Roxanne Sadie Bartosh: 1990 – 2023
Roxanne Sadie Bartosh, 33, went to her heavenly home on Monday, August 28, 2023. She was a cherished wife and mother of four beautiful daughters.
Roxanne was born on February 9,1990, to Dave Bullock and Angela Simmons (Bullock) in Casper, Wyoming.
Roxanne and the love of her life, Flint, were married on September 18, 2010. They were blessed with Raeanne Norma, Kirsten Diane, Clara Jade, and Sadie Hope.
Roxanne was preceded in death by her sister, Nikkea Diane, and numerous beloved grandparents. She is survived by her husband; children; and a tribe of loving family and friends.
Roxanne was a loving and creative soul. She poured her life into her family. Her love shines through them.
There are no words to describe how much Roxanne will be missed. We will follow her gentle example of love and patience until we see her again.
David Harold Burnite: 1970 – 2023
David Burnite 53, born June 13, 1970 passed away unexpectedly on August 26, 2023.
The gods have come and taken David to Valhalla.
He was a loving father, grandfather and hardworking outdoorsman. For most his life, he worked in the oil field with his dad and brother. In his later years he worked construction, mainly concrete work. His passions were hunting, fishing and rock hunting. He taught his two sons how to hunt and fish. His favorite place to hunt was the snowy range and fishing was Pathfinder reservoir for walleye.
He left behind his mother Carol Warner (Utah); two sons, David Hendrickson (Casper), Tristan Burnite (Casper); three granddaughters, Lenea Brown (Casper), Akilah Brown (Casper), Paisley Burnite (Casper); significant other Maria Jackson (Casper); brother R.M. Burnite Jr. ( New Mexico); sisters, Shelley Breeden (Casper), Jackie Dishion (Montana), Kelly Wagner (Colorado), Gayla Rickerson (Florida); and many nieces and nephews.
David is preceded in death by his father Mickey Burnite; brother Bobby Burnite; sister Debra Burnite; and both sets of grandparents, Burnite and Davis; along with his dog Moose.
A Celebration of life will be held September 9, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. at 3493 Blue Sage Lane Casper.
Scott Douglas Cameron: 1962 – 2023
Scott Douglas Cameron was born on August 31, 1962 at the Poudre Valley Memorial Hospital in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Soon thereafter, the family moved to Worland and then to Sundance, Wyoming. Scott enjoyed the freedom of his young life in these small towns as he hunted and went fishing often. At an early age, Scott developed a lifelong passion for the outdoors and nature. Many times, Scott would surprise his mother with wild animals he brought home; most were alive but some were hidden in the freezer apparently saved for future examination! Fortunately, his love for animals turned more conservational as his desire to protect wildlife grew quickly.
Scott arrived in Casper in 1977 with his mother, older sister, and younger brother. Scott attended East Jr. High and graduated from Kelly Walsh in 1981. Scott was an incredible athlete and a dynamic two-way football player (fullback and linebacker) on the 1980 Kelly Walsh state championship football team. Scott played in the Shrine Bowl the following year as well. Additionally, Scott won the 155 lb. Wyoming state wrestling championship in 1981.
Scott, as he promised he would do after high school, moved to California to become a “marine biologist”. Although that dream did not entirely materialize, he attended the College of the Redwoods in Eureka initially and then transferred to the University of California Santa Barbara. Scott graduated from UCSB with a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree.
After working in the biology field a few years, Scott married his first wife, Kellie Hendricks, who helped him form his own business as a wildlife biologist. Kellie remembers Scott as fun and spontaneous. On a whim, Scott would tell her we’re going camping for five days or buying a car today!
Scott’s expertise was in native desert plants and small mammals. He particularly loved birds, bats and butterflies. His ability to recite the Latin scientific names of animals was astounding. Upon seeing a blue jay, Scott would say, “There’s a Cyanocitta cristata”. Of course, nobody had a clue what he was talking about! Scott performed countless endangered species surveys and created mitigation plans as he truly cared about the preservation of nature.
Years later, Scott rediscovered love and married Lisa Kay Burridge. He taught her about critters and she taught him about raising kids, her three boys, Jordan, Spencer, and especially the youngest Dominic. Scott described this as a crazy beautiful time in his life.
Scott was a true free spirit; he didn’t necessarily follow rules or regularity. He purchased all kinds of electronic gadgets and had an enormous hat collection. He loved to watch movies especially the Star Wars series and unconventional comedies like Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Scott also loved cars (and crashing them). He ensured his mother had gray hair by her forties!
He is survived by: sister Perri Shutts and husband David; brother Craig Cameron and wife Arlene of Casper; sister Jessica Gonzalez and husband Jose of Greeley, Colorado; and brothers Jeremy and Jonathan Cameron of Stevensville, Montana; his nephew Drew Shutts and wife Holly; niece Sara Johnson and husband Scott of Casper; and nephew Zachary Cameron and wife Dania of Moscow, Russia.
Scott was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Lynn Cameron; and his three dogs, Baxter, Cloi, Frodo, and his cat Nikki.
Scott was adamant that no formal services be held. “Just spread my ashes in the Big Horn mountains” was his last wish.
Scott’s favorite quote was, “Always be yourself, that way you’ll be comfortable wherever you are.”
Eric W. Kirby: 1962 – 2023
Eric Warren Kirby, age 61, passed away at his home in Mills, Wyoming on Aug. 20, 2023. He was born in Casper, Wyoming to Dick and Helen Kirby on June 29, 1962.
During his school years, he attended Westwood Elementary, CY Junior High and graduated from NCHS in 1980. He worked for a number of companies in the area including Cenatco, Quality Petroleum, Miswaco, Double D Welding, and most recently, Marbros, as a pilot car driver.
Eric enjoyed camping and travel, but his greatest joy was helping others, no matter the situation. However, his help didn’t come with a cost, because he also enjoyed just sitting around and “shooting the bull”.
He is survived by his sisters, Liz (Chuck) Tholl and Machelle Kirby; brother, Bill (Patti) Kirby; sister-in-law, Carla Kirby; and numerous nieces, nephews and furry friends.
Preceding him to heaven are his parents, Dick and Helen; brother, Mike J. Kirby; and nephew, Mike S. Kirby.
Family and friends will be gathering together Sept. 16, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. at the south end of Nancy English Park. Everyone is welcome. Food will be provided, but please bring a chair and any refreshments.
Thomas Lynn Kroll: 1944 – 2023
Tom was born August 25, 1944 in Grand Island, Nebraska to Bernard and Juanita (Wicht) Kroll. He attended school in Grand Island. In fifth grade, he moved with his parents to Long Pine, Nebraska. In seventh grade, they moved to Belle Fourche, South Dakota where Tom attended junior high and high school, graduating in 1962. He attended the South Dakota School of Mines and Casper College.
Tom met Eileen Nass in high school and were married on December 12, 1962. They were married for 60 years.
Tom worked for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad in Belle Fourche until 1965. They moved to Casper in 1965 and he went to work at Mobil Oil, working there until it closed. In 1968, he went to work for Chicago Northwestern Railroad and they moved to Denver, Colorado. While there, he heard Little America Oil Refinery was opening in Casper, Wyoming. He was hired and they moved back to Casper. He worked for Little America Sinclair for 44 years, retiring in 2012. In 1976, Tom also started his own construction company called Kroll Building and Drywall which he ran until 2012.
After retirement in 2012, they sold their home in Casper and became snowbirds, spending time in Caldwell, Idaho for the summer and Big River, California in the winter. In 2021, they sold their house in Caldwell and moved to Hot Springs, South Dakota. They loved their house in Big River. It was their favorite home.
Tom was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Casper. He was very involved with T-ball and baseball coaching for many years. He was also involved in 4-H as a leader, for the local Club and County for 20 years. He also loved hunting and fishing.
Tom leaves his wife of 60 years, Eileen (Nass) Kroll; children Bryan (Mary Ann, partner) Kroll, Kimberly (Brent) Bowman; grandchildren Karrah (Peter) Orr, Chad Kroll, Skye Bowman, Tyler Kroll, Stormie (Brandon) Chrest, Jace (Tambre) Hatterman; three great grandchildren Kenneth, Jack, and Mikaela Orr; sister Judi (Ron) Christensen; one nephew Lane Christensen; uncle, Leo Kroll; and many cousins.
Tom was preceded in death by his youngest son Scott; parents Bernard and Juanita Kroll; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Memorial services will take place on September 9 at 4:00 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 332 E 2nd Street, Casper, WY 82601 and on September 15 from 5-7pm at Christian Life Center, 2020 Vista Street, Belle Fourche, South Dakota. The burial will take place September 30 at 11:00 a.m. at the Westlawn Cemetery, 3826 W Stolley Park Road, Grand Island, Nebraska.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Bonnie Baker for the Senior Center in Big River, at 149350 Ukiah Trail Big River CA 92242 or the Christ United Methodist Church at 332 E 2nd Street Casper, WY 82601.
Arrangements are with Kirk Funeral Home in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Gordon (Skip) Larcom. M.D.: 1932 – 2023
Gordon (Skip) Larcom, Jr, 91, of Casper, Wyoming passed away Saturday September 2, 2023.
He was born to the late Gordon Larcom and Marjorie Elliott on May 17, 1932, in Boston, Massachusetts. Skip received a BA degree with honors from Bowdoin College in 1954 followed by an MD degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1958.
After graduation, Skip served ten years in the Navy specializing in anesthesiology during which he and his wife, Gail, welcomed three children: Cindy, Peter, and Melissa. He resigned his commission as Lieutenant Commander, and Chief of Anesthesia at Camp Pendleton Hospital. His family then settled in Casper, Wyoming in 1967 where he practiced anesthesiology for 23 years. Upon retirement, Skip enjoyed many years of world travels with Gail, whitewater kayaking, skiing, hunting, and watercolor painting.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Gail Larcom; and his children: Cindy McKeon of Lynnfield, Massachusetts; Peter Larcom of Salt Lake City, Utah; and Melissa Larcom of Lafayette, Colorado. He also is survived by six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; as well as his brothers, Richard Larcom and Roger Langley; and sister, Barbara Larcom.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to The Nature Conservancy – Wyoming or CaringEdge Home Health & Hospice in Casper.
Evelyn Strowd Martin: 1925 – 2023
Evelyn Strowd Martin, daughter of doctors James H. and Alice Taft Strowd, was born July 13, 1925 at the family home, 607 North Meade Ave. in Glendive, Montana. Evelyn was a member of Campfire Girls, Rainbow Girls, played the violin and saxophone in the school orchestra and band, and was active in the Methodist Youth Fellowship. She had several saddle horses which she enjoyed riding in the local parades. After graduating from Dawson County High School in May 1943, she attended Iowa State University at Ames, the University of Montana at Missoula, and graduated from Western Montana College of Education at Dillon. She taught math and science at the high school in Clarksfork, Idaho, math and science at the junior high in Nampa, Idaho and taught fourth/fifth grade combination at Roosevelt Elementary in Casper, Wyoming.
On March 15, 1950, Evelyn married rancher Myron W. Martin and moved to his ranch in the Bates Hole area southwest of Casper, Wyoming where they built a home and lived for the next 42 years.
Evelyn held the organizing meeting of the Bates Hole Extension Club and was active in it for 40 years. She was a regular donor of the United Blood Services. She was also active in the United Methodist Women in Casper; instrumental in organizing a community church in Bates Hole for 16 years, taught Sunday school, and was a past Regent of the Fort Casper Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and past regent of the High Desert Chapter of DAR in Rock Springs. Evelyn served on the election board in Bates Hole for 25 years, on the Natrona County District 3 school board for 11 years, delivered Meals on Wheels in Casper for 9 years and assisted with 4-H for 14 years receiving the Friends of 4-H award for dedicated service, and was a U.S. Climatological Observer in Bates Hole for 25 years for the U.S. Weather Service. In 1972, Evelyn was elected Queen of the Wyoming Flying Farmers. She was also active in the Civil Air Patrol and the American Legion Auxiliary. While living in Rock Springs, Evelyn was active in the White Mountain Recreation Center and the Young at Heart Senior Center where she served on the Board of Directors, the Building Committee, Activity Committee and Talk and Travel Committee. She is currently a member of Eastern Star and the High Desert Chapter of DAR. Evelyn also attended the Silver Haired Legislature. She is a lifetime member of the 1st United Methodist Church.
Evelyn enjoyed ranch life, her family, gardening, sewing, cooking, the out of doors, and travel to Asia, Europe, South America, Mexico, Canada and Australia. She has been in all 50 states completing that goal when she was 75. Evelyn was also an enthusiastic genealogist, compiling four family genealogies and helping organize numerous family reunions.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband Myron Walter Martin; her parents, Drs. James and Alice Taft Strowd; and her sister Katherine Smith of Adrian, Michigan. She is survived by daughters Mary Martin of Rexburg, Idaho, and Marilyn Martin Norman and her husband Dave Norman of Cheyenne, Wyoming; four grandchildren: David Bretey and his wife Virginia; Michelle Anderson and her husband Casey; Kyle Norman and his wife Lynn; Abby Norman and her husband Dr. Michael Saavedra. There are nine great grandchildren and step-grandchildren: David Bretey III (wife Elizabeth), Abigail Bretey, William Bretey, and Spencer Bretey; KC Summers, Timothy Summers (wife Kayla) and Jace Summers, Trinity Anderson and Jaxson Anderson, one great-great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Bretey, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Evelyn was 98 years, 1 month and 9 days at her death. A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 332 East Second Street in Casper, Wyoming on Wednesday September 6, 2023. Viewing will take place at 10:00 a.m. with a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. followed immediately by a reception. For those who are unable to attend, First United Methodist Church of Casper will be livestreaming the funeral service at umccasper.org. She will be buried with her husband at the Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery in Evansville, Wyoming east of Casper, Wyoming.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked contributions be made to the Myron W. Martin Agricultural Scholarship at Casper College or Alzheimer’s Organization.
Thomas George Ogg: 1940 – 2023
Father Thomas George Ogg died on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at Monument Hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota. He was preparing to golf with friends and better his recent years record 92 score achieved the day prior when he accidentally fell and incurred fatal head injuries.
He was born on November 30, 1940, to George Harper Ogg and Lena (Salzman) Ogg in Worland, Wyoming. Fr. Tom grew up working on the family farm north of Worland with his four brothers. He was an active FFA member participating on a state champion poultry judging team and serving as a State Officer. He attended the University of Wyoming, graduating in 1962 with dual BS degrees in Agronomy and Vocational Education. He recognized his true vocational call and entered St. Thomas Seminary earning a MS in 1964. He was ordained a Catholic Priest forever for the Diocese of Wyoming on May 25, 1968 at the home parish of St. Mary Magdelene in Worland. He was delegated to acquire advanced education in counseling and returned to UW and earned a PhD in Counseling. In his tenure of active service to the Diocese of Wyoming, Fr Tom had parish assignments in Rocksprings, Glenrock, Laramie, Powell, Gillette and Sheridan. Additionally, he served as the State Vocations Director, assisting many people to discern their life’s calling and recruited several men to serve as Priests. He served as the national President of the American Association of Vocation Directors in 1982. Fr Tom was motivated to serve the World Wide Marriage Encounter program and in semi-retirement from parish assignment, was elected to international levels of leadership and traveled frequently to facilitate growing this organization. His tireless farm-raised work ethic was only surpassed by his dedication and faithful service to God, his Church and his unselfish and genuine passion for helping people.
Fr Tom was preceded in death by his father George Ogg Jr; mother Lena Salzman Ogg; brothers Ken and Paul Ogg; sister-in-law Cindy (Paul) Ogg; and nephew Leo Ogg.
He is survived by brothers Matthew (Mary) Ogg and Bill (Patti) Ogg; sisters-in-law Shirley (Ken) Ogg and Yvonne (Paul) Ogg; nephews Robert Ogg, Gerald (Cari) Ogg, Mark Ogg, Michael (Beth) Ogg and Wilson (Brittany) Ogg; nieces Monica Ogg, Melissa (Joey) McBride and Alena (Todd) Standley; grandnephews: Cade McBride, Eric McBride, Charlie Ogg, George Ogg and Henry Ogg; grandnieces Cailin Ogg, Leah McBride, Maysa Standley, Madi Standley, Merideth Standley and Morgan Standley; Many Ogg and Salzman and extended family cousins, Worldwide Marriage Encounter Leaders, Clergy and Friends dearly loved by Fr. Tom.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Friday September 8, 2023 at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Gillette, Wyoming with Bishop Steven Biegler officiating. The Funeral Mass may be livestreamed. Check website www.stmatthewswy.weconnect.com for details.
A vigil service and celebration of life will be 7:00 p.m. Thursday September 7; at St Matthew’s.
Inurnment service will be at 4:00 p.m. Friday September 8, 2023 in Riverview Memorial Gardens in Worland, Wyoming.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Diocese of Cheyenne for the Wyoming Priest Retirement Fund/St. Josephs Society and Worldwide Marriage Encounter – Fr. Chuck Gallagher Fund, wwme.org.
Jaclyn Marie (Thomas) Wexler: 1954 – 2023
Jaclyn was born to Esther and William Thomas in Fargo, North Dakota.
She lived in Eden Prairie, Minnesota; Carlsbad and La Jolla, California; and Casper.
Jaci enjoyed working in real estate, designing and selling homes; modeling; and volunteering with CASA, hospice, and the MN MS Society. She enjoyed social events, riding horses, creating pottery, and fine art.
Jaclyn is preceded in death by her parents; husband David Wexler; and beloved service dog Ziggy.
She is survived by son Chris (Margaret) Bloom; son Charley (MaryAnn) Simons; grandchildren Daniel, Kayla, Annabelle, Charlotte, Chloe, and Noah; great grandchildren Addison and Julian; and service dog Spot.
The family would like to thank Home Instead and Enhabit Hospice for the care provided our mother.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sept 7, 2023 at 3:30 p.m. at Casper Alliance Church. Internment will take place in MN at a later date.