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Patricia Ann Baldwin

Patricia Ann Baldwin: Feb. 11, 1945 – Sept. 14, 2022

Patricia A. Baldwin, age 77, of Casper, Wyoming, passed away on Sept. 14, 2022. She was surrounded by her loved ones at the time of passing.

Patricia was born in Compton, California, to Johnnie and Inez Swartz on Feb. 11, 1945; she was second of five children. She attended Dominguez High School, then went to cosmetology school and became a licensed hairdresser. She married Wesley L. Baldwin on Oct. 16, 1965. (Married 57 years, what a blessing!) She worked as a skilled hairdresser for many years. She also worked at the high school and the local college as a registrar. She had the most beautiful writing and would write all the graduates’ names on the diplomas in calligraphy. She used to sing while she would write the names; such a beautiful voice she had. She was always passionate about poetry and wrote a few of her own and had them published. She used to love going to Lake Havasu and Glamis and taking out the dune buggies with Aunt Bev and Uncle George. Going to Santa Fe Dam with her Sissy and Ric & Dan (cousins), she would threaten us not to ruin it for her by fighting because she wanted to spend time with her sissy — so that meant no fish down anyone’s bathing suits. She loved everyone and everyone’s friends and kept in touch with them. Pat also loved crocheting; she has made some beautiful baby blankets and just loved the Hallmark channel. The last three years I’ve shared with her my love for Jesus and read with her through my 12-step books. At the end of last year she re-accepted Christ after we watched a harvest crusade with pastor Greg Laurie from Harvest Christian Church in California and he sent her a new believers’ Bible.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Sharon Chadd and her uncle George Frates. Patricia is survived by her husband Wesley L. Baldwin; her four children Wendy (Josh) Hamilton, Jennifer Means, John (Tammy) Baldwin, and Wesley Baldwin ll; her brothers Johnnie (Valerie) Swartz, Roy (Linda) Swartz, and Steve (Vicki) Swartz; her bestie Beverly Frates; five grandchildren Jazmin Baldwin, Damien and Samual Baldwin, Boston Baldwin, and Tyler Baldwin; two great-grandchildren Riley and Ryan Rebarchek; an aunt and uncle; cousins, nieces, nephews and all the four-legged children; and lastly her beloved Chihuahua Ted, who didn’t leave her side.

To virtually attend Patricia’s funeral service, please click on the following link: https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/6311060946.

A memorial service for Patricia will be held on Friday, September 23, 2022, at 10 a.m. at Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Ave., Casper, WY 82601.


Gladys F. Blaisdell

Gladys F. Blaisdell: June 8, 1940 – Sept. 18, 2022

Gladys Fay (“Glad”) Blaisdell, 82, passed away on September 18, 2022, in Casper, Wyoming, after a long battle with COPD. Gladys was born in Pilot Rock, Missouri, to William Clyde Hayes and Rosie Mae Calton in June 1940. After raising her children, Gladys went to work as a Realtor for Town & Country Realty, Arrow Realty, and Coldwell Banker here in Casper for many years. She thoroughly enjoyed her work as a realtor and treasured the connections she made with her clients and colleagues. She was a master at writing creative ads for the newspaper. Outside of work, she enjoyed gardening, cooking from scratch, and learning via YouTube. She loved traveling — she took several fun trips with her daughter and enjoyed going on gambling excursions.

Gladys is survived by her daughter Angela Hansen (Kris Hansen) of Ketchum, Idaho; her son Lance Blaisdell; and her grandchildren Adam and Angela Ryman of Seattle, Washington. She was preceded in death by her father, mother, spouse (Clifford Fisher), partner (Jim Hochnadel), and daughter (Perian Ryman).

No public memorial service is planned. Bustard’s Funeral Home is handling the final arrangements. In lieu of flowers, Gladys asks that you donate to your favorite charity.


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