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Obituaries: Smith, Realing, Olson, Richards, Haynes

Anne Mae Smith

CASPER, Wyo. –

Anne Mae Smith, 42, of Green River, Wyoming, passed away November 30, 2019 in Casper, Wyoming.

Anne was born on October 30, 1977 to Gene and Betty Garcia at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. She was raised and attended schools in Green River. She married Rodney Smith II on September 26, 2003 in Green River. She enjoyed making crafts, she was always crocheting a blanket for her children and grandchildren. Anne was a very sentimental person; she always had a way of making even the smallest of moments memorable. She was a loving mother, wife, grandmother, and friend.

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Anne is preceded in death by her Mother, Betty Moulton Garcia; Stepmother, Mercy Garcia; Sisters, Carla Jones and Melanie Jones; and Grandparents.

Anne is survived by her husband Rodney Smith II; Children, Chris Mcinturff, Rodney Smith III, Monika and Kaylub Gibson, Miranda and Victor Flores, Caitlin Twomey, Brendon Smith, and Collin Smith; Brothers, John Garcia and Chris Garcia; Her Father, Gene Garcia; Grandchildren, Landon, Brentley, Emma, Braelynn, and Liam; and many aunts, uncles, cousin, nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends. 

Funeral and burial services are to be announced at a later date. 


Daniel Realing

Daniel Realing (54) passed away on November 26,2019 in Casper, Wyoming. Daniel was born on June 19,1965 in Thermopolis, Wyoming. He will join his late parents Robert E. Realing and Fay Realing in love and peace in heaven.

Dan grew up in San Diego, California and Lander, Wyoming. He graduated from Lander Valley High school in 1983. He worked at Lander Valley Hospital before joining The United States Air Force. He served proudly and made many friends which he holds dearly to this day.

Dan enjoyed his Dirt Bike and riding with friends. He enjoyed watching his nieces and nephews play sports and would attend as many games as he could. Whenever Dan would play cards with his brothers and friends he would always make the game lively with his laughter. He loved the mountains and being outdoors.

Dan is survived by his mother Grace Realing of Casper, Wyoming; his brothers Bob Realing, Roy, Utah, JR Realing (Carla) Casper Wyoming, Jerry E. Realing (Tara) Casper, Wyoming and Tom Realing of Orlando, Florida his wife Jen Realing of Utah. Dan is also survived by many Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins all who loved Dan and will miss him dearly.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on December 21,2019 at Bustard’s Funeral home 600 CY Avenue, Casper, Wyoming. Interment will follow at a later date.

In Lieu of Flowers please make a donation in Dan’s name to Wyoming Rescue Mission 230N. Park Street Casper, Wyoming.

We love you Dan and we will never forget you.


Patricia “Patti” Olson

Patricia “Patti” Olson, 68, of Casper, Wyoming passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019 at her home in Casper, surrounded by family. Survived by her husband, Steve; mother, Pauline Ruckle; daughters, Paula (Alex Stoops) Olson and Stephanie (Michelle Tsinnijinnie) Olson all of Casper; Siblings, Ruth (Clyde) Owens, Geoff McKnight; MaryLou (Steve) Browne, and Don (Janet) Purvis; chosen sister, Jackie Steffens; chosen sons, Mike (Quennie) Steffens and Rich (Denise) Steffens; her side kick, Pixie and numerous other cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends that will dearly miss her.

Patti grew up in various Wyoming towns including Wheatland and Torrington. She moved to Texas, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Dietary Science at Texas Woman’s University. She later returned to Torrington, Wyoming where she worked for the Wyoming Department of Transportation. It was in Torrington where she met the love of her life, Steve. She moved to Casper, Wyoming where they married in October of 1976. Patti worked for H&R Block for 37 years, and as a co-worker put it, “Was never too busy to help”. She greeted everyone at work with a warm smile and a kind, understanding heart.

Throughout her life, she was involved in various activities and groups such as The United Methodist Women’s P.E.O, and was a proud Girl Scout Troop Leader. Patti’s smile and laughter were contagious, and she rarely let an obstacle get in the way of what she wanted to do in life. Whether that was tending to her flowers, taking her fur babies and fur grandbabies for a car ride, attending weekly lunches with her friends, or being there for family and attending family events. She loved to travel, and loved spending holidays and vacations with family, in-laws, nieces, nephews, and their children. Together, Patti and Steve took on projects, both big and small, and she was always willing to hand him any tool he needed to get the job done. With daughters who were always on the move, she and Steve attended endless tournaments, practices and competitions, always front row to watch with proud smiles.

Preceded in death by her father, Paul Purvis; stepfather, Maurice Ruckle; and sister, Margaret “Peg” McKnight.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds in the classroom on Saturday, December 14th at 2pm. All who knew Patti and her family are welcome to join.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Casper Humane Society in Patti’s name.


Harry Arthur Richards

Harry Arthur Richards passed away Nov. 27, 2019, at his home, after a brief battle with cancer. 

Harry was born on June 9th, 1937 in Evansville, WY to RH (Pappy) & Gladys Richards. 

Harry lived and worked most of his life in Casper, Wyoming, driving truck for multiple oil companies achieving an astonishing feat of over a million miles with no accidents and received many awards not limited to driver of the year many times over,  Harry was truly “King of the Road”. 

Harry loved life to the fullest, he enjoyed fishing, rodeos, The Denver Broncos and any function that brought his family and friends together. 

He was a loving husband and father but an even better grandfather, his love had no bounds. 

He was a proud member of the Navy for many years and we thank him for his service. 

Harry had a loving family that will miss him dearly.  His wife Norma, his children Sherri, Daniel, Milton, Frank, Kenny, Connie, Merri, and Skeeter, many grandchildren and great grandchildren whom he loved very much.  Harry will be greatly missed by all, his infectious laughter and his love for life was truly an inspiration to all. We love you Harry.


Maxine Haynes

Maxine Haynes, 90, of Glenrock, Wyoming passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2019 with her family by her side. She was born on May 19, 1929 in Warren, Pennsylvania to the late Glenn Leroy and Ethel Amilia (Boyer) Nichols.

Maxine enjoyed sewing, crocheting, embroidering, she was a member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed going to the casino to take on the slot machines. She truly loved spending time with her family.

Maxine is survived by three daughters, Diane Munsinger, Charlene Hassler and Denise Tackett; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 67 years, Maurice Leroy Haynes; her son, Maurice Leroy Haynes, Jr., one sister and 2 brothers.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Glenrock Cemetery with Pastor Tim Adams officiating. Please make memorial contributions to a charity of your choice.