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Obituaries: Jump, Collea, Harris

Brittney Princess Jump

The Life of Brittney Princess Jump, aka Brit Brit, is going to be celebrated Monday, March 2, 2020, at the Newcomer Funeral Home in Casper, WY.

Born on June 24, 1996, in Casper, Wyoming, Brit would pursue life with great tenacity and passion. Surrounded by family and friends, she took her final breath and peacefully entered a state of rest on February 28, 2020, at the age of 23.

Our beloved Brittney was an ambitious spirit with a passion for adventure. From the earliest of times, she would enjoy building friendships while at school or playing with the neighborhood kids.  Never fearing the outdoors, she desired to experience all life could offer.  Ever vivacious, she captured the hearts of every person she encountered, flashing her big, beautiful smile that could always light up a room. Brittney, strong-willed and full of life, would experience the highlight of her life when her precious daughter Mailonnie was born. As a loving mother, she proved to be feisty, loving and exceptionally protective. Truly she was a fearless soul. All who had the privilege to know her will never forget her as she will forever remain in our hearts. 

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Brittney is preceded in death by Ashlea Hood (sister), Matthew Grenier (brother), Elaine Hood (grandmother), Gloria J. Downing (Nana), Kenneth H. Downing Sr. (Papa), Betty L. Jump (grandma) and Charles W. Jump (grandpa). 

Brittney is survived by a daughter, Mailonnie, fiance, Tyler Cummings, parents Karla and Michael Jump, siblings: Zachary, Kristopher, Kendrick, Karsen, Amanda, Megan, James, Courtney and her grandfather Neil Hood.  She is also survived by numerous aunt, uncles, cousins, and many treasured friends.

Services will be held at Newcomer Funeral home 710 E. 2nd Street on March 2, 2020.  Services will begin at 4:00 pm. 

A reception will be held at the VFW following the service at 1800 Bryan Stock Trail, Casper, WY 82601.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to her daughter Mailonnie’s Memorial Fund by contacting Reliant Federal Credit Union, or Donor’s Alliance Inc, 330 S. Center Street #418, Casper, WY 82601 or Natrona County Humane Society 849 E. E Street, Casper, WY 82601.


Norinne Elizabeth Bohren Collea

Norinne Elizabeth Bohren Collea

Casper – Norinne Elizabeth Bohren Collea, 92, born March 31, 1927, died February 24, 2020.

When Bill and Beulah Ward topped Twenty-Mile Hill in the dusk of Christmas Eve in 1926, they were so relieved to see the lights of Casper, which they had assumed was on the far side of the mountain. Coming from Bobcaygeon, Ontario, Canada in search of work, the couple and their two boys found a place to stay in the town in which they happily spent the rest of their lives. Norinne was born the following March. She spent much of her childhood in a small home on South Spruce near the railroad within sight of the Midwest Refinery and within walking distance of nearly everything in Casper at the time. Bill Ward was a self-employed house painter and the family eventually bought a larger home on Ash from a local school principal, Dean Morgan. That house was idyllic with gardens, a piano, porch swing and bedrooms for all three kids.

After graduating from NCHS and while working at the Walgreens lunch counter, she met Sidney Bohren, an airman stationed at the Casper Airbase during World War II. A proper romance ensued and the couple were married in Casper. They raised two girls and three boys and Norinne taught them all to sing in parts. They sang the grace at dinner, they sang at church, they Christmas caroled multiple times every year and they sang in the car wherever they were going. Norinne had tremendous child-raising techniques and, at least if she was looking, the kids were well behaved. One such technique was the “Work is fun club,” the benefits of which included an allowance and other treats. The club even had a theme song, of course. The family employed a large triangle in the back yard which was rung at dinner time and no matter where the kids were, they knew to come running. The whole neighborhood knew it was dinnertime at the Bohren’s and seldom was anyone excused from having dinner with the family.

Norinne started an Amway business in the early 1960s when the company had only two products, a liquid and a powdered soap. “Everybody buys soap,” she reasoned. The business was a success and Sid eventually quit his job as Fred Goodstein’s building superintendent to join her in the business full-time. They made many friends and enjoyed a profitable business for some 40 years.

Norinne was a Baptist and church was a constant in her life. She loved the Lord and she loved to sing and play music about her faith.

When Norinne was 70 and widowed five years, she went on a blind date on a trip to New York and eventually married Carl Collea. Carl and Norinne made their home in Casper for nearly 20 years.

Norinne was preceded in death by her mother and father, Bill and Beulah Ward, brothers Keith and Bruce, her husband Sidney Bohren, by her second husband, Carl Collea, and by her son Spencer Bohren.

She is survived by Teresa Griffin (Robert), of Casper, Carole Vawter (Wayne), of Lebanon, WI, Dale (Susan), of Casper, and David, of Saquoit, NY, 18 grandchildren and 39 greatgrandchildren.

A celebration of Norinne is planned for the summer. The family wishes to thank the staff of Mountain Plaza Assisted Living for their kindness towards Norinne, and Central Wyoming Hospice for their valuable help and guidance. Memorial donations are encouraged to Central Wyoming Hospice & Transitions.

Bustard’s is handling funeral arrangements.

Services are entrusted to the care of Bustard & Jacoby, Funerals, Cremations, Receptions, 600 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82601.


Sharon Marie Harris

Services for Sharon Marie Harris, 72, were held at 4:00 P.M. Sunday, March 1st at Faith Bible Chapel with Pastor Dale Fitzsimmons presiding. There was a viewing from 3:00 to 4:00 P.M. at the church and a reception followed.

Sharon died February 27, 2020 at the Central Wyoming Hospice Home in Casper Wyoming. She was born Sharon Marie Schmidt, September 5, 1947 in Casper, the daughter of Erwin C. Schmidt and Dorothy M. McIntosh.

Sharon worked for 18 years in the Business office at Casper College before beginning her love of working with Glass.

Sharon loved to draw and paint. In her later years, her hands were not steady enough to hold a brush anymore so she found her outlet with stained glass. Over a period of 16 years, Sharon taught many people the art of seeing what was in the glass to turn it into a work of art. She often joked about breaking glass for fun. Her projects can be seen in various places around town, from the Chapel windows at Wyoming Medical Center to the numerous windows at Casper Women’s Care.

Sharon was a member of Faith Bible Chapel for 37 years. She played the Trumpet in the church orchestra. She even continued to play when her health started to decline. She would tote her oxygen tank up to the orchestra pit every Sunday. Sharon began playing the Trumpet in High School and loved the sound of trumpets blaring.

Sharon is survived by her four children, David Harris, Rebecca Harris, Peter Harris and Mark Harris; brother, Larry Schmidt; stepsister, Jan Stoorza; ten grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Stanley Harris; an infant son, Kenneth Ray Harris; and an infant granddaughter, Kayla Marie Smith.

Private burial will take place at the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery. Newcomer Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.