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Obituaries: Adams, Wollard, Haro, Madden

Edwin A. “Andy” Adams

Edwin A. “Andy” Adams: 1946 – 2021

Andy Adams, 74, died Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at the Central Wyoming Hospice. His wife Lynda, of 55 years, was by his side when he passed.

Andy was born in Brownfield, Texas on November 21, 1946 to Hearl and Opal Adams. Andy married Lynda Galyen on May 27, 1966. They lived in Hobbs, New Mexico until they moved to Casper, Wyoming in 1968. Andy was proud of the six years he served in the Army National Guard. He is survived by his wife; his two sons Mark Adams of Fort Collins, Colorado and Steven Adams of Casper, Wyoming; his granddaughter Kenady Adams; and his sister Sue Abshier of Wagoner, Oklahoma.

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Andy loved and enjoyed life. He loved laughing, making jokes, talking with people and going places. Andy never met a stranger. If you were ever with him when a car backfired, you could bet your last dollar you would hear him say, “shoot low sheriff, they’re riding Shetlands”. This was just one of his many “go-to” phrases. Andy was a wonderful husband, the best dad and a true family man. He will be greatly missed.

Andy’s love of hot rods and racecars started at a young age. When his father offered him the choice of playing football or owning a car, he chose the car and never looked back. Throughout his life, Andy took great pride in owning and restoring racecars and hot rods. Andy’s love of drag racing and Corvettes was second to none. He always said there is a fine line between hot-rodding and abusing cars and over the years he built, broke, blew up and fixed several cars all in the name of hot-rodding. Andy was instrumental in starting the Central Wyoming Corvette Club.

He loved being at the race track, whether watching or racing, so long as he was surrounded by his racecar friends and family. Those were the best times of his life and we know that he will enjoy, once again, sitting around “shooting the bull and bench racing” with all of his friends that were also gone too soon.

Andy was one of the lucky ones who was also able to make a career out of doing what he loved. He owned and operated Western Engine and Machine until he retired in 2010 and relocated to Florida. While in Florida, his health took a turn for the worse and ultimately, he and his wife moved back to Casper, Wyoming in 2018.

As Andy wanted, no funeral will be held. He will be laid to rest at the Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery. The family will schedule a celebration of Andy’s life in the Spring.

He may be gone from our sight but never from our hearts.

Carol Jean Wollard

Carol Jean Wollard: 1955 – 2021

Carol Jean Wollard, 66, passed away peacefully on August 25, 2021 in Casper, Wyoming.

Carol was born May 15, 1955 in Humansville, Missouri to Gerald and Mary Wollard and was sister to her older siblings Kenneth and James.

Carol would often reminisce about her youth on the family farm, fondly describing her flour sack dresses and recalling churning butter at the kitchen table. Having older brothers contributed to her toughness and amazing athletic ability. Carol excelled at her favorite sport of softball. She was often asked to fill in on the boy’s team as well, where she consistently outplayed her peers.

Choosing to experience life more fully, she moved to California, where she met and married Glenn Reed. In 1987, they welcomed their only son Charles Dustin. Carol was so proud of her son and considered Dustin as her greatest achievement. She was a most loving and selfless mother, and often extended that motherly concern toward many who crossed her path. She was honest, respectful and always put others ahead of herself. Carol considered her role as a friend to be almost as important as her role of mother. She exuded a sense of confidence and calm which assured you she always had your back. Even after long periods of not seeing her, you knew you could pick up where you left off. She was a true friend to so many.

Carol is survived by her only child Dustin Reed, his wife Melodi and beloved grandchildren Madison and Colby of Casper, WY, along with her brothers Kenneth and James of Fair Play. She was a great mother and a great friend, plus a most amazing Nana! Her grandchildren adored her and inspired her to keep fighting.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Carol on September 11 at her son’s home at 2:00 p.m. in Casper, Wyoming.

In Missouri, a graveside remembrance will be held at 12 noon September 24 at Dunnegan Cemetery. Immediately following will be a Celebration of Life at Silo Ridge Golf Club, where friends and family are welcome to come and go between 1:30 – 4 p.m.

“I love you Mom. Always have. Always will.”

Alvera “Vera” Haro

Alvera “Vera” Haro: February 17, 1924 – August 29, 2021 (age 97)

Alvera (“Vera”) M Haro (Johnson), 97, passed away August 29, 2021 at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, WY.

Vera was born February 17, 1924 in Bertha, Minnesota to Guy and Zella Johnson.

She was 2 years old when they moved to Leetonia, Minnesota, where she attended school and graduated from Hibbing High School.

Vera was united in marriage to Walter Haro on February 23, 1941 and spent some time in Eugene, Oregon before they made their home in Chisholm, Minnesota.

Vera and Walt loved to spend time at their cabin on Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota, where they entertained family and friends all summer for many many years and everyone was welcome.

Vera worked for years at the Chisholm, Minnesota sewing factory, sewing snowmobile jackets and clothes. 

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Chisholm, Ladies VFW 8510 in Hibbing, Minnesota, and the VASA Lodge of Hibbing. She was also a volunteer member of the UMCM Auxiliary in Hibbing.

In 2006, Vera moved to Wyoming to live with her daughter and son-in law.

Vera was hired at the west-end Walmart as a greeter, which she loved. She received several employee of the month awards.

Vera moved back to Hibbing in 2011 and lived at the 7th Ave Apartments, where she had many friends. She also volunteered her time at the Hibbing Hospital. 

She moved back to Glenrock, Wyoming in July 2021 to again be with her daughter, son-in-law and family. Sadly, the time was too short.

She is survived by her son Richard Haro of Hibbing; daughter Jean and Rodney Christenson of Glenrock; grandchildren Tammy and Shawn Downs of WY, Bruce Christenson of MN, Kim and Bill Welsh of MO, Kallie Haro of MN, Patrick Grass of NV, and Becki and Warren Koski of MN; great-grandchildren Jade Downs, Shawntel Downs, KC Christenson, Whitnie Christenson, Allie Ross, Jacey Ross, Autumn Maggard, Donny Kelson, Alexis Grass, and Kathryn Grass; and great-great-grandchildren Ryleigh Minton and Isaiah Grass, plus many family members and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents Guy and Zella Johnson, husband Walter Haro, and brother Laverne Johnson.

There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date. At that time she will be laid to rest next to her husband Walter Haro at the Chisholm, Minnesota Cemetery.

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

Margie Munson Madden

Margie Munson Madden: 1928 – 2021

Margie Madden, 92, died Monday, Dec. 28, 2020.

A Celebration of Life Open House will be held from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 at the Tate Pump House Trail Center, 1775 W. 1st St.