Obituaries: Chingman, Bywater, Biffle, Eberhardt, Klein, Wilcox - Casper, WY Oil City News
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Obituaries: Chingman, Bywater, Biffle, Eberhardt, Klein, Wilcox

MaRandy L. “Randy” Chingman

CASPER, Wyo. –

MaRandy L. “Randy” Chingman: 1962 – 2021

MaRandy Lee Chingman was called home January 31, 2021 at the age of 58. MaRandy is survived by her son Javier Moore, mother Marcielena Alcala, sisters Yvetter Soberanez, Johnna Moore, and Grandson Jonathan Thompson. She was preceded by her son Antonio Moore, her brother Trupey Moore, and her father Robert Moore.

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MaRandy Lee Moore was born on June 7, 1962. She attended Natrona County high school. She was a loving mother, daughter,l sister and friend. She was a force to be reckoned with. She loved to sing and always dressed to impress.
She had many hobbies and she was a great lover of animals. She was very loved and respected in her community. She will be deeply missed by family friends and anyone fortunate enough to have known her.

On Friday February 5, 2021 at Newcomers, there will be a private family viewing from the hours of 3 PM to 5 PM. Her public viewing will be open from 5 PM to 7 PM please respect these hours for family. Masks are required.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday February 6, 2021 at 2pm, Imitate the Image Church on 1124 N. Elma, Casper, Wyo.

Any memorials can be sent to Newcomers.


Lance G. Bywater

Lance G. Bywater: 1959 – 2021

Lance Gordon Bywater went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 31st, 2021. Born on January 11th, 1959 to Mona and Archie Bywater. Lance graduated from Kelly Walsh High School. Lance worked for the family business, Reed Transportation as an avid wench truck driver and mechanic. Lance was a wonderful husband, son and father. He could build anything and had the patience to fix anything. He enjoyed fishing, camping, working in the yard, helping others and joy rides on his motorcycle.

Lance is survived by his wife Willa Bywater, his daughter Whitney (Tyler) Spor-Boston and Bella. His stepdaughter Ashley (Francisco) Cerdio-Brian. Mother Mona Reed. Brothers Lane (Nancy) Bywater-Kendal. Brad (Shelly) Bywater- Nic (Ashley), Sammy Jo. Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Lance is proceeded in death by his dad Jo Bob Reed and his sister Heidi.

Lance will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Wyoming Foundation for Cancer Care at Rocky Mountain Oncology, Casper Youth for Christ or Frontier Home Health and Hospice Care.

A celebration of life will be held for Lance later in the spring.


Donna L. Biffle

Donna L. Biffle: 1939 – 2021

Donna L. Biffle, age 81, of Riverton, Wyoming, passed away peacefully on January 29, 2021, at the Memorial Hospital of Converse County in Douglas, Wyoming surrounded by her loved ones.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Norban R. Biffle. Her children; Lana (David) Meeks, Kristin (Brad) Wilson, and Tom Biffle. She was a proud grandmother to; Ryan and Jenna Meeks; Bailey and Taci Wilson; and Alyssa and Kamri Biffle.

Donna was born in 1939 in Wheatland, Wyoming as the oldest child in a family with 2 daughters. She obtained a degree in Nursing from the University of Wyoming and started her career as a public health nurse in Denver, Colorado. She became a stay-at-home mother to her 3 children until they were old enough to attend school. At that time, she returned to her career at the Riverton Memorial Hospital in Riverton, Wyoming. In retirement, she volunteered her time to work as a hospice nurse; a job from which she gained much enjoyment from.

Donna has requested to be cremated and a small, family gathering to celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Frontier Home Health and Hospice in her name.


Linda Lou Eberhardt

Linda Lou Eberhardt: 1945 – 2021

Linda Lou Eberhardt was a devoted wife, caring mother and sister, and loving grandmother. She passed away at her home in Casper, Wyoming suddenly on January 27, 2021, at the age of 75

She was born of William and Goldyn Mills on March 2, 1945. She grew up on a cattle and sheep ranch west of Casper Wyoming, where she developed a deep love of the land and the animals, especially the dogs and horses. After some time in college, she started working in Loma Linda, California where she met her husband, James A. Eberhardt. Over the years they worked together in the dental field, starting and working practices in California and Wyoming.

Linda loved playing and teaching piano, filling her home with classical music. Sewing clothes was another passion she shared with many, making costumes for many school plays. She liked to learn, right up to the end you could find her enrolled in classes at Casper College, learning new ways to quilt and garden.

She became a grandmother on May 8th of 2020, and her job of proud grandmother began, a job she couldn’t get enough of. She loved every minute of it. Even suggesting her son and daughter in law go on date nights, so she could watch Logan.

She is survived by her son Brendan, his wife Verena and their son Logan James. Also, by her brother William Mills Jr. and her aunt Alyce Fund.

For the health and safety of all, there will be no services at this time.


Kurt Franklin Klein

Kurt Franklin Klein: September 10, 1953 ~ January 30, 2021 (age 67)

Kurt Franklin Klein passed away unexpectedly at his home in Casper WY on January 30, 2021. Kurt was born in Salt Lake City, UT on September 10, 1953 to Fredrick C. Klein and Jannane A. Edmunds.

Kurt was extremely adventurous and had a zest for life many do not possess. He lived fiercely independent throughout his life, his own way. Kurt was born as if he was a cowboy from a different era but unfortunately was deathly allergic to horses. He used to say it was God’s irony to be born a cowboy with a horse allergy.  He was a dedicated and beloved father to his son Lucas which was his pride and joy. Kurt was a diehard Raiders fan. #RAIDERNATION

Kurt went into the U.S. Army in 1971. He was stationed in Honolulu, HA. He served as a Sergeant and was Honorably Discharged in 1977 with many medals of honor.

In Kurt’s professional life he managed ski rental shops in several states including ours right here in Casper at Mountain Sports. He was also a ski coach and taught dozens of kids his passion. In his words, he was a professional ski bum. Kurt also managed the family fish farm in Granby Colorado for many years, a gravel pit in Glenrock, and also worked for his lifelong friend Dan Miner at his machine shop for many years as machinist. Kurt eventually retired from Tuboscope last year.

Kurt’s free time was taken up by many hobbies. First and foremost was downhill skiing. When he raced down the slopes of Hogadon everyone knew that it was him, not many could compare to his speed and grace. He was an enthusiast about the Indigenous Tribes of North America. He spent several years living in the Southwestern States, exploring their cliff dwellings, learning their artifacts, and traveling the migrations. The rest of his free time was spent on hunting and fishing. He was extremely devoted to his hunts and was successful year after year. Fishing was the passion that he and his son (Lucas) shared. He also wrote beautiful poetry and cataloged his entire life through photographs.

Kurt is survived by two sisters, Heidi Cook and Kim Harmon, a brother, Kenneth Cook, Niece’s Kaycee Klein and Danielle Nutt, Nephew’s, Sean Harmon and Dustin Cook, and Great Niece’s, Laila Bramson and Aviana Fields.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Fredrick Klein, Mother, Jannane Edmunds, and his Son, Lucas Klein.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Wildlife Federation of Wyoming in Kurt’s name.

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


Gary Wayne Wilcox

Gary Wayne Wilcox: May 27, 1946 ~ January 30, 2021 (age 74)

Gary Wayne Wilcox, age 74, of Glenrock, WY, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2021.

Gary was born May 27, 1946 in Casper, WY to Wayne and Lois (Herron) Wilcox.  He was raised on the family ranch west of Glenrock.

Unable to serve in the military, he went to work for Sing Well Service and later for Thatcher & Sons as a roust-a-bout, well rig operator, heavy equipment operator, and truck driver.  He later worked for M&G Oil field Service.  He became an entrepreneur by opening an auto mechanic shop (GAPS Service), did contract work for the Town of Rolling Hills, PP&L, Baker Petroleum and various snow removal jobs, and cleaning the Glenrock Post Office until ill health forced his retirement.  In 2000, he purchased and cleaned an acreage that became Coxy’s RV & Boat Storage, which he operated until his death.

Outside of work, he was a member of Jaycees, Glenrock Rifle Club, and enjoyed working with his model railroad.  In 1979, he became a volunteer fireman for 34 years and served as Fire Chief for 4 years.

He was married to Catherine (Martin) from 1965 to 1976.  He then married Patricia (Gustin) in 1977 until her death in 1997.  In 1998, he married Glennda (Lingle Franck) until her death in 2013.

Survivors include brother William (Sue) Wilcox of Lusk, WY; daughters Lila Mae (TC) Townsend of Seattle, WA, and Wendy Ann Perkins of Silver Spring, MD; nephews Cory (Monica) Wilcox of Lusk, WY and Chad (Wren) Wilcox of Alliance, NE; granddaughters Kathleen Perkins of Columbia, SC and Kellie Perkins of Laramie, WY; and several great nieces and nephews. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, his stepfather Emil Arnold, wives Catherine, Patricia, and Glennda, and infant daughter Maria Ann.

Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will be held later in 2021.  In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests donations be made in Gary’s name to the Glenrock Senior Center or the Glenrock Fire Department. 

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