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Obituaries: Albright, Ogren, Jr., Burch, Finn

Brenda Kay Albright

CASPER, Wyo. –

Brenda Kay Albright passed away on November 10, 2019 in Casper, Wyoming, surrounded by her family. She was born on June 21, 1968 to William Albright and Sandra Hendren.

Brenda was a loving and caring mother and Aunty Nana to many. Brenda was always the one to make sure everyone was taken care of. She loved to be with her children and grandchildren and watching her grandkids at their sports activities. She was so crafty and loved making her wreaths for all of the holidays. She also loved to bake and make her “pies”. Brenda loved the Lord and taking her grandkids to church. She enjoyed shopping at the secondhand stores. Ultimately, she loved just being with her family and friends.

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Brenda is survived by her daughter, Amberlee (Rondell) Guina and their children; Xavier, Paris, Santana, Jarryd, Jayda Kay, Rondell Jr., Kylee, Zayariah, and Titus; daughter Ashly (Marcele) Vasquez and their children: Aiden, and Dion; step-son Joshua Vasquez; daughter Deja Tomlin Starke (Kaden) and their children; Kingsley and Khalea; son Dejan (Laureli) Starke, daughter Magenta Tomlin, and daughter Majesta Tomlin.

She is also survived by nieces and nephews Christen (Carlos) Grozco, Carlos J. Nayeli, Thalia Amyiah, Yesenia, Charisa (Waylon) Birdchief, Niko, Jordan, Khloe, Whisper, Justin (Angle) Hunter, Gabrielle (Christian) Hunter, and Elias.

Brenda is survived by her brothers and sisters; Christine Vasquez Hunter, Rylee and Sheila Rae; Erika Albright, Paula Stout, Will (Bill) Albright, Brandon Albright, Cliffod Nolte, and Doug Nolte.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 2 o’clock in the afternoon.


Paul William Ogren, Jr.

Paul William Ogren, Jr. age 52, of Casper, passed away November 17, 2019 at Wyoming Medical Center. Paul was born July 16, 1967 in San Bernardino, California to Paul and Pamela (Hall) Ogren. He attended and graduated from Kelly Walsh High School. Paul worked as a driver for Fuel Transport in Casper. Paul enjoyed being a handy man and assisting others. His greatest moments were spent camping with his wife, Laura and son, Benn.

Paul was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his wife, Laura Rose Ogren, son, Benn William Ogren; mother, Pamela Calar, step-father, Michael L. Calar, sisters, Jeannie and Amy.

Memorial contributions may be made to Benn Ogren Educational Fund set up at Hilltop Bank in Paul’s memory.


Dennis Lee Burch

Dennis Lee Burch, age 62, of Mills, passed away November 17, 2019 at Wyoming Medical Center surrounded by his family. Dennis was born February 11, 1957 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to John and Elizabeth (Brown) Burch. He attended grade school in Arizona and high school in Utah. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed playing poker and traveling to Deadwood and Riverton.

In addition to his parents, Dennis was also preceded in death by his sister, Susan, of Idaho, and brother, Michael Brown, of Kingman, Arizona. He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Debbie Willis Burch, three sons, Randy (Lisa) Burch, Brett Burch, and Alan (Mandy) Rhodes, two daughters, Gypsi Rhodes and Loretta Williams, brother, Donny (Holly) Burch, and many grandchildren.

A memorial service is pending at this time.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s charity of choice in Dennis’s memory.


Kathy (Lau) Finn

Kathy (Lau) Finn, age 68, passed away unexpectedly  Wednesday, 13 November 2019 at the Wyoming Retirement Center in Basin, Wyoming.

Katherine Mary Lau, the daughter of Jerome H. Lau and Loretta Rathman, was born 18 May 1951 in Casper, Wyoming.  Kathy graduated from St. Anthony’s Catholic School in 1965 and from Natrona County High School in 1969. This summer was her 50th class reunion which she was unable to attend.

In 2010, Kathy moved to the Wyoming Retirement Center in Basin, Wyoming. She loved to play bingo, bowl and sing with the residents.

Surviving Kathy, are her daughter, Michelle, and grandson, Logan Michael, from Casper.  Also, her siblings: Florence Minkow, Roseann Stevenson, John Lau, Maria Johnson and Mark Lau.

A celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to Michelle Lau, P. O Box 843, Evansville, Wyoming, 82636.