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Obituaries: Anderson, Stoneking, Norton

Paul “Zach” Anderson

CASPER, Wyo. –

Paul “Zach” Anderson, age 32, of Casper passed away March 28, 2020.

Paul was born October 1, 1987 in Bozeman Montana to Richard Anderson and Sylvia Jensen.

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He was survived by his Fiancée Katie Andrews and children, his daughters; Jordann and Gracelynn, his mother Sylvia Jensen, his father Richard Earl Anderson, brothers; Wayne and James Harbaugh, his sisters; Karmen Morgan, and Cambra Anderson, uncle Lee Frank, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Paul was an avid Fly Fisherman for catch and release. He loved taking his family outdoors with him. He was strong, caring, laid-back, and fun to be around. His personality was charming and carefree, and he could always put a smile on your face.

Paul had all the best qualities of a man, father, and partner, he was so loving. He was a selfless man who always took care of everyone around him. You could always count on him to have your back.

He was employed as a Driller with SST Energy Corporation for 7 years. He was ornery as a Roughneck and a Bad Ass Driller. Paul was a hard-working compassionate boss; he took the safety of his crew personally. He really loved and cared about his rig family. Paul was so proud of his crew and their accomplishments and the standards they set. He touched the lives of so many and will be forever missed by everyone who knew him.

Due to social distancing requirements private services will be held. In lieu of flowers, any donations can be made payable to the family for funeral expenses or online at Newcomer Funeral Home- Casper Chapel.


Bobbie “Colene” Harper Stoneking

Bobbie “Colene” Harper Stoneking
February 12, 1936 ~ March 16, 2020

As the sun was rising on the beautiful warm morning of March 16, 2020 surrounding her with love of her family. Colene has gone to the Greatest Lakes of all time, nestled in the Big Beautiful Sky Above.  

On February 12, 1936 Colene was born to Robert A. Harper and Edna M. Riddle Harper in Cloudcroft, New Mexico located in the Lincoln National Forest. She was welcomed with love by her siblings Twila, Lloyd, Lila, Nelda soon after she was welcoming her younger siblings Robert “Pug”, Emily and JackColene and her family lived in many states, while her dad looked for work to provide for the family, they have lived in several towns and villages throughout Colorado and Wyoming. They had lived in Pinedale, WY as a young lady she learned to live the true Wyoming way. Finally making Casper their home in the 40’s. Colene attended Casper public schools including NCHS

January 23, 1952 Colene married Jerry D. Stoneking. Jerry and Colene started their family. Lil’ Jerry, Corene, Roxie and Terry.  Jerry and Colene enjoyed the WY fishing, wild game hunting, and rock hunting. Together Jerry and Colene taught their children to love and enjoy the Great Wyoming life. Colene also enjoyed gardening and along side her was her lil side kick Tippy. 

Colene left behind her children Jerry (Kathy) Stoneking of Casper, Roxie (Don) McKay of Phoenix, AZ and Terry Stoneking of Casper, WY. Seven Grandchildren and 12 Great Grandchildren. Her sisters Lila and Emily of Casper, WY and not to forget Tippy her longtime 4-legged companion along with many nieces and nephews, friends, and family.

Waiting to greet Colene at the Greatest Lake are her parents Robert and Edna, her husband Jerry and Corene their daughter, alongside is Colene’s sister Twila Allen, brothers Lloyd and Robert “Pug” Harper, sister Nelda Harper and little brother Jack Harper. Memorial Services will be held at Bustards Funeral Home in Casper at a future date to be announced.   


Ron Norton, 64, passed away from natural causes, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at his home in Hawaii. Ron was born July 14, 1955, in Casper, Wyoming, to Glenn and Wilma Norton.

Ron was raised in Casper, with his family Glenn, Wilma, and sister Susan. Through his early life, he flourished skiing fast, catching big fish, traveling to Hawaii, and enjoying life; eventually, Ron joined his father in running Norton Oil Tool Company. Ron and Wendy Norton had two children, Nicole and Natalie, that are their pride and joy. Ron and his family spent most of their time together on their land on Casper mountain, gardening at their home at the base of the mountain and being outside. Ron loved to travel for extended lengths of time and go fishing and camping every weekend. He loved and cared immensely for his family. He always dreamed of living in Hawaii, and after a health scare in 2013, Ron decided it was time to move and live out his dream. Ron spent the last six years enjoying every moment, spending time with friends and family. He generously gave to the people he loved any chance he could and though that making some of the best memories of his life. Ron lived each day by, “I got to see another sunrise.”

Ron enjoyed the finer yet simple things in life. He loved his morning coffee and breakfast, talking and spending time with friends and family more than anything. Ron loved making other people happy. Many will remember Ron as a generous, kind-hearted, and humorous man with a great mustache.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents Glenn and Wilma Norton. Ron is survived by his daughters Nicole and Natalie and his sister Susan.   

A celebration of life service will be held as soon as travel restrictions have been lifted. We plan to set him free peacefully at his favorite beach in Kona, Hawaii, and his favorite place in Wyoming, Signal Mountain Lodge.