Elizabeth Ruth Adams

Elizabeth Ruth Adams: 1982 – 2023

Elizabeth Ruth Adams, 41, was born to Ted Adams and Judith Adams in Casper, Wyoming on August 18, 1982, and passed away August 20, 2023. 

She ran a marathon to donate to Climb Wyoming and she loved helping people. In fact, it was a goal. 

She finished school and college to become a personal trainer. Her dream was to own her own gym and help people accomplish their physical goals, while providing for her family which meant more. Regretfully, she was taken way too early. 

She is survived by her children, Syncear Adams, Lencia Johnson, and Vincent Johnson. She is also survived by her soulmate, Tim Johnson. Through them, she will live on.

Linda Louise Bays: 1940 – 2023

Linda Louise Lookingbill Bays of Casper, Wyoming, passed away surrounded by her family on September 4, 2023 at the age of 82. Linda was born on November 30, 1940 in Douglas, Wyoming to Daniel Arthur Lookingbill, Jr. and Edna Helen Hisaw.

Linda lived her life in various towns of Wyoming, including Torrington, Lysite, Lost Cabin, Morton, and Midwest, where she would meet her childhood sweetheart, Jerry Bays. When her parents moved to Riverton, Linda stayed behind in Midwest to be with Jerry and graduate high school. After marrying and moving to Laramie and Salt Lake City with Jerry as he finished college, she made her final move and planted roots in Casper.

Linda and Jerry grew their life and family over the next 63 years. Linda worked in all sorts of professions, from bread shops, to banking offices, to photography studios, to running a daycare out of their home. But beyond her jobs, Linda took the greatest joy and pride in her family.

Linda loved all things colorful—flowers in her garden, butterflies big and small, and shoes for every occasion. She loved dancing, especially with Jerry. If there was a reason to celebrate, she was the first one to plan a big party. She was a sucker for a good deal, whether it was haggling at garage sales or jumping on the Bluelight Specials. Oh, and how she loved taking pictures— their home quickly ran out of space for all the many boxes of photos she kept and organized.

She loved animals, remodeling furniture, collecting artifacts in the Red Desert as a young girl, and working in her flower beds. She loved love stories on TV—and if it starred Robert Redford, all the better. She loved packing the whole family in the camper for hunting weekends.

Simply put, Linda loved. More importantly, Linda was, is, and always will be loved. Linda was preceded in death by her parents and four siblings: Betty, Bud, Joe, and Bill.

Linda is survived by her husband of 63 years, Jerry; her four children: Jodi (Tony), Julie (Russ), Jerel (Jennifer), and Jerrod (Jessica); her nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home on Saturday, September 30 at 2:00 p.m., with visitation opening at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Wyoming Hospice & Transitions.

Terran Anthoney Gallegos: 1996 – 2023

Terran Anthoney Gallegos was born November 8,1996 in Casper, Wyoming. He died unexpectedly on September 2, 2023.

Terran graduated from Kelly Walsh High School in 2015 he went into the workforce right out of high school. At the time of his death, he was employed at Pathfinder Inspections and Field Service. He was an exceptionally, hard worker with a great work ethic.

Growing up, Terran enjoyed skateboarding, rollerblading, hanging out with friends, and riding dirt bikes with his family. Recently he tried skateboarding but decided after falling, he was too old for that.

He will be remembered for his witty personality, contagious laugh, good looks, and being the best daddy. His children were his everything.

Terran is survived by his son, Kaizeah; son, Rowen; and daughter, Aurianna; mother, Amy Mays; step-dad, Ashley Spurlin; brother, Julian Rodriguez; brother, Jaxsyn Spurlin; sister, Ashlynn Spurlin; grandparents, Pam and Kevin Mays; great-grand parents; Donald and Phyllis Mays; great-grandma, Shirley Bechen; aunt & uncle, Rob and Sage Griffin; aunt, Codi Mays; uncle, Bryce Zitterkopf; aunt, Emily Gallegos; cousin, Kaleb Gallegos; cousins, Dyllyn, Connor, Avery, Spencer, and Caitlyn; mothers of his children, Micheala Matula and Lexi Shoopman; and many friends.

He is preceded in death by great-grandpa, Conrad Cordova; grandma, Sally Cordova; great- grandpa, Ray Bechen; and great-great grandma, Eva Davis.

Terran loved deeply. May his love and memories live on in our hearts and never be forgotten.

Services will be held 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 12 at the Newcomer Casper Chapel.
Please join us to celebrate his life at 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 15, 2023 at the North Casper Club House.

Nora Beth Hocker: 1972 – 2023

Beth passed away at the Hospice of Laramie with her family by her side.

She is survived by her father John Scott Hocker of Casper; sister Shannan(Mark) Hayman of Littleton, Colorado; nephews Jason(Emily) Hawes of Denver, Colorado, Hayden Hocker of Wheatland Wyoming; niece Hannah(Ryder) Seely of Wheatland Wyoming; and her wonderful family and friends at ARK Regional Services where she has resided for the last 30 years.

She is preceded in death by her mother M. Joan Hocker; brother James Hocker; nephew Sean Hawes; and her grandparents Kenneth and Fern Graham and Bill and Ruth Hocker.

Grave side services will be held on September 12, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at the Highland Cemetery in Casper

Memorial service will be held at the Cooper Center for Creative Arts 1174 North 4th St. Laramie on September 26, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cooper Center of Creative Arts in Beth’s name.

John Jesse Knox: 1956 – 2023

John Jesse Knox, 67, of Casper, Wyoming, passed away peacefully at his home in Casper, on August 29, 2023. John was born July 5, 1956, to Robert B. and Polly L. Knox.

He lived and attended schools in Casper where he graduated from Natrona County high school in 1974. He attended college in Laramie at The University of Wyoming.

John traveled for and worked in Oil field sales.  

John enjoyed skiing and playing golf and did both very well. When he was a child, he loved spending summers at his grandparents’ (John and Carol Knox) guest ranch, the Remount Ranch in Cheyenne. He especially loved driving his Chevy Chevelle SS when he was a teenager.

John is survived by his sister Connie Parnell of Casper and his three nephews: Joey McDowell (Ashley) of Casper, Cody Ray Parnell of Casper and John Tramaine Knox of Rawlins. He will be dearly missed, especially by his sister Connie.

Danny Raith: 1945 – 2023

Dan Raith, 78, passed away on August 27, 2023. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Iris Raith and siblings Sandy Raith Huntsman and Dale Raith. He is survived by his children, Robert Raith, Cindy Raith Schabatka and Steven Raith and sister Patricia Raith Attoe.

Dan was very proud of his career in the US Navy and enjoyed sharing stories about his experiences. He was skilled in mechanical work and spent many hours working on his hand- built hotrod.

It was Dan’s wish that his ashes be scattered with those of his family members in the mountains around Dubois, Wyoming.

Sally Anne Whetham: 1951 – 2023

Sally Anne (Lloyd) Whetham was born March 18, 1951 to J.R. (Bob) and Wilma (Willie) Lloyd in Casper Wyoming, the fourth of five children.

Sally grew up on the family’s ranches near Bill (Antelope Creek Ranch) and Dubois (Triangle C Ranch).  She attended the Coal Mine School on the Haefele Ranch near Bill, Dubois schools, and graduated with the class of 1969 from Fremont County Vocational High School in Lander.

Sally made her home in Jackson following her graduation.  There, she formed her band “Teton Thunder” with three talented musicians.  She toured the US and Canada with her band.  Sal had a very beautiful, unique voice and was a self-taught guitarist from her youth.  She and her Momma often sang together in beautiful harmony.

In 1979 Sally had her son, Daniel Patrick Whetham, whom she cherished and was very proud of.  Sally moved to Casper in 1990 and made her home there until her passing, September 1, 2023 surrounded by her loving, devoted family.

Sal was a well-read wordsmith and very clever in writing prose.  She had an amazing vocabulary; few could compete with her at Scrabble.  She enjoyed playing cards and other games with her grandson, Connor, her sisters, and friends.  Sally loved getting together with her “Friday Night Girls” each week for dinner and games.

Her incredible sense of humor, quick wit, and unending kindness will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.  She often said toward the end, that she knew she was loved; as she truly was.

Sally is survived by her son, Dan Whetham, his wife Audrey, and her beloved grandson, Connor Whetham; sisters, Sherry (John) Cooper, Mary (Tom) Lozier, Peggy (Dunkie) Bagner; and her brother Bob (Kim) Lloyd; 10 nieces and nephews; 29 great-nieces-and-nephews and their extended families, as well as many, many friends.

The service can be viewed at https://event.forgetmenotceremonies.com/ceremony?c=5771d8d4-0c26-4724-bbe3-76c8e0e53592 .