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Obituaries: Griffin; Wickwire

Eric James Griffin

Eric James Griffin: 1994 – 2022

Eric James Griffin, 28, of Casper, Wyoming, passed away unexpectedly October 11, 2022.

Eric was born March 10, 1994, to Bonnie Griffin in Casper, Wyoming. When he was younger, the family moved to Arkansas to spend time with their grandmother. Later, they returned to Casper.

He had a son, Jayson Cole Griffin, who was his whole world. He spent all of his time working hard to take care of his son. Eric was hilarious. He was full of love and laughter, and he would never leave the room without saying “I love you.” He will be missed by all who loved him.

He is survived by his son, Jayson; his mother, Bonnie; his sister, Andrea; his cousin and her husband, Sara and Ed Reilly; and many more family members.

Services are currently pending. 

Steven Wickwire: 1956 – 2022

Steven Ronald Wickwire was reunited with his past loved ones when he gained his Angel Wings on Oct. 27, 2022, in Lovell, Wyoming.

Steve was born on Oct. 13, 1956, in Chappell, Nebraska, to Ronald Edward Wickwire and Carol Louise (Sneith) Wickwire.

Steve grew up in various places due to his dad working in the oilfield. He attended school in Alaska and Gillette, Wyoming, prior to joining the army in 1974, where he served until 1976.

Steve married Lavelda Blaney in Lusk, Wyoming, on August 30, 1980, where they resided until moving to Casper, Wyoming, in 1984. To this union came four children: Lisa, Crystal, Justin, and Travis. They later divorced and Steve met Pamela Felt in 2006 and moved to Lovell, Wyoming. Through Pamela he gained six bonus children that he loved just like his own: Desiree, Aspen, Misty, Angie, Michael, and Mary Ann. Pamela and Steve were finally married Feb. 22, 2022, after being together 16+ years.

Steve was a diehard Denver Broncos fan and loved the Wyoming Cowboys. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family fishing and camping. When his boys were younger he really enjoyed building pinewood derby cars with them for Boy Scouts. His favorite hangout place with Pam and many close friends was Aud’s 4 Corners Bar and Grill.

Steve was a man of many trades. He followed in his father’s footsteps and went into the oilfield trade for several years. He later became a truck driver until his children were born and he wanted to be home with them to see them grow up. While his children were growing up he worked various jobs such as a mechanic, bike assembler for Walmart, and maintenance man. Once his children were grown he returned to his passion driving trucks until his retirement.

Steve was preceded in death by both of his parents, his paternal and maternal grandparents, his wife Pamela, his uncle Rick Sneith and his son Justin Wickwire.

Steve is survived by his children Lisa Wickwire (Shane Baker) of Casper, Crystal Wickwire (Jason Bruyette) of Casper, Travis Wickwire of Casper, Desireee Hallacy (Ben Haynes) of Springfield, Oregon, Aspen Fenton (Al Hicks) of Reading, Pennsylvania, Misty Siebert (Chris Siebert) of Ridgecrest, California, Angie Felt of Laramie, Wyoming, Michael Felt of Billings, Montana, and Mary Ann Felt of Lovell, Wyoming; 10 grandchildren Kylie, Jocelyn, Emerick, Libby and Everly Siebert, Trinity Chavez, Jordan Wickwire, Jaydann Wickwire, Derek, and Ava; honorable children Shawna Stringham, Amber Hoover, and numerous other neighborhood children; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Services will be held Saturday, November 5, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Haskell Funeral Home, with a reception to follow at Aud’s 4 Corners Bar and Grill.

There will also be a service held in Casper, Wyoming, at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 13 at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals and Receptions.