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Obituaries: Wangelin; Anderson Sr.; Vasey; Benest

Barbara "Barb" Kay Wangelin

Barbara “Barb” Kay Wangelin: 1953 – 2023

Barbara “Barb” Kay Wangelin was born in Casper, Wyoming on June 15, 1953 to Deacon Loius T. and Shirley Carubie. 

She attended St. Anthony Catholic School until High School where she then attended Kelly Walsh High School and graduated in 1971.

After High School she worked various jobs until she started working at Engine Service which was later purchased by Stewart and Stevenson. Where she and her son (Justin) met her husband Charles “Chip” Wangelin. They married on September 19, 1981.

Shortly after their marriage they welcomed a Daughter (Stacy) together.As a family they resided in Casper until 1989 when they moved to Othello, Washington and stayed until moving to Pocatello, Idaho in 1995.

Barb worked various jobs in Pocatello until her retirement in 2017. After her retirement she would spend her days doing yard work and planting flower gardens when it was warm outside. She would also spend as much time as she could with her family. 

Her husband is involved with The American Legion Post 4 and she was in The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 4. They were also part of the Legion Riders where she met many people. She enjoyed motorcycle rides with her husband, as well as teaching her grand children about rocks and rockhunting.

She enjoyed everything outdoors from camping and hiking to bird watching and feeding the squirrels at her home. She also had a deep love for dogs.

Barb always had a smile on her face and a kind word for everybody. Even people she never knew personally.Services will be held at a later date.

She is survived by her Husband Chip Wangelin (Pocatello), Son Justin Christman (Mississippi), Daughter Stacy (Wesley) Bullock (Pocatello), Mother Shirley Carubie (Casper), Sister Sandi Carubie (Casper), 5 grandchildren, Coby & Thomas Christman, Kami & Cade Burrup & Kylie Bullock. Along with many Nieces, Nephews and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her Father Deacon Louis T. Carubie, Sister Jodi Garner, Sister Cindy Garner and Brother Tom Carubie.

David Lee Anderson Sr.

David Lee Anderson Sr.: 1948 – 2023

David Lee Anderson Sr., 74, of Casper, Wyoming, Went to be with the Lord Feb. 13th, 2023 
after long hard battle with cancer & heart failure.

He fought courageously, He went to work everyday with a smile on his face & happy to see everyone. Dave was born July 27, 1948 in Denver Colorado and was raised in Winner, South Dakota by his parents, Ray & Georgina Anderson. He was a phenomenal Football player & excelled in Track & Field.

He broke many state records & continues to hold a few to this day. In his youth he built a Orange 1957 
Chevrolet Bel Air from the ground up, He was very proud of that build. 

He was an interstate truck driver when he met the love of his life, Jeannie. They were married a few short months later. 

They were married for 45 years at the time of Jeannie’s passing. They started their own business, 
Anderson’s Carpet Cleaning in 1971 & has been in continuous operation for 52 years. He was an 
avid golfer & competitively golfed on a men’s league for the Casper Municipal Golf Course. 

Dave never met a stranger. He would give anyone a place to stay, a job, money or the shirt off his back. At the time of his passing he attended Highland Park Community Church, were he reveled in being a Greeter. He was definitely a people person. He got up & went to work every single day, no matter what. He had an amazing work ethic. He loved the work he did & all the people he met through the years. He was fun & everyone liked him. Dave was a good man. 

Dave is preceded in death by his wife Jeannie Anderson, his parents Ray & Gorgie Anderson, in-laws Guy & June Sidwell & Step-son Robb Webber. Dave is survived by his children David Anderson Jr.
& Daughters Samantha Capshaw & Tammy Saulsbury, Brother & Sister in-law Richard & Donna Sidwell. Grandchildren; Ryan Anderson, Lucas Anderson, Jeff Anderson, Lance Capshaw, Sarah Saulsbury & John Saulsbury Jr.,Nathane Webber, Samantha McCleardy & Natalie Webber. Sisters Linda Kline & Joan Davis, brother Derry Anderson, along with many cousins, nieces & nephews who he loved each and everyone one of them very much. 

He loved his pets, so any donation or charitable gift can be made to your local animal shelter in his name. Visitation will take place Monday Feb 20th from 4-6pm at Bustard & Jacoby Funerals 600 CY Ave. 

His funeral will take place Tuesday February 21st at 11am at Highland Park Community Church
5725 Highland Dr. Followed by graveside service at Highland Cemetery 1860 E. 12th Street

Judith Lesley Vasey

Judith Lesley Vasey: 1942 – 2023

Word has been received of the death of Judith Lesley Vasey, formerly of Wyoming.

Judy was born in Kathryn, North Dakota on May 29, 1942 to Leslie and Bertha (Beck) Bakken. She was raised in Valley City, North Dakota, and graduated from Valley City High School in 1960. She attended Valley City State College, and graduated with a bachelors degree in Education.

Judy passed away in her home in Yuma, Arizona at the age of 80, on September 22, 2022 following surgery to repair a broken femur.

Judy married William (Bill) Vasey on August 21, 1968 at the home of her parents in Valley City. They were married a second time in the Catholic Church in Hanna after she was baptized Catholic. 

Judy’s first job was teaching in a one room school house in North Dakota, and she continued her teaching career for 40 years in Wyoming, with numerous jobs with local newspapers in both Bismark, North Dakota and Buffalo, Wyoming in between teaching. She taught elementary schools in Saratoga, Cheyenne, Hanna, Bairoil and Rawlins, Wyoming, and also spent some time preparing inmates for their GED’s while employed at the Old Pen in Rawlins, while it was still an active correctional facility.

She retired from teaching at Highland Hills Elementary in Rawlins.

Judy was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society. She was appointed to the Wyoming Community Commission by Governor  Mike Sullivan, of which she eventually became Chair.

Judy was also an active Democrat, and very involved in campaigning for Bill and others in Carbon County. She organized community events during campaign season, traveled to attend parades and other events with her granddaughters Lesley and Emily and their friends, riding in the back of pickups throwing candy.

She left no hand unshaken, and no door without a pamphlet. Her creativity and organization led to many a political win from Carbon County.

When Bill retired from the Carbon County Higher Education Center and the Wyoming State Legislature, he and Judy moved to Yuma, Arizona to become full-time Yumans, and to be closer to their granddaughter, Lesley, her husband, Jeremy and their great-grandson, Auron.

Judy was amazingly creative, had a quiet sense of humor, was soft spoken until you made her mad, organized to a fault, and lived life to its fullest. She loved spending time with her family, and spending time in the Big Horn and Snowy Range mountains of Wyoming, cross country skiing, hiking in to wilderness areas and camping. Her favorite thing to do was camp with the Chuck and Janet Calkins family at Lincoln Park above Saratoga. She and the Calkins’ remained friends until Judy’s death.

She was also involved with the Wyoming Archaeology organization as an amateur archaeologist. 

Judy was preceded in death by her father, Leslie Bakken and mother Bertha (Beck) Graalum, her sisters Mary St.Cin, and Patricia Baldwin, her nephew Joel Baldwin, and nephew Jake Vasey. 

She is survived by Bill Vasey, Yuma, Arizona, daugher Susan (Malcolm) Diamond of Nampa, Idaho, and sons Richard (Marie) Vasey of Medford, Oregon and Michael (Nanette) Vasey of Cheyenne. Grandchildren Lesley (Jeremy) Hice of Yuma, Emily (Jason) Martinez of Midland, Texas, Jesson (Kimberely) Vasey and Dainette (Matthew) Burt of Cheyenne. Grandchildren Elise Jacobsen of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Meg, Kate and Taryn of Medford, Oregon,  Great-Grandchildren Auron Hice of Yuma, Gabrielle Martinez of Midland, Preston, Eva, Charlotte and Alexander, and Bryson and Nolan of Cheyenne.  Nieces and nephews Lisa St. Cin and Mary (David) Welken, both traveling the open road, Lisa (Dan) Swanson and Michael (Christy) of Denver, Colorado,  Jeff (Emily)Vasey of Jefferson, Oregon, Meagan Vasey, and Jennifer (John) Reiners of Spearfish, South Dakota, and Scott Baldwin of Grand Island, Nebraska.

She is also survived by many great nieces and nephews, and lifelong friend, Gayle Llewellyn,

There are no services scheduled at this time, as Judy wished her ashes to be scattered in Wyoming, where she felt most at home.

Joan Frances Benest

Joan Frances Benest: 1942 – 2023

Joan Frances Benest, 80, of Casper, Wyoming passed away Monday, February 13, 2023 in Casper. Joan was born on June 9, 1942 to William and Helen Benest in Iowa City, Iowa. She one of three children.

Joan is preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Donna.

She is survived by her daughters, Diana and Jan of Colorado; 4 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandson; her two brothers and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Cremation will take place.

Arrangements are under the direction of Newcomer Casper.