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Obituaries: Driscoll, Lowham, Armijo

Christopher S. Driscoll

CASPER, Wyo. –

Christopher S. Driscoll: 1978 – 2020

Christopher S Driscoll age 42 passed away September 14, 2020 at his home.

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Chris was born in Boise Idaho. When he was young, he moved to Tacoma WA (which held a very special place in his heart). While in Tacoma WA, Chris had a son, Hunter Smith. Chris then followed his mother to Casper WY where he worked as a line cook and pipe fitter. He met Amanda Hartley who was his fiancé for 9 years.

Chris was very proud of his Irish Heritage-5th generation born in the USA. He enjoyed motorcycles, floating the river, and playing video games with Amanda’s son Tommy. His all-time favorite football team was Seattle Seahawks and basketball team Denver Nuggets. His all-time favorite move was “Scar Face” and he lived by the motto “Better to have it and not need it, then need it and not have it.”

He is reunited in death with his mother-Tami Driscoll, grandfathers-David Driscoll Owen Board, and his faithful and loyal companion-Gauge.

He is survived by: Brother-Tyler Bowden, Sister-Domini Bowden. Grandmother-Elaine Jensen (MA). Aunts-Karen Wheeler, Deby Joseph. Uncles-Don Totten, Sandy Joseph. Fiancé –Amanda Hartley.

Chris will be dearly missed by his family and friends and a private scattering of his ashes will take place after his cremation.


Donelle K. Lowham

Donelle K. Lowham, a life-long educator, teacher and administrator and for the last ten years, resident of Fort Collins, CO, died on September 16, 2020 at the age of 70 at Poudre Valley Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

Donelle is survived by husband, Jim; children, Kurt (Judy), Scot (Amy), and Cara (Rob); stepdaughter, Elizabeth (Chris); brother Gary (Cheryl); nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and hundreds of friends and loved ones. She was preceded in death by: both her parents, Don and Betty.

Donelle was born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, on May 29, 1950 to Donald Van Ostrand and Betty Shuttlesworth. She graduated from the Kearney State College with a Bachelors degree in Home Economics and from the University of Wyoming with a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership. She worked as a lifelong educator with a passion for supporting children in need. 

Donelle was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, exploring the world and playing games. Donelle touched the lives of everyone she met with love, patience, grace, a warm smile and bright eyes. 

Donelle’s last gift to the world was to be a tissue donor and she would encourage us all to be as generous in spirit and heart.

Celebration of Life will be held at 2pm on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Allnutt Funeral Service at 650 W. Drake Road in Fort Collins. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Donelle Lowham to the Kelly Walsh High School Angel Fund. Please send all checks to Kelly Walsh High School in Memory of Donelle Lowham (3500 E 12th Street, Casper, Wyoming, 82609). 

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.allnuttftcollins.com.


Atilano Armijo

Atilano Armijo: April 8, 1933 ~ September 12, 2020 (age 87)

Our husband, dad, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and uncle,

Atilano (Tillie) Armijo went home with our Lord on Saturday 9/12/2020.

He will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

Born to Juan and Simona Armijo-Manzanares on April 8, 1933.  Attended Laramie High School and at age 17 joined the army, serving in the Korean War received a purple heart.

Married Eleanor Lara in 1956, they had four children.  Moved to Casper in 1992. He loved hunting and fishing, but most of all his horses.  He owned horses for most of his life.

Survived by his loving wife Eleanor, sons Ronnie, wife Cathy, Andrew, wife Debbie, daughters Denise McAfee husband Perry, and Deneen Garcia husband Juan, 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, brothers Amos and Bobby Armijo, 2 sisters Mary Porter and Emily Lesczynski, and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Juan and Simona, brothers Clark, Frank, Herman, Johnny, sister Lola, and grandson Michael Steven Armijo. 

A Graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, September 21, 2020 at the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery in Evansville, followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 AM at Paradise Valley Christian Church. 

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