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Obituaries: Cowgar, Babcock,

Kathleen Rae Cowgar

CASPER, Wyo. –

Kathleen Rae Cowgar: 1943 – 2021

It is with great sadness that the family of Kathleen Rae Cowgar announces her passing after a yearlong battle with Cancer and COPD, on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at the age of 77.

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Kathleen will be forever remembered by her husband of 56 years, Jim and her precious children Kelley (Tonni) and Tim (Theresa). Kathleen will also be lovingly remember by her grandsons, Victor Hilliard and Chance Cowgar (Taylor) and great grandchildren, Emma and Lucas Hilliard and Cruz, Kai and Emberley Cowgar. She will be greatly missed by her sisters Sharon (Rick) and Mary (Bob).

Kathleen was preceded in death by her daughter Tracey and mom and dad Ernest and Elaine Gettle.

Kathleen’s family wants to thank Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions for the wonderful care she was given for 9 months. She loved all of the wonderful caregivers and they treated her like family.

No services will be held. Donations can be made to the Casper Humane Society, 849 East E Street, Casper, WY 82601 in Kathleen’s memory.


Olive Theresa “Terry” Babcock

Olive Theresa “Terry” Babcock: 1928 – 2021

Olive Theresa “Terry” Babcock died February 11, 2021 at Central Wyoming Hospice. She was born on September 30, 1928 in Portland , Oregon, to Anna and Fred Clevenger. She married Clifford (Bud) Babcock on August 21, 1948.

Terry was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a generous spirit who had an infectious laugh, a loving nature, a full pantry and gave the best hugs. She spent hours reading to grandchildren and great grandchildren, cooking feasts fit for armies, and telling stories and singing songs around the campfire. Terry loved the Oregon coast and supported the Casper Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps when her son Rod and her son-in-law Dick were members.

She will be remembered as funny, kind, loving, supportive, and a fierce proponent for the rights of her disabled daughter, Kimberly. She managed the gift shop at the Sunnyside Hospital in Sunnyside Washington for many years and touched many lives during that time. The world is a better place for having had her improve it through love laughter, and at the same time, worse off for her extinguished light.

Terry is survived by four children, Penny Duren, Susan DePaemelere, Rod(Gwen) Babcock, and Kimberly Babcock, four grandchildren, Michele Haagenson, Erik DePaemelere (Carrie), Kellie Carr (Andy), Brett Babcock, and seven great grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Shirley. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bud, five sisters and one brother. Memorials can be made to Central Wyoming Hospice, 319 S. Wilson Street, Casper, WY 82601.

No services are scheduled due to Olives request.