Obituaries: Waldock, Burgess, Belving-Mapp, Miller, Jasmann - Casper, WY Oil City News
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Obituaries: Waldock, Burgess, Belving-Mapp, Miller, Jasmann

Stephen P. (Steve) Waldock

CASPER, Wyo. –

Stephen P. (Steve) Waldock passed away April 30th, 2020 at the age of 71.  After battling failing health for several months he died peacefully at Shepherd of the Valley Care Center in Casper, Wyoming.

Steve was born on July 1st, 1948 in Parshall, North Dakota to Benedict and Jane (Gould) Waldock .  He was the only child of 8 siblings to be born at a midwife’s house instead of the hospital.  Steve spent his childhood at the family homestead outside of Parshall and graduated in 1966 from Parshall High School. 

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After spending a year deciding what he wanted to do with his life, Steve enlisted in the U.S. Army on May 4th, 1967.  He spent 3 years in active duty, during which time he did 2 tours in Vietnam.  Steve was trained as a helicopter mechanic before going overseas and spent much of his time in Vietnam flying in helicopters.  When he returned from his deployments he had earned several medals.  He received an honorable discharge on June 18th, 1970.

As a young man Steve learned to work hard and take on any available job to support himself.  His jobs included rig hand, the highway crew that built Highway 85 in South Dakota (he was even bit by a rattlesnake during that time!), police officer in Parshall (where he was shot in the back), farm hand, and many other jobs before he settled down in Glenrock, Wyoming and went to work at Glenrock Coal Mine.

In 1983, Steve married Lori Scheehle and they had 2 children, Jacque and Jason.  They raised their children together in Glenrock until 1989, when they were divorced.

Steve met his soulmate, Claudia Gurney, and they were married in 1996.  With this union Steve gained two bonus sons, Casey and Cody Rankin.  The couple and their children lived in Casper, Wyoming until Steve retired early from Glenrock Coal Mine in 1999.  After his retirement, Steve and Claudia moved back to his hometown of Parshall and bought their own homestead outside of town, just 1 mile from his childhood home.  After spending a short time fixing up their home, Steve decided he wasn’t ready to retire so he went to work for the Plaza Cenex in 2000.  Claudia passed away in 2001 and Steve continued to run the homestead until he became sick in December of 2019. 

Steve worked for the Cenex stores in the area until early 2019, when he decided it was really time to retire.  During his years in Parshall he also did some ranching, raising a small herd of cows that liked to see if they could run him over!

As anyone who knows Steve will tell you, he never met a stranger. He was well known for his love of telling stories, true or not, and his favorite pastime was picking on those he knew best.  He could fix almost anything so he often had small project vehicles and equipment parked in his shop.  He was extremely proud of his homestead and could often be found mowing the lawn to perfection or taking care of the many trees he had planted.  Though he was very good at giving those he loved a lot of grief, he would have given the shirt off his back to help anyone in need.

Steve was extremely proud of all of his children and once his grandchildren were born they were the light of his life.  He doted on them and spoiled them every time he saw them! 

Steve is celebrating in Heaven with his parents, his wife, and his older brother, Mike.

He is survived by his children, Jacque (Will) Stoldt, Jason (Ashley) Waldock, Cody (Samantha) Rankin, and Casey Rankin; grandchildren Ella and Sawyer Stoldt, Karch, Shelby, Kimber, and Bentley Waldock, Emma and Claire Rankin; 3 brothers, Tom (Joyce) Waldock, Andy (Dona) Waldock, and Joe Waldock; 3 sisters, Judy (Kenny) Chapman, Ann (Leon) Mallberg, and Mary (Reede) Benning; sister-in-law Karan Waldock; numerous nieces and nephews and many, many friends who he considered family.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Shepherd of the Valley Care Center in Casper, Wyoming.

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


Ellen Marie Burgess

Ellen Marie Burgess was born on April 23, 1947 and raised in Laramie, WY. At the age of 73, she passed away in Casper, WY on April 29th, 2020. She loved the time she spent as a child at her family cabin in Albany. Ellen married the love of her life, Orville Burgess, on June 8th, 1964 in Laramie. They spent the first couple years of marriage working on various ranches around Saratoga. In 1967 they moved to Rawlins, where they lived for 26 years and had their two boys, Wesley and Jack. In 1993 they opened the Mountain Hideaway Restaurant at Ryan Park in the Snowy Range where she loved serving and meeting many new people. Ellen and Orville sold the restaurant in 1998 and did Rest Area contract work around the state of Wyoming. In 2008, the two of them “officially” retired. Ellen enjoyed spending the winters in Arizona as “snow birds” not having to deal with the cold weather and snow. Summers were spent at their home in Encampment and most recently Pine Haven, WY. Above all else, Ellen enjoyed spending time chatting with family and her many beloved friends.

 She is preceded in death by her parents J.W. & Margaret Attebery (Laramie, WY), son Wesley Burgess and Great Grandson Eli Jay. Ellen is survived by husband Orville of 55 years and their dog Festus, her son and daughter-in-law Jack & Michelle Burgess (Rawlins, WY), her sister and brother-in-law Margaret (Peggy) and Butch Southards (Seminoe, WY), grandchildren Trenton, Shaylee, Kalah, Kirsten and Justin, great grandchildren Nicholas, Aubrie, Jackson and Malachi, and numerous nephews & nieces. 

 A memorial will be scheduled at a later date when we can be joined together with Family and Friends.

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


Susie Abbie Belving-Mapp; July 8, 1965 to April 23, 2020

Susie Q was a thoughtful and caring person, she was known as a “Mother” to many, and a friend to all.

After a diligent fight with health issues, Our Angel on Earth was called home. while surrounded by close friends and family she passed comfortably and peacefully at her home.

Susie is survived by her; grandmother-Geneva, mother-Georgia, Uncle-Louis, brother-Herman and his family, wife-Elois, and four children- AJ, Andre, Jolee and Mia.  She was preceded in death by her Grandfather- Herman Belving Sr.  and father-Jody Mapp.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on July 8th.  Details will be posted later this week on Bustard funeral homes website, along with Facebook.


Marvin Joseph Miller

Marvin Joseph Miller passed away on May 2, 2020 in Casper, Wyoming of natural causes. He was born on August 17, 1955 in Riverton, Wyoming to Orris and Martha Stoll Miller with his twin brother, Arvin Miller. He graduated from Morton High School and attended Sheridan College obtaining a two year degree in Agriculture. He married Kathy (Kelly) Elaine Lamendola and they had one son, Jesse. In his younger years, Marvin greatly enjoyed working for the Disney Ranch outside Dubois. Marvin also worked for Big Horn Coop in Riverton for over 23 years. While living in Casper he looked forward to daily visits with the friendly Meals on Wheels Volunteers and Sunday visits with his pastor, Leigh Earle.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Kelly; his twin brother, Arvin; brother, Tom; and his sister, Sally. He is survived by his son, Jesse; granddaughters, Kapri and Olivia; brothers, Tim, Dennis, Justin, and Orris; and his sisters, Mary, Doris, Penny and Trudy.

Cremation has taken place and services will be arranged at a later date due to the Corona Virus Pandemic. Memorials in Marvin’s name may be made to Meals on Wheels, 1760 East 12 Street, Casper, Wyoming 82601 or Christ Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 298, Glenrock, Wyoming, 82637. 


Eva M. Coats Jasmann

Eva M. Coats Jasmann, 92, of Casper, Wyoming passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.

She is survived by her three children, Marty (Don) Hunter, Nancy Redd, and Leslie (Vonnie) Reinbold.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Hubert “Hub” Jasmann and her seven siblings.

She had 4 grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

No services will be held due to her wishes.