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Obituaries: Jayne, Zook, Nelson, Shearer-Carmona

Mary Ellen Jayne

Mary Ellen Jayne: 1955 – 2021

Mary Ellen Jayne, 66, of Casper, Wyoming and formerly of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away September 14, 2021 with family by her side.

She was born to William and Irene Robinson on July 6, 1955 in Cedar Rapids, IA. She married the late David Jayne in 1983 and lived together in Cedar Rapids for much of their 34 years of marriage.

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Mary is survived by her daughter Ginny (Rusty) Nading of Casper, WY; grandchildren Madilynne and Hunter Nading of Casper, WY; brothers Bill (Deb) Robinson of Cedar Rapids, IA and Mike Robinson (Chris Ask) of Marion, IA; and sisters Diana (Tom) Macke of Abilene, TX and Sandie (Gerry) Chapman and Cindy (Dave) Wroblewski, both of Cedar Rapids, IA.

She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and their children, as well as grand and great-grand fur babies.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents and loving husband in 2017.

Mary’s greatest joy was family and living her best life. She blessed many with her generosity of handmade gifts, radiant smile, and boisterous laughter.

She was excited to begin her new life in Casper, WY with her daughter and family when she moved to Wyoming on August 20, 2021.

Mary will be deeply missed as she touched so many wherever she went.

A Celebration of Life will take place on September 25, 2021 on Casper Mountain, where Mary will be reunited with Dave once again. A luncheon will follow.

Memorials may be directed to Ginny Nading at 1815 S. Jefferson St., Casper, WY 82601.


Dorothy Lee (Miller) Zook

Dorothy Lee (Miller) Zook: 1932 – 2021

Dorothy L. (Miller) Zook, 89, passed away Wednesday afternoon, September 1, 2021 at Homewood at Martinsburg, Pennsylvania.

She was born in Martinsburg, daughter of the late Nathan Ray and F. Marie (Replogle) Miller. On March 24, 1951, she married Ralph E. Zook at Memorial Church of the Brethren, Martinsburg.  

Surviving are her two daughters Cathy L. (Dan) Truskowski of Hamburg, NY and Brenda M. (Don) Malczewski of Sunset Bay, NY; two sons Thomas E. (Betsy) Zook and Brian P. (Laura) Zook, both of Casper, WY; nine grandchildren Daniel, Jamie, Kristen, Nathan, Rebecca, Brandon, Clareesa, Sam and Joey; four great-grandchildren Logan Zook, Shelby Zook, Danny Kusior and Emma King; sister Janice E. (Miller) Thompson of Chicago, IL; and brother Gary (Ellen) Miller of Broken Arrow, OK.  

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Ralph, brother Don Miller, and great-grandson Micah King. 

Dorothy was a 1949 graduate of Martinsburg High School. She was a long-time member of Martinsburg Memorial Church of the Brethren and various other churches in New York and Wyoming, where she sang in the choirs and played hand bells. Her pies were always an important part of the church bake sales.

She was a loving homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family. She also was the seamstress, barber-stylist, cook, and artist in residence.

Her final years were spent back in Martinsburg, at Homewood care facility.

Dorothy, like her husband Ralph, was a donor to Humanity Gifts Registry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

A local Celebration of Life for Dorothy will be held on Saturday, September 25 at 10 a.m. at Saint Anthony’s Church at 604 S. Center St., Casper, WY. The Celebration will also be livestreamed through https://www.facebook.com/stanthonyschurchcasper.


Teri E. Nelson

Teri E. Nelson: 1954 – 2021

Teri Ervin Nelson of rural Evansville, WY passed away from this life to take her place in heaven on September 9, 2021 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Teri was born on July 1, 1954 in Hominy, OK to Eldon L and Grace E Ervin.

Teri graduated from Worland High School in 1972 and went on to attend the University of Wyoming, graduating with a degree in Social Work in 1977. Teri was a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority and the University of Wyoming Marching Band. The years of 1975 and 1976 saw her traveling with Cast A of Up with People, highlighted by performances at the Super Bowl and Indy 500. She made several lifelong friends while traveling with Up with People and held the organization near and dear to her heart, hosting several members of the program over the years. Upon her return to Laramie from her year of travel, she met her future husband. Teri married Boyd E Nelson on March 18, 1978. Teri and Boyd followed the oilfield, living in Tucson, Arizona; Midland, Texas; Hobbs, New Mexico; Ponca City, Oklahoma; and the Casper, Wyoming vicinity twice.

Teri loved traveling and spending time with family and friends, exploring new places, trying new food, and enjoying wine. She loved to bake and every Christmas you could always count on her cookie tray to be delivered right on time. Her love of baking was a passion she passed on to her daughter and grandchildren. She held many positions throughout her various moves, but none topped her favorite position of grandmother. She lived to spoil each grandchild and spent many hours on the phone when weather didn’t permit travel so she never missed a moment or a celebration. She was active in PTO, Girl Scouts, and Boy Scouts and planned the best birthday parties for her children. She was a member of Casper Service League during the 1990s. She loved singing and a favorite tradition she always shared was singing Muppet Christmas music each and every year.

Teri is survived by her husband of 43 years Boyd E. Nelson; children Tara Mahrer (Brad) and Kyle Nelson (Emily); grandchildren Briley, Everett, Brooks, and Audrey; sister Cheralyn (Sam) Murphy (Charles); brother-in-law Ken Nelson (Maxine); nephew Justin Nelson; and nieces Julie Cynova, Angela Anderson and Kayla Nelson. Teri also leaves behind her special friends Brian & Mary Gangl and Ed & Becky Slovacek.

Teri was preceded in death by her parents Eldon L. Ervin and Grace Evelyn Houser Ervin, sister LeeAnn Cynova and brother-in-law Larry Cynova.

Private services will be held at a later date. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to a cancer research organization of your choice in order to facilitate the prevention and find a cure for all cancers.


Shirley Rae Shearer-Carmona

Shirley Rae Shearer-Carmona: 1955 – 2021

Shirley Rae Shearer Carmona, 66, of Evansville, WY passed away Thursday, September 9, 2021 holding her children’s hands.

Shirley was born June 27, 1955 in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania in Westmoreland County.

Shirley was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She supported her family by becoming a Girl Scout troop leader and being a baseball mom, donating time to the her son’s and grandson’s teams.

Her hobbies were sewing, quilting, and the ancient art of tatting, among other crafts.

Shirley was a very active member of the military order of the Purple Heart of the USA, playing a large role in the Purple Heart Veterans Truck Tour for Casper, and a member of the 173rd Chapter 10. She was also involved with the Quilts of Valor and helped with any veterans group in need.

She is survived by her husband Daniel; her two children Sarah (Brad) Crook and Jeremiah (Mildred) Carmona; and her three grandchildren Jonathan, Raymond, and Gloria.