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Obituaries: Norris; Schieck

Gary L. Norris

Gary L. Norris: 1946 – 2023

Gary Lynn Norris passed away suddenly on January 28, 2023 in the cabin that he built with his father on Casper Mountain, he was 76 years old.

Gary was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin, the first of 4 children to Leon and Mildred “Millie” Norris. The Norris family moved to Casper, Wyoming in 1950. Gary graduated from Natrona County High School in 1964, then served his country in the Navy returning to Casper in 1969. He worked at the Dave Johnston Power Plant near Glenrock, Wyoming for 31 years, retiring in 2001.

Gary’s love of the outdoors would find him fishing, hunting, canoeing, snowmobiling, golfing, biking and skiing. He would travel the state of Wyoming to enjoy the outdoors with his family and friends; while also comfortable enjoying in quiet solitude. He was kind and caring and patient, loyal to his family. He was there for his aging parents when they moved next door to him on Casper Mountain, fulfilling their dream.

His parents, Leon and Millie predeceased him. He is survived by his sister Debbie Robinett (Jon) and brothers Richard and David (Teri).

The family is not planning a funeral service.

Arrangements are under the direction of Newcomer Casper. 

Diane Elizabeth Schieck

Diane Elizabeth Schieck: 1944 – 2023

Diane Elizabeth Schieck, age 78, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 26, 2023, surrounded by family. 

Diane was born on July 4th, 1944, in Tulsa, OK to Harold and Virginia Lee Sifferd. The family later moved to Casper, WY in 1951 where Diane graduated from Natrona County High School in 1962. 

In 1963 she married John Orr of Casper, and they had 3 boys Victor, James and Michael. In 1992 Diane reconnected with a long-time friend, Tim Schieck of Casper and later that year married on August 31st.

Tim has 2 children, Todd and Kimberlee who she loved as her own. Together Diane and Tim owned and operated Rocky Mountain Cementers until their retirement.

Soon after retirement they moved to Mesa, AZ where they enjoyed golfing, dancing, and socializing with their friends.

Diane loved doing her daily crossword, playing cards, and spending time with her “Divas”. Many memories were made on the water where she loved to water ski, fish and spend quality time with family.

She was an avid angler who loved to fish with her brother Michael every year at his lake house in Wisconsin.

Diane will always be remembered for her beauty, charm, elegance and the tremendous love she had for her family.

Diane is survived by her beloved husband Tim Schieck, Brother; Michael (Linda) Sifferd of Chicago, IL, Sons; Victor (April) Orr of Casper, Jim (Shannon) Orr of Casper, Michael (Dorie) Orr of Casper, Todd (Heather) Schieck of Centennial CO, Kimberlee (Robert) Holt of Midland, TX, and 13 wonderful grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Diane was preceded in death by her father Harold Sifferd, mother Virginia Lee Sifferd and sister Sandra Sifferd.

Visitation and memorial services for Diane will be held Monday, February 6, 2023, at Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care, 400 South Power Road, Mesa, AZ 85206. 

Diane will be laid to rest in Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care, 6747 E Broadway Rd, Mesa, Arizona 85206.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Diane’s memory may be made to the Children’s Diabetes Foundation.