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Obituaries: Johnson, Ordes, Oien, Shepherd, Edwards

Patrica L. Johnson

CASPER, Wyo. –

Patrica L. Johnson: 1958 – 2021

Patricia “Patty” Lynn Johnson (Nelson) was a wonderful and loving daughter, sister, mother, grandma, aunt, and friend. She left this world on January 12, 2021, at the age of 62.

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She was born to Earling H. and Doris L. Nelson on October 15, 1958, in Casper, Wyoming. One of her fondest childhood memories was spending time with her cousins in Sheridan. She grew up in Casper and attended Kelly Walsh High School where she graduated in 1976. It was there where she met Michael Johnson whom she married in August 1977. Patty and Michael were blessed with 3 children. Christopher, Zabrina, and Andrew were the light of her life. She was a proud mother and found strength in the love she had for them.

After having her children, Patty made the brave decision to go to college where she achieved her dreams of becoming a nurse. She worked hard to care for her family while going to school and graduated as a RN from Casper College in 1997. Patty was proud of this accomplishment and had a successful nursing career where she worked several nursing jobs throughout Wyoming Medical center, RMID, and GI associates. She spent the remainder of her career doing home health care as a travelling nurse throughout Casper. Throughout her years as a nurse she made many friends among her colleagues and patients. The relationships she was the proudest of and treasured, however, where those she had with her patients. She showed tremendous compassion and was a light in many people’s lives.

Throughout her life Patty had many hobbies and took pride in supporting her children and grandchildren. She was truly a jack of all trades. She was a proud hockey mom and Grammy; sporting her Zamboni license plate frame for everyone to see. She was an advocate for MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) where she and Andy were featured in the Wyoming MDA telethon for their charity efforts. Patty loved photography and had her own dark room in her home. She kept fish ponds and tanks where she defied the odds and kept many fish alive through the freezing winters. She was a beloved dog mom to several lucky pups over the years. She enjoyed gardening and took pride in her spring flowers and garden vegetables. At one point in her life Patty was even a biker babe and rode her Harley on a trip to Sturgis.

Patty was her family’s nurse, therapist, and comedian. She had a genuine sense of humor, and enjoyed making others laugh. She will always be remembered for her famous “goulash” and Freudian slips. Patty will be remembered most, however, for the love she had for her family and friends. She was a fierce advocate for everyone that she knew and loved. In 2011, Patty finally found the love of her life, Rolland Juarez. He blessed her life tremendously and gave her four additional children to love – Cody (Chris), Abby, Leah (Kyle), and Justin (Emily). Rolland stepped in and cared for her, her children, and grandchildren. He was her best friend and showed Patty the love that she needed and deserved. Patty was blessed with several grandchildren whom she adored. Ryan, Daron, Rayden, Hayleigh, and Sorin were the loves of her life. Aside from her children, they were her world. She was the absolute best Grammy and friend to them. They brought a joy to her life that she never thought was possible. She was their fierce protector and could calm them and comfort them in a way that nobody else could.

Patty is survived by her fiancé, Rolland Juarez of Casper, WY; children, Christopher (Caleigh) Johnson, Zabrina (Doug) Johnson, and Andrew Johnson of Casper, WY; grandchildren (named above); sister, Katherine (Doug) Holt of Las Vegas, NV; brothers, Mark Nelson and Steve (Jan) Nelson of Casper, WY; brother-in-law, Randall Roper of Tooele, UT; nieces, Tiffany (Donnie) Morgan of Casper, WY, Sarah Saldivar of Tooele, UT, Robin Anderson of Casper, WY, and Amy and Ella Nelson of Casper, Wy; nephews, Cody (Laurel) Davies, Nash Nelson, and Noah Nelson of Casper, WY; aunt, Laurel (Roger) Rainer of Forest Lake, MN; several great nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

Patty is preceded in death by her father, Earling H. Nelson (1986); mother, Doris L. Nelson (2018); sister, Rita A. Roper (2003); niece, Tamera D. Trimble (2019); great niece, Kellie Walbridge (2016); and many aunts and uncles.

Please join us in celebrating Patty’s life. Services will be held on May 15, 2021 at 10:00am at Highland Park Community Church in Casper, Wyoming.


Conrad Bruce Ordes

Conrad Bruce Ordes: 1966 – 2021

Conrad Bruce Ordes, 54 of Casper, Wyoming passed away peacefully on Friday January 22, 2021 at his NOWCAP home with family and friends at his side. Conrad was born to Donald and Hazel Ordes on January 28, 1966 and moved to Casper in 1982 from New Orleans, Louisianan.

Conrad is survived by his mother Hazel Ordes of Casper, WY. Brother Tom Ordes of New Orleans and Wayne Ordes of Clearwater, Florida. He is preceded in death by his father Donald Ordes (2019).


Carole Renae Oien

Carole Renae Oien: 1960 – 2021

Carole Renae Oien, 60, of Bar Nunn, passed away, Thursday, January 21, 2021at her home.

Renae was born April 22, 1960 in Casper, WY the daughter of Carole Vang and John Oien.

She had many interests including painting. She enjoyed playing cards and completing puzzles.

Renae always took pride in her appearance and took great efforts to assure she looked her best.

Her greatest passion in life was her grandchildren. She enjoyed spending every moment possible with them.

She had worked in several different professions.

She is survived by her mother, Carole Vang; her daughters, Brittany (Jake) Blakesley and Tiffany (David) Stalkup; her brother, Rick Oien, her sister, Debbie Anderson, her grandchildren, Holter Blakesley and Nevaeh, Ariyah, Anthony and Jaxson Macias. She was preceded in death by her father, John Oien, her brothers, Rodney Oien, Randy Oien and David Oien and her grandparents.

Cremation is planned. A private family service will be held at a future date. To leave a special message for the family please select the “Share Memories” button above


Mary Shepherd: June 6, 1943 ~ January 16, 2021 (age 77)

Mary Shepherd, age 77, of Bar Nunn, Wyoming passed away January 16, 2021 at Wyoming Medical Center. She was born June 6, 1943 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Wilfred and Mary Pucke. She was a homemaker for much of her life caring for her family. She enjoyed sewing, reading, and doing crafts. She loved to cook for others.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Kenneth Shepherd, daughter, Christine (G.B.) Williamson, son, Jim (Carolyn) Shepherd, grandchildren, Joshua Johnson, Kenneth Shepherd, Richard Shepherd, and sister, Judith Mullen.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

No services will be held per her request.

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


Victor Edwards

Victor Edwards: August 9, 1951 ~ January 15, 2021 (age 69)

Victor Leonard Edwards, age 69, of Casper, Wyoming, passed away Jan. 15th, 2021 at Wyoming Medical Center.

He was born August 9th, 1951 in Aitkin, Minnesota to Grace and Garyl Edwards.

He was a tire technician for 33 years, finally retiring from Casper Tire in 2014. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and pulling pranks. During retirement he enjoyed gardening and “dooms-day prepping”. What he enjoyed most was his family, especially the babies.

He is survived by his wife, Patty Edwards, his children, Patrick Edwards, Amy Edwards, Amber-rose (Richard) Edwards-Oliver, Roy (Jasmine) Edwards, Ryan (Erica) Edwards, Zachery Doane. He is also survived by two brothers Gary and Steven, his six sisters Barbar, Judi, Rose, Pam, Donna, and Doris, his nine grandchildren Drey, Jaden, Blake, Jayce, Jayla, Maddi, Ayden, Breeze and Silas Victor along with many nieces, nephews and adopted kids. He is preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, James, Robert, and Terry.

His memorial will be held January 26th, at WORD Christian Fellowship at 2:00 pm followed by a reception at the Moonlight, children welcome. 

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