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Obituaries: Hopkins, Gardner, Jensen, Anderson

Terry Lee Hopkins

CASPER, Wyo. –

Terry Lee Hopkins: August 23, 1956 ~ June 2, 2020 (age 63)

Terry Lee Hopkins, 63, of Casper, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2020 at the Kloefkorn Hospice Home, Casper.

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Terry was born in Torrington to Ronald and Donna Hopkins. He graduated from Torrington High School and married the love of his life, Roberta, on Sept 28, 1980 in Torrington. Terry went on to become a professional truck driver. Throughout his 35-year trucking career, he received numerous acknowledgements and prestigious awards. He was proud of his record of having driven over a million miles accident-free.

Terry was an excellent swimmer and passionate about playing games. He enjoyed playing cards, chess and was a champion PacMan player. He also loved bowling, shooting pool, and playing with his grandkids.

Terry is survived by his wife of 43 years, Roberta; parents, Donna (Coy) and Ronald Hopkins, sons, Brionne, Lancer and Shalako; brothers and sisters, Cory, Dawn, Harvey, Tracy, Ronnie, Troy, Brian, Robin and 13 grandkids.

A celebration of Terry’s life will be held in the Reception Center at Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home beginning at 2PM on June 8, 2020. Services officiated by Pastor Brian Oliver.

Terry was a wonderful husband, dad, grandfather and he will be truly missed by many. Condolences to the family may be shared at

Please join friends and family to virtually attend Mr. Hopkin’s Celebration of Life via TribuCast

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

Kathleen “Kathy” Jane Gardner

Kathleen “Kathy” Jane Gardner: July 16, 1957 ~ June 1, 2020 (age 62)

Kathleen Jane Gardner (Donmyer), age 63, passed away in Glendo, WY on June 1, 2020 from sudden heart failure.

The memorial service will be held at Bustard’s Funeral Home in Casper on Monday, June 8 at 11:00. Following the funeral, she will be interred at Highland Cemetery near her mother and father. There will then be a celebration of her life at Wells Park Pavilion in North Casper beginning at 12:30.

Kathy was born in Kansas City, Missouri on July 16, 1957 to John and Betty Donmyer, and she was raised in Kansas City and Palatine, Illinois before relocating to Casper with her family following her high school graduation. It was in Wyoming where she met her husband, Mark Gardner. Mark and Kathy were married in 1978 and enjoyed a happy, loving marriage for 43 years until her passing.

Kathy worked for True Corporation in Casper as a programmer for 23 years, while also serving as bookkeeper and accountant for Platte River Builders, which she owned with her husband Mark. In 2000, she retired from True to work full time for Platte River Builders alongside her husband and oldest son, Cameron Gardner. In addition to her work, Kathy was also an avid volunteer and spent several years as a board member of both Central Wyoming Hospice and the Wyoming Associated Builders Insurance Trust.

Kathy was also a very talented artist. Among her many hobbies, she enjoyed painting, sewing, cross-stitch and crocheting, and she created a huge number of different pieces that all of the members of her family have cherished for many years and will still treasure for many years to come.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Betty and John Donmyer, and she is survived by her husband Mark Gardner; her brothers John and Steve Donmyer and their families; and her sons, Cameron and Kyle Gardner, and Cameron’s family Erica, Griffin, Cooper and Zoey.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her name to either Central Wyoming Hospice or Glendo Volunteer Fire and Rescue.

Barbara Jo Jensen

Barbara Jo Jensen: January 8, 1941 ~ May 31, 2020 (age 79)

Barbara Jo Jensen, 79, of Casper, Wyoming, passed away on May 31, 2020 at Kloefkorn Hospice Home in Casper.

Barbara was born to Joseph and Alyse Gallegos. Barbara was a stay at home wife and mother. She loved her kids very much. She loved camping, fishing, playing cards, horseshoes and dancing. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Dial, her son Robert Kenney, two grandsons, Randy Ellis and Keith Jensen, and four great grand kids. She was loved by everybody and will be truly missed.

Services will be at Highland Cemetery on June 10, 2020 at 1:30 pm.

Arrangements are entrusted to Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Ave. Casper, WY 82601.

Doris Rae Anderson

Doris Rae Anderson, 91, passed away peacefully the morning of Friday, May 15, 2020, at home with family.

 Doris was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming on October 13, 1928 to the parents of, Gladice and John Law. She was the oldest of two children; Evelyn.

 Doris graduated from Cheyenne High School in 1946. She spent 2 years at the University of Wyoming and received an associates in Liberal Arts .

 Shortly after college she met the love of her life Pete in 1949 and married June 5, 1954. Doris worked beside her husband as a bookkeeper in their business for 45 years in Casper, Wyoming.

Doris had the purest heart of gold and loved to spend time with her family. She also loved to be outside in the garden and spent summers with family at Alcova Lake.

 She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Anderson; and her parents, Gladice and John Law.

 She is survived by sister, Evelyn Trumbull, daughter; Lori (Anderson) Puhrman; son, Thomas Anderson; granddaughters, Cassie Puhrman and Lydia Sims; great granddaughters, Adyana and Briella Puhrman; nieces, nephews, cousins; and friend Mike Anderson.

In remembrance of Doris, please plant flowers or a tree to continue the circle of life.

 Doris will remain with her husband Pete, at Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery.