Dana Arnold Mascarenas, age 55, of Casper, passed away on December 27, 2019 at the Wyoming Medical Center. Dana was born August 5, 1964 in Torrance, California.
Dana graduated from Natrona County High School in 1982. Following graduation, he worked for his uncles at Phil’s Radiator for a number of years. Later on, he spent the majority of his career traveling around the United States as a Fiber optic technician. During his lifetime, Dana traveled to at least 42 of 50 states. However, no matter where he traveled, Casper always remained Dana’s home. He always looked forward to returning to the open skies and mountains of Wyoming. Throughout his life, his adventurous spirit led him through new and exhilarating
experiences. These adventures included water skiing, snowmobiling, golfing, downhill skiing, bungee jumping, hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles, and various others. Dana always had a great desire to live life to the fullest.
Dana is survived by his Father, Arnold Mascarenas; Fiancé, Denise Yaw; Sister, Chawn Elliot; Brother, Clifford Mascarenas, Jr; Daughters, Danna Parker and Taylor Griebel; 3 grandsons, and numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, and cousins.
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Dana is preceded in death by his mother, Reine Orlinphia Scott and his brother, Craig DeanMascarenas.
A memorial service will be held at Newcomer Funeral Home on Saturday, January 4th, 2020 at 2:00 PM. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Helen Margaret Doll, 91, passed away December 29, 2019 at the Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital in Thermopolis. She was presently residing at the Wyoming Pioneer Home.
Born August 9, 1928 in Glenrock, Wyoming, she was the daughter of William and Helen (Nevin) Walkinshaw. Following school she married D. Jack Doll, June 18, 1948 in Glenrock.
The couple owned and operated Hotel Higgins for 30 years and added a restaurant, “Paisley Shawl” to their business. When they retired from their business they moved to Mexico where they lived 20 years. Mr. Doll died in 2006. Margaret moved to the Wyoming Pioneer Home in Thermopolis in 2016.
Those cherishing her memory include her daughters, Carol Thomas and Beverly Doll, both of Sundance, WY; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; and a cousin, Robert “Ol’ Bob” Walkinshaw, also of Sundance. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, son, Michael and her siblings.
Graveside services will be held this spring at the Glenrock Cemetery.
Georgia Mae Rodgers, 101, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 25, 2019. She was born on June 18, 1918 in Dodge City, Kansas to George Earl Weaver and Ida Mae (Thomas) Weaver. She was raised in Stafford and Hutchinson Kansas. Georgia was married to William Claude Rodgers on June 20, 1937.
They moved to Casper, Wyoming in 1948. Georgia worked at several local businesses during her lifetime including Montgomery Wards, Blue Bird Laundry, and Ben Franklin. Georgia was a 90-year member of the First Church of God of Anderson, Indiana which included Highland Park Community Church. She was a wonderfully supportive mother, grandmother, and friend to her children, grandchildren, other family members, and friends.
Claude preceded her in death on November 24, 1999. She is survived by her son Richard Lee and daughter Carol May (Wirtala), 5 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 6 great, great, grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at Highland Park Community Church on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. Condolences may be sent to Richard Rodgers at 4885 N. Oregon Trail; Mills, Wy. 82604
Warren Edward Schroefel passed peacefully on Thursday, December 26, 2019. Warren was a family man who devoted his life to his wife Margie and four children Sterling, Sheryl, Shon, Scott and three special “daughters” Connie, Jennifer and Stephanie. His favorite hobby was watching his children play sports.
He was born on October 19, 1940 to Warren H. Schroefel and Martha (Jordan) Schroefel in Lusk, WY. He graduated in 1958 from Niobrara County High School where he was a star athlete. Immediately after graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp with two other friends. He was stationed at Camp Hauge and Camp Courtney in Okinawa for 3 years, with other stops in San Diego, CA, Camp Pendleton, CA, Hawaii, Midway, Guam and Subic Bay Philippines. He was very proud to have played football and basketball for the Marines in Okinawa. Warren was Honorably Discharged as an E5 in 1963. He then enrolled at the University of Wyoming where he played football for one year and met the love of his life.
Warren and Margie were married September 26, 1964 in Laramie, WY, and in 1965 moved to Denver, CO. Warren and Margie began their married life and business life as part owners of Conoco service stations. In 1970, the family moved to Walden, CO where they owned a Conoco Service Station, Fina Service Station and a Tow Truck business. While in Walden, he met some wonderful friends where he became a Town Team Basketball player and learned to become a team roper (heeler), with his good friend O.C. Houston. In 1975, Warren and Margie moved to Casper, WY where they ultimately raised their children. The two of them moved to Buffalo, WY for 10 years and then returned to Casper for his final years. Warren was a great entrepreneur having businesses including pawnshops, bars, restaurants, and service stations. He was also the manager for Petro-Chem, an oilfield business, in Casper for many years. When Warren began employment at Petro-Chem American Mud there was one warehouse locally and sales of $1 million. When he left Petro-Chem American Mud there were a total of 20 warehouses around the United States and sales of $84 million. He also enjoyed serving on the local Lodging Tax Board of Directors in Casper.
Warren was an avid poker player coming in 4th place at the Wyoming Poker Tournament in Riverton, WY in 2018, one of his biggest achievements. Another of Warren’s greatest achievements occurred while playing golf, one of his favorite hobbies, at Paradise Valley Golf Club. While playing in a tournament, Warren hit a hole in one.
He was preceded in death by his father Warren, mother Martha, one sister Geraldine and one grandson, Steven Warren Schroefel.
He is survived by his loving wife Margie (Eurioste) Schroefel, his son Sterling (Connie) Schroefel of Worland, daughter Sheryl Schroefel of Casper, son Shon (Jennifer) Schroefel of Buffalo, son Scott Schroefel of Casper and an “adopted” daughter Stephanie of Casper. His sister Gloria Hauptman of Georgia. His surviving grandchildren are Shane Schroefel of Casper, Sarah Schroefel of Worland, Sabrina Schroefel of Worland, Samantha (John) Christensen of Buffalo, Trey Schroefel of Buffalo, Cooper Schroefel of Buffalo, Maurica (Danny) Himes of Casper, Bethany Miller of Casper and Moriah Miller of Casper. He is also survived by four great-grandchildren, Madison Schroefel of Casper, Jaxtyn and Kamden Hall of Worland and Stratton James Christensen . He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, brother-in-law, Roy(Betty) Eurioste and sister-in-law, Kathy(Gary) Atkinson, nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be sorely missed by his family and the many, many friends he made throughout his life.