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Obituaries: Doyle, Atkinson

Rosemary T. Doyle

Rosemary T. Doyle: September 29, 1941 – April 30, 2022 (age 80)

Rosemary Doyle of Casper, Wyoming passed away April 30, 2022. She was born in Michigan in 1941 to Arthur and Jeanette Unwin, and had seven siblings.

A funeral mass will be held at St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Casper, Wyoming on May 10, 2022 at 11:00 a.m., with a reception to follow.

Rosemary is survived by her husband of 60 years James M Doyle; four children Peggy Seidel (John), James Doyle (Susan), Thomas Doyle (Ann), and Kathleen Swanson (Jack); six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Rosemary graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in English and Education. She earned her master’s degree in Administration in 1986 from the University of Wyoming. Rosemary served as an educator her entire career, working at O’Sullivan and Mayotte Primary Schools in Flint, Michigan; St. Stephen’s Indian School near Riverton, Wyoming; Kaycee Elementary School in Kaycee, Wyoming; Quality Schools International in Ljubljana, Slovenia; the University of Wyoming (teaching prospective reading teachers); and Montana State University, from which she retired. Rosemary enriched the lives of countless children and students who in turn enriched her own life beyond measure.

Rosemary was active in all the church communities to which she was called, being a religion teacher, Lector, and Eucharistic minister. She and Jim were invited to be associates with the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters in Monroe, Michigan, and were members with them for more than 40 years.

Rosemary was known for her contagious laugh and constant smiling face. She dedicated her life to serving children and the underserved, with a non-judgmental and generous spirit. She was an avid gardener and lover of plant life and the outdoors, and her appreciation for these continued upon moving to Wyoming from Michigan. Rosemary loved reading and shared her love of learning from all sources and people with all who surrounded her.  

Many thanks to all of those who supported and prayed for Rosemary during her final days and hours. 

Anyone desiring to send a donation can direct them to the IHM Sisters of Monroe, MI at ihmsisters.org (610 W. Elm Ave., Monroe, MI 48162) or Holy Cross Food Bank in Casper, WY (1030 N. Lincoln St., Casper, WY 82601).

Marian Jo Atkinson

Marian Jo Atkinson: September 16, 1946 – May 1, 2022 (age 75)

Marian Jo (Spangler) Atkinson, 75, of Casper, Wyoming passed away Sunday May 1, 2022.

Jo was born September 16, 1946 in Wheatland, Wyoming to Charley and Irene Spangler. Growing up, Jo was an avid swimmer and spent her time in a close-knit community of family and friends in Wheatland.

She married the boy with the fast car, Stephen Lamar Atkinson, on September 19, 1964. After exploring the state of Wyoming together, they settled in Casper and put down their roots. Along the way, they had three beautiful girls: Kristi Kay, Brenda Colette, and Stephanie Jo.  

Jo worked in many different settings: retail, banking, and administrative duties at the hospital. Jo had a way with people and connected with them wherever she was with her smile and quick sense of humor.

Jo loved to be in the mountains — spending her time four-wheeling (especially driving through mud puddles), camping, and exploring. She enjoyed a good book with a cup of chai. A great joy in her life was being with her family and watching her grandkids grow.

She is survived by her loving husband Steve; their three daughters Kristi Haley of Massachusetts, Brenda Seckman (James) of Wyoming, and Stephanie Jensen (Scott) of Wyoming; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was greeted at the golden gates of heaven by her parents and her little dog Zoey.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 6, 2022 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home in Casper, Wyoming. A graveside service and burial will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Wheatland Cemetery in Wheatland, Wyoming.

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

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