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Obituaries: Cate; Bland

Neva M. Cate

Neva M. Cate: February 10, 1934 – March 8, 2023

Neva Mayree Cate 02/10/1934 to 03/08/2023

From the loved ones of Neva Cate who passed from this earth March 8, 2023 at 4;45 pm. 

This mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, sister and aunt, delighted in family and in Jesus. Neva was one of the original founders of Cornerstone Baptist Church, and adored their fellowship. She had a peaceful smile on her face as she shared her joy and excitement while passing. “it’s going get better, 100% better,” she said on her deathbed. “We are going to keep growing and growing.” 

A poem from her Daughter Edith 

Our mother so loving & kind

Always loved us oh so fine

She taught us of God’s great gift

Of Jesus love & all His grace

Our mother had hard times

But did her best at those times

We weren’t always easy on her

Still she loved us, that’s for sure

Our mother is with Jesus this we know

For the bible tells us so

We will miss always seeing her

But we’ll be with her that’s for sure

If it be when we pass or the rapture we will say

See you later alligator

After awhile crocodile

Rose Marie Bland

Rose Marie Bland: 1945 – 2023

Rose Marie Bland was born to William Frank Wickus and Marie Louise (Howell) Wickus on May 24, 1945, in Davenport, Iowa and sadly passed away Wednesday March 1, 2023, in Casper, Wyoming at the age of 77.

Rose moved to Orpha, Wyoming in 1955 with her family. She attended school in Orpha and Glendo, Wyoming.

She married Roy Richards and together they had three sons, Steven Lee Richards, Greg Scott Richards and Jeffery Allan Richards.

The couple later divorced and at this time she went to work at the Dave Johnson Power Plant. She started as a janitor and worked her way to store keeping in the warehouse.

She met Larry David Bland in 1979 and these two were married January 7, 1983. To this union she gained a daughter Diana Bland.

Rose and Larry were truck drivers and traveled the country together for several years.

Rose had a wonderful sense of humor and told many interesting stories. She loved her family very much and loved spending time with them.

She is survived by; Steven (Cindy) Richards of Gillette, Wyoming, Greg (Jane) Richards of Midwest, Wyoming, Jeffery Richards of Casper, Wyoming, Diana (Nolan) Bates of Amado, Arizona and sister Jeannette (Dallas) Stanton. Rose has many grandchildren and great grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews that loved her dearly.

Rose was proceeded in death by her husband Larry, sister Nancy Packard and brothers Donald Wickus and Richard Wickus.

Arrangements are under the direction of Newcomer Casper. To leave the family a special message, please select the “Share Memories” option.