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Obituaries: Coulter, Olsen, Kissler, Frier

June Coulter

CASPER, Wyo. –

June Coulter: 1937 – 2020

Lillian “June” Coulter, 83, of Casper, WY, passed away on December 11, 2020, due to complications from heart surgery.

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June was born May 26, 1937, in Blackhawk, CO, to Glen and Elizabeth Whinery. She grew up in Wheatland, WY, graduating from Wheatland High School in 1955. On October 12, 1958, she married James “Jim” Coulter. They lived wherever Jim’s road construction job took them until 1965, when they purchased their home in Casper, WY. June was still living in this home when she passed away.

June was a devoted wife and mother to she and Jim’s two children. She enjoyed taking care of her family and home, bearing much of the responsibility of raising their children due to Jim’s job taking him out of town. When her kids were grown, she traveled with Jim and his job throughout Wyoming. When Jim retired in 1999, they spent most summers camping in the Big Horn Mountains and at Alcova Lake, enjoying the outdoors and wildlife. June’s love for her husband was most evident as she cared for him through numerous illnesses until Jim passed away in January, 2017. They were married for 58 years.

In addition to camping and traveling in the mountains, June enjoyed working in her yard, which was filled with colorful flowers each summer and the birds she fed. She also like to crochet, cross-stitch, and sew quilts. Spending time with her children and grandchildren was also important to her.

June had a caring heart, donating what she could to charities helping sick children, children in foster care, the homeless, families in need and hospice. She had great appreciation for Veterans who have been injured serving our country and donated often to the Wounded Warrior Project.

June will be greatly missed by her family and friends. They are comforted knowing she is with our Heavenly Father.

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” (1 Corinthians 2: 9)

June is survived by her daughter Julie Coulter of Evansville, WY; her son Jerry Coulter (Holly) of Gillette, WY; her grandson Walker Coulter (Karson) of Gillette and granddaughter Shelby Coulter of Gillette. She is also survived by her sisters Glenda Goetz (Freddie) of Wheatland, WY and Mary Ann Riley of Beallsville, OH.

June is preceded in death by her husband James Coulter; her parents Glen and Elizabeth Whinery; and her brother Dean Whinery.

June requested no services be held. The family will hold a private celebration of life in the spring of 2021.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to a charity of the giver’s choice in honor of June.


Hazel L. Olsen

Hazel L. Olsen: 1935 – 2020

Hazel Olsen our beloved Wife, Mother and Grandmother passed away on December 16, 2020 at home in Casper Wyoming. She was born on February 13, 1935 in Brandon, Colorado to Clide and Hazel Lookhart. She was the 5th of 5 children.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 sisters, 1 brother and 1 granddaughter.

She is survived by Ted Olsen her sweetheart of 68 years and their 4 children, Debbie (Nate) Simmons, Ken (Tauna) Olsen, Shari (Tim) Bohrn, Scott (Beth) Olsen. 20 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where loved serving others. She was so compassionate and loving to all she met and was so very talented. She was known as a wonderful and talented cook and an expert seamstress not only making clothes for the kids but also making clothes for our Barbie dolls. .She was also very talented at arts and crafts.

One of her favorite things to do was play cards and games with her family and their friends in Yuma. She was very competitive and the family loved to give her a bad time. In the summers you could often find her in the mountains as she loved to go camping and fishing.

We will miss you dearly and will look forward to the day where we will be together again.

A Memorial service is planned for a later date.


Blanche Kissler

Blanche Kissler: 1920 – 2020

Blanche Kissler, 100, of Casper, Wyoming passed away Monday, December 14, 2020. Raised in Nebraska and later moved to Riverton, Wyoming where she met Reuben Kissler and they married. Together they had 3 children and later moved to Casper where they stayed until their passing.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; seven other siblings; and a son, Bill Cadwalader.

She is survived by her children, Agnes (Bunky) Bleick, Reuben Ron Kissler, Cathy (Bob) Cook, and George Kissler; brother, Bert Cadwalader; dearest granddaughter, Tammy, numerous other grandchildren and even more great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held 1:00 PM, Monday, December 21, 2020 at Wyoming Memorial Gardens Cemetery.


Scott D. Frier

Scott D. Frier: 1961 – 2020

Scott Dalton Frier was an extremely loving man who deeply cared about people in bigger ways than is imaginable. It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to such an one-of-a-kind, loving, bigger-than-life man who held many titles – son, father, grandfather, friend, and many more. Scott shared fond memories with so many who continue to share his legacy in their own lives.

Born in Casper Wyoming, Scott lived the majority of his life in the Mojave Desert in California soaking up the tranquility of the small town known as Silver Lakes in Helendale, CA. Scott was a large presence in such a small community, making a difference in everything he did. As a lover of the beach, Scott dreamed of living in San Diego, CA. On his journey in his early twenties, Scott stopped in Daggett, CA to begin “temporary” work at a solar power facility. Little did he know, this pit-stop would turn into a lifelong commitment to changing the world by way of sunshine. Scott became personally invested and committed to the solar power industry.

Scott’s personal touch, attention to detail, and family culture that he promoted brought him many years of success. From construction work to management and COO positions, Scott always dedicated himself to bettering the company, and helping those around him. He learned quickly, and shared the knowledge he gained to create his ideal better world, filled with renewable energy and giving back whenever possible. From California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and Hawaii to Spain, South Africa, Morocco, the UAE, China, and many stops in between, Scott never stopped making a difference. Everyone who worked for or with Scott was a person first, and an employee second. He would walk on fire for the people he cared about, and never gave up on them.

Though the dream of living in San Diego did not pan out, Scott planted roots in California and fulfilled a new dream: he raised a beautiful family and made a difference in the world. Scott leaves behind many people who cared deeply about him, including his mother, Linda Gather, two younger brothers, Michael and Jimmy Gather, five children, Straughn, Shay, Warren, Morgan, and Sarah Frier, and eight beautiful grandchildren.

In life, some people are lucky enough to know someone who will pour themself into our success and happiness, helping us be the best version of ourselves. Scott Frier was that person for so many people. He was an energizing and inspiring presence in any and all situations, locations, and discussions. The beach was his happiest of places and he loved adventures, water parks, museums, art, architecture, politics, food (his love of oysters, Mexican food and sushi is legendary) and most importantly, those around him. He leaves behind wonderful memories worldwide and beyond with his family. Scott’s passing is an indescribable loss to countless people.

Scott touched the lives of many through love, laughter, kindness, and hardwork. His journey does not end here. He will continue to inspire through the work he accomplished, and the people he loved. Whether you knew Scott as “Daddy Guy,” “Mr. Frier,” “Scott,” “Buddy,” or “Precious,” you were lucky to have experienced the kindness that flowed from his heart. All that Scott wanted in life was to make everyone feel like family. Whether you are a blood relative, or an employee from long ago, we ask you to join us in celebrating the beautiful life of Scott D. Frier. A memorial service will be held at a later date, when we can safely allow for loved ones to travel to California, and gather for a celebration of life.