Obituaries: Crowe, Wise, Clark, Myers, Asire - Casper, WY Oil City News
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Obituaries: Crowe, Wise, Clark, Myers, Asire

Mary Jo (Lowthers) Crowe

CASPER, Wyo. –

Mary Jo (Lowthers) Crowe: May 6, 1963 ~ November 2, 2020 (age 57)

Mary J. (Lowthers) Crowe passed away peacefully at her home on November 2, 2020.  Mary was the perfect example of selflessness. She had one of the most pure, genuine, sincere and precious souls.

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One thing that Mary did was always to take the least and always gave the most. Mary did not need material things or money to feel rich. Her wealth came from her love of GOD and the love of her family. These two great loves are what kept Mary going. GOD has worked through Mary in countless priceless ways. 

Mary’s road was rough so she could make the road for other’s a smooth one. Throughout her life, Mary had to deal with great adversity and as life got harder, she turned even more to GOD.  The love and kindness she gave to others was unconditional. Mary built incredibly personal relationships with all whose path she came across. She was the worker bee, she was one of GOD’s strongest, fiercest, unstoppable and hardest working soldiers.

Mary was on the front line taking all the fire, free of charge. She had a mission here on earth and once that mission was done, once she had completed the ultimate and most desired in her universe…she made it to her eternal life with JESUS CHRIST. 

Mary will be missed for all the immeasurable gifts and things she did for us and for others. She was the rock of our family. The hole that has been left from her leaving will only be filled when Mary meets us at the heavenly gates and  helps US enter into eternal life.

Mary was the most remarkable Mother, sister, daughter, wife, grandma, friend, caretaker, super hero and role model.

She is survived by her Life Partner, Robert Crowe; daughters, Jennifer and Brittany; sons, Cody and Jacob; her granddaughters, Angel and Zoey; grandson, Major; and her siblings, Suzanne and Mike Lowthers.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Paul and Delores Lowthers, and brother Greg Lowthers

 A vigil service with recitation of the Rosary will be held at Saint Patrick”s Catholic church on Tuesda,y November 10th at 7pm.  A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Patrick’s Catholic church on Wednesday, November 11th at 10:30am.


Dave E. Wise

Dave E. Wise: March 28, 1965 ~ November 1, 2020 (age 55)

Dave Edwin Wise, 55, passed away Sunday Nov. 1st at his home in Casper, Wyoming. He was born March 28th, 1965 in Riverton, Wyoming, to Albert and Christel Wise. 

He was the youngest of seven and preceded in death by his parents and four siblings.  He is survived by his two children, David Wise and Lacey Wise, their mother, Christine McLennan, his two sisters Sherlee Morris and Beverly Goddard, numerous nieces and nephews and other loved family members and lifelong friends.     

     Dave enlisted in the Army in 1983, where he spent time in Korea.   He then continued his military career in the Army National Guard for several more years until 1997 when he received an honorable discharge.  

Dave was a hard worker, dedicated and loyal.  His family and his children were his priority and he prided himself on his ability to provide for those he loved. 

His most defining characteristic was his passion.  He was passionate, the way he loved, played, worked, every aspect of his life.  He loved the outdoors and adventure, sneaking around the woods tracking wildlife and looking for grizzlies.  If you were a friend of Dave’s, you had a friend for life.  He was the kind of man who would move heaven and earth if you found yourself in need of help, he would give you the shirt off his back and the last dollar in his pocket.  

 He had his demons as we all do, liked to drink and liked to fight.  When he was younger he could get quite rowdy, but as he grew older he learned temperance,  but he never lost that fire, the need to defend and protect.  He will be remembered dearly and the loss of him in our lives is great and he will never be forgotten.


William David Clark

William David Clark: December 3, 1934 ~ October 30, 2020 (age 85)

William David Clark December 3rd, 1934 – October 30th, 2020

Born to Lawrence Van Clark and Jessie Mable Shinkle Clark, William was one of eight children. William, known as “Billy Clark” to his friends was born in Kelly, WY; William spent most of his life in Jackson Hole, WY which was where he met his wife of 67 years Phyllis Carroll Risley Clark and her three daughters Carroll, Linda and Roberta. The two married in 1953 and had three children, Rhonda, William JR “Pete”, and Donis. 

William worked many ranches throughout his life, owned and operated several hunting camps and eventually managed Goosewing Ranch. Eventually, he and Phyllis retired from the ranch life and moved to Glenrock, WY where William worked for the town of Glenrock. 

William was happiest driving cattle, hunting, fishing, working horses, spending time outdoors and being with his family.

Preceded in death by his parents, siblings, wife Phyllis, son William JR “Pete”, Grandson Robert “Robbie” Vroman, Grandson David Panzer, and great-granddaughter Bailey Panzer. 

William is survived by his children Carroll (Tony) Stradley, Linda (Butch) Hammer, Roberta (Mike) King, Rhonda (Henry) Panzer, and Donis (Kim) Weaver. William was blessed with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends. 


Ralph William Myers

Ralph William Myers: September 14, 1930 ~ November 3, 2020 (age 90)

Long time Casper resident, Ralph W. Myers, 90, passed away peacefully Nov. 3, 2020. 

He was born Sept. 14, 1930 in Midwest, WY to William and Virginia Holmes Myers.  He was the third of four children: Marguerite, Helen, Ralph, and George. 

The family moved to Casper in 1933 where Ralph attended Jefferson School and graduated from Natrona County High School in 1948.  He was drafted during the Korean Conflict and served in the U.S. Army 1951-1953.  After serving in the Army at Fort Bliss, TX Ralph attended Casper College and the University of Wyoming where he earned a degree in Petroleum Engineering. 

Ralph married Coralie Jurjens in 1955.  Early in their marriage they lived in Laramie, Bairoil, Ft. Morgan and Linch, where they developed lifelong friendships.  

 Ralph and Coralie returned to Casper in 1964 where they raised their two daughters, Debbie and Diane. Ralph was a wonderful husband and father, who provided his family with rich experiences in their explorations of Wyoming and the Rocky Mountains. They pulled their trailer, Wiggles, to many fishing holes and scenic camps. The family enjoy many happy memories of their adventures. Ralph and Coralie shared a wonderful 65 years together.

 Ralph enjoyed working hard at whatever he did: whether it was delivering newspapers to help his family during the Depression, working at the Buick Garage to put himself through college, working on engineering projects for Sinclair and Conoco, or working to maintain his cars and home. Ralph loved his job of 35 years as a petroleum engineer for Conoco.

 Aside from work, Ralph attended weekly meetings of the “Morning Tour” Toastmasters group for 51 years.  He considered his fellow Toastmasters as family. Ralph loved Casper and his country and generously shared his success through his lifelong community involvement. Ralph was devoted to helping local charities and was an active, dedicated supporter of the United Way for 35 years. 

Ralph was preceded in death by his sisters, Marguerite Harlan and Helen Vaughn.  He is survived by his wife, Coralie, and daughters, Debbie (Kevin Wadsworth) of Casper, and Diane Myers of Grand Junction, CO, and brother George Myers (Doris) of Georgetown, MA.  Countless nieces, nephews, and extended family will miss him and his humorous quips and smile.  Ralph was loved and valued by all who knew him.

The family thanks the heroes at Casper Mountain Rehabilitation and Care Center Memory Care Unit for their loving and compassionate care.

A celebration of life is planned for the Spring. Memorial donations may be made to the United Way of Natrona County or Casper College Foundation in memory of Ralph Myers.

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


Jonilea Jassek

Jonilea Jassek: 1965 – 2020

Jonilea “Jona” Jassek, 55, of Gillette, WY passed away November 5, 2020 after months of battling lung cancer. She will be dearly missed and always remembered for her generous heart and abundant strength.

Jona was born May 15, 1965 in Amarillo, TX to Edna Mae Dyer and John Everett Fox. She was raised with her brother and later found she was one of six siblings. For over 33 years she shared a life with her soul mate and love of her life Dean Jay Jassek, and later moved to Gillette, WY where they settled down and continued to raise four children together: Robert “Ray” Young, Sonja Rohrbach (Young), John Young, and Anthony Jassek. Their love story is a remarkable one that taught their children that love can conquer all.

Once their children were older, they continued their partnership in parenting with their grandson, Domanick Young (16). Jona loved her grandchildren and loved every moment she could endure with them. Ray began that chapter for her and continued with Teague (13), Taven (12), Trissy (9), and Traycen (7). Sonja also added to the grandchildren chapter with Jasmine (13), Ashton (7), and Zachariah (4).

To know Jona was to know what it was to give abundantly. Her love was deep, and she would do all she could for her loved ones and friends. She showed strength by overcoming so many obstacles in her life, which resulted with the success of the family she always dreamed of having.

Jona is also survived by her brothers; John “Mike” Fox (Amarillo, TX), Richard Barker (Portalas, NM), Daniel “Danny” Lance (Great Falls, TX).

A celebration of life luncheon will be held 12:00 PM, Saturday, November 14, 2020 at the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Gillette, WY. The family welcomes you to join them for dinner in remembrance of Jona and the imprint she has brought to their lives and others.


Mary L. Asire: 1926 – 2020

Mary L. Asire, 94, of Casper, Wyoming passed away Monday, November 9, 2020.

No services will be held in Casper. Cremation has taken place at Newcomer Chapel. Interment will take place at the Ten Sleep Cemetery.

She was born on August 11, 1926 in Worland, WY. The daughter of John E. and Norma Earley of Big Trails, WY.

She married George F. Asire on June 29, 1946. He passed away March 12, 1984.

The family moved to Casper from Worland in 1964. She worked in Mortgage Loan Departments at Wyoming National Bank, American Bank and Key Bank. She retired in 1991.

She enjoyed gardening and loved working out in her yard. She was also a long time member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Casper.

Survivors include her wonderful son, Garry and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, John W. Earley; and sisters, Lillian Williams and Muriel Gerstner.

Donations may be made to the charity of your choice in Mary’s name.