Obituaries: Neuenschwander, Alcala, Duckworth - Casper, WY Oil City News
Oil City News Logo

Obituaries: Neuenschwander, Alcala, Duckworth

Betty Neuenschwander

CASPER, Wyo. –

Betty Neuenschwander: 1926 – 2021

Betty Lee was born in East Orange New Jersey on April 29, 1926, but spent most of her younger life in St. Louis, Mo. where she was the only child of Reverend William and Helen Hohenschild. She passed away February 3, 2021. She married Paul “Drew” Neuenschwander in 1948 and after a brief time in Montana spent the next 65 years in Casper the wife of an oilman and mother of three children.

Article continues below...

Betty Lee spent her remaining years at Deer Trail Assisted Living in Rock Springs so she could be near family.

She loved gardening, Persian cats, world travel, and being involved at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Casper.

Betty Lee is survived by her sons, Paul Neuenschwander and wife Jan of San Antonio, Tex. and David Neuenschwander and wife Sue of Rock Springs, Wyo.; grandchildren, Laurie Hoffman of Austin Tex., Steven Neuenschwander of Morgantown, W.Va., Kristi Neuenschwander of Apache Junction Ariz., and Jon Neuenschwander of Jacksonville, N.C.; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents of St. Louis Mo.; her husband, Paul “Drew”; and daughter, Carrie; both of Casper.

Graveside services will be at a later date.


Jake Alcala

Jake Alcala was born January 3, 1941 in Riverton Wyoming to the late Fernando Alcala (Father), and the late Adelina Vigil (Mother). He is survived by his daughters: Monica P. Hamilton, Tina M. Orona, Coreen Alejandro, Adeline G Schaeffer, Marcie L Moore, and Kristina J. Alcala. Son: Jake L. B. F. Alcala. Sisters: Pauline Stratton, Delores Madrigal, Jamie Alcala, Nola Johnson, Josephine Legarreta, and Marie Alcala. Brothers: Beneito Alcala, Fernando Alcala, and Nolan Knox. He is preceded in death by his Mother: Adelina Vigil. Father: Fernando Alcala. Brother: Lewis Alcala. Sisters: Mary Alcala, Mary L. Alcala, and Juliene Alcala. Grandson: Ruben Bahadori, and Jerry Orona.

Jake Served three year in the United States Army with Honorable discharge. He was decorated for Marksman and Sharpshooter. He had 16 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. In his earlier years he enjoyed hunting with his brothers and fishing. He always loved to tell stories of his time boxing and his life in Superior, Wyoming. Most of his years he was hard working, providing for his family. Many years were spent working for the Natrona County International Airport where he took a lot of enjoyment watching planes fly in.

We will never forget the pride he had for everything he had accomplished in his life. (Especially for his long hair and matching beard). With heavy hearts we mourn Jake. Beloved father, brother, uncle and grandfather. But we must remember that he is still with us, not in body, but in spirit. He lives through us. He will be remembered. He will be honored. His memory will persevere in the hearts of us all.


Gloria Lynette Duckworth, age 70, of Casper Wyoming, passed away December 14th, 2020 at Wyoming Medical Center.

Gloria was born in California, March 2, 1950. Gloria is preceded in death by her husband Harry Duckworth, both parents, a brother Larry Miller, and son Nicholas Mathews.

In 1993 Gloria met and married her husband of 26 years Harry Duckworth.

Gloria loved animals, especially dogs. Feeding all the birds and squirrels in her yard brought her much joy.