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Obituaries: Taylor, Montgomery, Cantrell, Aston

Keith Wayne Taylor

CASPER, Wyo. –

Keith Wayne Taylor: February 19, 1951 ~ September 8, 2020 (age 69)

Keith Taylor was a Casper native and passed to the good Lord on September 8, 2020, after a long battle with heart trouble. He graduated from NCHS in 1969. Both of his kids and his brother and sister all graduated from NCHS as well. He married his beautiful wife Jalane in June 1971.

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Keith enjoyed sharing his birthday with of both of his children.

Keith joins both of his parents with the good Lord.
He is survived by his wife, Jalane of Casper; son, Bryan (Liz) of California; daughter, Becky of Casper; three grandchildren, Sydney, Benjamin and Claire of California; brother, Robert Taylor; of Colorado; and sister, Patricia Jensen of Casper. Also numerous nieces and nephews. 

A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Bustard’s Funeral Home at 2:30 p.m. A reception will follow.

In lieu of flowers please donate to Central Wyoming Hospice.

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. 

Merna Margie Montgomery

Merna Margie Montgomery: May 12, 1927 ~ September 9, 2020 (age 93)

Merna Margie Montgomery, age 93, passed away September 9, 2020 at Central Wyoming Hospice.

She was born May 12, 1927 to T. Berg and Mabel Nilsen in Litchfield, Nebraska, she had three siblings; Ray Nilsen of Casper (Deceased), Mildred Knittle of Casper, and Edith Knittle of Salt Lake City.

During the Depression, the family relocated to Wyoming.

She had three children; Larry Montgomery of Casper (Deceased), Sandra Behounek of Casper, and Gene Montgomery of Omaha.

Merna was blessed with seven grandchildren; Kenneth Montgomery, Taffi Brown, Daniel Behounek, Shelly Montgomery, Allison Sojka, Doug Montgomery, and Michael Montgomery. She also had several Great Grandchildren.

A long time resident of St. Anthony Manor, Merna relocated three years ago to Park Place Assisted Living.

One of her great joys was being a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church for over 80 years.

Merna will be sorely missed by all who loved and cared for her.  

Thomas Glenn Cantrell

Thomas Glenn Cantrell: April 14, 1936~September 5, 2020

Thomas Glenn Cantrell 84, of Casper, Wyoming, passed on September 5, 2020.

Thomas was born to Jessie and Roxie Cantrell on April 14, 1936 in French Tract, French, New Mexico. Thomas grew up in Springer and Maxwell, New Mexico. Thomas was proud to have served in the US Army; he received an Expert Badge in Rifle and Submachine Gun. While he was stationed in Germany, he met and married his lovely wife Ingrid, of 54 years. Thomas was an outdoorsman. He enjoyed recreational shooting, reloading his own ammunition, and working up different loads for various types of ammo. Thomas was also a passionate hunter and fisherman. He loved camping and four-wheeling with his wife and family in the Big Horns. 

Thomas is survived by his children, Jesse Cantrell, (Happy Younger), 

Connie Mikulenka, and Clinton Cantrell, (Linda), all of Casper; and his grandchildren Allyssa Mikulenka of League City, Texas, Kayla Rowley, (Mike) and two Great grandsons Izayah, and Wyatt, of Bar Nunn. William Ritter, Kenneth Nelson, Dale Nelson (Lacie); of Casper. Niece Susie Crank, of Cortez, Colorado, great niece Karie Williams Newman of Glendale, Arizona. 

  Those who predeceased Thomas, are his parents Jessie and Roxie Cantrell and Beloved wife Ingrid Cantrell, sister Jessie Seybold (Harold) and Nephew Gary Williams, Niece Joanne Williams.

The family would like to thank Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home.

Memorial services are being planned for a later date at the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery in Evansville, Wyoming. 

Linda “Lin” Aston

Linda “Lin” Aston: 1943 – 2020

Linda Lee (Adkins) Aston passed away Saturday, September 12, 2020 at her home outside of Casper, Wyoming. She was born on January 22, 1943 in Newcastle, WY to Kenneth and Veronica (Toots) Adkins. Lin grew up on the Adkins Ranch in Weston County, where she and her little sister Marie spent most of their time.

In 1961, Lin graduated from Newcastle High School.

She married Mike Trumbull in 1963, and five years later their son Monty was born. They later divorced. Monty was always her pride and joy. They had a special bond, and she would brag to anyone that she could about him and his family.

In 1977, she married Ronald Aston and gained two stepchildren, Daryl and Lori. They were happily married for 43 years.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, sister Marie (Joe) Podio, of Newcastle, son Monty (Shelly) Trumbull, of Casper, Lori Aston, of Rapid City, Daryl (Shannon) Aston, of Rapid City, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Throughout her adult life she owned and worked in the plumbing and heating industry. Linda enjoyed traveling, often taking the grandkids to a lake or Yellowstone in the summers. In 2012, she and Ron moved to the ranch outside of Casper to be near her son and his family. At the ranch, she enjoyed watching the wildlife, helping with chores, and caring for her beautiful lawn and gardens. She looked forward to her daily 10 o’clock morning phone calls with her sister.

She was a lover of animals and cared for her cats Squeaky Pete and Charlee until the end. She would watch the bum calves (Winnie and Penny) and Donkey (Don Quixote) from her front window. And she always had a treat for the “grand” dogs whenever they would sneak over for a visit.

Lin enjoyed baking German Pancakes and having the grandkids over to share them with her. There was never any measuring of the powdered sugar and lemon juice on top, she told the kids to pour them from the heart.

Grandma Lin’s German Pancakes
(2-3 servings)
• 3 eggs
• ½ c. milk
• ½ c. flour
• 2 T. butter, melted
Preheat oven to 400℉. Beat together eggs and milk. Stir in flour and butter. Pour mix into a greased 8-inch cast iron skillet. Bake about 15 minutes or until golden on top. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and lemon juice until your heart’s content.

Her laugh and quick wit were contagious. She could rival anyone with her spunky Polish personality.

The family is thankful for the loving care she received from Central Wyoming Hospice.

A private family event in her memory will be held at the ranch at a date still to be decided.