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Obituaries: Castleman, Brummond, Jr., Baskett, Du Mont, Schrock

Kable Wayne Castleman

CASPER, Wyo. –

Kable Wayne Castleman: 1992 – 2020

Kable Wayne Castleman, age 28, of Casper, passed away September 2, 2020. Kable was born April 10, 1992 in Casper to Larry Castleman and Tammy (Corkill) Osborne. Growing up he was an avid reader and loved his music. He also had an intense passion for turtles. He graduated from Kelly Walsh High School in 2010. He was a very loving person and cared deeply for his family and friends. He was a big animal lover – his favorite being his husky named Aries. Kable felt most at peace when he was outdoors with nature. He was an amazing uncle to 7 nieces and nephews that loved him very much. With Kable’s passing we remind others that his life is one to be celebrated, although we will miss him every day, mostly his beautiful curly locks, big blue eyes, shit eating grin, and his middle finger, he will always remain forever in our hearts. Through his teachings about life, and gentle spirit we were able to create wonderful memories.

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He is preceded in passing by grandpa, Larry Castleman.

He is survived by his mother, Tammy (Brett) Osborne, father, Larry (Nicole) Castleman, sister, Sierra (Tate) Aaberg, sister, Tierney (Brady) Anderson, brother, Gage (Jaycee) Castleman, step-Brother, Nathan Waples, step-Brother, Sean Waples, step-Brother, Brandon Waples, step-Sister, Ashton (Soren) Engstrom, step-Sister, Peyton (Cole) Osborne, nieces and nephews, Presley, Kellyn, Kylan, Emmalynne, Khari, Esme, and Mila, grandparents Allen (Charolette) Corkill, grandparents Janet (Eric) Distad, grandmother Janet Holden, grandparents Curtis and Connie Buck and girlfriend, Tia Bartels. Also many, many loving Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.

A gathering will be held Sunday at 2:00 pm at 6790 Casper Mtn Road. Google maps will take you past the turn in, look for the flag pole and the old wagon and turn there.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made to Casper Humane Society or to the turtle foundation (Savetheturtle.org).


Eugene A. “Gene” Brummond, Jr.

Eugene A. “Gene” Brummond, Jr.: January 30, 1951 ~ September 1, 2020 (age 69)

Eugene “Gene” Allen Brummond, Jr. was born on January 30, 1951 in Casper, Wyoming to Eugene A. Brummond and Kathryn A. (Richards) Brummond. He died of health complications on September 1, 2020 in Casper.

Gene was an adventurous and independent child who found great joy in all things outdoors, from fishing to hunting horny toads at Dead Horse Hill. Along with best friend George Kofakis, they embraced what life had to offer, and mostly managed to stay out of trouble.

Gene graduated from Natrona County High School in 1969 and spent time at Casper College.  He had a long career with McMurry Brothers Construction and Rissler-McMurry, building roads throughout Wyoming.  He was highly respected in his role in those companies’ crushing operations, and particularly loved getting to blow stuff up.

He married Dianna Wade in 1972.  While their marriage was brief, they remained friends. Gene enjoyed spending time with his buddies, fixing anything mechanical from trucks to bikes for kids in need, and particularly enjoyed family snowmobile trips.  All of his nieces and nephews cherished their “Uncle Gene” for the kind, unique, and humorous person he was.

To those who knew him, Gene was a respectful son, protective brother, loyal friend, dedicated employee, and a good, honest, straight-forward man who stood by his beliefs.  We will miss him.

Gene is survived by his siblings Kathy (Glen) Lam, Evelyn Brummond, Carol (Dennis) Coyle, and Jim (Sue) Brummond, nine nephews and nieces: Kevin and Jennifer Lam; Patrick, Katie (Coyle) Vivian, and Erin Coyle; and William, Matthew, Anna, and Michael Brummond; and 15 great-nephews and nieces.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law James Herb, and three great nieces.

Services are under the direction of Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home and will be held on September 10, 2020 with visitation at 9:00 am followed by the funeral at 10:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Casper Humane Society or Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions.

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


John Leslie Baskett

John Leslie Baskett: September 23, 1955 ~ September 1, 2020 (age 64)

John Leslie Baskett, 64, of Casper Wyoming, passed away on September 1st, 2020, after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

John was born in Topeka Kansas to John and Shirley Baskett on September 23rd, 1955.  Growing up, John lived in a number of places including; Kansas, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, the Bahamas, Oregon, Colorado and finally Wyoming.  John’s very first job was in the Bahamas, working for Freeport Construction company with their concrete crew, when he was only 11 years old.  At the age of 16, he built his first car, a dune buggy, and always knew he wanted to be a mechanic.  For the majority of his career John worked as a diesel mechanic on heavy equipment, including mining equipment and heavy trucks. In the later part of his career John worked for TIC managing their equipment and their yard.  John enjoyed working hard his whole life and took satisfaction in being dependable and reliable.

He enjoyed a number of hobbies, including fishing, Harley-Davidson motorcycles and all types of car racing. John was a mechanic for several drag racing teams over the years and loved the comradery of being on the team and sharing his mechanical expertise.  John was also a lifelong Raiders fan, even after their glory days had faded, he never wavered from his support.  One of Johns greatest strengths was his loyalty, if you were Johns friend, you were his friend for life.  No matter where you went, he would reach out with a phone call and was always eager to hear what was going on with you. Most of all John enjoyed sharing stories, getting laughs, and always admired a snappy comeback to any of his jokes.  He also loved a good prank and had recently started addressing his dental cleaning reminder card to “Mr. Wonderful” and enjoyed announcing “Mr. Wonderful” is here when he arrived.

John is survived by his wife of 42 years, Charlie Baskett of Casper, his step daughter Carrie Price (Mike), and their two children Deeanna and Isaac, step son Chris Nace, sister Andrea Faucett (Mike), nephew Tyler Faucett (Leslie) and niece Michelle Ertel (Kevin).  John was preceded in death by both his father (John) and mother (Shirley).

Funeral services will be held at Restoration Church, 411 S. Walsh Drive, in Casper on Saturday, September 12th at 2 pm.  Following the funeral, a casual reception will be held at John’s shop (846 S. Conwell, Casper).  Due to parking limitations please park in the surrounding neighborhood or south of the house and walk up the hill.  Please bring a lawn chair to sit on.

John loved dogs, in particular pit bulls and had the privilege of owning two in his lifetime (Bob and Sam).  They were his constant companions and he treated them like his own children.  Memorial donations may be made to the Casper Humane Society, 849 East E. Street, Casper, WY, 82601.

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. 


Daniel Du Mont

Daniel Du Mont: 1953 – 2020

Daniel James Du Mont, age 67, of Casper, passed away August 31, 2020 at his home. Daniel was born February 1, 1953 in Kearney, Nebraska to David and Dorothy (Bassart) Du Mont. He attended schools in Casper and graduated from Natrona County High School. He was employed as a warehouseman for more than 20 years with PDM Steel. He had a passion for fishing.

Daniel was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Nichols, daughter, Tammy Bonnegrace, sister, Gloria Boe and her children, Timmy and Tommy, sister, Brenda Spielman, half-brother, Karl Schmidt, half-sister, Cindy Ann Schmidt, 6 grandchildren, Jozie, Dorian, Adrien, Douglas, Hannah, and Neala, and friend, Karen Bunney and best friends, Denis and Scott.

No services will be held at this time.

Memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Christian Fund National Outdoor Leadership School give glasses to the Lions Club in Daniel’s memory.


James Richard (JR) Schrock, 73, of Redmond, Oregon died August 26.  He was born on July 6, 1947 in Thermopolis, Wyoming to Richard and Betty Schrock.

JR grew up attending Casper schools and graduated from NCHS in 1965.  He joined the Army shortly after graduation and served in South Viet Nam from 1966 to 1967 with the 1st Cavalry Division.  During his 18 months in country he was stationed at An Khe and Vung Tau.  He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.  He was employed by Casper Rig Company and New Horizons Communications in Redmond, Oregon.

He is survived by his former wife Debbie Gaynor, of Redmond; their son Josh, of Berkeley California; brother Heyward (LaDonna) of Cheyenne; sister Karen Erwin of Thermopolis.

He was preceded in death by his parents.  

Cremation has taken place in Redmond.  No service will be held.