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Obituaries: Vega, Marquette, Stewart

Catherine D. Vega

CASPER, Wyo. –

Catherine D. Vega passed away peacefully surrounded by family December 15, 2019 in Casper, Wyoming. She was 62 years old. She was the oldest of 5 children. Catherine was born on August 4, 1957 to Peggy and Roland Allen in Norfolk, Virginia.

Catherine had 5 children Tammy, Gilbert, Josephine, Catherine (Nucole) and Timothy.

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Catherine was a strong, wonderful, caring person with such an amazing soul and personality. She was always the life of the party, always trying to make sure everyone was having a good time. She loved playing games like Yahtzee, Scrabble, bingo, snacking on candies and goodies as well as making them. She also enjoyed loving on her several dogs at home. She loved collecting Angel’s, turtles, and snowmen. She made the most out of every single day. Even the littlest of things would make her whole day. She wouldn’t let anything get in her way of enjoying a day. Above all, she loved spending time with her family and friends, especially spoiling her many grandchildren. She could put a smile on anyone’s face. Catherine would make a positive impact on anyone’s life that she crossed paths with.

Catherine is preceded in death by her father Roland Allen, her 2 sisters, Cheryl and Debbie, and her daughter Josephine.

Catherine is survived by her mother Peggy Allen, her sister Brenda Gregory and the Gregory family, her brother Roland Vincent Allen III and family, her children and their family, Timothy, Jessie, Catherine (Nucole), Jesse, Tammy, Gilbert, Raymond, her 9 grandchildren Samantha, Skyler, Dominique, Jonathan, Thomas, Malikye, Karson, Zach and Peyton. She is also survived by several close family members and friends, Troy, Danell and James , Sheila, Vickie, and so many more….

No service or celebration of life for Catherine has been scheduled at this time.


Gayle Dean Marquette

Gayle Dean Marquette, age 87, of Casper, passed away December 19, 2019 at Central Wyoming Hospice. Gayle was born January 22, 1932 in Red Wing, Minnesota to F.E. and Marie (Wohlenhaus) Marquette. After graduating from high school, Gayle enlisted in the United States Air Force and served during the Korean Era. He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant in December of 1953. In January of 1960, he married the love of his life Janice E. Erdin in Hartford, CT. Gayle spent a majority of his career building multi and single family homes and developing real estate. His entrepreneurial spirit lead him to own and operate many businesses over the years. He enjoyed music, outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing, and spending time with his family.

Gayle was preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years, Janice Marquette, his parents, two brothers, Dwain and Gary, and one grandson, Charlie Trujillo. He is survived by his son, Dayle Marquette, daughter, Tonya Cain, grandchildren, Curtis Marquette, Nicole (Tommy) Scherman, Chance Marquette, two great-grandchildren, Walker and Tatum, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Calvary Baptist Church with military honors. Interment will be held at Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Wyoming Hospice in Gayle’s memory.


Stan Stewart of Deer Creek Park died Wednesday, December 18th at his home. As a young man he liked to ski on Casper Mountain and compete in rodeos. He worked in Eirich’s Saddle Shop and for several local ranches. He then served in WWII on a PT boat in the Pacific. After the war he worked as a camp tender, refinery hand and air drill operator on Kortes Dam. Stan met May Thompson while she was teaching in Moneta. They were married for 67 years, ranching and raising a family in Deer Creek Park.

Stan enjoyed livestock, trapping, playing music, dancing, and visiting with his many friends. He liked snowshoe making, sketching and leather work in the long winter months. He taught himself harmonica, guitar and banjo.
He had 4 kids, Joy Kennedy (Boog), Cody Stewart (Donna), Jan Barber (John), and Wes Stewart (Tammie); 12 grandkids, 21 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife and best friend, May; his 3 brothers, Jim Stewart, Ray and Bill Ainsley and grandson, Ben Kennedy.
A memorial will be held at the ranch at a later date. Donations can be made to Central Wyoming Hospice or any Veteran’s organizations.