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Obituaries: Jackson; Lantis

Diana Louise Jackson

Diana Louise Jackson: 1959 – 2022

Diana L. Jackson, 63, of Casper, Wyoming, passed away Monday, November 28, 2022, at 11:28 a.m. in Casper at Wyoming Medical Center surrounded by family and friends. Born February 13, 1959, in Almagordo, New Mexico, at Holloman Air Force Base to Goode and Trudy Cheatham. Moved to Casper, Wyoming, in 1961, where she attended Crest Hill Elementary, Dean Morgan Junior High and was part of the class of 1977 at Natrona County High School, where she was a part of the high school swim team.

She married Gilbert Arellano, with whom she had three children: Jesse, Dede and Matthew. They were subsequently divorced in 1985. She graduated from Casper Community College in 1983 with an associates of Nursing; from there she worked in a variety of places including Wyoming Medical Center, the offices of her father Goode Cheatham, and also was a traveling nurse from 1990 to 2000, and most passionately worked in nursing homes here in Casper.

In 2005, she was happily married to Kevin Jackson, whom she enjoyed various moments with and numerous hobbies from playing pool, painting by numbers, needlepoint crocheting, stained glass and woodworking. Some of her most favorite times were spent fishing and gold prospecting with her husband Kevin while spending times in the outdoors. Sundays after church were spent in front of the TV watching her favorite NASCAR drivers Jeff Gordon and now Chase Elliott.

She was preceded in death by her parents Goode and Trudy, along with her oldest son Jesse, whom she has happily reunited with Monday morning.

She is survived by her Husband Kevin; her two children Dede Wallace and Matthew Arellano; her siblings Debra Cheatham, Goode “Chip” Cheatham III and William “Bill” Cheatham; her grandchildren Isaac Williams, Robbin Walling, Jessika Arellano, Trey Swaffard, Chanel Weber-Arellano; and also her great-grandchildren Mavis Walling and Genesis Arellano.

Diana’s wishes are that NO cut flowers be brought to her services and that all donations be made to Kevin Jackson via Hilltop National Bank and Word Christian Fellowship for the children’s church.

Her ashes will be intertwined with her son and teddy bear, Jesse, in the outdoors, where she found her eternal peace.

The service will be held at WORD Christian Fellowships Church on Twelfth and Melrose in Casper Wyoming at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2022. Pastor Angela Hegler will be officiating.

Ruby Ellen Lantis

Ruby Ellen Lantis: January 11, 1929 – November 25, 2022

Ruby Lantis, 93, was born January 11, 1929, and gently taken to Heaven by our Lord on November 25, 2022.

Her time here on this earth is over, but her time in heaven with Jesus and loved ones who have gone before her will be eternal! One day it will be time for us to join her, but until then she will be dearly missed and fondly remembered.

Ruby was the fourth of eleven children born to Craig & Elmira Bowdish. Growing up in such a large family provided plenty of wonderful, unique stories for Mom to share with us over the years.

She married our father LeRoy, whom she had known since childhood, and together they raised their six children.

She was a sweet, beautiful, creative woman who also had a love of sports, especially football; her favorite team was the Denver Broncos and she watched every game she could.

Mom and I, “Gaylen”, spent lots of time together doing crafts and playing games. She taught her grandsons Aaron and John to do ceramics and plastic canvas. She was there in a heartbeat to help me in difficult times. She also took care of me after I had surgery. I don’t know what I would have done without her love.

When Mona-Loa and I were children, mom sewed the most beautiful Barbie doll clothes for our dolls. She also made the best donuts ever!

Ruby’s oldest child, Jim, was born in Wyoming in February during the worst blizzard Wyoming has ever had. He joined the navy in 1968 and married Martha in 1970. They have two sons, Tony and Craig.

Ruby was preceded in death by her husband LeRoy; two sons, Morton and Delavan; her parents; five brothers; and two sisters.

She is survived by her sons Jim and Howard, daughters Mona-Loa and Gaylen, brother Floyd, sisters Laura and Hazel, nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

There will be a visitation held at Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Ave., Casper, WY 82601 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday, December 2, 2022, followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery.

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