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Obituaries: Phillips; Meyer; Daniels

Raymond Dee Phillips

Raymond Dee Phillips: February 13, 1948 – February 13, 2023

Ray Phillips, age 75 of Casper, Wyoming left us on Monday February 13th at 4:51am.

Ray was Born in Cheyenne Wyoming to Margaret and Dan Phillips on February 13th 1948. He graduated from Natrona County High school in 1966. Straight out of highschool he enlisted in the army. He served for 3 years and did a tour in Germany and Vietnam. Ray then joined the plumber and pipefitter union and got his apprenticeship. He was with the union for over 50 years.

He did a lot of traveling in this line of work but that didn’t keep him from wanting to get out and have fun in his spare time. Ray loved to spend his summers in the mountains with his family around the fires or looking for bears. He also loved to garden, he had quite the green thumb. When the weather started getting cold he liked to head to the beach with his wife Eileen and dig his feet in the sand and listen to the waves wash up on the shore.

Ray was the most amazing man. He was so full of love for everyone he met. He would pick up strangers on the side of the road, he would do anything for someone in need. Anyone who got to meet Ray was blessed.

Ray is survived by his wife Eileen, Daughter Nina, Daughter Shawna, Son Aaron, Granddaughter Makenzie, Grandson Ray, Grandson Aaron, Granddaughter Nikki, Grandson Jason.

Funeral Service will be held at Bustards on Fridays the 17th at 2pm with Pastor Bryan Elliott from First Christian Church officiating. The reception will also be held at Bustards as well after the reception.

Memorial Donation should be made to HOSPICE.

B Joe Meyer

B Joe Meyer: May 24, 1933 – February 11, 2023

“B” Joe Meyer passed away on February 11th, 2023 in Casper, WY.

Joe was born May 24, 1933 to Ethel J. Mardis (Meyer), in Brady, Nebraska.  He was later adopted by Charles “Buck” Meyer, of Guernsey, WY.  Joe was raised in the Ft. Laramie/Guernsey area where he graduated high school in 1951.  He joined the Navy in 1953, serving in Japan and Korea as an Electronic Technician, Radio. He received the Korean Service Citation, and was honorably discharged in 1957.

He returned to college and attended the University of Idaho.  During visits to his family in Grangeville, he met JoAnn Schaeffer and they were married in Riverton, WY on January 12th, 1960.  With their 3 children Barbara, Kelly and Jay, they resided mostly at the Sand Draw Station near Riverton as part of the Northern Gas/KN Gas community.  Upon Joe’s retirement from KN, they moved to Casper, WY.   Joe was an avid fisherman and could be found on the Sweetwater or Platte; Boysen or Alcova many days of the week.   He was a member of Casper Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, and Wyoming Fly Casters Club for many years…he was honored to be one of their MacTavish Service Award recipients.  He was very involved in teaching fly fishing and fly tying, and featured in local publications as “Fishing with Joe”.   He was also a longtime Mensa member.  Joe and JoAnn were avid readers and collectors of books, spending their time together buying and researching books.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife JoAnn, his son Kelly, his brothers Richard Hoffman & Gillis Borg, and sister Alice Schmidt.  He is survived by daughter Barbara (Jim) Brown, son Jay Meyer, daughter-in-law Denise Meyer, brother Chuck Borg, sister Marlys Dooley, brother-in-law Harold (Carol) Schaeffer, sister-in-law’s Nila Hoffman, Joan Schaeffer and Ella Schaeffer, along with his grandchildren Daniel (Katie) Brown, Tyler (Francesca) Brown, Autumn (Collin) Fossen, Jason Meyer, Andrew Meyer and Jack Meyer, 7 great grandchildren and lifelong friends John and Barb Keily.

Special thanks to Lydia Lefforge and the Four Corners Health staff, for their care and services.

Military Honors will be held Friday, March 10, 2023 at 2:00pm at Bustard and Jacoby Funeral Home with a reception to follow.

Dale Allen Daniels

Dale Allen Daniels: 1941 – 2023

Dale Allen Daniels passed away February 12 ,2023 at home and surrounded by family. He was preceded and greeted by his mother, Dorothy Carson, his wife, Bobbie Jo, his daughter, Paige Esterline, his brother, Kenny and his wife, Brenda and his youngest sister, Cheryl Cross. lastly his mother-in-law, Mary Elizabeth Carson (Betty).

Dale was born on December 18th in 1941. In Lead, South Dakota. On a home stead on the edge of town. Dale only completed the 9th grade education. Therefore, He started his work career at young age of 14 doing a variety from rodeoing, anything else he could do just to get by. Later in life he finally found his calling in the electrical industry where he started off as a line man. He most notable job as a line man was running power over the Teton mountains. Then later in life he decided he would need his high GED. So, he finally completed that and then decided to become an electrician. He finally would get his journey man wireman license. Where he would finish out his working career finally deciding to retire from the IBEW local 322 and take up permanent residence in Casper, Wyoming.

Dale is survived by his brothers, Charles “Junior” (Nin) Daniels their kids and spouses, Terry (Maggie) Daniels and their kids and spouses, and lastly his Sister, Charlene Deveraux and her children of Casper; Dale’s sons, Samuel (Chandra) Daniels of Casper and Terry “Glen” (Deandra) Daniels of Casper; grandkids, Mike (Chaunteau) of Casper, Robert (Shilo) of Casper, Devin, Shelby (Allan) of Casper, Logan (Jessica) of Casper, Ryan, Sawyer “Ethan” (Amanda) Daniels of Casper, and Hawkins Daniels of Laramie; Great Grandkids, Noah and Paityn (Mike), Asyiah, Mateah (Robert), Indra (Logan), Michael, Sadie, Macie, Colt, Barrett, Sawyer (Ethan’s tribe).

At this time there will be a memorial services/celebration of life later. Sam and Glen will notify the public of that date when it’s set.

Arrangements are under the direction of Newcomer Casper.