Paul David Dailey

Paul David Dailey: 1982 – 2022

Paul David Dailey, 39, of Casper passed away, Thursday, October 20, 2022.

He was born November 19, 1982, in Riverton, Wyoming, the son of Roger and Kaylene (Moore)
Dailey. Paul graduated from Riverton High School in the Class of 2001.

He began his apprenticeship and received his Journeyman Lineman through High Plains Power.
He was currently working as Facility Specialist for Rocky Mountain Power.

Paul and Kelly met and went on their first date September 1, 2006. They later married September 1, 2010. They welcomed their son Hudson in 2012. Paul was a caring and thoughtful friend who was always ready to do anything for anyone. His son describes him as strong, kind, hardworking and smart. Paul enjoyed hunting, riding his motorcycle, watching the Packers play (if they were winning), camping, and cooking for friends and family. His greatest joy was spending time with his “Little Big Man.”

Paul is survived by his son Hudson; his mother Kelly Dailey; his father and stepmother Roger and Cynthia “Susie” Dailey; his brother and sister-in-law Justin and Chelsea Dailey and their children Grace, Lucas, Wyatt and Mason; his twin brother by choice Wade “Dude” Ditton; and other close friends Greg Johnston, Ben Milke, Joe Larson, Shane Powell; and a host of family and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother Kaylene Dailey, his mentor John Baskett and his dog Khloe May.

Cremation is planned. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 28, 2022, at the Hangar, 1410 Prairie Lane, Bar Nunn, WY 82601. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions for Hudson’s Education may be sent in care of the family.


Francis Jude Smith

Francis Jude Smith: 1958 – 2022

Francis Jude Smith was born on October 28, 1958, in Chester, Pennsylvania, to John Jay and Marie (Cunningham) Smith. He passed away peacefully with his wife at his side on October 21, 2022, at The Denver Hospice in Denver, Colorado, at the age of 63.  

He married the love of his life, Amy Williams, on August 3, 1985, at the Meadowlark Resort in the Big Horn Mountains. To this union were born three amazing children: Alyss Marie Smith of Salt Lake City, UT; Derek Timothy Smith (Randee Harrison) of Parker, CO; and Alexander Jude Smith of the family home in Casper, WY. Fran was such a proud husband and father.

After spending his childhood in Wilmington, Delaware, he followed his brother Steve to Utah to work on a ranch. He then came to Wyoming and continued working on ranches and eventually landed in the oil industry. Fran was active in the Midwest-Edgerton community and volunteered for Salt Creek Community Recreation in multiple capacities, was a basketball and football coach and a trusted mentor for many.  

Fran loved the water, being raised near the ocean, and was a true water baby. With no ocean nearby in Wyoming, he found his happy place at Alcova and would get his mountain fixes in the Big Horns. Several hunting trips were easily remembered with Fran always telling an animated story of his time with Steve, Jim, Earl and others.

Survivors include his mother Marie Smith of Old Saybrook, CT; brothers Timothy (Kathleen) Smith of Elkton, MD, Kevin (Jeanne) Smith of Lewes, DE, Dennis (Lois) Smith of Rehoboth Beach, DE, Stephen Smith of White Sulphur Springs, MT, and Shawn (Roberta) Smith of Midwest, WY; sisters Maureen (Jim) Haislett of Claymont, DE, Jacqueline (Tim) McGirr of Hockessin, DE, Anne (Bryan) Willbanks of Old Saybrook, CT, Lucy (George) Schorah of Elsmere, DE; numerous nieces and nephews; and too many people to list that looked up to Fran as a father figure.  

Preceding him in death were his father John Smith, father-in-law Leonard Williams, and nieces Kaylene Enloe and Desi Howieson. 

Heaven has gained a precious gem. That gem will be one of the brightest stars to shine, just as he did on Earth. 

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, at 1 p.m. at The Lyric, located at 230 W. Yellowstone Highway in Casper, Wyoming, with a reception immediately following. 

George E Ogden

George E. Ogden: 1931 – 2022

George Edward Ogden was born September 17, 1931, in Wymore, Nebraska, to Edward and Sophia Ogden. He received his GED and joined the United States Marine Corps and served in Korea. When he returned stateside he was employed as a Lineman for Pacific Power. He worked throughout Wyoming and retired based in Glenrock.

He was an amazing woodworker. George loved being with his family. He was an avid hunter in his earlier days and loved being outdoors.

George is survived by his children David E. Ogden, Jane Ann Simpson, Janice Brandt, Nancy (Joel) Jackson, and Gail Cooney; siblings Kenny Killem, LeRoy Ogden, and Rosemary Lloyd; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Juanita Ogden, sister Carol Doty, and granddaughter Krystle Rice.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in George Ogden’s name to the Glenrock Senior Center, 615 W. Deer St., Glenrock, WY 82637.

Arrangements are under the direction of Newcomer Casper Chapel.