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Obituaries: Denson; Hiebert

June Harmony Denson

June Harmony Denson: Nov. 20, 2020 – Sept. 3, 2022

June Harmony Denson returned to her Heavenly Father on Sept. 3, 2022, at 21 months old after battling various health complications.

June was born in Casper, Wyoming, on November 20, 2020, to her parents Randall and Rebecca Denson.

June was born with a genetic syndrome called Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS). Despite the challenges this brought her, she was always happy. She loved her brothers and when they played with her she always had a giant smile on her face. She met so many people throughout her life and every single one immediately fell in love with her and the light that seemed to emanate from her.

June is survived by her parents, siblings Roger and Evan, grandparents Lyle and Ann Allred and Dan and Sherrie Denson, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Casper Stake Center, 3931 W. 45th St., on Friday, September 16, 2022, at 10 a.m., with a viewing beforehand from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to the CdLS Foundation, Children’s Hospital Colorado, or directly to the family to help with expenses.

Teresa Mae Hiebert

Teresa Mae Hiebert: Aug. 6, 1963 – Sept. 9, 2022

Some angels receive their wings long before their time seems fair. Teresa was one of those angels.

In the early morning hours of Sept 9, the Lord decided her wings were a priority.

Teresa was a light in the lives of all who were blessed to know her. She was a stranger to no one, and a friend to everyone. She was born on June 8, 1963, in St. Anthony, Idaho, to Richard and Anna Belle Swaner.

She spent the early years of her life in Idaho, and later moved to Butte, Montana. In 1976, Richard packed up his family for work, and brought them to small-town Douglas, Wyoming, where she would spend the remainder of her days.

Soon after moving to Wyoming, Teresa’s life changed. At a very young age Teresa became a mother. She welcomed her only daughter, Tiffany, into the world. She embraced motherhood, and made it her priority. Not long after, she welcomed a son, Jason. With the help of both families Teresa took on single motherhood until 1984, when she met Lonnie, the absolute love of her life. Lonnie was her knight in shining armor. He loved Teresa, and completely embraced her children. So much so that he later adopted them.

Her family was her life, and being a stay-at-home mom was her calling. Home-cooked meals at the dinner table, and church on Sunday were a staple for many years. Her love of caring for others transitioned into her role as a grandmother. In 2001 she was overjoyed with pride when her first grandson Bryce was born. She had a huge hand in helping raise Bryce. They became best friends and almost inseparable.

Throughout the years she would welcome four more grandchildren whom she loved dearly and raved about constantly.

Teresa found many hobbies throughout her life. If shopping was one, she’d have mastered it. When her kids had grown and her grandkids started school, she took it upon herself to learn the art of pinstriping, which would turn into a side gig alongside Lonnie’s paint and body business.

She had a love for muscle cars. She helped Lonnie in the restoration of her very own 1967 GTO. She rode a Harley, loved Jesus, took pride in her beautiful yard, and loved watching old TV programs with her dad.

Later in her life she started work at Irwin Towers. There she met Kathy Johnson, who would become her best friend. Kathy was a huge part of getting Teresa through rough days after her cancer treatments. Through her work at the towers Teresa made incredible friendships. She truly was a ray of light.  

A funeral service will be held on September 14 at 3 at the LDS church in Douglas, 1930 Cheyenne St.   

Teresa was preceded in death by her father Richard Swaner.

She is survived by her mother Anna Belle Swaner; husband Lonnie Hiebert; daughter Tiffany Hiebert; son Jason Hiebert; grandchildren Bryce Tschida, Tessa Bailey-Tschida, Kalynn Tschida, Brady Tschida, Marrisa Hiebert and Jace Hiebert; uncle David Goldsmith, sister Brenda Powell and brother Jeff Swaner.