Obituaries: Keating, Beardsley, Martinez, Matteau, Peterson, Carrier - Casper, WY Oil City News
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Obituaries: Keating, Beardsley, Martinez, Matteau, Peterson, Carrier

Patrick Dennis Keating

CASPER, Wyo. –

Patrick Dennis Keating was born January 19, 1938, in Glasgow, Montana.

Dad became a loving husband when he married the love of his life, Janet Mathern, on May 16, 1959.

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He worked with his hands to provide a living for his wife and family his entire life. He had a kind and generous heart, he would give the bread off his plate, the shirt off his back, and trade his life for anyone of us. He gave all of himself to us.

He is the father of eight, the grandfather of 48, and the great-grandfather of 28.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Keating, and his eight children; Kelly Broz, Terry O’Hearn, Matt Keating, Mary Gaddis, Donnie Keating, Cassidy Keating, Kara Slagle, and Stormy Winn.

Dad had been suffering a long, slow decline due to dementia. Eight days before he passed, he had suffered a stroke that he would not recover from. The week of his passing allowed the majority of us to spend quality time saying goodbye.

He was a devout and faithful Catholic.

He was the most gentle, kind and loving man. We are all grateful to have been blessed enough to call him Dad.

The Rosary will be held at Our Lady of Fatima at 4 p.m., on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020.

The funeral will be held at Our Lady of Fatima at 11 a.m., on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020.


Dee E. Beardlsley

Dee E. Beardsley passed away peacefully on Sept. 6, 2020, with his wife of 71 years Rita Beardsley by his side.

Dee was born to parents, A.J. and Vera Beardsley in Custer County, Nebraska, on Oct. 19, 1924. He had two sisters, Denamae and Judy.

They moved to Wyoming and eventually settled in Lance Creek, where they raised sheep and cattle.

Dee volunteered for WWII to avoid herding sheep. Dee was in the Army Air Corpos with the Eighth Air Force. He flew 21 missions as a ball turret gunner in a B-17 flying fortress.

After the war, he received a Bachelor of Science as a geologist from the University of Wyoming under the G.I. Bill.

While attending college, he was introduced to Rita Jain Batchelder by his cousins Max and Jane Troyer.

Dee and Rita were married on Sept. 11, 1949.

His career as a petroleum geologist took them all around the U.S., but his heart was always in Wyoming. Dee took great pride in his profession as a petroleum geologist.

Dee enjoyed building anything (including an airplane in his shop) and outdoor activities.

He is survived by his wife, Rita Beardsley, sister Judy Kenast, nieces Fritzi Storm and Mitzi Kenast, sons Steven and Kent Beardsley (West Lutz), grandsons Michael (Crystal) and Matthew (Melanie) Beardsley, and great-grandkids Bryce and Brooke Beardsley.

Services were Thursday, Sept. 10, at Faith Bible Chapel. A committal service with military honors followed at the Oregon Trail State Veteran’s Cemetery.


Sally Martinez

Sally Martinez: 1945 – 2020

Sally Martinez, age 75, of Casper, passed away September 10, 2020 at Wyoming Medical. Sally was born August 18, 1945 in Gallup, New Mexico to Samuel and Estella (Mibral) Salazar. She attended schools in Monticello, Utah and graduated from Monticello High School. She met the love of her life, Alfirio Martinez by mutual friends and married him on March 5, 1965 in Monticello. She worked as an advocate for underprivileged kids in Monticello. She relocated to Worland, Wyoming in 1979 due to her husband’s transfer. In Worland, she worked as a special education teacher’s aide for the majority of her career. She was a very devoted and caring wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved to play softball. She enjoyed bowling, dancing, and hunting with her husband.

In addition to her parents, Sally was also preceded in death by siblings, Richard, Earnest, Raymond, Rosalia, and Frankie Martinez. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Alfirio “Al” Martinez, son, Victor (Lyn) Martinez, son, Dewayne Martinez; grandchildren/Victor’s children: Joey (Amanda) Martinez and their 4 kids, Michael (Robin) Martinez and their two kids, Bobby (Megan) Zieman and their three kids, Kimie (Nick) Zieman and one son, Lynzi, and Marcus Martinez; and grandchildren/Dewayne’s children: Johnny Lee (Kalie), from Abileen, Texas and their 3 children, Adrien Martinez and his son, Austin Martinez, Andre, and Dayine, 14 great-grandchildren, Adrionna, Jayden, Aailiyah, Destini, Mackenzie, Maddi, Alyx, Haylie, Ayden, Dominik, Izaiah, Sophi, Daveiana, and Liam, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services are pending at this time.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.


Henry Joseph Matteau

Henry Joseph Matteau: November 25, 1939 ~ September 4, 2020 (age 80)

We are very sad to announce the unexpected passing of our Dad, Henry Joseph Matteau, 80, on September 4, 2020, in Casper, Wyoming. Although we will miss him tremendously, we know he is now rejoicing in eternity with his Lord and Savior.  Lil’ Hank, as he was once known, was born to Lauretta Irene Matteau on November 25, 1939, in Providence, RI. Henry was proud to have served in the US Army/US Army Reserve in Fort Dix, TX.

Henry is survived by his companion of 31 years, Mary Ann Vaz and his pride and joy, his 3 children Walter Matteau, Wendy (Brad) Haverlock, & Tammy (Richard) Hart. Additionally, his grandchildren, Zachary (Silvia) Matteau, Jessica Brelsford, Miranda Clesos, Alexandria Kakela, Joel Matteau and John Vaz will greatly miss their devoted Pepe’. He was also blessed to have enjoyed time with his great grandchildren, Chase Joseph, Mason Joseph, Lucas Cabral, and Evelyn Matteau. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, His 2 sisters, Lorraine Hansen of Oklahoma, Pauline Lynch of Rhode Island and his 2 brothers, Paul and Robert Ethier of Rhode Island.

Henry spent his career as a machinist and worked for Sheldahl for 17 years until they closed their doors. He then went to work for General Dynamics, Electric Boat Division for 27 years until he retired. He was very proud of his time with Electric Boat building submarines for the U.S. Navy.

Retirement wasn’t really for Henry and after moving to Wyoming in 2016 the “Old Man” started working at his son’s flooring company. He was also an avid New England Patriots and New York Yankees fan but he enjoyed watching all types of sports, including golf and bowling! The years Henry spent in Wyoming were the happiest of his life. He loved being here with his children and made many friends in the community.

A service for Henry will be held on Sunday September 13, 2020, at 3:00 PM for family and close friends. Henry loved the social events with friends and family so please help us honor him with a reception to celebrate his life beginning at 4:00 PM. Both will be held at the home of his daughter where he loved his Sunday morning breakfast every week and all are welcome at the reception. The address is 2545 Weston St in Casper.

The family would like to express our immense gratitude to the nurses at Wyoming Medical Center, specifically the 5th floor (PCU) and the ICU for the care and kindness they gave to our dad.

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


Wayne Raymond Peterson

Wayne Raymond Peterson: July 31, 1936 ~ September 2, 2020 (age 84)

A celebration of life for Wayne Raymond Peterson, 84, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at College Heights Baptist Church, 1927 South Walnut, Casper, with Pastor Mike Cooper officiating. A military graveside service at Highland Cemetery will immediately follow.

Wayne was born in Woodland, Maine, in his Aunt Addie Ketch’s farmhouse on July 31, 1936. He lived on the family potato farm near New Sweden, Maine, where he started driving tractor at 5 years old. Later they moved to Caribou, Maine, in order for Wayne to attend Caribou High School.  As a teenager he eventually worked part time for Birdseye processing French fries and peas.  Wayne worked various jobs in the fields each fall when the schools closed for three weeks for potato harvests.

He was already a member of the National Guard upon his graduation from high school in 1954, and he joined the Army as a combat engineer and completed boot camp at Fort Dix, New Jersey, and Fort Leonardwood, Missouri. He was assigned to Headquarters Far East Command in Tokyo, Japan, from 1955 until 1957, where his military occupational specialty was psychological warfare. After his honorable discharge he worked for Boeing Aircraft at Loring Air Force Base in Maine until he enrolled in Central Technical Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1958. He graduated with an Associate Degree in Electronic Engineering in 1960 and was employed by KCMO Television as a broadcast engineer. Upon moving to Rochester, New York, in 1960 he was hired by WROC Television as a broadcast engineer and part-time jazz disc jockey.

Betsy Anderson Corca and he married on January 21, 1961, in Cuba, New York. They raised four children, and Betsy went home to the Lord on September 10, 1989.  Wayne began his career with Platte Pipe Line in Kansas City, Missouri, as a microwave technician and worked for 30 years before retiring as a supervisor of technical services for Marathon Pipe Line in Casper in 1992.  After retirement Wayne was employed by Marathon Pipe Line as a land man, product sampler, pipeline inspector, permit writer, and electrical inspector for various projects.  Wayne worked for AMBI in Casper from May of 2013 until August of 2020.

In 1972 Wayne accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and became a member of College Heights Baptist Church in Casper. He met Myrtie Bain at College Heights and they married on June 1, 1991. Wayne had the privilege of serving his Lord in Paraguay, Hawaii, Mexico, and Portugal. He loved and encouraged his church family and was church treasurer and Men’s Sunday School class teacher for 30 years. He was a Master Gardener and especially enjoyed growing roses and vegetable gardens. Fishing from his boat at Pathfinder, flying into fishing lodges in Canada, and enjoying the company of his dogs throughout the years were his favorite pastimes.

Survivors include his wife Myrtie and children Sam (Linda), Steve (Genene), and Kelli Millett of Casper, and Kim Allsop of Custer, South Dakota, as well as his grandchildren Casey, Chenise, Christopher, Claire, Curtis, Kavan, Marcus, Marshall, Michael, and Stacie along with 16 great-grandchildren; brother Rodney (Linda) of New York; sister Cheryl Johansen of Maine; and brother-in-law Robert Selden of New York. Those who predeceased Wayne are his father Raymond Clifford Peterson in 1989, mother Ferne Doris (Levesque) Peterson in 1989, and sister Cynthia Alma Selden in 2006.

Myrtie wishes to thank Wyoming Medical Center for the excellent care provided to her husband. Bustard’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Faith Children’s Village in Zambia c/o College Heights Baptist Church, 1927 South Walnut, Casper, WY 82601.

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


Donald Elmer Carrier

Donald Elmer Carrier: 1924 ~ 2020 (age 95)

Donald Elmer Carrier passed away September 2, 2020 at Wyoming Medical Center at the age of 95. 

Don was born on November 19, 1924 to Floyd and Elsie Carrier in Casper, Wyoming.  He graduated from Natrona County High School and later served in the U.S. Army during WW11 as a medic.

In 1946 Don married Betty Lenora Leimback and he would contribute at the Amoco Refinery until his retirement.

Don loved spending time with his family and the outdoors, he enjoyed fishing, and was a renowned fly fisherman. He was a member of the Elks, Eagles, VFW, American Legion, Wyo Fly Casters, and the Federation of Fly Fisherman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Carrier; sister, Willa Benardis and her husband, Matt Benardis;  In-laws, Harry and Melda Leimback;  grandson; Troy Ogden and nephew, Tom Leimback.

Don is survived by three daughters, Donna Parkinson, Darlene Benham, and Diana Gray (Garnett); nephews and niece and numerous grandchildren.

A Funeral Service will be held at Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 9th at 2:00pm with burial scheduled for a later date at Oregon Trail Veteran Cemetery.

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

Donations may be sent to the Elks Club or MS.