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Obituaries: Simon, Tucker, Thomas

Deborah Anne “Debbie” Simon

CASPER, Wyo. –

Deborah Anne “Debbie” Simon: 1963 – 2020

Deborah (Debbie) Anne Simon, 57, of Casper, WY passed away Sunday, November 29th, 2020.

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She was born April 23rd, 1963 in Syracuse, NY, the daughter of James and Shelia Hayes. She was a graduate of North Syracuse High School, and earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Wyoming.

Born and raised in Syracuse, NY before moving out to Wyoming raising her family. Debbie had a love for music but especially Aerosmith, who she saw in concert multiple times. Debbie could always light up a room and had “the gift of gab.” Debbie loved a good cup of coffee and playing with her dog “Lady”.

Debbie met Chris at their place of employment, and it was love at first sight. They went on to get married on January 22nd, 2004 in Maui, Hawaii. It was her wishes to have her ashes spread in Maui which the family will do at a later date.

Debbie is survived by her husband Chris; her children Matthew (Kathleen) Chaney, Melissa Chaney, Brent Simon and Leslie Simon; four grandsons Donovan, Colton, Braxx and Brayson; her mother Sheila; and siblings Michael, Kathleen, Mary, and Kimberly. She is proceeded in death by her father James and brother Richard.

Cremation is planned. Memorial gathering will be held on Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 from 1pm until time of service at 2pm at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions, 710 East Second, Casper, WY 82601.

Darlene Ann Tucker

Darlene Ann Tucker: March 30, 1951 ~ November 30, 2020 (age 69)

Darlene Ann Tucker, 69, passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 30, 2020 at Wyoming Medical Center. She was born March 30, 1951 in Powell, Wyoming To James W. and Leola “Geraldine” (Staker) Gilman,

Darlene was married to Paul “Scott” Tucker for many years and worked as a Corporate secretary for most of her life. Darlene was enjoying retirement and farming her Facebook Farmtown Farms.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, “Scott”, her brother-in-law’s Robert “Bob” Tucker, and Michael Tucker. Surviving are her son Derek Tucker of Casper, her sister Arlene (Jack) Langenstein of Summerville, SC; her brother Larry (Gale) Gilman of Henderson, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a Celebration of Life in the Summer of 2021 for family and friends

Arrangements are entrusted to Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Ave. Casper, WY 82601.

Roger L. Thomas

Roger L. Thomas: March 26, 1946 ~ November 30, 2020 (age 74)

Roger Lee Thomas passed away at his home in Casper on November 30, 2020.

Roger was born on March 26, 1946 to Agnes and Lee Thomas in Spearfish, SD. He joined the Navy, served during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged.

Roger was a loving father, grandfather, and friend to everyone. He was always willing to lend a hand. He helped many people with developmental disabilities and supported Special Olympics and their athletes.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, brothers: Richard and William, sisters: Daisy and Sylvia, sons: Carson and Samuel, grandson Isaiah, and granddaughters Lilly and Alma.

He is survived by his children: Phillip, Kurtiss, Jared, Mathew Thomas, Samantha (Brad) Steinfeld, Victoria Smith, Josh (Nicole) Kravick, and Leslie (Sean) Goeppinger all from Casper. His partner and best friend Jeri Jewell. His Grandchildren: Christopher and Karen Green, Gunnar Slaymaker, Xander, Brayden, and Jackson Kravick, Cashus Jewell, Justice and Kyler
Goeppinger, and Fallyn Steinfeld. And many loving nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Viewing will be Monday, December 7, 2020, from 5-7pm at Bustards and Jacoby Funeral Home. Masks will be required.

Because of Covid restrictions, funeral services are limited to family only but will be available to live stream the day by going to and clicking on the link. Services will begin at 10am on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.

Reception will be at the C’mon Inn, 301 E Lathrop Rd. Evansville, WY at 1pm. Everyone is invited to come and remember this special man and share memories.