be held for family at a later date.

Stanley Hess

Stanley Hess, 65, passed away Sunday in Casper, Wy after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. 

Stanley was born on June 17, 1954 in Viborg, South Dakota to Byron and Jean Hess. 

Stanley met his wife Karen at the Sage Club in 1978. They were then married one year later on May 5, 1979 in Evansville, Wy.

Stanley loved helping others whether it was working on vehicles or tractors and equipment.

Stanley joined the Pony Express in 1983. He looked forward to being able to ride in this every year. This was an annual family event for the whole family.

Stanley loved the outdoors from trail riding to camping and hunting. 

Stanley became a member of the Silver Spruce. His weekend consisted of gambling, shooting guns, fishing and drinking. Stanley looked forward to this every year. 

He enjoyed spending time with his family. He and Karen took in numerous foster kids throughout the years.

Stanley and Karen had 8 kids. Leeray Green (Cynthia) of Tennessee, Landon Green (Deanna) of Casper, Savannah Hess of Colorado, Kody Hess, Michael Hess (Tiffany) of Gillette, Stacy Hess of Casper, Jack Hess (Allie) of Colorado. 

Stanley and Karen have 11 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He is survived by his wife Karen, brothers James (Paula) of Casper, Rodney Hess of Casper, Craig Hess of Casper, Doran Hess (Mitzi) of Casper, and two sisters Bonnie Smith (Casper) of Douglas and Faye Gatlin of Texas.

He is proceeded in death by his parents Byron and Gene Hess and his son Leeroy Stacy Green.

Betty Jo Noel

Betty Jo Noel, age 70, went home to be with her Savior August 11, 2019. She was born April 6, 1949 in Hot Springs, South Dakota to Paul and Phyllis Hibbs and married her sweetheart, Gerald “Jerry” Noel on September 20, 1969.

Betty Jo graduated from Kelly Walsh High School in 1967 and earned her LPN certificate from Casper College. She was as a nurse at Wyoming Medical Center and later taught preschool and Sunday school for 23 years. She retired from working as floral manager at Albertsons in 2011. 

Betty Jo enjoyed volunteering at Oasis Food Pantry serving and praying for the needy. Her life was a living example of this Bible verse written in her journal. “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.”- Hebrews 13:2. 

Betty Jo was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Bonnie (Wayne) Routh and Shirley (John) Gardner. She is survived and will be missed by her husband, Jerry; siblings, LeRoy (Sharon) Hibbs and Patricia (Meliton) Quiles; children, Sherri (Matthew) Roberts, Charlene (Cody) Canada, and Ryan (Kendra) Noel; and grandchildren, Sarah Roberts, Daniel Roberts, Kylan Morgan, Wyatt Canada, Patience Noel, and Amara Noel.

Please join us in celebrating her life Saturday, August 17th at 11:00 a.m. at College Heights Baptist Church Community Center 1927 S. Walnut. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oasis Food Pantry at this same address.