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Obituaries: Condelario, Gassman, Riley

Larry Richard Condelario

Larry Richard Condelario: 1938 – 2021

Larry Condelario, 83, of Casper died October 14, 2021.

He was born to the late Bernard (Bernie) and Doris Condelario on September 17, 1938 on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

He graduated from Natrona County High School in 1956 and immediately enrolled in the Air Force. During his time with the Air Force, Larry gained knowledge as an electrician and plane mechanic, being honorably discharged in 1962. Larry worked frequently alongside his brother(s), doing his dream job of restoring old automobiles with family at Ronnie’s Auto Trim and, later, C & C Auto Trim, teaching his son Ronnie the trade along the way. Larry also served as the Commander in Chief for the VFW and stayed an active member throughout his lifetime.

His dream job of restoring old autos continued to be his hobby in retirement, often with his son Ronnie by his side, and he frequently visited Napa Auto Parts to see his daughter Shirley.

Larry also enjoyed dancing, mornings with his friends at the Kopper Kettle, and having a Coors original (or two) with family and cronies at the VFW.

Larry is survived by his best friend and partner of 40+ years Nancy Cook; his children Shirley Condelario of Casper; Kari (Ray) Gregg of Payson, AZ, Ron Condelario of Casper, and Eugene (Gene) Condelario of Casper; his stepdaughter Vickie (John) Benson of Denver, CO; his grandchildren Chad Condelario, Kayla (Dan) Wolosin, Lance Scarpellino, Christopher Brower, and Matthew Brower; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Jean (Bernard) Rush and Ester (Earl) Lee, brothers Roy (Joyce) Condelario and Ronnie (Arlene) Condelario, and son Richard (Dean) Condelario.

Services will be held at Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery on Friday, October 29 at 11:30 a.m., followed by a Celebration of Life at the VFW on Bryan Stock Trail.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the VFW.


Carole Lynne Gassman

Carole Lynne Gassman: 1940 – 2021

Carole Lynne Gassman was born January 12, 1940 and passed away peacefully in her home on October 18, 2021. Carole was born to Lowell R. and Corinne Vickers in Kansas City, Kansas, and then moved at a very young age to the Denver, Colorado area. Carole attended Adams City High School, where she was a majorette and model. She graduated from there in 1958 and afterward worked for International Harvester and for the county court as a typist.

In June 1986, Carole moved herself and her four children — Terri, Tina, Jay and Tony — to Casper, Wyoming, where she introduced herself to George Benson as his new service writer at Benson Chevrolet. Neither George nor Carole realized how successful she would become. Carole enjoyed working as a service writer for several years and with several master mechanics working under her. Carole continued working at the dealership when it became White’s Mountain and several other dealerships after that.

Carole worked hard her entire life, starting at the ripe ol’ age of 7 years old, selling candy at the local roller skating rink so she could skate for free, to working a mail route in Evansville at 80 years old.

Carole had many enjoyable moments throughout her life, including taking her kids on trips to their cabin near Bailey, Colorado, playing BINGO, putting together massive puzzles, and “pushing buttons” at the local gambling establishments.

Carole will be best remembered by her smile as well as her love for Elvis, Taco Johns, Hershey’s chocolate bars, and peanut M&M’s.

Carole is survived by her four children Terri Gassman of Moorcroft, Wyoming, Tina Baker (late husband John) of Twin Falls, Idaho, Gerald K. Gassman “Jay” of Casper, Wyoming, and Tony Gassman (Jennifer Lang) of Casper, Wyoming; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Carole is also survived by her brother Ray Vickers (Lynn) of Farmington, New Mexico, and sister Barbara Barnwell (Rob) of Penrose, Colorado.

Services for Carole will be held November 6, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home, followed by a small reception. For family and friends that are unable to attend, the services will be livestreamed through this webpage. Those that can attend, the family is encouraging guests to add a fun memory or story of Carole.


Wanda L. Riley

Wanda L. Riley: February 26, 1937 – October 18, 2021 (age 84)

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Wanda L. Riley of Mills on October 18, 2021 at the age of 84 years.

She was born on February 26, 1937 to Virgil and Louise Thompson in Coffeyville, Kansas. She was blessed with two sisters and three brothers: Wayne Thompson (Esther), Jean Wheeler, and Judy Siddall (Chuck), all of Casper, as well as Larry Thompson (Debbi) of Littleton, Colorado and Rick Thompson of Aurora, Colorado.

On September 27, 1958, she married Raymond Riley in Coffeyville. Raymond served in the Marine Corps for 20 years, so they moved a lot and made many friends along the way.

During their union they had four children: Roberta Spaulding (Mick) of Mills, Richard Riley of Douglas, and Randall Riley and Ronald Riley of Mills. In 1974, Raymond retired and they made their home in Shirley Basin, WY and later made their life in Mills, WY.

She was a loving grandmother to five grandchildren: Danny Huber (Maureen), Adam Spaulding (Faith), Jamie Johns (Kevin), Nathan Riley (Chealsey), and Amber Riley.

She spoiled her 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, plus many more extended family and friends.

She is preceded in her death by her parents, husband Raymond and son Randall.

Services will be held at Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home on Monday, October 25 at 10:00 a.m. Viewing will be at 9:00 a.m. before the service. Father Thomas of Our Lady of Fatima will be officiating. Burial will be at Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery in Evansville.

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

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

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