Obituaries: Coulter, Bunney, Parmely, Reed, Kennedy - Casper, WY Oil City News
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Obituaries: Coulter, Bunney, Parmely, Reed, Kennedy

Michael Lawrence Coulter

CASPER, Wyo. –

Michael Lawrence Coulter: 1984 – 2021

Loving husband, amazing dad, caring son, lending hands for friends, beautiful heart that touched many. He leaves behind Jamie, his wife; Mikey Jr., Majca, Jesse, Ariella, and Trenton. Patrica, his lovely mother; Jennifer and Adrain Aldaz, his parents-in-law; Joyce and Barry Crocker, his aunt and uncle.
He went to be with Jessica, Jaime’s sister: and his uncle, Henry.

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He will be forever missed, in our heart for the rest of our life. We love you Michael Lawrence Coulter. Michael will be always remembered for his soft smile, gentle eyes and beautiful soul. His kindness was felt by all he knew. Even animals were attracted to his loving nature. Michael had a way with words and along with his hilarious sense of humor, he had people always smiling and laughing, which is exactly what brought him joy. He is loved deeply and will be missed every day and remembered with love.


Marie M. Bunney

Marie M. Bunney: 1927 – 2021

Our Savior Jesus Christ has destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel. Let us remember with thanksgiving what God has done through his servant Marie Bunney.

Marie M. Bunney was born in Oak Park, IL, on October 6, 1927, to parents John F. Polzin and Caroline (Rothermel) Polzin. She was reborn as a child of God in the waters of Holy Baptism on November 6, 1927. On April 6, 1941, she was confirmed in the Christian faith and was fed the life-giving body and the blood of Jesus. She was united in holy marriage to Norman A. Bunney on April 15, 1946, and blessed with 56 years of married life together. God also blessed them with the gift of two daughters: Kathy Marie and Karen Kay. On March 10, 2021, God called Marie home to heaven. She is survived by daughters Kathy (David) Hutton, Karen Bunney; Granddaughters Lisa Nichols, Tammy Bonnegrace, Jennifer Lijewski and Grandson Andrew (Caitlin) Minchow; Great Granddaughters: Jozie DuMont, Hannah Bonnegrace, Neala DuMont; Great Grandsons: Dorian Bonnegrace, Adrien Bonnegrace, Douglas Nichols, Kaden Ujvary, Jack Minchow and Eli Lijewski; Great, Great Grandson: Riley Whisler and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

The Lord gives and the Lord takes away; blessed be the name of the Lord. We give thanks to God our Father through Jesus Christ, our Lord, for our sister, Marie Bunney.

Contributions may be made in Marie’s name to Trinity Lutheran Church, 1240 Missouri, Casper, WY 82609.


Verona Arlene Parmely

Verona Arlene Parmely: 1935 – 2021

(Verona) Arlene Parmely, 85 of Casper passed away March 7, 2021.

She was born to Alphonse and Frances Hourt May 30, 1935 in Harrison, Nebraska. She graduated from Harrison in 1952 and taught for a year.

She married Alvin Parmely March 1, 1954 in Harrison, Nebraska and eventually moved to Casper in 1957. She worked at Al’s Window and Home Repair and Overhead Door Company of Casper until retiring in 1991.

She then enjoyed “life out on the farm” from 1993 until moving back to Casper in 2015. She was very active in St. Patrick’s .
Arlene is survived by her husband Al, daughter Ann (Wayne Hanson) of Fort Lupton, Colorado; son Roy (JoAnn) of Casper, son Chuck (Cynthia) of Riverton, and son Ron (Katherine) of Casper;13 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren, sister Margaret Dunn of Harrison, Nebraska and sister Linda Fenster of Kent, .

She is preceded in death by her parents, 3 sisters and 3 brothers.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Cheyenne Sunrise Lions Club Ride for Sight 2021 or donor’s choice.

A funeral was celebrated at St. Patrick’s Catholic , 400 Country Club , Casper, WY 82609 on Friday March 12, 2021 at 10:30 AM with a private family burial at a later date.


Katie Oaklynn Reed

Katie Oaklynn Reed: 2020 – 2020

Katie Oaklynn Reed was born sleeping on December 28, 2020 in Casper, WY.

Katie is survived by her mother, Aeryn Reed of Casper, and father, Cuinn Lovelace, also of Casper, her grandparents, Heather Reed & Scott Grant, Casper, and Nick & Trisha Lovelace, Casper, and her great-grandparents, Maureen Ayers, of Milwaukie, Oregon, Laura Hunsaker, of Casper, and Tom & MaryAnn Lovelace, from Casper. 

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Richard Reed, maternal great-grandfather, Dennis Ayers, and paternal great-grandfather, Richard Levitt.

Memorial donations may be made to Trees for Katie.


Karen Jean (Loucks) Kennedy

Karen Jean (Loucks) Kennedy: 1948 – 2021

Karen Jean (Loucks) Kennedy passed away at Sheridan Memorial Hospital from COPD complications on March 11, 2021.

Jean was born July 5, 1948 in Casper, Wyoming to Keith E. and Virginia A (Harmeier) Loucks. She attended schools in Worland, Thermopolis and Casper, graduating from NCHS in 1967. On August 19, 1967 she married her high school sweetheart, Joe Neal Kennedy. Their daughter Kelli Kay was born in 1969 and their son Cory Joe was born in 1973. They lived in several towns following his work but settled into their forever home in Sheridan in late 1973.

Before she was no longer able to do as much, she enjoyed being a 200-club bowler, their memberships in the Sheridan Eagles, taking trips in their custom trike, crafting and holiday decorating.Jean is survived by her daughter Kelli (Chris) Snyder and son Cory, grandsons Kevin (Brittney) Fauber of Gillette, Ethan Kennedy of Sheridan, Kurtis (Kylie) Macha of Fort Drum, New York, her sisters Joan Goehring of Casper and Joyce (Rich) Carpenter of Evansville, her stepfather Willard Harper of Evansville, and her brother-in-law Bruce Kennedy of California. In addition, she is survived by 4 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, infant sister Jackie Lynn, her in-laws, and a brother-in-law.

No services will be held and burial will be at the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to The Hub, 211 Smith St., Sheridan, WY 82801.