Obituaries: Henderson, Schulenberg, Blanchette, George, McMahan - Casper, WY Oil City News
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Obituaries: Henderson, Schulenberg, Blanchette, George, McMahan

Emma Kay “Princess” Henderson

CASPER, Wyo. –

Emma Kay “Princess” Henderson: 2018 – 2021

This baby girl was amazing in her own way, she loved to dance, play with her dolls, play on her iPad and watch movies, but her all time favorite thing to do was eat pickles.

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This little girl brought light to everyone’s life she came in touch with, but she also had a way of letting you know to leave her alone.

Emma was born March 13, 2018 and was taken away Jan 17, 2021. Leaving behind her parents Jeannie Jacobsen and Billy Henderson and her sister Jenna and brother Steven. She also left behind Papa, Grandma, Papa Steve, Papa Gene, Nunk, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Emma was taken from this earth before her time, but we know that she is dancing everyday and playing until her little heart’s content.

Until we meet again baby girl you will always be in our hearts.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 29, 2021 at Mountain View Baptist Church, Mills, WY.

Rachel Rae Schulenberg

Rachel Rae Schulenberg: March 4, 1975 ~ January 19, 2021 (age 45)

Rachel Rae (Franklin) Schulenberg passed away on January 19, 2021 at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming, following a stroke. Rachel was born in Powell, Wyoming on March 4, 1975, to Clifton and Connie (Mooren) Franklin. When Rachel was one month past 10 years old, her mother passed away. It was such a hard time for Rachel. Her parents had divorced, and her dad had remarried to Jan Gorsch, who became Rachel’s treasured second mom. Rachel began her schooling in Powell, but while she was still young, the family moved to Sheridan, Wyoming, where she finished her public schooling, graduating from Sheridan High School in 1993. She also attended North West Community College in Powell to study business administration.

Rachel gave birth to her daughter Cassandra Franklin on May 25, 1991. She was a wonderful single mom, who worked very hard to raise her daughter, who was her mini-me, and to give her a good life. For a while, Rachel’s main focus was her daughter, and graduating from high school. These were proud moments in her life. Cassie would also giver Rachel her beloved grandchildren, Lucas Iverson, born on July 3, 2011 and Zoey Iverson, born on July 31, 2015. Rachel loved being a grandmother and was honored to have these two precious babies.

Rachel married Chris Birky in August, 1999. Their marriage ended in divorce, but gave Rachel her two sons, Riley on October 11, 2000, and Tucker on October 25, 2007. She would always be thankful for her children.

Rachel married the love of her life, Ronald Schulenberg on June 12, 2010 in Powell, Wyoming. Their marriage was blessed with much love and great happiness. On June 27, 2019, Ron adopted Rachel’s son Tucker. It was the greatest moment of their lives together. Tucker had the daddy he needed, and Rachel knew that all their dreams of family had just come true. Rachel’s life was just what she had always dreamed it would be.

Rachel held several jobs over the years. She was an administrative assistant at the Powell Valley Health Care Center, in the hospice department. Following her time there, Rachel was an administrative assistant for the Glad Tidings Church in Powell. After her move to Casper, she worked for Jensen Eye Care, First Presbyterian Church, Taco Bell, and finally, Walmart West. Rachel was well liked at Walmart, and everywhere she worked, by coworkers and customers alike. Rachel worked in customer service at the self-checkout lanes. That made her very visible and her helpful ways endeared her to many customers.

If Rachel had a legacy, other than the precious family that she loved and cared for, it would be her caring spirit. She was a giver. She would do anything to help anyone. It was her passion. She loved making life easier for those around her and loved making people smile. Rachel never met a stranger.

Rachel was preceded in death by her mother, Connie (Mooren) Raymond; her stepmother, Jan (Gorsch) Franklin; her grandparents, Darwin and Naida (Buchan) Franklin and Merle and Waneta (Skipton) Mooren; as well as her in-laws, Walt and Joann Schulenberg.

She is survived by her husband of 10 wonderful years, Ron Schulenberg of Casper; her father, Clifton Franklin of Sheridan; daughter, Cassie (Chris) Iverson of Powell; sons, Riley Birky of Powell; and Tucker Schulenberg of Casper; her grandchildren, Lucas and Zoey Iverson of Powell.  She is also survived by her brother, BJ Franklin of Sheridan, stepbrothers, Robert Butz of Cheyenne; Wayne Butz (Shannon) of Worland; stepsisters Faye Dale (Delbert) of Riverton; Connie Haun (Tom) of Worland; and Tina Dunne (Mike) of Williston, North Dakota; her brother-in-law, Robert (Caryn) Schulenberg; sisters-in-law, Debbie (LJ) Cook; Jennifer Parmely (partner, Brian Cratty); and Brenda Schulenberg; several aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces, including her best friend, Machelle Moore, who became her niece when Rachel married Ron.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 2:00pm at Word Christian Fellowship Church, 1220 S Melrose St, Casper, WY 82601.

A second service will be held on February 6, 2021, at 2:00pm at Glad Tidings Church, 777 E 7th St, Powell, WY 82435, with graveside services to follow.

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

Sue Blanchette

Sue Blanchette: December 23, 1948 ~ January 19, 2021 (age 72)

Sue Ellen Blanchette, age 72, of Casper, Wyoming, formerly of Hoopeston, Illinois passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born December 23, 1948 to Stanley and Francis Creech. She was a daughter of 6 children. She loved owning and taking care of her horses. She was a beloved member of her family and will be greatly missed. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, her spouse, Don Blanchette, brothers, Eddie Graham and Bob Creech. 

She is survived by her son, James (Debbie) Blanchette, daughter, Georgette (Kelly) Wyatt, grandchildren, James Blanchette, Nate Blanchette, Colton Blanchette, Cassandra Morland, Ashley Burmeister, Brittany Wyatt, and Clayton Wyatt, great-grandchildren, Mason, Bryce, and William Morland, Tyson Blanchette, and Robbie, Larlie, and Lyndzee Burmeister. 

Doris George

Doris George: September 12, 1929 ~ January 20, 2021 (age 91)

Doris K. George, age 91, of Casper, Wyoming passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.  She was born September 12, 1929 to Louise (Goerhing) and Earl T. Kelly in Riverton, Wyoming. 
She married James A. George and together they had four children. 
Doris was known for her cooking, spending several years cooking on ranches throughout Wyoming. She enjoyed getting together with her daughters and cooking meals for her family. 
Doris had a passion for fishing.  She enjoyed fishing with her friends at Seminoe Reservoir and brookie fishing in the mountains. 
Doris loved going to church and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hanna.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters Virginia Trimmer, Rose Barger, and Thelma Holmes and two daughters Laurie Ryan and Peggy Dressler.
Doris is survived by two sons, Harry (Toni) George of Medicine Bow and Charlie (Mary) George of Hanna, one brother, Lua Kelly of Medicine Bow, two sisters, Ruth Dike of Casper and Glenda VanPatton of Powder River, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
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Arrangements are entrusted to Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Ave. Casper, WY 82601.

Tom McMahan

Balta, North Dakota and the Philippines

Thomas Owen McMahan, age 62, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2021 in the Heart of America Medical Hospice Center, Rugby, North Dakota.
Our family wants to give a special thank you to Mary Kay, Shannon, Donna and all of the Hospice staff who so compassionately cared for Tom during his courageous battle of cancer.
Thomas Owen McMahan was born December 8, 1958, in Dodgeville, Wisconsin to William and Fern (Hamilton) McMahan and grew up in Mt. Horeb, Wis., where he attended school.
He is survived by his daughter Kate; siblings: Shannon McMahan, Bill (Deb Burch) McMahan, Cathy (Mike) Leonard, Perry (Pat) McMahan, Dave (Carol Lawrence) McMahan, Casper, WY  and many special relatives and friends.
A heartfelt thank you to Dave McMahan, Lynn Burgess, Daryl Dietz, Brian Chillander, and Al Jacobson for taking exceptional, loving care of our brother Tom during his final months and days.
A private service will take place at a later date.