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Obituaries: Avey, Bloem, Vines

Charles W. Avey, Jr.

Charles W. Avey, Jr.: 1960 – 2022

Born and raised in Casper, Wyoming, Charles Avey passed away from a heart attack in Rockport, Texas.

His parents were Carol Avey Anderson, Robert Anderson and Charles W Avey, Sr., who all have passed.

He is survived by three children and eight grandchildren, who he loved very much.

First child Brenda J. Avey (fiancé Matt) and her children Jessica, Joanna, and Braxton. Second child Cassy L. Kienzle (husband Travis) and her children Abby, Gavin, and Charles. Third child Nathan Avey (wife Amber) and his children Emery and Mark.

He is also survived by his siblings Tina Avey, Tana Jones, and David Avey.

A cremation will take place in Texas. Once his children bring him back home to Casper, Wyoming, a celebration of life will be held at a later date to be determined.

Jack Lavern Bloem

Jack LaVern Bloem: 1946 – 2022

Jack LaVern Bloem, 76, Of Glenrock passed away Thursday, May 5, 2022.

Jack was born to Elmer and Grace Bloem on February 9, 1946.

In April 1965, he married Charlene Moffett and together they raised three children: Rob, Brenda, and Mike.

Jack was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was also an avid outdoorsman. You could always find Jack supporting his children in high school sporting events from football and volleyball to basketball and track, and later in life he supported his grandchildren in sports. Jack also found the time to enjoy the outdoors; he loved fishing, hunting, camping, and just taking an evening drive around the mountain. There are many stories of the elk hunting trips that Jack enjoyed with his family and friends.

Jack worked at Glenrock Coal for 35 years.

Jack was preceded in death by his father Elmer, mother Grace, and son Rob.

Jack is survived by his wife Charlene, daughter Brenda, son Mike, sister Renee and extended family including grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Lisa A. Vines

Linda A. Vines: June 21, 1950 – May 7, 2022 (age 71)

Linda Ann Vines, 71, passed away on May 7 in Casper, Wyoming.

Linda was born in Denver, Colorado to Severin and Eleanor Windholz on June 21, 1950. She went to high school at Holy Family in Denver, graduating in 1968.

She enjoyed raising a family of five children, 11 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Linda is survived by her brother Larry of Commerce City, CO, and her sister Gloria of Nashville, TN. She is also survived by her five children: her son James of Brighton, CO; daughter Chandra of Casper; daughter Tammra of Casper; daughter Amanda of Casper; and son William of Cottonwood Heights, UT.

She was preceded in death by her parents Severin and Eleanor, brother Gerald, sister Eileen, great-grandchild Oakley, and husband of 46 years Terry.

Funeral services will be held at Fort Logan National Cemetery at a date to be determined. Memorial donations may be made to Wyoming Basset Hound Rescue, PO Box 2131, Cody, WY 82414. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Wyoming Basset Hound Rescue for the enjoyment they have provided over the years to Linda and Terry Vines.

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

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