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Obituaries: Castillo, Hardee, Howe

George Castillo

CASPER, Wyo. –

George Castillo, 66 resident of Casper Wyoming passed away on July 18th, 2020 in Colorado.

George was born in Willard, New Mexico on July 26th, 1953. George was a dedicated and hard working man.

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Always on the go. He was very passionate about many things in life including his family, hunting, fishing, camping, cooking, and creating beautiful artwork and jewelry inspired by his native heritage. You could always find George on a mountain top searching for antlers, rocks, and beautiful bird feathers.

George bravely at the young age of fourteen enlisted and served our country in the Vietnam War from 8-14-69 to 12-13-71. George is survived by his loving wife Billie Castillo, brother Manny Castillo, his son and daughter Leon and Hayley Castillo, step-daughter’s Cassi, Kristen (Christian), and Lizzie Hayes. He also had eight beautiful grandchildren Carson Castillo, Lucy Devin and Brooklynn Condelario, Izek Munden, Riley Hall, and Octavia and Odin Juliussen. Along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, and nieces. Whom all loved him very much.

He was proceeded in death by his mother Rita Castillo and father George Couts.

There will be a small gathering for close friends and family at 1001 Gregory Road in Fort Collins Colorado on Saturday July 25th at 4pm. The main celebration of life for George will be held at the VFW on Brian Stock Trail in Casper Wyoming on August 2nd at 1pm. Please feel free to being a dish.

If you would like to send any flowers or donations please send them to A Better Place Funeral And Cremation Services located at 7261 Washington St. Denver Colorado 80229.

Michael “Mike” Stephen Hardee

Michael “Mike” Stephen Hardee died July 21, 2020 in Everett, WA.  He was born April 29, 1955 in Casper, Wyoming to Charles “Ed” Hardee and Bessie “May” Hardee.  Mike graduated from Kelly Walsh High School in 1973.  Mike married the love of his life Sherry and they created a life for themselves in Colorado and then Washington state where they lived the last several years, until her passing in 2010.  They enjoyed many wonderful years of estate sales, sharing laughs with family and just spending quality time together.

Mike worked very hard for several years in Wyoming and Washington as an iron worker.  He worked full time and received a degree in electronics in which he was very proud.  After obtaining his degree, he worked many years for Panasonic and Boeing Aviation.  

He enjoyed his motorcycle, working around his home and barbecuing for friends.  He loved his pug Lily, and his cat Smokey Joe. Pets were no stranger to Mike and he loved them deeply.

He is survived by his daughter, Arica Conde of Kimball, Nebraska, son Josh (Stephanie) Hardee of Cheyenne, WY, stepsons Brent Dale of Bothell, WA and Brian Dale of Idaho, grandchildren Rusty and Savannah, Lauren, Dawson, Claire Hardee and his sister Sonja Baxter of Casper.  

He was proceeded in death by his beloved wife Sherry Hardee in 2010, stepson Brad Dale, brother Patrick Hardee two weeks prior to his death and his parents.

No services are planned at this time.  In lieu of flowers, please consider giving to the Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary at in Mike’s name.

Anne Howe

Anne Howe: April 3, 1952 ~ July 22, 2020 (age 68)

Anne Howe passed away Wednesday, July 22nd in Casper. She was born April 3, 1952 in Southern New Jersey where she was raised on a farm with her parents and two brothers, Joseph and Ronald. She graduated from Temple University and went on to join the Air Force where she earned her Master’s degree at Midwestern University. She also met and married the love of her life Stanley Howe. They were married for 43 years.

Anne was a teacher with the Natrona County School District for 29 years. She taught special education at many elementary schools, retiring from Dean Morgan Junior High School in 2009.

In 2010 she welcomed her granddaughter Makenzi who was the light of her life. She loved being a Nana and spent lots of time showing Kenzi how to be a good person.

She was the best.

Anne was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Mary Savukinas and her son, Andrew Howe.

She is survived by her husband, Stan; daughter, Justine; granddaughter, Kenzi; and her unborn grandson.

Celebration of life will take place Thursday, July 30th at Sunset in Casper at Edness Kimbell State Park. A gathering of friends and family will take place from 6-7 PM  at the Platte River pavillion with a Memorial Service being held at 7:00 PM. Casual wear is encouraged. A fee of $6.00 per vehicle is required by the park to be paid at entry.

The service will be live streamed, however, depending on signal strength, if it is not available at 7:00 PM, it will be available the next day and for 90 days afterward.

Flowers are appreciated and can be received by Bustards Funeral Home.

Condolences for the family can be left at

Cremation is under the care of Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home.

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