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Obituaries: Phillips, Schultz, Wilson, Whitcomb, Allen

Jamie LaVerne Phillips

CASPER, Wyo. –

Jamie LaVerne Phillips: December 24, 1985 ~ December 31, 2019 (age 34)

Jamie LaVerne Phillips was born Dec. 24, 1985 in Casper, WY to Kay Whiting and Glenn Phillips.

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Jamie attended school in Casper through her sophomore year. She enjoyed school sports, was a member of Job’s Daughters International, and loved to hang out and go to the mall with her friends. She also liked to listen to music and enjoyed arts and crafts. She developed an early interest in fashion and makeup that she carried with her until her death.


In 2002 she moved to Paducah, KY, to live with her dad. Jamie graduated from Heath High School in May 2004. While attending college, Jamie worked at Superior Care Nursing home as a CNA and later an LPN, and Western Baptist Hospital as an LPN. She graduated from West Kentucky Community Technical College in 2010, at which time she started her career as a Registered Nurse.


Jamie decided to move back to her hometown of Casper, WY in 2011 where she was able to continue her nursing career. She brought with her the love of her life, Gracie May, a teacup yorkie. From 2011-2016 Jamie touched many lives as a compassionate and caring nurse in the Casper and Douglas communities.


Jamie took a position as a traveling nurse in December of 2016, which took her to Denver, CO. She loved living in the Denver area, and was able to make it her home by accepting a position at Saint Joseph Hospital where she was employed as an ER nurse at the time of her death. Jamie made an impact on the lives of both patients and co-workers, even inspiring some to attend nursing school.


Jamie received many awards and recognition throughout her nursing career. Most recently she was recognized for providing outstanding clinical care for a stroke patient and for a cardiac patient. Jamie was an empathetic nurse, who treated every patient with care and compassion. Nursing was her true passion, and we are thankful she could share that with so many.
Jamie loved to travel and visited many countries, including Antigua & Barbuda and Costa Rica. She most recently had the trip of her life in December celebrating her 34th birthday in Mexico. Jamie also enjoyed many trips throughout the US with friends and family.


Jamie will be forever missed by her Mother Kay, Casper, WY; Father Glenn (Cherie), St. Petersburg, FL; siblings Risa, Bree (Michael), Cody, Kristina (Anthony), and Cory; various aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; and many friends.


In lieu of flowers, Jamie’s family will be establishing a memorial in her honor at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver. Donations can be sent to Kay Whiting, 1943 S Poplar St, Casper, WY 82601.


Bethel “Beth” Jean Schultz

Bethel “Beth” Jean Schultz, 79, of Casper, Wyoming passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper. She was born on October 3, 1940 in Garretson, SD to Norman and Evelyn Fresvik. She graduated from Garretson High School in Garretson, SD. Beth met the love of her life Roy J. Schultz at a dance and once she became old enough they married. To this union they had four children. The young family relocated to Casper and they operated the Green Gables Motel. Beth was an avid book reader and always kept her home neat and tidy, always keeping busy. She enjoyed to crochet and all of the family received her gifts of afghans and doilies. She will be so missed by her family whom she adored, she will be remembered for her amazing giving heart.

She is preceded in death by her father, Norman Fresvik; her mother and step-father, Evelyn and Richard Kriens; husband, Roy J. Schultz; and sister, Karen Marie Schmidt. She is survived by her children, Theresa (Shannon) Bussard of Harrison, AR, Brian Schultz of Casper, WY, Sonja (Greg) Prado of Casper, WY, and Beth Ann (Robert) Poe of Castle Rock, CO; grandchildren, Rachel (Ben) Plumlee of Alpena, AR, Megan (Brandon) Carter of Harrison, AR, Dylan Poe and Madison Poe both of Castle Rock, CO; great grandchildren, Christopher, Eddie, and Shirley Plumlee of Alpena, AR; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Visitation will be 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, on Tues., Jan. 7, 2020 at Newcomer Casper Chapel. A Funeral Service will be 10:00 AM, Wed., Jan. 8, 2020 at the funeral home with Interment to follow at Highland Cemetery. A reception will follow at the VFW Memorial Post, 1800 Bryan Stock Trail, Casper.

Memorials in her name may be made to Central Wyoming Hospice.


Lucille Marie Wilson

Lucille Marie Wilson, age 101, of Casper, passed away January 3, 2020 at Wyoming Medical Center. Lucille was born September 1, 1918 in Denver, CO to Frederick and Anna (Gabardi) Frazzini. Lucille graduated from North High in Denver, CO. Lucille enjoyed dancing in her younger years. Lucille worked as a Stenographer for the Army Air Corp during WWII. She became a Paralegal for the Department of Agriculture. After retiring, Lucille was an Antique Dealer.

In addition to her parents, Lucille was also preceded in death by her brother, Frederick Vincent “Bob” Frazzini, sister, Constance C. “Connie” Frazzini, brother, Norman Frazzini, and sister, Phyllis Ann Laguardia. She is survived by her son, James R. “Jim” Wilson, Jr., daughter, Linda Ann Shoeneman, and grandsons, Dallas Joel Shoeneman and Joseph Allen Shoeneman.

Services are pending at this time.


G. Scott Whitcomb

G. Scott Whitcomb of Casper entered into eternal rest on January 4, 2020 after a valiant battle with cancer. He was born on March 8, 1942 in Long Beach, California, but lived most of his life in Wyoming. He was affectionately known as “Bear” to his family and many friends and was proudly known as “Grandbear” to his five grandchildren. Scott attended Lander High School for two years and was a member of the Natrona County High School graduating class of 1960. He maintained friendships with many of his classmates throughout his life. Scott was employed by Rex Robertson Co. and later, Prairie Pella in Casper selling windows and doors throughout the state of Wyoming until he was no longer able to work as a result of his illness. He immensely enjoyed his job and the time that he spent with his coworkers, contractors, and many customers.

Scott was preceded in death by his parents, Gale W. Whitcomb and Julee (Huber) Whitcomb, as well as his brother, R. Gary Whitcomb. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Diana Mary (Crowe) Whitcomb; his three children, Shannon Dean, Erin Pilkington (Jim), and Trisha Whitcomb; five loving grandchildren; Sean (26), Brooke (16), Evan (14), Lauren (12), and Caleb (12); Brother and sister-in-law Doug and Timmy Crowe, and sister-in-law Cynthia Anderson.  He is also survived by several special nieces and a nephew: Ardie (Chad) Edwards, Marty Crowe, Michelle (Mark) Diaz, Marcie Fanning, Laurie Marques, and Summer Anderson; as well as cousins Marlene (Steve) Johnson, Roger (Rochelle) Bruhn, and Bob (Ellie) Bruhn.

Scott loved Wyoming, enjoyed spending time on Casper Mountain, loved his Denver Broncos, and always looked forward to the family’s cousin’s reunion each summer that took place in locations such as Alcova Lake, Colorado Springs/Lake Pueblo, Cheyenne, and Seal Beach, CA, so he could spend time with family.  Scott was a kind, generous, loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and cousin, and was a friend to many.  He will be deeply missed.

A Memorial Service for Scott will be held at Bethel Baptist Church, 3030 S. Poplar St. in Casper, on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 2:00 pm.  All are welcome to attend.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Bethel Baptist Church (Casper) or the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (www.themmrf.org) in Scott’s memory.


Rachael Allen

Rachael Allen passed away peacefully on January 3, 2020 at Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions. Rachael was born March 29, 1925 in Kilgore, Nebraska to parents, Georgetta (Rogers) and Charles Lee Carson.

Rachael leaves behind her children, Ron Sanford, Dennis Allen Kathy (Ray) Hall and Wayne (Debbie) Allen; and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.