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Obituaries: Clark, Parke, Moss

William A. “Bill” Clark

William A. “Bill” Clark: 1948 – 2020

Bill was born in Casper, Wyoming on August 1, 1948 to Jack Clark and Betty Clark Lloyd. On July 28, 2020 he passed away at Wyoming Medical Center. He attended Casper schools graduating with the first class of Kelly Walsh High School in 1967. As a member of this class Bill was able to make the first basket in the first home game held at the new school.

Bill worked many jobs including construction and bar tending. He was crowned the Ugliest Bartender during a fund raiser for the multiple sclerosis society and won a trip to Las Vegas. Bill was proud to be an Eagle and was a Past Worthy President and a Life Member of the Grand Aerie.

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He was preceded in death by his parents; and one great granddaughter.

Bill is survived by his daughter, Ashley Knight; two grandsons; two great grandchildren; his sister, Patricia (Bruce) Burgess; and his long time companion, Deanna Lawstuen.

No services will be held at this time.

Thomas Gilbert Parke

Thomas Gilbert Parke: January 17, 1936 ~ July 24, 2020 (age 84)

A funeral for Thomas Gilbert Parke, 84, will be held Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. A reception will follow at The  
 in Bar Nunn.

Burial will follow in the Highland Cemetery.

He died at the Central Wyoming Hospice on Friday, July 24, 2020, with his loving daughter in law, Suzanne, by his side.

He was born on January 17, 1936, in Festis, Missouri to Fenton William Stevens Parke and Lousetta Brandenburg Parke.

As a young boy he moved from Missouri with his family to Casper Wy. After school he went to work for BJ Hughs. He became a jack of all  trades, and was well known as a painter in the Casper area but was also a master craftsman in several trades. He was known for saying “Do it right or don’t do it at all.”

When he was 16 he met the love of his life Jeannette Curtis, after their friend set them up on a blind date.

On September 14, 1958, they were married in St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Casper, Wyoming. In September, 2007, shortly before Jeannette passed away, they were able to celebrate 50 years together surrounded by family and friends. The couple lived in Arizona, Las Vegas and Texas before returning to  
Casper in 2000.

In 1961 his first son, Gregory Thomas, was born. Three years later twin sons, Jeffery William. and Joseph Wayne where born.

In his early years Tom liked to hunt and fish, spend time with his family and friends. He was well know for his humor and the stories of his youth.  

Besides spending time with his sons, he enjoyed his grandkids and great grandkids. He loved jokingly inviting his grandchildren, when they were little, to ‘sneak behind the barn for a smoke”.

Survivors include his 3 sons, Greg and his wife Norma, Joseph and his wife, Suzanne, and Jeff and his wife Vicki, all of Casper; 11 grandchildren, Travis, Bryan, Tyler, Thomas, Jennifer, Bailey, Joey, Lena, Kaytlin, Cody, and Dylan. 10 great grandchildren, including Jaxson James who was born just 3 days before he passed; and several nieces and nephews that loved their Uncle Tommy.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 50 years, Jeannette; his parents: 6 brothers, Roy, Louis, Bill, Al, Fenton, and Dick; and one sister,  Katherine.

Memorials may be made to Central Wyoming Hospice 319 S. Wilson, Casper, Wy, 82601.

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

Kathy L. Moss: 1963 – 2020

Kathy L. Moss, 57, of Casper, Wyoming passed away Monday, July 27, 2020. Kathy was born March 22, 1963 in Seattle, WA to Terry and Stella Fisher. She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Moss; children, Austin (Emily) Clark and Tyler Clark; 1 grandchild, Brynlee Clark; sister, Sharon Fisher; dear friend, Doug Clark; and numerous other friends and relatives.

A Memorial Service will be held 1:00 PM, Saturday, August 1, 2020 at the Newcomer Casper Chapel.

Donations may be made in Kathy’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.