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Obituaries: Mounsey, Salazar, Knudson

Karen Anne Mounsey

CASPER, Wyo. –

Karen Anne Mounsey passed away on November 13, 2019 in Casper, Wyoming, surrounded by her friends and loved ones.

She was born on April 25, 1955 in Sacramento California to Delbert H Lint, and Carroll J St. Leger.

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Karen was a nurturing mother and friend to everyone she met. Karen was a selfless companion and was known to offer any help she could to anyone in need. She adored her children and grandchildren. She was the queen of holiday decorating, and crafted many of her decorations by hand. Karen was a music aficionado from a very young age, and loved live concerts. Later in life she loved nothing more than to explore the state of Wyoming with her sons.

Karen lived life to the fullest extent, and took nothing for granted. She was fearless, and faced any challenge head on, and head strong.

Karen is survived by her Mother Carroll St. Leger of Alamogordo New Mexico.

Karen is also survived by her children Kristopher (Brandy) Mounsey-their children Keanna, Auriana, Leilani, Vincent, and Jude; 

Son Kevin Mounsey; 

Son Kyle (Camilla) Mounsey-their children Nora and Haakon.

Karen is survived by four sisters Sharon Gonzales, Anne St. Leger, Cindy McCaughan (Ron), Patricia Rosenfield,

As well as nieces Danielle, Madison, Gabrielle, Sarah, Sherrie; 

Nephews Tyler, Caleb, Austin, Robert. 

Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 20th, at 1PM.


Reuben Salazar

Reuben Salazar: October 13th, 1941 – November 1st 2019

Reuben Salazar, 78, of Casper, passed away on November 1st 2019, in Casper, WY. Reuben was born, October 13th, 1941 in Wheatland, WY to Jesus and Juanita Salazar.

He was educated in Wheatland. In 1986, he met Debbie LaCroix-Neiger in Casper, WY, and they married July 9th 1992 in Casper, WY.

He was employed in the sanitation department for the City of Casper for 31 years before retirement in 2001. He was recognized with an award for 31 years of service to the City of Casper.

For numerous years, Reuben was involved in daily activities with countless friends and acquaintances at The Casper Senior Center. Reuben is preceded in death by his parents Jesus and Juanita Salazar, and one sister Connie, Julia at birth. Reuben is survived by his wife of 27 years, Debbie Salazar of Casper, WY, six children, Ruben “Yogi” Salazar of Casper, WY, Jennifer Walters of Parachute, CO, Nicki Jimenez of Casper, WY, Placo Salazar of Cheyenne, WY, Leo Neiger of Casper, WY, and Leslie Kinneberg of Gillette, WY.

Reuben has 9 brothers and sisters, Bertha, Marge, Joe, Mary, Larry, William, Rose, Theresa, and Elisa. Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive him.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 3 to 6 PM at Bustard’s Reception Center, 632 CY Avenue in Casper.


Dane Richard Knudson

Dane Richard Knudson, age 62, of Casper, passed away November 17, 2019. Dane was born May 20, 1957 in Crookston, Minnesota to Gerald and Carol (Ellison) Knudson. He graduated from Red River High School in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He worked in construction the majority of his life. He enjoyed outdoor photography and sharing it with others.

Dane was preceded in death by his mother and sister, Sara. He is survived by his son, Eric, daughters, Jennifer and Jessica, father, Gerald Knudson, sister, Paula Knudson (Mike Bila), sister, Jana Knudson (Dan Pioli), twin-sister, Lisa (Norman) Sabye, and sister, Carla Andersen, two nephews and one niece.

Memorial contributions may be made to Central Wyoming Hospice or Casper Humane Society in Dane’s memory.