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Obituaries: Ashbaugh, Wutzke, Jugler, Latimer

Roger Dale Ashbaugh

CASPER, Wyo. – 

Roger Ashbaugh: 1946 – 2020

Roger Dale Ashbaugh lost his valiant battle with cancer in the early hours of June 22, 2020. He was 73.

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Born to Dale and Margaret ( née Macku ) on August 3, 1946 in Riverton, Wyoming, he joined his older brother Peter and was later followed by Gail, his sister.

He grew up a curious child and constantly showed his inventive and enterprising side . Revealing his inquisitive mind as a child and later in his teens, Roger was encouraged by his parents to engage in his love of machines, old cars and anything having to do with electronics.

After graduating from Riverton High School in 1965, he attended two years at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, but soon found himself drawn to enlisting in the USNavy, being aboard the USS Bon Homme Richard.

It was there that his love of electronics took off in the direction that would allow him to learn and implement under excellent instructors.

Upon his discharge from the Navy in 1971, Roger returned to Wyoming and the University in Laramie and graduated in 1975 with a degree in Electrical Engineering.After graduation, he took a job working for the Navy, but this time as Navy Reserve, in Concord, California. He was attached to the Naval Undersea Warfare Center as an Electronics Engineer working with Phoenix Missile Systems. He later was promoted to Systems Engineer and retired in 1999, returning to his beloved Wyoming.

He purchased land at Bessemer Bend and began yet another Herculean project of building his own home.

Roger loved his family and remained close to his siblings, nieces and nephews and later great nieces and nephews.

He was a talented machinist, potter and carpenter. His building skills were always in high demand, helping Gail build a holiday home in Lander and recently wiring Peter’s cabin on Casper Mountain. He enjoyed brewing his own beer and baking bread. He loved hiking, boating, fishing and traveling; especially to New Zealand to visit Gail and her family with his dear friend Sally Winkle from Albuquerque, NM. He was an avid photographer and keeper of the family’s history.

Roger is survived by his brother Peter (Marlene) and his sister Gail Powell(Jim) 3 nieces Heather Ashbaugh Doerges (Kyle), Elke Powell Beca (Bruce) and Eileen Ashbaugh Lemm (Richard).

He is also survived by his 3 nephews, Blake Powell (Olivia) Matthew Ashbaugh (Nicole) and Guy Powell (Lizzie) and his 10 great nieces and nephews.

Roger was a kind and generous man who was loved by his family. He will be forever in our hearts.


Bob Allen Wutzke

Bob Allen Wutzke born December 14, 1960 in Wiltshire County, England to Edgar Wutzke and Doris (Wiest) Hill, died June 13, 2020 at 59 years old.

Bob will be remembered most for his love of the outdoors and his pursuit of new adventures, especially in Sunlight Basin. Bob was a talented framer and carpenter, helping build residential homes and commercial properties in the Powell and Cody area.

Services will be held on Monday, June 29, 2020, 6:30 pm at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1350 N Gilbert St, Powell WY 82435

He is survived by his mother Doris Hill, Siblings Eddie (Martha) Wutzke, Tammy Barstad, Sherry (Bob) Taylor, Michael (Julie) Wutzke, Toby (Tina) Berreth, Trina (Brian) Colegrove, Ernie (Angie) Paasch, Tina (Travis) Walthall, of Meridan, ID; Laurie Wutzke, daughter Mindy (Allen) Fach.

He is preceded in death by his father Ed Wutzke and his niece Mandie Radmehr.


Peggy Jo Jugler

Peggy Jo Jugler, age 73, of Casper, passed away June 20, 2020 at home. Peggy was born April 15, 1947 in Lusk, Wyoming to Andrew and Ida (Hales) Martin. She graduated from Niobrara County Highschool in Lusk. She married James Jugler in 1965. They had 2 children. Peggy worked for Natrona County School District as a custodian for many years before retiring. She lived for many years with Bill Gregorich spending quality time together.

In addition to her parents, Peggy was preceded in death by her husband, James Jugler, partner, Bill Gregorich, siblings, George Martin and Andrea Roth. She is survived by her son, Brian Jugler, daughter Joni (Larry Tate) Jugler. Sisters, Linda Mitts, Joyce Brown, and Ramona Ray, brothers, Stan Martin, Tony Doane, and Terry Doane, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was a devoted mother and friend always available to listen and help.

Visitation was Friday, June 26, 2020 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Newcomer Casper Chapel. Funeral services was 10:00 am, Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Newcomer.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Casper Humane Society or American Lung Association.


Glen E. Latimer

Glen E. Latimer, 96, passed away on June 19, 2020, in Casper, Wyoming.

Glen was born on October 28, 1923, in Hotchkiss, Colorado, to Orren E. and Bitha Ellen (Martin) Latimer. He was the youngest of six children.
Glen met the love of his life, Doris Edna Blackburn, in a peach orchid. They lived in Hotchkiss, Colorado; Naturita, Colorado; and Gunnison, Colorado prior to moving to Casper in 1962. Glen and Doris were married for 68 beautiful years until her passing in 2016. In Wyoming, Glen work in uranium milling operations in Shirley Basin for Getty Oil Company.

Glen served in the Pacific Theater during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1946. He was a Mason, an avid fisherman and hunter, a member of the tractor club, and a member of the Old Car Club. He and Doris spent many summers touring around the country on their motorcycle. Glen and Doris were also founding members of the Sunrise Baptist Church in Casper.

Glen is survived by two sons, Gary (Becky Jo) and Frank (Robin) all of Casper. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Glen was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; son Robert and daughter-in-law Norma; two grandchildren, Russell and Dustin; two great grandchildren, Isabella and Ava; and his five siblings.

The family would like to express their deepest thanks to Garden Square Assisted Living for their wonderful care of Glen and Doris.

Glen would request that memorials be made to Sunrise Baptist Church.

A funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 27, 2020, at Sunrise Baptist Church, 3990 South McKinley Street, Casper, with interment following at Wyoming Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Saturday, June 27, 2020, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Sunrise Baptist Church.