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Obituaries: Sutton, Kuharski, Hodgins, Shinn

Timothy Wray Sutton

CASPER, Wyo. –

Timothy Wray Sutton: 1960 – 2021

Tim “Timmy” Wray Sutton became a guardian angel from above, finally freed of all pain and suffering on March 7, 2021, at the young age of 60. He was surrounded by his loving family and life-long family friend.

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On November 29, 1960, Tim blessed this earth with his presence starting his journey of life here in Casper, Wyoming, born to the parents of Marcy and Wayne Sutton.

Preceded in death by, his wife Sally Mayes, his angelic mother Marcy Sutton, his father Wayne Sutton, his oldest brother Harold Sutton, his second to youngest brother Rick Sutton, and his beloved dogs, Prince, Crystal, Misty, and Rose!!

Tim is so very very lovingly remembered by his children; daughter Samantha Eutsler and son Travis Bradley. Tim’s grandchildren include Hunter, Peyton, Savannah, and Destiny. His oldest sister Tammy Sutton and youngest sister Becky Weides, and his youngest brother Jim Sutton. Tim’s nieces and nephews include Cori, Sharif, Key, Chace, Stephanie, Tommy, Jacob, Lori, and Jennifer. Tim will also be missed by further extended family and his nearest and dearest friends that he loved like family.

Tim’s favorite hobbies included, fishing, BBQ and horseshoes, playing pool and darts, and of course music, dancing AND drinking his cold Coors. Dad absolutely loved working at Mosers Energy Systems. Some could call his job one of his hobbies.

A special thanks to everyone who provided care to Tim and his family during his difficult fight for survival while in Colorado.

If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever!!

Nancy J. Kuharski

Nancy J. Kuharski: 1955 – 2021

Nancy Jean Kuharski left this world on Saturday, March 6th in Casper Wyoming at the age of 65. She was born August 11, 1955 to Bette Ann and Bruce Mullette in Glendive, Montana. She spent her youth living in many places in Montana and Wyoming. She graduated from Natrona County High School in 1973. She married Robert “Curren” Kuharski on March 29, 1975 in Casper Wyoming. They had two sons, Travis and Ryan. She worked for Sears for 10 years, then went on to work for the State of Wyoming for another 15 years until she retired.

Nancy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many people. She loved shopping with her best friend, Ester, and hanging out with her grandson, Blake. She enjoyed being outside, camping, 4-wheeling, fishing, and riding her jet ski. She also liked taking trips with her brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her husband, Curren; sons, Travis (Suzie) and Ryan; her grandson, Blake and granddog, Rebel; and her cat Jasper; step-mother, Anne Mullette; and many brothers and sisters; Linda (Gary); Phil (Leslie) Mullette; Jim Mullette; Rick Mullette; John (Jenny) Mullette; Christi (Nick) Coates; Tracy Scott; Patricia (Wood) Chooi; Karen (Ted) Hustead; Cathy Kuharski; Mary (Bobby) Brodgen; Cheryl (Brian) Fenski; David (Maria) Kuharski; Pat (Anita) Kuharski; Mitch (Ann) Kuharski, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Betty Ann and Bruce Mullette; Peggy and Robert Kuharski; step-brother, Richard Mullette; and sister-in-law, Jeanie Mullette.

Please join us to celebrate Nancy’s life Thursday, March 18th between 1:00 to 4:00 at the Hall on Ash at 355 South Ash Street, Casper, Wyoming.

Larry Hodgins

Larry Hodgins: 1945 – 2021

Larry Hodgins, 76, of Rawlins, Wyoming, passed away Sunday, March 7, 2021 in Casper, Wyoming. A service to celebrate his life is pending. 

Larry was born February 23, 1945 in Langdon, North Dakota to Floyd and Esther (Nickerson) Hodgins. He moved to Wyoming at the age of 17 and worked as a cowhand on the Cheney Ranch.

On July 24, 1964 he married the love of his life, Vicki Holder in Casper, Wyoming.

Larry worked as a roofer for a short time and then started working for C.A. White Wireline Service, where he worked for many years.

In 1979 he moved his family to Rawlins, Wyoming and continued working in the oilfield until his retirement in January 2020.

Larry loved his job and his family. He enjoyed boating, camping, fishing, and slot machines. Larry was loved by all who knew him. He was the most generous man one would ever meet. He will be sadly missed by all. 

Larry is survived by his wife, Vicki, his son, Travis (Shana) Hodgins, his daughters, Jennie Hodgins and Nita (Bob) Brathall, and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and too many friends to count. He is also survived by his sister, Carol Tapson, and his brother, Chuck (Helen) Hodgins. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Esther, his brothers, Howard, Gary, and Harold, and his beloved son, Chad Hodgins. 

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82601. 

John (Jack) R. Shinn

John (Jack) R. Shinn: 1938 – 2021

John (Jack) R. Shinn died March 5th at the Life Care Center of Casper during a short stay.

Jack was born on the Blackmore Ranch, now the Hat Six ranch in Casper, November 17, 1938.  He graduated from Natrona County High School in 1957, and attended classes at Casper College.  He worked on the family ranch at Bessemer Bend for several years, in addition to driving the school bus for Poison Spider school.  He followed his dream as an over-the-road truck driver from 1965- 2016.

He is survived by his wife Phyllis (Tescher) Shinn of 48 years. Jack is survived by his four children Kate (Jay), Lori, Neil (Sandy) and Dawn (Gavin).  Jack had 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and cousin John Savage. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Clark and Lena Shinn, and grandson Teigen Finnerty.