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Obituaries: Kampa, Winburn, Micek, Imes, Fullerton

Mary Kampa

Mary Kampa: March 23, 1951 – November 26, 2021

Mary Jane (Bremer) Kampa’s huge, caring heart gave out at 2:37 a.m. on Friday, November 26, 2021.

Mary was born March 23, 1951 to Joseph and Alvera Bremer, the sixth of seven children. She was raised in Motley, Minnesota, where she met Michael John Kampa her sophomore year of high school and was immediately smitten. They were married June 27, 1970 and moved around Minnesota until moving to Wyoming in 1979, where they built their lives and an extensive network of friends.

Together, they had four children: Liz (Bill) Weatherwax, Michelle (Chuck) Adkins, Mitch (Dorie) and Erin. They are proud to call Austin (Marissa), Emily (Wes), Chloe, Haley, Elijah, Bella, and Ellie Jane their grandchildren. Over the years, Mary worked as a dental hygienist, a nursing home caretaker, an officer at Hilltop National Bank, and a Reading Resource Assistant at Southridge Elementary School. Her favorite job of all was being mom and grandma to so many, whether by birth or by choice.

She was our strong, beautiful, generous, passionate, vibrant, creative, fiercely devoted wife, mom, grandma, mother-in-law, sister, aunt and friend. She was our go-to, confidant, security blanket, biggest fan, cheerleader and best friend. She was our center and our rock. She was the person who loved and accepted each of us just as we are. She loved so many, and in return was loved quickly and deeply by everyone who ever met her. She was the music to our lives and made every moment magical. She was always up for an adventure of any kind — particularly if it involved rock hunting. She loved hunting for agates, especially along the Yellowstone River in Montana.

We will be honoring her life at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Highland Park Community Church — 5725 Highland Drive. A reception will be held immediately following the service at the 19th Hole Restaurant at the Casper Municipal Golf Course — 2120 Allendale Blvd. Our lives are forever changed and our hearts are broken. Mary was deeply loved and will be missed by so many. Thank you for sharing her life with us.

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

Carolyn Blanche Winburn

Carolyn Blanche Winburn: February 10, 1951 – November 26, 2021 (age 70)

Carolyn was born February 10, 1951 in Casper, Wyoming to Ralph and Marcille Hedstrom. She went to school in Casper, graduating from Kelly Walsh High School in 1969. On September 17, 1969, Carolyn married Phillip Winburn. In the next years they welcomed their two sons, Mike and Bruce. During her work career, Carolyn worked and managed several dry cleaners in Casper. She enjoyed camping with family, traveling, car shows, her pets and her church family.  

She is survived by her husband of 52 years Phil, sons Mike (Cody) of Casper and Bruce (Susan) of Laramie, granddaughter Stephanie of Casper, two great-grandchildren, brothers David and Ralph of Arizona and Vern of Casper, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Casper Humane Society.

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

George Thomas Micek

George Thomas Micek: December 8, 1936 – November 26, 2021 (age 84)

George Thomas Micek passed away November 26, 2021 in Casper, Wyoming. He was 84 years old. George was born to Ted and Lois Micek in Casper on December 8, 1936. As a child he roamed the hills in and around Casper, camping out on Casper Mountain and hunting rabbits in the foothills. He worked in Jackson Hole as a teenager, wrangling horses and igniting his lifelong passion for painting.

He attended St. Anthony’s School and Natrona County High School. He received many honors in swimming and cross country while at NCHS. He graduated early in 1955 and immediately joined the Army. Upon his honorable discharge from the Army in 1957, he began working for the U.S. Postal Service as mail carrier and retired after a 35-year career. There probably isn’t a house in Casper that he didn’t deliver mail to.

In 1958, he married the love of his life, Jean Cook. Together they raised two children, built a house they lived in for over 45 years, and lived a full life of adventure. Once retired, he and Jean went backpacking, downhill skiing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and camping; they both excelled in spoiling grandchildren. He was a gregarious, fun-loving man that loved good-natured teasing and “pulling your leg”. He was a patient teacher and loved teaching his children and grandchildren how to ride, pan for gold, and rope. He also taught his children to treat others with respect, among many more life lessons. He was a storyteller, a cowboy, an artist, an animal lover, and a husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. There wasn’t a person he met that wasn’t his friend.

He was preceded in death by his father (Ted) and mother (Lois), two brothers (Jerry and Charles), and his wife Jean. He is survived by his sister Mary Manley (Daryl) of Casper, children Craig Micek of Casper and Cathy Hutton (Cliff) of Cody, WY, granddaughters Ashley Powell (Aron) of Cedar City, UT and Eddie Hutton of Craig, CO, and great-grandchildren Finn Powell and Brynley Powell, both of Cedar City, UT. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Wounded Warrior Foundation or a charity of your choice. A full obituary for George will be available shortly. Arrangements are entrusted to Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Ave., Casper, WY 82601.

A Recitation of the Rosary will occur at 5:30 p.m. at Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home on Thursday, December 2, 2021. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 3, 2021 at St Anthony’s Catholic Church, 604 S. Center St., Casper, WY 82601 with a committal service including Military Honors following at Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery.

Carol Sue Imes

Carol Sue Imes: 1946 – 2021

Carol “Sue” Imes, 75, of Casper, Wyoming went to be with the Lord on the morning of Friday, November 26, 2021.

She loved the Lord, her family, making people laugh, cooking, baking and especially fishing. Sue was a joy to be around; she made friends fast and everyone adored her.

She is survived by her husband Richard “Dick” L. Imes, her two daughters Kara and Erika, and seven grandchildren. Dick and Sue would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on February 13, 2022.

Services will be held in the spring of 2022.

Service information will be posted once a date has been scheduled.

Gary Gene Fullerton

Gary Gene Fullerton: 1944 – 2021

Gary Gene Fullerton, 76, of Mills, Wyoming passed away on November 25, 2021 after a short but courageous battle with cancer.

Gary was born on December 1, 1944 to Ivan and Clara Fullerton in Lusk, Wyoming. After graduating from Riverton High School, he served a tour of duty with the U.S. Navy.

Upon his honorable discharge from the Navy, Gary drove heavy equipment until he retired in 2006. Since his retirement, Gary enjoyed many hours on his favorite hobbies: cars and boats. A passionate outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, RVing, and gardening.

Gary was predeceased by his parents Ivan and Clara Fullerton, sisters Arlene and Carla, brother Glenn and son Scott. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Joyce, daughter Theresa and sister Bonnie.


Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church
1240 S. Missouri Ave., Casper, WY 82609