Obituaries: Campbell, Younger, Davis, Asire, Love, Livingston, Spaulding - Casper, WY Oil City News
Oil City News Logo

Obituaries: Campbell, Younger, Davis, Asire, Love, Livingston, Spaulding

Maci Lynn Campbell

CASPER, Wyo. –

Maci Lynn Campbell: November 18, 2014 ~ November 6, 2020 (age 5)

Maci Lynn Campbell passed away on November 6th, 2020 at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver Colorado.

Article continues below...

She was born on November 18th, 2014 to Rebecca Campbell and Austin Jastifer in Douglas Wyoming. In 2015 Maci and her mom moved to Gillette Wyoming. Then August of 2020 Maci began kindergarten at Sunflower Elementary School. 

Maci was a very vivacious outgoing girl. She loved being outdoors, camping, fishing, riding her bike or scooter, playing with her cousins and going to feed the cows.

She is survived by Rebecca Campbell (mother), Mitchell Slattery (Dad) and Austin Jastifer (Father) Amelia. Grandparents Monica Campbell, Andrew Martinez, Richard Followell, Carolyn Slattery, Todd and Debbie Slattery, Tori Larson, Melinda and Richard Jastifer; great grandparents, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.


Happy Younger

Happy Younger: May 30, 1948 ~ November 7, 2020 (age 72)

Long time Casper Mt resident Happy Younger left this earth on Sat, Nov 7 with her loving husband at her side. 

Happy lived a full and colorful life, succeeding in a variety of careers. In 1974, following in her father’s footsteps she became the owner/operator of a Kenworth primarily hauling cattle for many years. Driving was her great passion and she was one of the best.

The mountains were in Hap’s soul, a pure natural on horseback led her to manage cattle ranches and pack hunters at outfitting camps across the Rockies. She never turned down the opportunity to break and train horses for her Grandfather A.K. whom she idolized. 

In 1990, her long time dream came true when the cabin on Casper Mountain was built with her husband Jess Cantrell and help from many good friends. 

Christmas was Happy’s favorite time and her door was open to all. Hot buttered rum, homemade candy plus rowdy songs played on the organ were tradition. 

Upon retirement from the trucking industry, the couple divided their time between their winter home in New Mexico and Casper Mt. Hap enjoyed 4 wheeling under a full moon or walking the mountain with her beloved German Shepherd Cole.

This great woman was strong willed, stubborn, tough as they come, with an unforgettable laugh. A little lady with a huge personality that will be missed by many. 

Forever remembered by her husband and best friend Jess Cantrell, daughters Lou (Tony) Kiser & Tonya Younger. Sisters Judy Ann Fender and Joy Wilhelm. Nieces Leisl (Ron) Sanders, Melody (Craig) Nottage and nephew Rodney (Nyla) Wilhelm. 

Welcoming Happy on the other side: Parents Carlene Keefer, Hilly Fender, Grandfather A.K. Fender.  Faithful companion Cole. 

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. 

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


George Davis

George Davis: 1932 ~ 2020 (age 88)

George Davis passed away on November 11, 2020 at Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper, Wyoming.

George was fond of saying, “I was born in Wyoming, I lived my whole life in Wyoming and by God I’m going to die in Wyoming” and so he did, but not before living a full life in the Wyoming that he loved.

George was the first born (1932) of his siblings in the small town of Deaver in the Big Horn Basin. He was born on the farm to his mother Zelma (Schow) and George Davis.  His brother Ralph and sister Doreen soon followed.  George was raised on the farm and was active in 4-H where he won a trip to Washington D.C. to show his prize livestock.

In 1953 he married his high school sweetheart, Martha Henry.  A year later they welcomed their twins Mike and Marsha.  George often joked that when they realized babies could come in two’s, they called it quits. 

He attended the University of Wyoming where he was awarded the bachelor of Science degree from the college of agriculture in 1954 and the master of Science degree in in Range Management in1959. In between those two degrees he served a stint in the United States Marines which was the only time he lived outside of Wyoming.

George could build anything. In fact, George and Martha built two homes, one in Torrington and the other in Casper. However the construction George was most proud of was his Rattlesnake Egg Box.  This was a cigar box with a large sign on top – “Caution – Rattle Snake Eggs”.  The box consisted of a rubber band attached to the sides and wound up with a pencil stub in the middle. When the box was opened, the pencil whirled sounding like a rattler was inside. The box often sat on his work desk and provided much amusement for him and his staff when an unsuspecting soul would want to see the eggs. 

George served for a while as a high school teacher, an administrator in the Job Corp and very briefly as a real estate agent.  However, he spent most of his working life helping farmers and ranchers through is work for the Soil Conservation Service. When asked once about what he liked about his job, he replied, “I like helping people.”  And that statement sums up his way of viewing his life – he liked to help his family, his friends and even total strangers.

George’s beloved wife passed away in 1999. He is survived by his two children and their families.

The family wants to thank the staff at Primrose Retirement Center, Central Wyoming Hospice and Dr. Jason Lloyd for their professional and compassionate care for George.

A private family memorial service will be held this summer.

Memorials may be made to Central Wyoming Hospice.

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


Mary L. Asire

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.


John M. “Johnny” Love

John M. “Johnny” Love: 1943 – 2020

John Melvin “Johnny” Love, 77, passed away Nov. 11, 2020 from complications of Vascular Dementia. He was born March 22, 1943 in Thermopolis, WY to Melvin and Pearl (Osborn) Love. He grew up on the family ranch on Owl Creek.

On Oct. 30, 1965 he married Janis Weeks in Thermopolis, WY. He spent most of his life in mining employed by Arch Coal in Hanna, Getty (Petrotonics) in Shirley Basin, and Benton Clay in Casper providing well for his family. After his retirement he and Janis cleaned the Casper Clinic for many years.

He served in the Wyoming Army National Guard from 1964 until 1971.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Janis; 3 sons, Michael (Laura) of Cheyenne, Matthew (Shayley) of Saratoga, and David of Casper; 2 daughters, Michelle (Scott) Rakness, of Encampment, Dana Green of Casper; 18 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; a sister, LaVaughn Bent of Thermopolis; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Virgil Love and Duard Love; and nephews, Melvin Love and Danny Love.

He loved his family, all children, country music, tinkering in his garage, fishing, and camping in the Big Horn Mountains.

A visitation will be from 4:00 PM until a Rosary Service at 6:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 13, 2020 at Newcomer Casper Chapel. A Mass will be held at 10:00 AM, Sat., Nov. 14, 2020 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with an interment to follow on Mon., Nov. 16, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Monument Hill Cemetery in Thermopolis.


Jesse Lee Livingston

Jesse Lee Livingston: 1977-06-13 – 2020-11-07

Jesse was born in Everett, WA.  

When became 17 he started working for the Carnival and worked on the rides.

He was preceded in death by his son Uriah Matthew Livingston, his Grandfather Allen Barry Livingston and his  Aunt Cathy Ahmed.  He leaves behind 7 nephews, 2 nieces.  His brothers James and Corey Anthony and two sisters Tasha and Amanda Anthony, John and Jenny McSweeny Sultan WA his Mother Mitzi Delo and Father, Bob Delo and a son Tyler O’Brien.  An Uncle Barry Livingston and Lorna.  An Aunt Jenny Livingston and Stan.  

His life was cut to short he was only 43


Jerry Spaulding: September 9, 1937 ~ November 10, 2020 (age 83)

Jerry Spaulding born September 9th 1937 Passed on to his final destiny and welcomed by all the saints on November 10th, 2020.

He was proceeded in death by both parents and his loving wife.

A man dedicated to his family and service of mankind, Jerry found time and energy to be there for everyone. A man who spoke only when needed but his words came with conviction and wisdom to all those who would hear. Born in Puyallup, Washington to Clyde and Leothia Spaulding while they traveled from Norfolk, Nebraska to pick the harvest in the lush northeast of Washington state. Being raised by devoted evangelical pastor and mother there wasn’t and move that  didn’t happen every couple of years. But because of that, many churches that were planted in the midwest and souls that found the redemptive love of Jesus Christ. He continued on that legacy throughout his life, traveling to different locations including a stay as missionary in South Africa. Raising his family and instilling life lessons was always his top priority and was outstanding in the quest for that endeavor. Brother to two sisters Mary Ellen and Lavonne and his Brother Ronnie. All living in the USA.

He will be missed by family and many friends on this planet, but will be getting all things ready to welcome us home also. Dad you are missed and stilled loved very much and we know your mind is clearer than it ever has. Besides his siblings, Jerry is survived by Vicki Burton (daughter), Bob Spaulding (son), Brent Spaulding (son), plus 10 grandchildren and 15 great grand children, Plus the hundreds of spiritual off spring—-Wow truly a full quiver! You have fought the good fight Dad!!!