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Obituaries: Sasser, Penton

Joa L. Sasser

CASPER, Wyo. –

Joa L. Sasser: November 2, 1973 ~ October 10, 2020 (age 46)

Joa L. Sasser, age 46 of Casper, Wyoming passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020. Joa was born on November 2, 1973 in Laramie, Wyoming to Stephen F. and Janith D. Sasser.

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Joa graduated from Kelly Walsh High School in 1992. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1992 to 1996. Joa was the owner of Grizzly Excavating and Construction in Casper.

In addition to his parents, Joa is survived by his 5 children, Gabby, Gibson, Cash, Crew and Link; sister Amanda Branon and her husband Neil; brothers Luke Sasser, David Moore and Colton Sasser and his wife Holly; his former wife Amy and his girlfriend Michelle Kaul.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 1240 S. Missouri Ave, Casper with Reverend Jon Olson officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the American Red Cross in Joa’s memory.

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


Hugh E. (Hughie) Penton

Hugh E. (Hughie) Penton


Hugh Penton went home to the Lord and his wife on October 7, 2020 at 85 years old. He was born in Forestburg TX. on February 25, 1935 to Joe and Nora(McNeely) Penton. He was the youngest with three brothers and one sister.

When he was five his family moved to Pinedale Wy. They later moved to Casper Wy. Hugh joined the marines in 1953 at the age of 18. He served in the Korean War until the peace papers were signed and the war ended. He returned and was an M.P. until his discharge in 1961.

He met his wife and was married on April 19, 1958. They have two children that brought great joy to their lives. Hugh loved to spend time in the great outdoors fishing and camping. Hugh received a degree in auto mechanics through the GI bill. He worked in the electricians union for 50 years first as a Highwire man, then in power plants.

Hugh carried on the tradition of camping and fishing with his grand daughters while traveling with them during the summers when they were young. Hugh was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 1992 but recovered through God’s grace. Later in life Hugh enjoyed watching his five great grand children grow up and enjoy life. Hugh is predeceased by his wife of 53 years Sharon (Helzer) Penton, his three brothers and one sister, and his mom, dad and step dad.

Hugh is survived by his children Ty (Sheri) Penton, and Liz Penton, his grandchildren Brandi (Justin) Kofoid and Chelsey (Randy) Eldridge, and his great grand children Dakota and Jordian Kofoid, and Adeline, Annabell, and Patrick Eldridge. Memorial services will be held at Faith Bible Chapel 504 N. Forest Dr. Casper Wy. on October 24, 2020 at 11 a.m.