Pamela Ann Key: 1957 – 2023
Pamala Ann Key (65), passed away on July 18, 2023.
Pam was born on October, 23 1957 to Robert and Shirley Obert in Casper, Wyoming. She graduated from NCHS in 1975. Pam then Married Keith Key shortly after on August 23, 1975. Together they had 2 daughters Jennifer Key and Dana Key (Miller) of Casper Wyoming.
Pam worked with children her entire career. She began at the Child Development Center in 1983. Her true heart and calling was working with special needs kiddos in the Natrona County School District for 32 years, where she retired in 2020.
Pam loved being outside in nature and would spend time fishing and gardening her flowers.
Ultimately, Pam cherished her five grandchildren, and great-granddaughter the most. She spent most of her time attending sports and activities that they participated in by cheering them on and always being there to support them.
Pam is survived by her husband, Keith Key; daughters, Jennifer Key, Dana (Cody) Miller, Grandkids, Riah (Tristan) Spears, Madison Miller, Clover (Logan) Hollis, Cadence Wiles, Royce Miller; great-granddaughter Harlow Spears; nephew Steve Klum; brother Dennis Obert and sister Linda (Fred) Ziegler; Evelyn Key (MIL); and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Shirley Obert; and Carl Key (FIL)
A Celebration of her Life will be held on September 9, on Casper Mountain at Camp Wyoba from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Michael D. Donohue: 1970 – 2023
Michael Dwight Donohue was born March 10, 1970 and has passed away August 10, 2023 at the age of 53. He was born in Fort Hood, Texas and was often called Army Brat by his father’s company commander.
He has a son, Michael Junior, and three daughters: Anna, Saleanna, and Tabby (who passed away 10 years ago).
Michael is survived by his mother Vicki Lansden; father Harry; and step-mom Sandra; sister Thelma Christine Locke; nieces Mariah and Renee; as well as many grandchildren, uncles, and aunts.
Michael is at peace now and is no longer hurting.
He is whole again.
We love you Mike, we will miss you, our son.
Gertrude “Irene” Miller: 1934 – 2023
Gertrude Irene (Torrens) Bates Miller passed gently away into the embrace of God’s arms on August 13, 2023, in her home surrounded by her family. She was born December 9, 1934 in Wilmore, Kansas to Elmer Marion and Margaret Lucille (Wood) Torrens. She was the oldest of four children: Rich, Patti (Robert) & Davey.
The family moved from Kansas to Sheridan, Wyoming where she attended school and worked on ranches cooking and cleaning. She was an excellent cook, and her children and grandchildren still pride themselves in making her favorite recipes. She enjoyed sewing clothes for her children, crocheting and especially growing flowers.
She met the love of her life, Bobby, while working at Safeway as a grocery checker in Riverton, Wyoming. They’ve been married for 60 years. After leaving Safeway, she started her own cleaning business and cleaned houses and ironed until she turned 80.
Her most shining moment in life was when she became a grandmother or “Gram.” It was during these times she dedicated her life to teaching her grandchildren how to pray and who our Lord and Savior was. She always made sure she was available for after school rides home, homemade Mac and Cheese and heartfelt words in her grandchildren’s times of trouble. She shared her love of country music and singing with them as she hosted many sleepovers out in the country. She was the best storyteller and would read to them every night before they went to bed. She never said goodbye or good night without saying, “I love you and God does too.”
She is survived by her children: Cynthia, Richard, Nancy, Jeanette, Elizabeth, John (Sherri), Stepson Doug; 12 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, to which she was known as, “Aunt Sissy.”
She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; stepson Mickey and recently her daughter-in-law, Carol (Rick); and two sons-in-law, Andy (Cynthia) and Jerry (Nancy).