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Obituaries: De La Rosa, Eklund

Bertha Marie “Bibi” De La Rosa

Bertha Marie “Bibi” De La Rosa: 1987 – 2021

On Saturday, May 8, 2021 Bertha Marie De La Rosa, loving wife, daughter, sister, and mother of three, passed away at the age of 33. Bertha, or Bibi as she was affectionately known, was born December 7, 1987 in Brownsville, Texas.

Bibi was known for her big heart and her overwhelming desire to take care of those around her. She was a born provider, nurturer, and caretaker; and even when times were tough, she did it all with a smile.

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Until her last days, she was the primary caregiver to her father whom she took care of with diligence, patience, and grace — all attributes that she passed down to her children, who walk with that same care for the world in their hearts.

Her other passions included reading, getting in touch with her spirituality, and spending time with her three children, Issak, Isabel, and Yasmin.

Her love and light will live on forever.

Joyce Elaine Eklund

Joyce Elaine Eklund: 1937 – 2021

Joyce Elaine Eklund, 84, of Casper, WY passed away Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Central Wyoming Hospice.
She was born, April 16, 1937 in Newcastle, WY to parents Boyd Preston Ash and Frances Sophia Ash. She graduated from Moorcroft High School in 1955 as valedictorian of her class. She met the love of her life Lawrence (Larry) Eklund while working at the local grocery store. They were married in Sheridan, WY on April 27, 1958. They lived in Moorcroft until moving to Casper in 1963 and were together until his passing in 2003.

Joyce was survived by three children, Randy (Carole) Eklund, Jerry (Bev) Eklund and Sherie (Bret) Gray all of Casper, WY and five grandchildren; Chasity Eklund of Denver, CO and Brittney (Justin) Kelly, Brandon Balch, Ashley Balch, and Chavonne Eklund all of Casper, WY. She is preceded in death by her parents Boyd and Frances Ash, brother Warren Ash and her husband Larry Eklund.

Joyce was known for putting other people’s needs before her own. She was warm hearted and empathetic toward her family and friends. There was no denying the compassion she had for others and the endless support and encouragement she gave to their hopes and dreams.

You could always find her outside working in her yard and flower beds. She enjoyed passing the time with her family and friends. She spent countless hours caring for her own family as well as her parents. Joyce was a giving and doting person and was unreservedly devoted to her husband and family.

She was loved by all who knew her and will be sadly missed.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Central Wyoming Hospice & Transitions, 319 S. Wilson St., Casper, WY 82601.