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Obituaries: Lemp, Unangst, Barrett

James “Jim” Lemp

James “Jim” Lemp, 62, of Casper, Wyoming, passed away August 14th, 2019 at Central Wyoming Hospice. He was born October 26th, 1956 in Hardin, Montana to Antonia and Arthur Lemp. When you think of the term “rough neck,” Jim’s face should come to mind. Jim spent the majority of his life working in the oil field. he met the love of his life Sue Ann Sergeant and after 10 years of dating they married on August 13th, 1997. Jim played a huge role in Sue’s children’s and grandchildren’s lives. They moved to Texas, Montana, Utah, North Dakota, Louisiana, and then finally came back home to Wyoming. He had a love for his family, motorcycles, the Denver Broncos, and American Bald Eagles. Some would describe him as bear-like: he had a very crabby, hard exterior and a sarcastic personality, but he was loving nonetheless and you could win him over with a back scratch or plate full of biscuits and gravy. 

He is survived by his mother Antonia Nield of Casper; his step-daughter April Castle and her children Elizabeth, Corrie, and Devon, and their children, all of Utah; his step-daughter Tish Weaver of West Virginia; his sisters Deborah Fleming and Cindy Pater, and brothers Cloyd Lemp and Dean Lemp, all of Casper; as well as many, many cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and great-great-nephews. 

He is preceded in death by his father Arthur Lemp; his wife Sue Ann Lemp; and his nephews Christopher Pater and Decklyn Dean.

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After funeral costs have been met, the family asks that any donations be given to Central Wyoming Hospice. 


William C. (Bill) Unangst

William C. (Bill) Unangst, 81, passed away August 25, 2019 surrounded by loved ones.

He was born July 21, 1938 in Bartlett, Nebraska. Bill moved to Casper as a child and graduated in 1956 from NCHS.

Bill was employed by Pacific Power before joining the Air Force. He also worked for Texaco Refinery and Teton Homes until his retirement.

Bill had a passion for helping others, was a cub scout leader, he enjoyed long walks with his dogs, telling stories and having long conversations.

Bill is survived by his sons Billy (Doreen) and Charlie (Karen), his sisters Maxine, Betty, Georgia and brother Bob, 9 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren & one due soon, also numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, two brothers & a granddaughter.

Military honors will be Friday September 6th at 11:00 at Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery. The celebration of life will begin at 12:30 at First United Methodist Church, 332 East 2nd Street. A Potluck luncheon will follow in the fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Central Wyoming Hospice or Casper Humane Society in Bill’s name.


Richard Walker Barrett

Richard Walker Barrett died peacefully at Wyoming Medical Center after a short battle with cancer on August 24, 2019. Richard was born to Richard and Christine Barrett in Scottsbluff, NE on August 1, 1946. His family moved to Casper, WY in the 1960’s. After graduating from Natrona County High School, he served in the National Guard and the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1969, with one tour of duty in Vietnam with the First Infantry Division, Company A 1st Engineer Battalion from 1967-1968. Richard was honorably discharged on December 16, 1969. He met his wife of 50 years, Kathleen O’Hearn, in high school and they were married March 1, 1969. They had three children, Sheila (Korey) Umbach, Jennifer (Kevin) Palmer and Richie Barrett.

After his military service Richard worked mostly in the Oil Field. He worked for MI Swaco for over 40 years before his retirement in 2016. Richard was an excellent provider for his family and had an unparalleled work ethic.

After retirement he enjoyed visiting his children and grandchildren, and breakfasts with his siblings.

Richard is survived by his wife and children; siblings, Kenneth (Janet) Barrett, Jane (Kenneth) Stack, Jean Ann Waldron, and Paul (Julie) Barrett; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place. There will be a service at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 1401 CY Ave., on September 6, 2019 at 10:30am.