Obituaries: Crump-Hill, Linaman, Kruger, Roberson, Linn - Casper, WY Oil City News
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Obituaries: Crump-Hill, Linaman, Kruger, Roberson, Linn

Carol Crump-Hill

Carol Crump-Hill, 1945-2020

Carol Crump-Hill passed away at the age of 75 in Casper, Wyoming, her beloved residence for over 40 years, after a long illness. Carol was born in St. Louis, MO on June 1, 1945, the first of six children of Charles and Lorraine Hoffman. Carol relished the role of older sister and aunt, and was always a source of funny messages and sound advice for her 5 siblings, their 15 children, and 23 (and counting) grandchildren.

Carol Crump-Hill

Carol graduated high school from St. Elizabeth Academy in St. Louis and attended college at Mount St. Scholastica College (now Benedictine). She married Richard Crump, who was later transferred to Casper. Carol began her Casper career working at Halliburton.

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While the marriage did not last, Carol grew to love her new home and new friends and remained in Casper. She completed her degree at Casper College and found her passion in civic service. She met and married the love of her life, Waco Hill. She enjoyed wonderful years with Waco until his death in 2004. Despite two bouts of cancer herself, Carol continued to serve. As City Councilwoman in the late 90’s she helped create legacy projects that have benefited Casper ever since. She served on the Memorial Hospital board, the Wyoming State Advisory Council on Aging, and the Civil Service Commission. She was the Director for Wyoming Dementia Care, Chairperson of the 2010 CENSUS Complete Count Committee, and was the creative mind behind the Casper Urban Renewal Agency which redeveloped the West Central Corridor after the Amaco refinery closed, now the Old Yellowstone District. Carol served up to the end on the Casper Area Transportation Coalition, chairing the national search for a new executive director, John Jones. As a reporter for the Star-Tribune for years, she was able to use her many contacts to keep citizens informed.

As Mr. Jones recently stated, “Carol is a wonderful reflection of the Casper community and a great ambassador and a tireless community leader. Her leadership skills and enthusiasm are truly remarkable.
There are over 3 million people south of the Wyoming border who could learn a thing or two from her. I certainly have.”

A Liz Becker of the City of Casper states, “Carol was one of the few people who worked tirelessly to make our city a better place. She will be remembered not only for her dedication to service and hard work for the causes in which she believed, but also for being a kind, intelligent, generous woman who overcame her struggles with humor and love.”

Carol remained active with her board duties until the end of her life and her biggest concern, besides the care for her dog Joe, was that her board seats would be filled by people who would get things done.
As Mr. Jones says, “she leaves a void that may never be filled.”

Carol found a warm home and was able to find her passions in Casper, Wyoming. Her family is forever
grateful to the community and her many friends for adding so much richness to her life.

A grave site service will be conducted at Highland Cemetery at 10:30 am on August 25, 2020.


Cody Lee Linaman

Cody Lee Linaman

Cody was born February 28, 1990, raised in Casper, Wy. He was the son of Steve & Candi Linaman.  Cody was the definition of loyalty!! If he considered you a friend you were friends for life. His one of a kind knack for pushing the limits kept his taking everything he did to the extreme. He was amazing with animals and even better with kids. 

Cody would spend his personal time on his dirt bike and with those he loved most. He loved his family to the purest extent. Preceded in death  by his mother Candi her mother and father Elane and Carl, sister Mary and cousin Luke. Survivors include, his father Steve grandmother Mary grandfather Doug, Brothers Steven his wife Tiffany niece Rheuby, Carl his wife Brandi niece Bonnie, Sister Ginger niece Keara and her children Jace,Issiah & Riley. 

Cody left us unexpectedly in his residence in Debeck, Co on August 10th 2020. His service of remembrance will be held at the Hanger in Bar Nunn 1410 Prairie Lane 2:00PM Sunday August 23rd. Flowers and Donations in Cody’s name may be sent to 1940 Linda Vista Dr. Casper, Wy 82609, #(307)-277-0813. 


Patricia Fern Kruger

Patricia Fern Kruger: August 16, 1949 ~ August 17, 2020 

Patsy Kruger, a phone company retiree and loving mother, grandmother and wife, passed away August 17, 2020 at the age of 71 in Casper, Wyoming.

Patsy is survived by her husband, Ronald Kruger, her daughters, Tina, Missy, and Tanya; sons, Randy and Jimmy; as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Patsy was born in Casper, Wyoming on August 16, 1949 to Richard and Rose Foster. She was part of the first graduating class of Kelly Walsh High School and went on to work at Mountain Bell Phone Company, (now known as Q-West) where she retired in 1998. She welcomed the birth of her daughter, Tina, on June 24, 1968 and married the love of her life, Ron, on April 8, 1994.

Patsy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother as well as a devoted Christian. She enjoyed hobbies such as sewing, painting and general crafts. She was often involved in church activities for her grandchildren and repeatedly put her loved ones before herself. Her wisdom was only outmatched by her heart, and she will be deeply missed by friends, family and all who had the chance to know what kind of person Patsy was.

A viewing is planned for August 26, 2020 at 1:00p.m. followed by a Graveside Service at Highland Cemetery at 2:00p.m.

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


Thelma Bernice Roberson

Thelma Bernice Roberson: December 11, 1929 ~ August 19, 2020 (age 90)

Thelma Bernice Roberson died on Wednesday, August 19 at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, WY.  She was born to Clayton Long and Annie Francis Maude Collins Long into a large family on December 11, 1929.  She lived with her family on the Little Wind below Ethete, WY then moved in to Shoshoni, WY where she attended school and graduated from Shoshoni High School.  Later in life, she attended Casper College from which she also graduated.

She was married to Perry Dale Roberson.  To this marriage were born a son, Perry and four daughters; Katherine, Marilyn, Colleen and Yvonne.  They lived for many years in Casper, WY in a house that they built together in the Mountain View area.  Later, Thelma moved to Riverton to be close to family and lived the remainder of her life there.  She was loved greatly by her family and friends, appreciated for her love, kindness, compassion, generosity, devotion and concern for each of them.  She was a very hard worker.  She could stretch a penny into a dollar.  And, as many will confirm, she was a great cook!

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale, her parents, her brothers; A. C. (Sonny), Raymond, Reno, Eugene, Frederick, Leon and John; and her sisters Edna, Louise and Marjorie (Margie).

Surviving her are her children and their families.  Perry Roberson and Mary of Riverton, WY (Cameron, Kendall and Rachel (Alliana, Aletheia).  Katherine Boyles and Alan of Sheridan, WY (Sheryl (Daniel, Katelyn (Kah’lyn), Joshua and Eliana).  Melissa Martin and David (Lucas, Maya and Logan).  Marilyn Fry and Jim of Rapid City, SD (Melody Moore and Seth (Malachi), Michael Culbertson and Porshca (Mira, Emily).  Jonathon Culberson and Mirjam (Wesley, Wiley), and Kevin Culbertson.)  Colleen Hickman and Dan of Seattle, WY (Scott Hickman and Brittany (Aidan, Ariadne), Christopher Hickman (Anneliese).  Yvonne Koklauner and Philip of Cleveland, OH (Michelle, Brennen).

Also surviving are her brothers Clayton (Buzz) Long Jr. and LeRoy (Tiny) Long, along with many cousin, nephews, nieces and friends who loved and appreciated Thelma.  She loved them all.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date and will be announced, also at a later time.  Bustards Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


Lee “Joe Linn” Josef Linn

Lee “Joe Linn” Josef Linn: February 8, 1938 ~ August 17, 2020 (age 82)

Lee Josef Linn, of Casper, Wyoming, passed away peacefully at Central Wyoming Hospice on Monday morning, August 17, 2020.

Joe was 82 years old, born on February 8, 1938 in Lander, Wyoming to Ralph and Helen (Merriam) Linn.

Joe graduated from Natrona County High School and attended the University of Wyoming. He was proud to be a native Wyomingite and in his early years spent time between Casper and the family sheep ranch near Moneta.

On April 13, 1963 he married the love of his life, Judy Kuchenbecker, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Casper. They enjoyed 57 years together. Their marriage was blessed with two children, David and Laura.

He had many hobbies, but was passionate about building hot rods and enjoyed racing them in Glen Rock and Bar Nunn. He was a member of the Deacon Car Club. He had to part with one of his favorite cars to purchase his first home for his young family. Later in retirement, he purchased a similar car, a 1929 model A Ford with a corvette engine that he enjoyed cruising in. In 2001 he was also commodore of the Casper Boat Club.

He especially enjoyed the outdoors, particularly the mountains where he could camp, fish, and hunt. He loved sharing those experiences with his kids and grandkids, teaching them to fish in the Big Sandy.

He and Judy had an especially enjoyable trip driving their motor home through Canada for an Alaskan expedition.

He was an avid carpenter and enjoyed woodworking and passed this skill to his son and grandsons.

As a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, he will be deeply missed by his family. He is survived by his wife, Judy of Casper, son David (Becky) Linn, Abilene, Kansas, daughter Laura (Keith) Austin, Casper.

He is also survived by five grandchildren, Josh Linn, Edwardsville, Illinois, Jeremy Linn, Parkville, Missouri, Justin Linn, Haviland, Kansas, Hailey Egan, and John Erbert, both of Casper.

Great Grandchildren are Tyler and Tessa Linn, Illinois, Emma Linn, Missouri, and Mason Egan, of Casper.

He is also survived many other family members and friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial contributions be made to the Kloefkorn Home of Central Wyoming Hospice.

Cremation is under the care of Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82601. 

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