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Obituaries: Hanson-Sevon, Kamish

Frances (Strayer) Hanson

CASPER, Wyo. –

Frances Hanson-Sevon: May 20, 1937 ~ April 9, 2021 (age 83)

Frances (Strayer) Hanson, 83, of Casper Wyoming passed away on April 9th, 2021.

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Frances was born in Colorado in 1937. Later her family moved to Elk Mountain WY where she grew up and met Elmer Hanson. They were married in 1953 and were married for 53 years.

They moved to Casper where they raised their four children, Melvin, Ramona, Steven, and Dale.

Elmer passed in 2006. A few years later Frances met Wayne Sevon. They married in 2014.

  Frances’s love was family, books, genealogy, and Wyoming history.

She attended Casper College where she graduated and became an accomplished writer.

Her published books include, “Medicine Bow Valley Pioneers”, genealogy book, “Strayer Roots”, and a couple cookbooks. She had many short stories and poems (“Wyoming Love Song”) published in newspapers.

She also enjoyed being a member of Fort Casper, where she would volunteer to work in their store.

Frances also loved her family. She was the grandmother to two grandsons, four granddaughters, six great grandsons, five great granddaughters and one great, great granddaughter.

Frances will be missed.

Graveside service will be held at Wyoming Memorial Gardens at 11 a.m., Friday, April 16th.


Barbara Louise Kamish

Barbara Louise Kamish: 1932 – 2021

It is with great sadness and love that the family of Barbara Louise Kamish announces her passing after a brief illness at the age of 88.

Barbara will be lovingly remembered and treasured by her husband Loren, the love of her life, who she was married to for 70 beautiful years.

Barb and Loren had four children, Louise (Bruce), Steven (Lila), Laurie (Kenny) and Lynnie (Toni). She will also be missed greatly by her 11 grand children, many great grand children, nieces and nephews, and extended family and friends.

Barb and Loren’s love story began during high school in St Croix Falls Wisconsin. Loren brags to this day that she was, and is, the most beautiful blonde he has ever laid eyes on, while Barbara, would say what a “catch” Loren was.

Barb was a dedicated wife and mother first and foremost. Her family was everything to her. She treasured her children and embraced every moment she could with them. Everything she touched turned into something beautiful, especially holidays and her favorite time of year, Christmas!

We will miss her terribly. We know how truly blessed we were to have had her in our lives. And as Loren always says, “She is quite the woman and such a “peach.” Until we meet again!

There will be a private family ceremony. In lieu of flowers please direct any memorial donations to the Cripple Children’s Foundation or the American Cancer Society.