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Obituaries: Husk, Schreckengost, Carlton

Richard Leland Husk

CASPER, Wyo. –

Richard Leland Husk: 1951-03-17 to 2020-11-26

Richard Leland Husk was born on March 17, 1951 in Kansas City Missouri. He was the beloved adopted son of William and Clara Mae Husk. He passed away on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2020 at Central Wyoming Hospice. 

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He was an adventurous young man who was active in Boy Scouts and sports earning his Eagle Scout rank. As a young adult, his love for adventure and nature led him to Alberta, Canada where he served as a game warden before returning to the Midwest where he began his career in the oilfield. A career in which he met his loving wife Linda, whom he was married to for 39 years.  Together they raised two daughters and delighted in spending time with their 4 grandchildren. 

Upon his retirement, he found his second calling serving Christ as the pastor of Jeffrey City Baptist Church, and was a faithful deacon at Hilltop Baptist Church. His faith in Christ Jesus defined his character as a man, and he took many opportunities to share his Savior’s love with others before Jesus called him home. 

He is preceded in death by his father (William Husk) and mother (Clara Mae Husk). He is survived and missed by his brother (John Husk), wife (Linda Husk), daughters (Heather Burmeister and Jamie Kiracofe), and his grandchildren. 

Memorial services will be held on December 23, 2020 at Hilltop Baptist Church at 1 pm. All who attend will be asked to please wear masks and practice social distancing. There will not be a reception to follow due to covid. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jeffrey City Church and Cycling Ministry ℅ Hilltop Baptist Church.


Frank Schreckengost

Frank Schreckengost: April 23, 1967 ~ December 4, 2020 (age 53)

Frank James Schreckengost III, age 53, of Casper, WY, went home to be with his Savior Jesus Christ, on Friday, December 4, 2020.  Frank was born in Carmichael, CA, to Frank James Schreckengost Jr. and Judith Ann Schreckengost (Woodard) on April 23, 1967.  Shortly after he was born, Frank’s family moved to Wyoming where he has resided for 53 years. 

 Frank grew up in the Laramie plains and graduated from Laramie High School in 1985.  After graduation, Frank served his country in the United States Army for 4 years.  Upon his return to Wyoming, Frank attended the University of Wyoming and began working in the retail industry.  It was there that he met his soul mate, love of his life, and wife, Terry Schreckengost (Pauli).  Frank and Terry were married on February 15, 1992 in Laramie, Wyoming and grew their family as they were blessed with four wonderful children: Benjamin, Joshua, Sarah, and Rachel.

 In  1999, Frank and his family moved to Casper where Frank worked as an Assistant Manager at Albertson’s.  Frank was then introduced to Real Estate.  In 2003, Frank acquired his Real Estate license and began his 17-year career with Overman Realty.  During his time in real estate, Frank touched the lives of countless people with his compassionate, caring, and generous heart. He not only went above and beyond in every circumstance, but he also made it a priority to love those he worked with unconditionally just because that’s who he is. He never knew a stranger and everyone he met quickly became his friend.

Frank’s greatest treasures in life were the Lord Jesus Christ and his family!  Days spent at the lake, on the river, or endless hours hunting were Frank’s most precious times enjoying his Creator’s work. He passed down his love for nature to his family by teaching them the wonder of God’s creation and how the closest time with God was in His creation. Frank enjoyed competing in fishing tournaments, working on his old “Sea Nymph”, fly fishing, and hunting for elk, deer, and antelope. Most of all, Frank loved watching all of his children in their many sporting, music, and life events where he never missed one!  Every conversation he had was intentional and he shared endless wisdom on life, always leaving you with a new bit of knowledge.

 Frank gave his life to the Lord on Easter Sunday 1994 and lived to share his love of the Lord first with his family as well as with everyone he met! He used his life as his greatest ministry, sharing the wonderful hope he found in Christ wanting to love others as Christ loves him. Frank opened his heart, always giving; not knowing the endless impact he had on those around him. He is our example, soul mate, dad, son, brother, and best friend.  We are rejoicing as he is with his Heavenly Father and knowing we will see him again.

 Frank is survived by his wife of 28 years, Terry, children: Benjamin Schreckengost (Cayley Gibb), Joshua (Michaila) Schreckengost, Sarah (Isaac) Loftus, and Rachel Schreckengost.  Parents: Frank Jr. and Judith Schreckengost, siblings: Susan (Kenneth) Emery, Shanna (James) Dahl, and Michael (Tatjiana) Schreckengost. Mother and Father-in-law Adam and Joanne Pauli, brother-in-law Troy Pauli, sister and brother-in-law Becky and Jared Church, and many nieces, nephews, great niece, and extended family. 

 Services will be held on Thursday, December 17th, 2020 at Bar Nunn Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. with limited seating for family and close friends.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be made to Bar Nunn Baptist Church, Natrona County Veterans Council, North Platt Walleyes Unlimited, or Ducks Unlimited. 

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


James C. Carlton

James C. Carlton, aka ‘Jimbo’, ’Tunes’: 11/06/1950 – 12/09/2020

After a valiant battle, James C. Carlton passed away early in the morning of 12/09/2020 from diabetes related, end-stage renal failure, with Covid-19 complications.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents James L. and Nina S. Carlton, and by his brother Thomas L. (Tom) Carlton.

In his final weeks, Jimbo drew to him a ‘crowd of angels’ in the form of Wyoming Medical Center’s ER personnel and – most especially – the nurses and staff of the 5th floor PCU unit. Of those, a large handful, “Angels of a Higher Order”, miraculously stood out from the crowd, providing exceptional care and kindness to him. For that, Jim’s family will be eternally grateful.

Jim was born in Houston, Texas to James L. Carlton, Jr. and Nina Stephens Carlton, shortly thereafter moving to Casper, Wyoming in 1951. Growing up in Casper Jim was active in Little League baseball and in the early 60’s, a number of times, his team were the Eastern Division City Champions. Being active in the Boy Scouts of America, Jim earned and was awarded the ‘God and Country’ and ‘Order of the Arrow’ honors, and ultimately attained his Eagle Scout.

A talented and accomplished musician, Jim marched with the Casper Troopers Drum and Bugle Corp in 1968 and 1969. In 1968, they won the CYO Nationals (Lowell, Massachusetts) and the North American Invitational in Toronto and also placed 3rd at the VFW Nationals in Detroit. In 1969, the Troopers won their second CYO and won the North American Invitational and World Open (Lynn, Massachusetts). They placed 3rd at VFW Nationals and 2nd at American Legion Nationals in Atlanta.

**(The Troopers performed at numerous events all over the country) **
ie: 1968 Denver Broncos Halftime Show
https://youtube.com/watch?v=J3KKZfwJsQc&feature=share

Jim attended Kelly Walsh High School (Sept. 1966-May 1968); graduated from New Mexico Military Institute Class of 1969; studied Music and Military Science, Class of 1970; studied Elementary Education New Mexico State (1970-1972); and studied Accounting and Business Management, Morse School of Business, Hartford, Connecticut (Class of 1976).

He enlisted in the Army 11/1974, serving in Darmstadt, Hessen and Augsberg, Germany. Shortly after returning from Germany, he settled in Connecticut where he met his future wife and children’s mother, Susan Slattery.

Jim eventually moved back to Wyoming to raise his children, with the youngest, Kelsey being born here in Wyoming. He continued his career in Computer Programming and IT Tech Ops, writing and maintaining COBOL programs, and providing tech support. Retiring February 01, 2010 enabled Jimbo to spend more time his grandchildren.

A loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to everyone, Jimbo is survived by his wife, Denise Carlton (Casper), and his four children, Shannon Muire’ Foley (Connecticut), Ryan Austin Carlton (Utah), Scott Stephen Carlton (Casper) and Kelsey Marie Carlton (Casper), four grandchildren Jorge, Michael, Riley and Blaine.

He is also survived by his aunt, Laura Jo (Gary) Schisler (Pennsylvania), his brothers Wm. A. (Bill) Carlton (Boulder) and John D Carlton (Casper), three nieces Dawn (Joe) Armatys (Portland), Hilary (Bill) Cage, Whitney (Peter) Lang, and four grandnieces.

Additionally, ‘Tunes’ is also survived by his close personal friend, Eddie Morgan and his entire 2nd family of Brethren.

There will be a visitation from 1:00 PM until 8:00 PM, on Monday, Dec., 21, 2020 at the Newcomer Casper Chapel. A private service will take place at Oregon Trail State Veteran’s Cemetery.

A Celebration of Jim’s Life will be held at a later date and time.

Arrangements entrusted to Newcomer Cremations and Funerals, 710 East 2nd Street, Casper, Wyoming.