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Obituaries: Kelly, Warren

Chuck Kelly

Chuck Kelly: Chuck was born to Gilbert Blagg and Francis A Sno November 2nd 1944 in Gorma, Texas.

His mother, a few years later moved to Casper, Wyoming where she met Bert Allen Kelly her husband of 50 years. Bert and Francis raised Chuck and his two brothers Jim Kelly and Bert A. Kelly Jr. in Casper.

Chuck graduated from Natrona County High School in 1961. After high school he worked as an ambulance driver before he enlisted in the Army on Sept. 8 1964. He was enlisted for 12 years and was Honorably discharged on February 12th 1976. During his enlistment he was stationed in Germany twice and was deployed to Vietnam for one tour. He received training in still photography while enlisted and served as a special investigator for the military police. He reached the rank of Staff Sargent.

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After the army Chuck primarily worked in the Restaurant and bar industries as a cook, baker and as a bartender. He also worked as a painter, construction worker. He was a jack-of-all

Chuck had a deep passion for the arts. He was an artist and a musician. He worked professionally as a guitarist/vocalist off and on over the years. His art included everything from carvings and etchings to painting, his most prominent works were those done in pencil. A drawing of his titled “you bic” was shown at the Smithsonian Art Institute as part of the Vietnam exhibit. You can find it today at the Veterans Center in Casper, WY. Copies of his work will be on display during his final services.

Chuck married his first wife Linda while on leave in 1966. They had three children Kerrie Sarles, Karla Blagg and Chuck Blagg Jr. They divorced shortly after he discharged from the military. He joined with his second wife Geraldine Thorne in 1977. He remained married to Geraldine until Nov. 1996 when she died after a lengthy fight with cancer. He began dating Doris Murphey in Dec 1998, they were married on Jan 5th 2008.

He has 3 biological and 6 step-children. Kerrie Sarles, Karla Blagg, Chuck Blagg Jr, Paula Arellano, Steve Birgenheier, Mike Birgenheier, Anthony Cooper, Angela Simmons and James Cooper. He loved them equally and each call him dad still.

He is preceded in death by his parents Bert and Francis his two brothers Jim and Bert Allen and a grandaughter Nikkea Bullock. He is survived by his wife Doris, all 9 children, 26 grandchildren and 23 great grand children.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to Newcomers Funeral home to help cover the final expenses.

His funeral will be held at Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery in Evansville, WY November 7th at 11.00 a.m. A pot luck lunch will be served at the V.F.W. on Brian Stock Trail following services.

Lynn E. Warren

Lynn E. Warren: 1944 – 2019

Lynn Warren, 75, passed away on October 15, 2019 in Casper, WY surrounded by his loving family.

A viewing will be held from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Friday, November 1st at the Newcomer Funeral Home in Casper Wyoming. Future internment will be at Arlington National Cemetery. Following the viewing, there will be a gathering held at the VFW of Casper, Wyoming. Address for the VFW is 1800 Bryan Stock Trail, Casper, WY.

Lynn was born in Elyria, OH to Naomi and Loren Warren on July 5, 1944. He went to school at Lamar High School in Lamar, CO. Shortly after graduation, Lynn joined the US Army where he served for 30+ years. When he was not enlisted in the Army, he worked as a Colorado State Trooper. He was a veteran of Vietnam, Desert Storm and Afghanistan wars and was awarded the Purple Heart, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, and many other Medals of Honor. He was known for his generous heart and was a loving father who was dedicated to his family and taking care of others.

Lynn is preceded in death by his parents Naomi and Loren Warren, two brothers Frank Warren and William Warren and great-Grandson Ciaran Urbanski.

Lynn is survived by his five children: Ron (Heather Warren), Sandy (Joe Mulheron), Natasha Warren, Timothy Sean (Tracy Warren), and Jana Warren, his brother David Warren, his sister Lynette Hicks, fifteen grandchildren children: Kayla (Matt Egidi), Amanda (Matt Truitt), Ryan (Andrea Warren), Louise (Dakota Urbanski), Sunni (Cade Cargill), Nathan Graham, Drew Warren, Devin Carrasco, Isaiah Carrasco, Jacob Warren, Linda Warren, Savannah Warren, Destiny Warren, Avyanna Walls and Saelym Warren, and six great-Grandchildren: Adrian, Rhett, Madison, Gracen, ReyLynn and Blake.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The family of Lynn wishes to extend our sincere thanks for the care given by Heather Cordova.

Public viewing services will be held 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Friday, November 1, 2019 for Lynn at Newcomer Funeral Home. Following the viewing, there will be a gathering held at the VFW of Casper, Wyoming. Address for the VFW is 1800 Bryan Stock Trail, Casper, WY.