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Obituaries: Byers, Pulver, Scott

Susan Jeannen Byers

Susan Jeannen Byers: 1953 – 2022

On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, Susan J. Byers of Casper, Wyoming, passed away at the age of 68.

Susan was born to Joseph and Margaret Strohl in 1953. She graduated from Kelly Walsh High School, earned an accounting degree, and retired from Walmart after 18 years.

In December 1974, she married David Byers. She raised four daughters: Laura Brubaker (George) Bennett, Dawna Lee Wegner, Jami Byers, and Angela Byers (Skip) Crotteau. She had 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

She enjoyed crocheting, playing Bunko and Yahtzee, and spending time with her grandkids.

Susan was preceded in death by her father and mother and her brother Raymond MacMillan.

She is survived by her husband David Byers, brothers Fred MacMillan and John “Jack” Strohl, sisters Patricia Smith and Barbara Anderson, daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held at noon on Saturday, July 2, 2022, at Wells Park in North Casper, 1610 East K St., Casper, WY 82601. Please RSVP to Laura at 918-774-7649 so she can plan for food.

Mae Pulver

Mae Pulver: July 1, 1935 – April 29, 2022

Mae Evelyn Pulver, 86, of Casper, Wyoming, passed away at home April 29, 2022, with her beloved granddaughter Hope by her side.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Pulver, sons Larry and David Pulver, daughters Sharon and Jamie Pulver, and late-life companion Red.

She is survived by her children Sonny Pulver (Laurie), Jack Meredith (Melanie), Duane Meredith (Wendy), Roxie Meredith, Kerry Olsen (Don), and Brenda Pulver; siblings Mary Valdez, Fred Santistevan, Priscilla Huss, Sandra Arguellowells, and Susan Loranger; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A lifelong resident of Wyoming, Mae never met a stranger she didn’t help, never shied from hard work, and always wore a smile. Many know her from her Glendo Sundries store and she most likely waited on you with her wit and charm at the Old Western Saloon. She would go to bingo weekly and loved hitting up the slot machines when she wasn’t playing cards with anyone who would join.

Her independent and energetic spirit was infections and to know her really was to love her.

Graveside burial will be held on her 87th birthday, July 1, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the Wheatland Cemetery. In lieu of cards and flowers, the family would like all donations to go to Marge Cares Foundation or Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions.

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

Jimmy R. Scott

Jimmy R. Scott: 1952 – 2022

Jimmy R. Scott, of Mansfield, Texas, formerly of Casper, Wyoming, passed away on June 7, 2022, at the age of 69.

The first memorial service for Jimmy will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at Crimson Dawn on Casper Mountain in Casper, Wyoming.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations please be made to the following in Jimmy’s memory:
JR’s Hunt for Life, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was very dear to Jim. C/O Jenny Hunter at 2911 Garden Creek Road, Casper, WY 82601.

Jimmy was born on November 7, 1952, to Jack Byron Scott and Madeline Hogg in Casper, Wyoming.

He graduated from Kelly Walsh High School in 1972 and then began his career of 20 years in the United States Navy. During his time in the Navy, Jimmy won several awards and was able to spend time in many different places and in several roles such as: USS Long Beach CGN, Oct. ’73 – Jan. ’78; NAVMAR Core Scen in Denver, Dec. ’88 – Nov. ’90; USS Gray FF-1054, Dec. ’90 – Sept. ’91; USS Mahlon S. Tisdale FFG-27, Oct. ’91 – Oct. ’93; NAVMAR Core Cen in San Jose, Oct. ’93 – June ’97; Naval Reserves Redcom South, July ’97 – July ’01; and Naval Reserves Cen Fort Worth, Aug. ’01 – Feb. ’03.

While living in Casper, he worked at Grimes Pipe and Supply from 1978 to 1980 and then he worked for Bob Rufenacht from 1980 to February 1983.

After his military career, Jimmy continued his education at Columbia College, where he received his Associates Degree in Business. He then went on to work at PS Tax Specialist LLC in IT and Admin from 2002 to 2005. He also enjoyed working part-time as a massage therapist from 2018 to 2022.

In his free time, he loved riding his Harley and spending time with his family.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents Jack Byron Scott and Madeline Loraine Hogg, sister Janet K. Vanhorn, and nephew Sean Hawes.

He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years Patricia Scott; daughter Aleisha (Scott) Wikked; sons Michael K. Scott and James Bryan Scott; daughters-in-law Wendy Hansen and Ryan Scott; second mom Sara Scott; brothers Mike Hawes, Scott Hawes (Cindy) and Jim Hawes; sisters-in-law Lauri Hawes, Anna Turek, Dorothy Reimann (Rick), Kim Mallorey (Jim) and Joy Hampton (Jack); brother-in-law Bryan (Dolly); first wife Monica; grandchildren Gabe Pallan, Larissa Tice (Anthony), Jakob Scott, James Scott, Lilin Scott, and Kain, Drake, Eva, and Violet Wikked; great-grandchild Roxas Tice; nieces Valarie (Andrew), Lindsey (Chris), Brittney, Lexus, Jessica (Elijah), Kimi (John), Dara, Morgan, Kristi, Kayla, and Michelle (Naaman); nephews Kris (Sharla), Jason, Chris, Nick (Amanda), Kody, Phillip (Shae), Joshua (Heather), Darren, Chase, Jason (Emily), Tommy, and Andy; and other special family members and friends Matt and Angie, Doug and Angie, Lisa and Joe, Kim S., Sherry and Steve, Brenda, Izzy, Anne, Ann, Jenny and Jim, Ken and Sally, Bryan and Joy, Don and Judy, Trudie, Kris, Pete, Jerry, Larry, Gwynn, Mike Lantz and Mike Owens.