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Obituaries: Hede, McCall, McHattie

Judi K. Hede

CASPER, Wyo. –

Judi K. Hede: 1954 ~ 2021 (age 66)

Judi K. Hede of Casper died at her home on January 1, 2021. Giving up her long, arduous struggle, Judi took her own life. She was 66.

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 She was born in 1954 in Lander, WY. Her family moved to Casper in 1970. She graduated from NCHS in 1972.

 Judi worked at an accounting firm for many years and also at her husband’s business, Hede Photographers. In 1994 she returned to school and earner her degree in social work, graduating with honors. She enjoyed working with children, teens and especially the elderly. 

 Judi was a long-time Christian and enjoyed reading, art, making jewelry and spending time with her family and pets. She believed in the Christian ideals of giving, kindness, compassion, loyalty and friendship. She daily strove to live out these ideals.

 Judi is survived by her son Jeff (Natalie) of Casper, her granddaughter Ashley Breann Hede, also of Casper, and her sister Tracy Brown and family of Los Angeles.  She is also survived by her much-loved Shih-Tzu-Maltese, Emma. She was preceded in death by her husband Brett, her parents, Wayne and Bonnie Blair, and her brother, David.

 Due to Covid-19 no services are planned. In lieu of flowers Judi’s family welcomes donations to the Natrona County Suicide Prevention Task Force which can be made on-line through the Mercer Family Resource Center.

Donn J. McCall

Donn J. McCall: 1949 – 2020

Donn J. McCall, 71, of Casper, Wyoming, passed away on Christmas morning of 2020.

Donn was a gifted and sensitive person, devoted to his wife of 46 years, Anita, and to his daughter, Chelsea McCall, also of Casper. Donn was in the first graduating class of Kelly Walsh High School in 1967. He attended the University of Wyoming, Georgetown University, and graduated from the University Of Wyoming College Of Law in 1976.

His first job was as a legal clerk for the Chief Justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Then he began private practice in Casper, Wyoming, with the firm Brown, Drew, Massey and Sullivan, where he stayed until his retirement.

While there, Donn developed a highly-successful corporate and banking practice, became a Fellow of the National Association of Mortgage Attorneys, and achieved the highest peer-reviewed legal honor attainable.

For over 20 years, Donn was actively involved in his community. Whether it was coaching a little league game, leading a United Way campaign, serving for 20 years on the local school board, or fighting to establish a state holiday in remembrance of the late Martin Luther King Jr., he gave it his all.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Nancy McCall; son, Brendan McCall; father, Richard McCall; and mother, Virginia McCall, all of Casper. He is survived by his wife Anita, daughter Chelsea of Casper, two brothers Dick McCall (Barbara), Falls Church, Virginia, and Mike McCall of Garden City, Kansas, and various precious nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a contribution to a favorite charity or to the Donn McCall Memorial Scholarship in care of the McCall family.

Donald McHattie

Donald McHattie: December 8, 1935 ~ December 31, 2020 (age 85)

Donald “Don” Walter McHattie, 85, of Casper, Wyoming, passed away peacefully at his South Beverly home on December 31, 2020.

Don was born December 8, 1935 in Casper to John A. and Effie Mae (Bechtol.) He was a 1955 graduate of NCHS, and later graduated from Casper College.

Before joining the Casper Police Department in 1958, he served in the U.S. Army Reserves as an SP3 and was honorably discharged. During his tenure with the Casper Police Department he received numerous trophies and awards for marksmanship.

He met and fell in love with his future wife, Libby, and they were married on April 26, 1960. Together they raised three children.

He was a member of the Wyoming Peace Officer Association, United Methodist Church, Casper College Alumni and the Casper Amateur Radio Club with the call sign N7RQX.

He enjoyed spending time with his family gathering firewood at their Casper Mountain cabin, snowmobiling, and snow shoeing, fog rising up the canyon, sunrises with the red clouds at dawn, reading adventure and mystery stories, and reloading small arms ammunition.

He was proceeded in death by his wife, his parents, brother Richard, sister Dorothy Lee, and step-brother Robert Gordon.

Survivors include his son Alex, daughter Cynthia, daughter Tracy (Bryan), granddaughters Whitney and Michelle Archuleta, and great grandson, Leo.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Wyoming Chapter of the Alzheimers Association in Cheyenne would be appreciated.

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