CASPER, Wyo. –
Gwendolyn Mary Doner: 2001 – 2021
On April 21, 2021, heaven gained an angel that will forever change the stars and cosmos, and certainly the orbit of our worlds. Gwendolyn Mary Doner born September 5th, 2001 in Dillon, Montana left our world far too soon at the spirited age of 19.
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The incredible impact that Gwen leaves behind can be attributed to the many facets and stages of her captivating life. In her younger years, Gwen loved gymnastics, sports, animals, arts, youth group, and the outdoors. In her teenage years, Gwen explored her spiritual and nature-loving side, becoming the most perfect and beautiful little hippie girl this world has ever known. She possessed a wild heart and a gypsy soul. Most recently, her love of holistic healing, dreadlocks, tattooing, and astrology was where she really found her ultimate passions and tribe of people.
Gwen lived in Dillon, Montana from 2001-2005; Tooele, Utah from 2005-2014; and Casper, Wyoming from 2014-2020. She graduated from Kelly Walsh High School in Casper, Wyoming in 2020. After graduation, Gwen moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, and later pursued her certification in massage therapy and holistic healing. Gwen started school at Healing Mountain Massage School two weeks before her passing. She was beyond excited to embark upon a path in which she could synchronize her passions and work and belong to something she could excel in.
Gwen could light up a room just by being in it, her presence was impossible to overlook. Gwen had the ability to make everyone laugh (mostly through her inappropriate jokes) and was a social butterfly at any family or group event. She made sure the unseen felt seen and the unheard felt heard. Gwen was kind, thoughtful, loyal, determined, strong, encouraging, conscientious, empathetic, and passionate. Throughout her life, Gwen was true to herself. She lived by the mantra, “Don’t let the tamed ones tell you how to live.” Those who knew Gwen will know she sure didn’t! Gwen didn’t need to be saved, she needed to be found and appreciated for the breathtaking soul that she was. She gracefully refused to conform to this world, and we are all better people because of this. Gwen always loved and held tight to her family and made sure they all knew how much they meant to her and how grateful she was for their role in her life. Her constant “I love and miss you” texts and calls will be so deeply missed.
Gwen is survived by her parents Brett and Brook Doner, and John and Heather Myers; sister Adyson Myers; brothers Braylen Myers and Wyatt Jacobs; soul-sister Jessie Szymczak; boyfriend and love of her life Tyler Shoemaker; grandmothers Debbie Allen-Low, Kathy Williams, and Shelly Myers; grandfather Dave Bradley; great-grandmother LaVerne Bradley; aunts and uncles Nicole Bradley, Stephen Resset, Kelly Bradley, Brian and Talea Doner, Matt Doner, Dan Doner, and Steven Doner; cousins Shane Doner, Reece Doner, Carter Kastning, Kennedy Kastning, Harper Donnelly-Resset, Jory Doner, Chandler Doner, Isabelle Doner, Braden Doner, Quinn Doner, and Ashlee Rich; and numerous additional cousins, friends, bonus grandparents, aunts and uncles; and her beloved dog, Blue.
Gwen was preceded in death by her sister Vanessa Myers; grandmother Mary Doner; grandfathers Don Doner and Bill Myers; great-grandfathers Bill Allen and Larry Bradley; and great-uncle Fred Eaton.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Utah Highway Patrol, EMS services of Murray, and Intermountain Healthcare nurses and staff for their exceptional care of Gwen and her family during this time. We would also like to thank Steps Recovery and Healing Mountain Massage School for welcoming Gwen with open arms during her time in Utah.
The family would like to express our sincere gratitude for the outpouring of love and support we have received from family, friends, and the community during this very difficult time. Donations in Gwen’s name can be made to https://gofund.me/1cc34ef8. The funds will be used to pay for medical expenses, services, and most importantly, continuing Gwen’s legacy of helping those less fortunate and those in need.
A service of remembrance and celebration will be held at Highland Park Community Church in Casper, Wyoming on Thursday, April 29th, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. All that knew and loved Gwen and her family and friends are welcome to attend.
Tylor Niels “Ty” Moore: 1979 – 2021
Tylor Niels Moore passed away on April 24, 2021, while at work in his office at Rummel’s Oilfield Services in Casper, Wyoming, at the age of 41.
Tylor was born on December 6, 1979, in Aurora, Colorado, to Ronald and Gwenda Moore. Soon after his birth, he returned home to Greybull, Wyoming with his parents and sister Darci.
He attended school in Riverton and Rawlins, Wyoming, as well as Denver, Colorado. As an adult, he went to work in oilfield-related jobs in Casper, where he made his home until his death.
Tylor loved spending time playing darts, both for fun and competitively, while hanging out with his friends. He had an infectious smile and liked nothing more than making others laugh and enjoy themselves.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ron, and his grandparents.
He is survived by his daughters, Laci Sommers and Hailey Moore, Hailey’s mother, Erin Brock; mother and stepfather Gwenda and Jim Healey of Rawlins, his sisters Darci and Adrianna and his stepbrother James, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 11 a.m., at the Newcomer Casper Chapel, 710 East 2nd Street, Casper, Wyoming. There will be a Celebration of Life in Ty’s honor hosted by his friends at the Horseshoe Bar Saturday evening at 4 p.m.
Burial will be held at a later date.
John David “Dave” Pedry: 1946 – 2021
John David (Dave) Pedry, 74, of Casper, Wyoming passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 22, 2021.
Dave was born in Columbus, Ohio on December 10, 1946 to John and Frances Pedry. He graduated from Natrona County High School in Casper, Wyoming. In 1968 Dave enlisted in the Navy and became a medic. After a tour in Vietnam with the 1st Marine Recon Division, he was honorably discharged in April of ’71. Returning to Casper, he enrolled in Casper College where he met his future wife, Danna Ellett.
Dave and Danna were married on June 17, 1972. They attended the University of Wyoming where Dave received his M.A. degree in English Literature/Philosophy. He taught English for a few years and then was hired by Marathon Oil Company in Casper as their first geologic aide. When Marathon moved their offices to Houston, Dave went independent, selling his first prospect to Amoco. To support his growing family, Dave became a house painter, painting over a thousand houses in Casper.
Dave tirelessly continued to market his big geologic prospect in the Wyoming Overthrust up until his death. He also was working on the third book of his trilogy, The Indivisible Light.
Dave was a writer, a philosopher, a geologist and a man of strong faith. He loved the outdoors and made many memories for his family with the frequent trips to Casper Mountain, Muddy Mountain and the Wind River Mountains. He was a dreamer and a warrior who always looked for the next adventure or the next battle to be fought.
Dave’s Catholic faith was his guiding Light. He was fearless and relentless in his defense of the faith and his study and promotion of Truth. It was what held his marriage together for 48 years and what produced his 13 beautiful children and 37 grandchildren. Dave loved his Church, his country and his family with all his heart.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents, John and Frances Pedry, three sons, Christopher (stillborn), Joseph, Paul, and a granddaughter Annabelle Enders.
He is survived by his wife Danna and ten children, Timothy (Stephanie) Pedry, Danielle (Jeremy) Morriss, John (Noel) Pedry, Mary (Andrew) Wlazlo, Theresa (Tyler) Enders, Susanna (Casey) Gallinger, Petrina Pedry, Michael (Coby) Pedry, Rosemary (Tyler) Brown, Phillip Pedry and by 21 grandsons and 15 granddaughters. Dave is also survived by his sister Catherine Grieve of Oregon and his brothers Dan Pedry of Colorado and Mark Pedry of Virginia.
A Latin requiem mass will be held for Dave at 11:00 AM, on Monday, May 3, at Our Lady of Fatima church in Casper. The Rosary for family and friends will be at 7:00 PM, on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at Newcomer Casper Chapel.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to the New Mt. Carmel Foundation, PO Box 2507, Cody, WY 82414.
Marian W. Roberts: 1934 – 2021
Marian Juanita Wilkins Roberts passed away peacefully at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper on April 22, 2021 surrounded by family.
Marian was born March 3, 1934. She was the youngest of four children born to Ruble and Eunice (Crawford) Wilkins in New Orleans, LA. Marian grew up in New Orleans where she was an avid reader who loved to dance. While attending the all-girl McDonaugh High School, she was chosen by her P.E. teacher to be one of the first-ever Sugarette dancers for the 1951 Sugar Bowl. After graduating from high school at 17, Marian worked as a telephone operator for the Southern Bell Telephone Company until a blind date changed her life.
In 1955, Dale Roberts and a friend were visiting New Orleans from South Dakota for Mardi Gras. Marian begrudgingly agreed when a friend who was dating Dale’s friend asked her to be Dale’s blind date for a Mardi Gras event. Dale returned to South Dakota a few days later knowing Marian was “the one”. They kept in touch through telephone calls, and Marian made one trip to stay with Dale’s family in South Dakota before they were married on October 15, 1955, in New Orleans.
After the wedding, Dale and Marian settled down in Belle Fourche, SD, where Dale was the owner of the Belle Fourche Implement Company, and Marian worked at the local telephone company. Soon Marian became a stay-at-home mom for their three children: Bob, Janelle, and Cyndee.
Once their children were grown, the couple moved to New Orleans where Marian worked in admissions at Ochsner Hospital after being out of the workforce form more than 30 years. While Marian enjoyed living in New Orleans again, she missed her family. She and Dale moved to Casper in 1989 where two of their three children were living. Marian was then employed in the admissions department at Wyoming Medical Center until she retired.
Marian was known for her amazing cooking skills, fashion sense, and green thumb.
Marian is survived by her three children: Bob (Bertie) Roberts of Rapid City, South Dakota, Janelle (Rod) Ehrich of Edmond, Oklahoma, and Cyndee (Dean) Guthmiller of Casper, Wyoming; grandsons, Cordell (Kelsey) Ehrich of Edmund, Oklahoma, Spencer (Emily) Guthmiller of Casper, Wyoming, and Zachary Guthmiller of Casper, Wyoming; granddaughter Lindsey (Jay) Martin of Rapid City, South Dakota; great-granddaughters, Layne (Gaige) Mortenson of Rapid City, South Dakota, Collins Ehrich of Edmond, Oklahoma, Kody Ehrich of Edmond, Oklahoma; great-grandsons, Wyatt Martin, Rapid City, South Dakota, Trevor Guthmiller, of Casper, Wyoming, and William Ehrich of Edmond, Oklahoma; and great-great granddaughter Emerson Mortenson. She is preceded in death by husband, Dale, and grandson, Mark Ehrich.
A private family service will be held later this summer.