CASPER, Wyo. –
Ronald Harned: 1960 – 2020
Ronald Jay Harned, Jr. Was born on June 11th, 1960, to Kathleen Ethel and Ronald Jay Harned, Sr. In Elgin, Illinois. An only child, he and his parents moved to Casper, Wyoming at a young age, and it was there that he would grow up and forever call his home. Ron passed away on Saturday, October 17th, 2020, after a hard and long-fought battle with COVID19 in the Intensive Care Unit at Medical Center of the Rockies.
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Forever a Wyoming boy at heart, Ron participated in rodeo activities throughout his youth and attended Natrona County High School, obtaining his GED in 1978. Shortly after, Ron entered into his lifelong profession as an ironworker, a job which took him all over his beloved country and introduced him to many forever friends over the course of his 42-year career. He felt fortunate to have the opportunity to see so many beautiful places and meet people he would never forget.
Ron had an insatiable sweet tooth and an unquenchable thirst for life, embracing many hobbies and embarking on numerous adventures with family and friends in his 60 well-lived years. He loved all things automotive and had a need for speed, driving him to race stock cars for several years at the Casper Speedway. On many a summer Saturday nights, you’d find him in the driver’s seat of #28 “The Ghost,” rounding corners and throwing mud into the spectator crowds gathered to watch. Perhaps most notable of all his pastimes, though, was his love for the great outdoors and his passion for hunting, fishing, and camping with his loved ones- a trait he made sure to pass on to his children and grandchildren. If he had to spend time indoors, Ron enjoyed bowling, playing card games, and laughing along with any good comedy show.
A beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Ron was incredibly rich with family. Ron married Tamara Michelle Hamre on August 16th, 1980, and together they had two children, Amber and Ronnie. Although they divorced in 2008, they remained friends and Ron was still very much a part of the family he spent 28 years with . Then, on July 29th, 2016, Ron married Karen Ann Daly in Wheatland, Wyoming. Their union blessed Ron not only with a wife to share his life with but also with more children and grandchildren to spoil and love. Although an only child at birth, marriages and friendships made him
a cherished brother to many over the years, and he maintained valued relationships with many cousins, aunts, and uncles across vast miles.
There is no doubt how much Ron loved his family and how much his family loved him. In the weeks of his illness and following his death, happy memories are carrying his loved ones through. Remembering his love of triple chocolate cupcakes and his daughter’s baking, seeing pictures of him with his son sharing together in their love of hunting, reminiscing about all the off-road trips he and his wife took on their Razor with their playful black lab, Rambo, and recalling how many Halloweens he drove 15 hours from Chicago just to take his grandchildren trick-or-treating… These memories and so many more define who Ron was and what his family meant to him.
Ron is survived by his wife, Karen Ann Harned; his children, Amber (Michael) Bland and Ronnie (Nicole) Harned, Chandra Leedall, and Monica (Pat) Olson; and his grandchildren, Brooklyn, Brooks, Patton, Kayla (Colten), Kristen (Cody), and Ryun. Ron also leaves behind five great-grandchildren, as well as many brothers and sisters through marriage, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Due to the current pandemic and associated travel risks, services for Ron will not be held at this time, but his family hopes to have a Celebration of Life in June of 2021.
Theodore Eagle: 1955 – 2020
Theodore Collins Eagle, 65, of Casper, Wyoming died Sunday, October 18, 2020.
Wyoma Jean McCoy: 1925 – 2020
Jean was reunited with her late husband, Don, on October 20, 2020, at the age of 94.
Jean was born in Casper on November 2, 1925 to Learoy and Clifford Kidd.
She attended school in Casper, graduating from NCHS. During WWII, she helped as a “Rosie the Riveter” at the Casper Army Air Field.
Jean followed her music career dreams to Oklahoma and Texas, sharing the stage with music greats such as Big Bandleader “Tex” Beneke, Doris Day, and Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys.
Jean married Don McCoy on July 14, 1946, and started her next chapter in life as a wife and mother of three sons.
She had a passion for fashion, beauty, and home decor, owning Beachcomber Salon and Rickshaw Designery. Her show stopping glamour is fondly remembered as we picture her sitting at the reception desk at Bradley Beauty in Eastridge Mall.
She kept her love of music throughout her life, making up songs for any occasion, or singing requests at the “drop of a hat”.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Don. She is survived by her sons, Larry (Connie), Jerry, and Bradley (David), of Casper; three grandchildren, Tracy, Micky, and April; and two great-grandchildren, Bailey and Olivia.
She will be buried at Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery with a Celebration of her life to be held at a later date.
LaDell Marlene Curtis: 1938 – 2020
LaDell Marlene Curtis, 81, of Douglas, Wyoming, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2020. She was born in Parker, SD, on November 9, 1938 to Albert and Nancy Otten Boulthouse. She was married to Wayne H. Curtis for 60 years.
LaDell was a wonderful wife to Wayne. She so loved being a mother to 4 daughters, a grandmother to 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. In her early years, she was an awesome homemaker, caring, praising, loving guidance to all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. After her daughters were raised, she ventured out and received her GED. She enjoyed her job at Glendale Community College in Glendale, AZ, as a Cashier Technician in the Financial Aid Office and retired in 2000.
She was a member of the Douglas Congregational United Church of Christ and a past member of Eastern Star in Sheridan, Wyoming.
LaDell is survived by her husband, Wayne, and daughters, Sabrina Smith (Fred), Kay Moore (Andy) and Nancy Crane (Steve) all of Douglas. She is, also, survived by 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, Viola Boulthouse and many special to her heart nieces and nephews, along with her many dear friends. Her parents, sister, Leone Tuenge, brother, Clarence Boulthouse, daughter, Carla, and great-grandson, Gabe preceded her in death.
No services are planned at this time.
Hazel Aline (Lipe) Woods, age 95, of Casper, Wyoming passed away October 24, 2020 at Life Care Center of Casper. Hazel was born January 14, 1925 in Los Fresnos, Texas to Edgar and Bessie (DeBusk) Lipe. She married Vearl Rich Woods in December of 1948. She was a registered nurse for the majority of her life. She enjoyed people watching. She was very involved with her church. She was always willing to lend a helping hand and care for others.
Hazel was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband of 61 years, Vearl Woods, brothers, little Ed, George, John, and William Lipe, sister, Doris, brother-in-law George Collins, grandson, Robert Markworth.
Hazel is survived by her daughter, Kathy (Gary) Bissell, of Casper, daughter, Beth (Steve) Kime, of Gordan Nebraska; sister, Margaret Collins, and brothers, Tom Lipe and Henry Lipe, and 5 grandchildren; John, David, Michael and James Kime, and Nathan Markworth.
No services will be held at this time
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in Hazel’s memory.
Susan (Suzy) Lee Homan: September 28, 1945 ~ October 18, 2020 (age 75)
Susan (Suzy) Lee Homan (75) peacefully gained her wings on Oct 18, 2020 after complications from pneumonia and a recent fall. She was born Sept 28, 1945 to Jack and Millie Kortright. She graduated from NCHS in ’63 with her best friend, Marie Gant (AZ).
From Oct ’67 to June ’69 she was married to Dan Baker and they had a son, Dave. Even though the marriage was short they remained lifelong friends. Suzy worked at Salt Creek Freightways for many years. It was during this time she met the love of her life, Don and they were married in May of ‘80. Together they had a baby girl, Heather. Shortly after Heathers birth Suzy became a stay at home mom and ran a small daycare. The house was always alive with kids and teenagers running about. She ended up being a mom to many kids. After Heather started school Suzy went back to work which included Mini Mart offices, Sears Optical and Farnham’s. She enjoyed working and meeting people. 1995 she was diagnosed with MS. Eventually, the MS forced her to retire.
Suzy was involved with the American Business Woman’s Association for many years and a strong advocate for the Democratic Party. Some of her hobbies included camping/boating, the news, crime shows, shopping, fur babies, and spoiling her granddaughters. A common phrase to the granddaughters was “don’t tell your dad or grandpa how much I spent on you.”
In 2014, the MS forced Suzy to move into Shepherd of the Valley for medical care. She made many new friends there and was always happy to engage anyone in a conversation. She was known to quite frequently brag on her kids and grandkids any chance she got. Don would visit almost daily! Always making sure she had plenty of Coca-Cola and smokes. Anyone that knew her knows those are the two vices she would never give up! Suzy was so many things to so many people, a wife, a mom, a grandma and a loyal friend. Her quick wit, stubbornness, feistiness and tenacity will be carried on by the family she started for generations to come.
Suzy is survived by her husband of 40 years, Don Homan, children – Dave (Misty) Baker (WA) and Heather (Wilson) Toups (WY), grandchildren – Shandell Baker (NC), Kaysey (Joe) Perea (NV), Jeremiah Howle and daughter Hollie (WY), Makailla (Taylor) Harris (WA), Tanner Brown (WY), brother – John Kortright (MT), niece – Kelly Wilson (MT), nephew – Jim Kortright (MT), and numerous cousins and friends.
A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to The National MS Society.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82601.