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Obituaries: Clark, Miller, Boatright, Bailey, Doll

Coy VonCille Clark

Coy VonCille Clark, 89, passed away on September 20, 2019 in Casper, Wyoming.

VonCille had a huge heart and loved giving to others. She was a wonderful friend to anyone who knew her. She also held a special place in her heart for children. She loved bowling, gardening and tending to her flowers, the OU Sooners, Casper College T-Birds, and most importantly, being with friends and family. She was also active at Highland Park Community Church serving as a Sunday school teacher and later as a greeter.

VonCille was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Clark and son, Jeff Clark. She is survived by daughter, Jennifer (Kevin) Morss, daughter in law, Carolyn Clark, grandchildren Amy (Stacy) Maupin, Lea (Michael) Fawbush, Kelly (Roger) Heenan and Sara Backhaus, and great grandchildren, Cody, Lauren, Morgan, Riley and Mason.

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Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery. Interment will take place at Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that memorials be made to any organization that speaks to your heart.

Michael Colvin “Mick” Miller

Michael Colvin “Mick” Miller

Mick, as he was known to his friends and family, was born July 13th, 1954 in Lusk, Wyoming to Constance Alberta Colvin and Michael Joseph Miller.

He tragically passed away at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming on Saturday, September 14th, 2019 at the age of 65.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Constance Alberta Colvin and Michael Joseph Miller; and his sister Karna Miller. He is survived by his three children, Aliea Miller, Dusty Miller, and Matthew Miller; his sister Susan Schwarts Pratt; his grandchildren, Karley Baker, Kassie Baker, Kenzie Latham, Heidi Miller, Wyatt Miller, Lane Miller, and Luke Miller; His beloved Kathleen MarieTaylor and innumerable friends whom he loved just as family.

Mick spent several years in the military, serving his country, before settling into Casper, Wyoming. He entered the Marine Corps at 21 years old, where he served his country with great honor and distinction. He fought for his country in Vietnam to protect his brothers in arms and his countrymen and left the Marine Corps having attained the titles of Rifleman and Marksmanship Instructor. Though his service was short, it was no less meaningful and he was no less proud of everything he was able to do in the name of his country and kin. Upon leaving the Military, Mick went on to work in the oilfield and spent several decades in this profession, never flinching away from long days, cold nights, and the hardest work.

Mick adored his many years working in the Oilfield as well as his time with the Marines. He was proud of his service and proud of his work. He never doubted the good that either brought to his life and he often spoke of his experiences fondly. He was a hardworking and generous man, and others could find no end to his generosity. He would often give the last dollar in his pocket to anyone who needed it, even when he was also in need. He was accepting of others, even though their most difficult times and their most devastating mistakes, always finding one more reason to give them another chance, never doubting they would come around.

His tendency towards hard work and the hard times he experienced in his life never hardened his heart. He passed away being known as a tender and caring man who loved to help anyone he could, and only wanted to make others happy with his days. His passing is deeply felt but his life is not lost, as his generosity, love, and selflessness have changed the lives of many who gladly carry on that tradition in his name.

Michael Colvin Miller, Gone but Not Lost.

Marguerite Boatright

Marguerite Boatright of Casper Wyoming, age 88, passed away surrounded by family on September 21, 2019 at Central Wyoming Hospice. She was born to Vito and Clementina Busillo on July 8th, 1931 in Pueblo, Colorado, the youngest of three girls.

She moved at an early age from Pueblo to Rawlins, Wyoming where her father established Superior Tailors. She attended school in Rawlins and started her work career at age 12 at Sheehan’s Root beer Stand where she developed her innate lifelong ability of wanting to give away almost all that she had, in this case most of her paycheck via free malts for all of her friends. That established a trend that she utilized her whole life which evolved to giving homemade cinnamon rolls and meals to anyone and everyone.

Marguerite graduated from Rawlins High School in 1949 and went on to Loretta Heights College and later Dominican College in San Rafael, California. She returned to Rawlins, WY and went to work at the Rawlins National Bank. In the spring of 1954 she traveled to Europe on the Queen Elizabeth for a pilgrimage where she visited many holy sites that shaped her life forever. This further moved Marguerite to a life of unbreakable faith. She had the opportunity to meet her father’s family in Campagna, Italy and see the house where he was born. She cherished and talked about those memories her entire life up until her last days.

In the summer of 1955, she was reacquainted with a handsome young man whom she had a crush on in high school named Gene Boatright. They married soon after in April of 1956 in Rawlins and moved to Casper, Wyoming. She worked as a secretary for the Casper National Bank until her first child was born then stayed home to raise a family. Marguerite was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church and was in the Saint Gerard Circle. She enjoyed playing bridge and especially loved having family and friends over for many wonderful meals together. She loved to listen to music her whole life – especially Opera.

After her husband passed away in 1985 Marguerite worked for many years at Mobile Concrete, Inc., the family business in Mills, WY. She volunteered at St. Vincent De Pauls’ on the weekends.

Marguerite is survived by six children: Anne Buckingham (David) of Casper; Mary Catherine Boatright of Arizona; Arthur Dale Boatright (Lynette) of Casper; Rosemary Gallo (John) of Arizona; Vito Boatright of Colorado and Sara Jane Boatright of Casper. She is also survived by Elizabeth Penland, her sister of Rawlins. She is survived by six grandchildren: Alex Ayars; Genna, Arthur Dale III, Streeter and Carter Boatright and Hailey Maes. She is also survived by two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Gene, parents Vito and Clementina and sister Sara Heatherington.

Memorial donations may be made to Central Wyoming Hospice or Meals on Wheels of Natrona County.

A viewing will be held at Newcomer Funeral Home from 5 pm to 7 pm on Friday September 27th. A Rosary will take place at 7 pm Friday evening at Newcomer. The Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church on CY Avenue at 10:30 am on Saturday September 28th followed by burial at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Elburn Bailey II

Elburn Bailey II passed away in the early morning hours of September 22, 2019.

He was born in Sidney, Mt. to Elburn C. Bailey and Dorthy L (Parton) Baily on November 12, 1953. He was married to Peggy Hart on April 9, 1973, in Wolf Point, Mt. They divorced in 1985 but remained friends always.

They were the parents of Christy (Lee) Palmer, Carry (Ed) Bruckner, Ryan Bailey, and Elburn (Cory) Bailey III.

He spent most of his adult life as an over the road truck driver which he very much enjoyed doing. He was always a friend to those in need and would always help in any way that he could.

His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the lights of his life and he enjoyed being “that grandpa” that could spoil them.

He always considered John and Beth McConigly and Maggie part of his family from the time that John was big enough to go with the kids when he would take them on weekends.

He was preceded in his passing by his parents, his sister Anna, and his brother Jim.

He is survived by his sister Darleen Buckelk, his children, grandchildren Aurora Bailey, Carly Simoneaux, Michael Simoneaux, Victoria Merritt, Cameron Bailey, Jacob Bailey, and Cora Bailey, and the greats Marly, Luca, Carter and Annekin.

He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Michael Jack Doll 1955 – 2019, Celebration of Life, Open House Sunday September 29, 12:00 – 3:00 at the home of Bev Doll Gillis 219 N3rd Sundance, Wy,