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Obituaries: Schwartz, Bryson

Denise A. "Niecy" Schwartz

Denise A. “Niecy” Schwartz: 1974 – 2021

On November 4, Denise Ann Schwartz crossed heaven’s gates, passing away from natural causes.

Denise — or ‘Niecy’ to family and friends — was born September 4, 1974 to Leslie and John Schwartz in Casper, Wyoming, the youngest of their two daughters.

As a child, she was remembered for often asking for a couple of cookies and taking a handful to share with friends. A full-time resident of Casper, Denise grew up loving animals, history and reading.

After high school graduation, she obtained her Teaching certificate and bachelor’s degree in History as well as a minor in Chemistry from Black Hills State in Spearfish, South Dakota. She later earned her master’s degree in history from American Public University.

Denise worked as a radiochemist in Casper for many years and a science teacher and tutor at Natrona County High School for many more. Her passion was her shelties, as they competed in agility, obedience, and rally, obtaining a multitude of titles including a Rally Advanced Excellent (RAE) title, high combined in Rally and Companion Dog Excellent (CDX) in obedience in both AKC and UKC.

Denise was an amazing daughter, sister, aunt, and friend and always had a smile and warm hug for anyone.

A celebration of Denise’s life and the love her family had for her was held on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Newcomer Funeral Home in Casper.

She is survived by her parents John and Leslie Schwartz, her sister Jennifer Zerba (Jason), her nieces Gabrielle Grosso and Isabel Lucio, and her Shetland Sheepdogs Rummy and Thunder.

We will miss our sweet Niecy! Heaven has truly gained an amazing angel.


Robert Bryson

Robert Bryson: January 8, 1951 – November 8, 2021 (age 70)

Bob was born to Lee and Shirley Bryson in Douglas, where he grew up with a brother and three sisters. The family enjoyed hunting, fishing, and having the mountains as a playground.

Bob enlisted in the U.S. Army at age 18 and was sent to Korea to patrol the demilitarized zone. Upon his return, he was honorably discharged and married Jane Kister, with whom he began a family. Jack was born in 1974, Kate followed in 1976, and John entered the world in 1980. Bob became a proud granddad of Andre, Anthony, Alexandrea, Natalie, Nicholas, and Aiden.

Bob enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, logging, and camping with his three kids. He spent a lot of time in the mountains outside of Douglas with his family, kids, siblings and parents.

Bob started out as a cowboy and ranch hand before transitioning into transportation including over-the-road, hotshot, and oilfield equipment transport. During his early career, his children occasionally accompanied him as co-pilot.

Later in life, Bob became active in the Vietnam Vets/Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club and was very involved with veterans’ affairs. While part of this band of brothers, he helped raise many thousands of dollars for charities throughout Wyoming.

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


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