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Obituaries: Crider-Lewis, Allen, Sr., Twiford, Nicholson, Woodcock

Susan M. Crider-Lewis

CASPER, Wyo. –

Susan M. Crider-Lewis: August 24, 1958 ~ September 14, 2020 (age 62)

Susan Marie Crider-Lewis passed away September 14, 2020 in her home with her loving husband by her side after a long battle to cancer.

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She was born August 24, 1958 in Casper, Wyoming.

Susan enjoyed collecting unicorns, angels, and butterflies. She was an accountant in her earlier years. She also enjoyed sewing, camping, fishing, and all things nature.

She is survived by her Husband Delbert D. Lewis of Casper, son; Eric Mitchell of Casper. Three sisters; Anita Crider of Phoenix, Arizona, Janet Taylor of Rock Springs, Wyoming, and Nancy Crider – Williams of Greeley, Colorado. Also, several step – children and Grandchildren.

Susan is proceeded in death by her parents; Loranie Crider and Paul Crider.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the family to help cover medical expenses.

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


William Robert Allen, Sr.

William Robert Allen, Sr.: January 13, 1948 ~ September 15, 2020 (age 72)

William Robert Allen, Sr., 72, of Glenrock, Wyoming passed away from natural causes at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming on September 15, 2020 with his two sons and his brother Lewis Allen by his side.

     He was born on January 13, 1948 in Spokane, Washington to Theodore Edward and Twila Roxy (Harper) Allen and was the eldest of seven children. The Allen family moved to Glenrock during Bill’s youth and he graduated from Glenrock Highschool in 1966.

     After high school, Bill met and married the love of his life, Gerry Kay (Mullanix) Allen on November 18, 1967. They were married for 46 years before Gerry’s passing December 31, 2013.

     Bill joined the U.S. Army and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. Although he left the military, he never lost his pride and dedication to his country. He worked various positions including service as a Councilman for the City of Glenrock, manager for Hughes Lumber and then for Russel’s Lumber. He then entered the insurance business and eventually realized his dream of opening and successfully running his own insurance company with his two sons, Allen & Allen Insurance. After semi-retiring in 2017, Bill took time to enjoy his passion of riding his custom-built trike with his sons and was a patched and original member if the High Plains Chapter of Guardians of the Children. Mr. Allen was also a Master Mason with Glenrock Masonic Lodge 22. He was a mentor to many during his lifetime and his passing has left a void that cannot be filled. Bill will always be remembered for his love of God, country, dedication and protection of his loved ones, hard work and high ethics. Bill’s hobbies and passions included riding his trike, driving his rat-rod, fishing, hunting, spending time at Alcova lake and with family and friends.

     He is survived by his two sons, William Robert Allen, Jr. and John E. Allen, both of Glenrock; five brothers and one sister, and their families, Daniel E. Allen (Lois) of Shelly, ID, Julie M. Lloyd (Widow) of Mapleton, UT, Mark E. (Vicki) Allen of Midway, Utah, Merlin D. (Laree) Allen of Spanish Fork, Utah and Lewis (Debborah) Allen of Douglas, Wyoming. Bill had a special and close relationship with his wife’s sister, Pamela Mullanix Cuthbert and Beth Ann Mullanix Lowney and their families. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members as well as many dear friends.

     Mr. Allen was proceeded in death by his beloved wife Gerry Kay Allen, his   parents Ted & Twila Allen and his brother Steve Allen.

     There will be a public viewing and visitation with family on Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. at Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home in Casper, WY.

Services will be held on September 25, 2020 at Glenrock Community Baptist Church with visitation beginning at 10:00a.m. and services beginning at 11:00a.m. Interment will be at the Glenrock Cemetery with Military Honors. Following interment, a potluck reception will be held at the Glenrock Baptist Church and guests are welcomed.

     Pallbearers will be members of the High Plains Chapter Guardians of the Children, Lobo, Daesei, Top Hat, Duke, Rebel, and Sparky.

     It is requested that family and friends who ride bring their bikes and those who have vintage vehicles or rat-rods drive them to honor Bill’s passion for riding his trike and rat-rod.

     Donations in Bill’s honor can be made to the High Plains Chapter Guardians of the Children. P.O. Box 512 Casper, WY 82602.

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


Theodore Forest Twiford

Theodore Forest Twiford: December 14, 1929 ~ September 12, 2020 (age 90)

WHAT A GREAT DAD WE HAD! 

Practical joker, guitar player and singer, rodeo bareback bronc rider (with broken bones to prove it)  Corporal in the Army, geologist , aspiring writer, Civil Air Patrol volunteer, belonged to many Jesus-based Christian groups, husband to our mom Tina Twiford, dad to us; Jenny Hunter (Jim) and Forest I Twiford (Susan),  brother to Junior Twiford, son to Russell and Dorothy Twiford , grandfather to Cortney and J.R. Hunter and Amber and Jeremy Twiford, great grandfather and so much more. 

There was never a dull moment in our house.  From having an evening listening to dad strum his guitar and sing (many say he sounded just like Dean Martin, he even cut a vinyl record in California!!)   with us eating popcorn,  yard chores or rock hunting  and finally  dad showing us  his earthly “finds” under his blacklight;   we loved our dad for his gentleness and quiet demeanor, always fair and nonjudgemental, as well as sensitive and devoted.   He exuded what we strived to be.  

Dad quietly  passed after having a grueling year beginning in March 2020 when he broke his left hip, then on to a broken elbow and finally a broken right hip; strokes and other complications seemed to be nonstop since then.   With 3 major surgeries in 45 days  he persevered and continued to hope for recovery all the while enchanting the nurses and caregivers in Lifecare who loved him to pieces.    Pain enveloped his life since that moment in March, as it did ours, as we stood by helpless to comfort him.   Hardly seems right that such a gentle soul should endure so much excruciating pain and suffering.

So it is with sadness but much rejoicing with confidence that he now walks with Jesus and dances with our mom. 

Please send any donations to J.R.’s Hunt; For Life, 2911 Garden Creek, Casper, WY 82601, in honor of his grandson  J.R. Hunter who died by suicide and for whom Dad – at the age of 85 –  got his first tattoo, a semi-colon, the global sign of suicide awareness and prevention.

GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Saturday, September 26, 2020, 10 a.m. at Highland Cemetery, 1541 E. 6th Street, Casper, WY 82601


Lottie Nicholson

Lottie Nicholson: September 20, 1930 ~ September 19, 2020 (age 89)

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Lottie Nicholson (Casper, Wyoming), born in Kelheim, Germany, who passed away on September 19,  2020, at the age of 89.   She is survived by the 2 children they raised – Edward Nicholson and Marianne Karmann along with 4 Grandchildren and 10 Great Grandchildren

She was predeceased by her husband Tommy Nicholson and her daughter Pearl Nicholson Walker.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Lottie’s memory.

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

GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Thursday, September 24, 2020, 11 a.m.,
Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery
80 Veterans Road, Evansville, WY 82636


Jack Homer Woodcock

Jack Homer Woodcock: August 9, 1930 ~ September 20, 2020 (age 90)

Jack Homer Woodcock 90 of Casper, WY passed away Sunday, September 20th, 2020 at his home. 

Jack was born to Melvin and Gladys Woodcock on August 9th, 1930 in Fort Laramie, WY.  He graduated from Natrona County High School in 1948. After his service in the NAVY, during the Korean War, he married Mary Joan Sportsman in 1953, and they lived together in Casper, Wyoming.  Jack was a machinist by trade at WOTCO until the late 80’s while raising his daughters. In 2014, he married Beverly Geise spending his remaining years camping, dancing, and volunteering for his church.

Survived by his wife Beverly and 3 daughters: Debra Kilburn (Gordon), Cari Hoffman, Shelly Jackson (Skip) and proceeded in death by daughter Tina Unangst.  He also leaves to cherish his memory 13 grandchildren, and numerous step-children, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.  

Preceded in death by first wife Mary Joan Woodcock(Sportsman), Daughter Tina Unangst, Parents Melvin & Gladys Woodcock, Sisters Betty Rodgers, Dee Smith, Donna Chaney, Mary Margaret Woodcock, wives Donna Hill-Woodcock and Louise Maddox Woodcock, and Granddaughter Tierney Lehman.

A Memorial Service is scheduled for Friday, September 25th, 12pm at Mount Hope Lutheran Church with a reception to follow directly. 

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

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Friday, September 25, 2020, 12 p.m.,
Mount Hope Lutheran Church
2300 So. Hickory
Casper, Wyoming 82604