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Obituaries: Baltezore, Olson

Jeffrey Alan Baltezore

CASPER, Wyo. –

On Monday April 20, 2020, Jeffrey Alan Baltezore, beloved Son, Brother and cherished life-long Friend passed at his home in Casper, Wyoming at the age of 45.

Born December 18, 1974 to Sherry Lea (Nesvik) Moore and Robert Lealand Baltezore.  Jeff is survived by his parents Jerry and Sherry Moore of Riverton, Wyoming, Bob and Rhonda Baltezore of Spearfish, South Dakota, sisters Kristy Baltezore, Ashlee Jaeger, Jinnger Meyer, brother Jerry Lee Moore Jr. and his two little wieners, Phoebe & Anna. Those little ladies really loved him and spent most nights cuddled up happily on his lap. 

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Over the years Jeff built a reputation for high quality work. He started his career as a Welder/ Fabricator at Fabrication Technologies, in the 1990s. His ability to design and fabricate complicated parts and equipment lead him to own and operate a highly successful fabrication business throughout the years as Jeff’s Welding and later Platte River Welding and Fabrication. He was well respected by his customers for his innovation, integrity, and kindness. 

His creativity was unstoppable. When he wasn’t busy inventing for others, he could be found working on any number vintage car projects. When it comes to old cars Jeff had 10-W30 in his veins. He could take a rust bucket, tear it down, and bring it back to new.  His crowning joy were his 1957 Chevy Rat Rod and 1971 Chevy Chevelle…. and of course, every car had to have a system for him to blast Kiss, ACDC, Motley Crüe and the like. 

He loved to cook and was quickly becoming a damn good grill master.  His favorite seasoning was “Taco” He loved nature, especially the Teton Mountains and Brook’s Lake. Growing up at the base of the Wind Rivers, it’s no surprise. From snowmobiling, to razor trails, to truck camping; if it got him there, he’d go with old friends, new friends and his family. 

Jeff was the type of guy that would give you the shirt off his back. He always had a big warm smile and words of encouragement right when you really needed them. He was honest, he was funny and once he knew you well enough, a devilish prankster. I guess you could say his greatest joy was helping others find their happy.

Jeff’s Family has arranged for Digital Memorial Services and a remote guest book / balloon representation of your attendance through Hugs From Home for those wishing to share in his memory at this time. For information regarding Hugs From Home and the link to watch the Digital Memorial Service visit The Service will be live at 2pm, this Friday 4/24/2020.

An in-person celebration of life will follow at a later date. 

We love you Jeff. Meet you in the mountains!

All services will be private however, please remotely attend Jeff’s service by using the following link.

Please send the family a Hug From Home using the following link.

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82601. 

Calvin Lewis Olson

Calvin Lewis Olson, age 86 of Newell, SD, was welcomed home by Jesus on April 17, 2020.  Calvin was born to Arthur and Jessie Olson on August 3, 1933 in Callaway, NE.  He had one brother, Alvin (Sparky) Olson of Riverton, WY, and three sisters, Wilma (Wimp) Lozier of
Riverton, WY, Wanda Murphy and Donna (Doon) Hallock (who both preceded him in death).

He grew up on a farm in Pavillion, WY and graduated in 1952.  He served two years in the army and was married to his life-long sweetheart, Leona Riggs, in 1956.  Their house never lacked for love,and he still looked at her as though they were newlyweds.  They had an abundance of friends and many a childhood pal of their kids knew where to get a meal or have a place to stay.  Most days, their unlocked door was a revolving whirlwind of kids playing baseball and riding bikes down the picturesque street they chose to raise their family in Casper, WY.

Calvin and Leona had four sons and one daughter – Calvin Dean Olson (Jolene) of Cody, WY, Charlene Lee Harris (Bob) of Casper, WY, Olin Paul Olson (Mary) of Cody, WY, Leo Eugene Olson (Patricia) of Henderson, NV, and Danny Shane Olson (Corina) of Casper, WY.  They had ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews and great-nieces
and nephews.

He was known to all his grandkids as “Papa” and he relished the role he played, delighting in watching the kids play and always had a teasing joke in his sparkling eyes.  His most avid hobby was woodworking, and in his little garage shop, he created everything from intricate wooden bulldozers and excavators for all the children to cribs and rocking chairs and picture collage frames.  He was truly blessed with talent, though he was always humble and unassuming.  He
also loved to hunt, fish and camp.  He relished a good cup of coffee and conversation with friends.

Calvin worked hard as a carpenter at Sinclair Refinery until he retired in 1995.  Calvin and Leona moved to Newell, SD in 2010.  He was a kind and generous man, who chose to always look on the sunny side of life.  He tried to make everyone he came across laugh, and he’ll never know the joy he brought to many.  He will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved him.