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Obituaries: Horton, Ordes

Forrest Edward Horton

Forrest Edward Horton was born in Douglas, Wyoming on Jan 26, 1937, where him, his sisters and brothers, Edith, Norma, Lucille, Alva and Glen were raised by a single mother, Georgianna Christina Hiser Horton. After graduating from Douglas High, he enlisted in the Navy. He relocated back to Wyoming, now in Casper. He met and married Marilynn O’Clair on February 14, 1980 and helped raise her kids, 2 daughters, Melissa Shumaker and her husband Ernie, Nicole Thompson her husband Wade and 2 sons, Matthew Schluning with his wife Megan, and Levi Shumaker, Kids, Jeff Robertson, Amanda Whitlock and her husband, Harlan, her daughter, Kimber Whitlock, Briley and Patrick Mills, and Son, Clint Robertson and his wife Kelly Kadlick and children, Cammy, Dayna, Shelby and Emily. As well as many foster and neighbor kids.

He worked a variety of jobs, most recent approximately 20 years for RC Cab as a driver. He passed on October 7, 2019 at Shepherd of the Valley after a short battle with cancer, he was 82.

He was the last of his immediate family and was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by all.

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A visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, October 14, 2019 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm at Newcomer Casper Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 1:00pm, Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 1:00pm at Douglas Congregational United Church of Christ, with interment and military honors to follow at Douglas Park Cemetery.


Donald R. Ordes

Donald R. Ordes, age 89, of Casper, passed away October 8, 2019 surrounded by his family. Don was born December 18, 1929 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Vincent and Josephine (Militello) Ordes. He was enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1947 and served valiantly during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1952. He was employed as a supervisor at Kaiser Aluminum in Louisiana for 30 years before retiring in 1982. Shortly after retirement, he relocated to Casper, Wyoming. Don was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He was also a board member of NOWCAP. He was an avid hunter, weight lifter, and a former arm wrestling champion.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Hazel Ordes, sons Thomas, Wayne and Conrad Ordes, 4 grandchildren, Mindy, Kelly, Ashley, and Nicole, 2 great-grandchildren, James and Sophia.

The family will receive guests Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 9:00 am until 11:30 am at Newcomer Casper Chapel. A Funeral Mass will begin at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with interment and military honors to follow at Highland Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to NOWCAP in Don’s memory.