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Obituaries: Markworth, Wood, Dennis

Robert S. Markworth

CASPER, Wyo. –

Robert S. Markworth: 1952 – 2020

Robert (Bob) Steven Markworth passed away December 6th, 2020 at his home in Riverton WY.

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Bob was born April 4th, 1952 in Fort Riley, KS to Robert and Charlotte Markworth. He was the oldest of 5 children. He graduated from Harrison High School in Colorado Springs in 1971.

Bob was enlisted in the United States Navy from May 17th, 1972 until March 21st, 1975. He was stationed in San Diego CA. He spent 1 year and 18 days foreign or at sea as part of the USS Denver (LPD-9) and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.

On April 16th, 1978 in a country church in Howard County, NE near St. Paul, he married Kathy Sue Woods and together they had 2 children. Bob was a proud father to his sons Robert Kenneth Markworth and Nathan Daniel Markworth.

After the Navy, he worked for Halliburton Energy Services, Black Hills Trucking, and then eventually went on to retire from UPS after more than 35 years of service.

He is survived by his son Nathan Markworth and Nathan’s wife Farren Markworth of Casper, Wy. His parents Bob and Charlotte Markworth of Ft. Collin CO. His siblings Mary Benson of Ft. Collins CO. Joe Markworth and wife Elvira of Ft. Collins CO. Jim Markworth of Ft. Collins CO. Chuck Markworth and Chuck’s wife Jeri of Casper WY. As well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son Robert K. Markworth.

A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at a later date in Casper WY.

We love and miss you. Rest in peace.

-Nathan Markworth

Deborah Ann Wood

Deborah Ann Wood: 1954 – 2020

Deborah Ann Wood (Gellert), was born on August 2nd 1954, in Baltimore, Maryland, to Barbara Sands Humeniuk and Raymond Gellert. Over the years she spent time in Easton, Maryland, Rawlins, Wyoming and Roundup, Montana. She most recently resided in Casper, Wyoming, where she lived with her husband Bill Wood for more than 20 years.

Debbie loved being with her pets, collecting rocks and crystals, spending time with her husband, and talking with her daughter and granddaughters. She was also working on her master’s degree, enjoying being in school, and being very proud of her accomplishments. Her people and her pets were her world, and everyone around her knew it. Debbie made a lasting impression on those she met with her wit, honesty, and memorable laugh.

She was preceded in death by her father Raymond Gellert Sr., her brother Raymond Gellert Jr., and her mother Barbara Sands Humeniuk. Debbie is survived by her husband Bill Wood, her daughter Kristin Reynolds, her two granddaughters Ava and Josie Reynolds, her sisters Pam Kline, Tamara Elliot and Colleen Gellert, her brother Larry Gellert, and numerous other family members and friends.

Memorial services will be planned at a later date.

Joseph Allen Dennis

Joseph Allen Dennis: 1923 – 2020

Joseph Allen Dennis was born in Newcastle, Wyoming on May 18, 1923. Joseph was the only child of William C. Dennis and Vernice C. (Scott) Dennis. His roots run deep in Wyoming. His mother’s family were homestead ranchers and she was a graduate of the University of Wyoming. His father was from Hot Springs, South Dakota. His father joined the cavalry and fought in WWI where he was wounded. Upon returning to the states after WWI, he homesteaded a ranch in the Newcastle area of Wyoming. Joseph’s parents met at a barn dance and moved onto his father’s ranch after marriage where Joseph was raised.

Joseph is a WWII Purple Heart veteran. He was Chief on a landing craft in the Navy and was wounded in the Leyte Gulf battle. The Leyte Gulf battle is still considered the worst battle in naval history. After WWII, Joseph met his future wife while attending school in Kansas City, Missouri. He married Mildred B. Butkovich on June 19, 1947. He and his bride moved to Casper, Wyoming in 1948 where he worked as a plumber for various plumbing companies. He was the foreman for Kistler Plumbing & Heating prior to going out on his own as a commercial contractor until his retirement in 1983.

Joseph was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish. He loved his horses and would pack into the mountains on horseback and just go camping. He also enjoyed camping, boating and fishing at Wyoming’s lakes.
Joseph is survived by his three children, a daughter Jean and two sons, Joseph, Jr. And Ray. He is also survived by many grand and great-grandchildren.