Obituaries: Foertsch, Hughes, Hardy

Denise “Meemaw” Foertsch

Denise “Meemaw” Foertsch, age 61, of Casper, passed away September 29, 2019 at Central Wyoming Hospice. Denise was born January 11, 1958 in Kansas City, Kansas to Jimmy and Janice (Herron) Mahan. She graduated Natrona County High School. She was employed at Natrona County School District and Schwartz Bon Walker and Studer. She loved her friends and family.

Denise was preceded in death by her father, Jim and brother, Joe. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Dale Foertsch, Mother, Janice Mahan, daughter, Bryn McKenzie, Son, Matt (Stormy) Foertsch, and 3 grandchildren, Orion, Jillian, and Warren.

Per her request, no services will be held.

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In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The National Kidney Foundation, 1391 Speer Boulevard Suite 250 Denver, CO 80204 in Denise’s memory.


Lois Hughes

Lois Hughes, age 72 , of Glendo, died September 28, 2019 at Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions.

Lois and her twin sister Louise were born June 23, 1947 in Lusk, Wyoming to Sam and Vera (Anderson) Leeling.

Lois graduated from Niobrara County High School in 1965. On August 14, 1966, Lois married Gary Bringham. Lois and Gary had three children, daughters Amanda and Marnie, and son Cody.

Lois married Harvey Hughes on December 27, 1990 in Glendo, WY where they have resided since that time.
Lois received an Associates Degree from Casper College in May 1990. She worked for White’s Marine Center for nearly 30 years. Lois considered the White’s her family and loved them all.

Lois is preceded in death by a daughter, Amanda; first husband Gary, beloved grandmother Olga Bruch, her father Sam Leeling, and mother Vera Martin, brother Jimmy Charles, twin sister Louise Walker, three step children Adam Hughes, Wendy Fluharty, and Michael Hughes.

She is survived by her husband, Harvey Hughes; daughter, Marnie (Matt) Prochniak, son, Cody (Shem) Bringham, grandsons Devon and Dylan Bringham; sister, Nita (Gene) Martin, nephews Cory and Tom Martin, brother-in-law Ken Walker, niece Wendy Malawy, step-sister Renee (Brian) Hossack, step-brother Jack (Charlene) Bloem, step children Lena Mohn and Chris (Veronica) Hughes.

A service will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Bustard’s Funeral Home in Casper, WY.
Burial will be Thursday at 4pm at the Glendo Cemetery. Gathering at Glendo Community Church afterward.

The family requests that contributions be made in lieu of flowers in Lois’s memory to one of two groups that were important to Lois. Marge Cares Foundation, c/o Candy Geringer, P.O. Box 98 Glendo, WY 82213 or Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions 319 S. Wilson St. Casper, WY 82601.


Marilyn Elaine (Hemphill) Hardy

Marilyn Elaine (Hemphill) Hardy, 79 of Casper, WY died peacefully Saturday September 28th at Central Wyoming Hospice. Mrs. Hardy was born December 14, 1939 to Forrest Harlan Hemphill and Mabel (Johnston) Hemphill in Greeley, Colorado.

Marilyn grew up on a farm three miles south of Briggsdale, Colorado. She enjoyed high school sports and was part of the girls’ basketball and softball teams during the summer. Marilyn attended school in Briggsdale, and part of her high school was completed in Carpenter, Wyoming where she met Glen M. Hardy and the two were married on February 28, 1959 after Glen was discharged from the Navy.

Marilyn lived much of her adult life in Casper where she worked at Automation Electronics in the sixties and later worked as a draftsman in the engineering department for Mountain Bell Telephone. Marilyn was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching and sometimes scrutinizing with fervor her Colorado Avalanche, Denver Broncos and Wyoming Cowboys. She enjoyed greatly attending her great grandchildren’s soccer and volleyball games while her health allowed her to. She also very much enjoyed getting her hair done by her friend E.J. and traveling to Riverton with her friends to attack the slot machines!

Survivors are her children Tim Hardy (Marguerite Beyer) and grandchildren (Samuel, Kailey and Olivia), Terri Unterseher (Duane Unterseher) and grandchildren Jeremiah (Aubree), Zachariah (Stevi) and 4 beautiful great grandchildren, Addison, Riley, Presley and Declan; one brother, Robert Harlan Hemphill of Greeley, Colorado.

A celebration of Marilyn’s life will be held on Thursday October 3rd at 11:00 AM at the Highland Park Community Church Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Marilyn E. Hardy to the Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions, a beautiful and peaceful place with many warm and serving hearts looking after the needs of their angels and their families!