Sherry Lee Foote

Sherry Lee Foote: 1949 – 2023

Sherry Lee (Beck) Foote was born April 9, 1949 in Dodge City, Kansas to Jean (McInnes) Baldwin and Leo Beck.

When Sherry was four years old, she traveled by ship to Australia with her older sister Norma and her mother. Dad stayed in Dodge City for work. We were in Australia for a year, and Sherry was quite confused about Christmas being in the summer.

When she was about seven years old, our dad was transferred to Casper, and we have been here ever since, other than her going to Alabama for 16 years.

She attended grade school in Casper, then Dean Morgan Junior High and Natrona County High School, graduating in 1967.

Sherry worked at various sales jobs through the years.

She was married to William Foote who passed away in 2003.

She is survived by her sister Norma Terriere; her husband Phillip; nephew Michael Terriere; niece Suzanne Akin; great-niece Elizabeth Walsh; and great-nephew Patrick Akin.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Sherry’s honor to the Casper Humane Society.

Mary Goodstein: 1930 – 2023

Long time Casper resident Mary Goodstein passed peacefully at the age of 92 at her home in Casper, Wyoming on September 6, 2023, with her family present.

Mary was born in Casper, Wyoming on November 29, 1930, the daughter of Lucy and Paul Marinich. Mary attended St Anthony’s School and graduated from Natrona County High School. Mary worked for Tri-Good Oil and was active in the St. Anthony’s Parish and the Casper Garden Club.

Mary married Fred Goodstein in February 1976 Mary and Fred were happily married until he passed away in 1983. In addition to her husband, Mary is preceded in death by her mother, Lucy Marinich and her father, Paul Marinich.

She is survived by her sisters: Tillie Bryans and Polly Marinich of Casper, Wyoming and her daughter, Victoria Asbell of Lander, Wyoming. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Marin Brown and Carl Asbell; five great-grandchildren: Ethan Asbell, Claire Asbell, Grace Asbell, Maggie Brown and Josie Brown; and two great-great-grandchildren: Alaia Asbell and Emilia Asbell.

A rosary will be held at St. Anthony’s Church on September 29 at 7:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Anthony’s Church on September 30 at 10:30 a.m. with a reception to follow the service in O’Reilly’s Hall at St. Anthony’s Church.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to Central Wyoming Hospice or St. Anthony’s Church in Casper.

Judith Ann Hunt: 1939 – 2023

Judith Ann Hunt of Casper, Wyoming, a beloved daughter, mother, grandmother and great grandmother returned to heaven at 1:35 a.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2023, surrounded by her children at the Life Care Center of Casper at the age of 83.

She was born in Muscatine, Iowa on December 26, 1939, to Leonard Ernest Gilleland and Georgia Lou Allie (Wooden) Gilleland. Her family moved to Scottsbluff in 1940 after living in Muscatine and then moved to Casper in October 1946 where Judy grew up and attended Natrona County High School.  She met her future husband, Jerry Oliver Hunt in high school, and they were married on January 25, 1958. They were married for 26 years.  In 1984, Judy received her GED. It had been an accomplishment she always wanted to achieve after raising her children.

Judy had many jobs during her lifetime, mostly all in customer service.  She loved to chat it up with her customers.  During high school she worked at Rex’s In and Out and the America Theater.  Her long career as a cashier included Buttery’s, BiRite Drug and Sutherland’s. 

She loved being a mother and was involved in many of her kids’ extracurricular activities including Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Job’s Daughters, PTA, and all their numerous sport activities. She loved to bake and always made a cake for everyone’s birthday.

Judy is survived by her four children: William Douglas (Darla) Hunt, Jerry Ernest Hunt, Terry Oliver (Annie) Hunt and Mary Melinda (Wallace) Woods; brothers Jerry Gilleland and Skip Gilleland; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents; siblings Bill Gilleland, Gene Gilleland, Betty Nichols and Bonnie Guynn and daughter-in-law Tracy Hunt.

Funeral services will be held at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church on Friday September 29, 2023 at  1:00 p.m. with a viewing at Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday September 28, 2023. 

Mary Margery Merchant: 1924 – 2023

Mary Margery Merchant, 99, Neosho, Missouri, passed away Tuesday morning, September 26, 2023, at her home. Mary was born August 28, 1924, in Ryegate, Montana, the daughter of the late Jens Harksen and Katherine (Rorabeck) Harksen. She married Bion John “B.J.” Merchant on February 22, 1943, in Casper, Wyoming; he preceded her in death on June 6, 2004. Mary was department head for K-Mart in Casper, Wyoming for many years, and upon moving to Carthage, owned and operated Carthage Glass and Home Improvement with her husband.

Survivors include a daughter, Myrna Courtney (Jerry), Neosho, Missouri; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and many extended family and friends.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Jacqueline Ford; a son, B. John Merchant; and three brothers.

Per Mary’s wishes, there was cremation. Services will be held at a later date in Elgin, Nebraska. Online condolences may be expressed through Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary.

Michael Austin Lee Wood: 1993 – 2023

Michael Austin Lee Wood, 29, of Casper, on Wednesday morning, September 20, 2023, was traveling to his next job site for the job which he worked for Yard Pros and unfortunately Michael had an accident; the vehicle rolled over and Michael was killed.

Michael was born on December 28, 1993 in Casper, Wyoming to Karen Gal Wood and Radford Dean Messer. He also leaves behind a brother, Daren Dean Blade Wood and his son, Ullr who was born on March 3, 2020 to Shaney Alexis Bates, 26, who Michael loved deeply.

Michael, his brother and I lost Michael’s mother 12 yrs ago on December 5, 2011.

Michael was a very artistic and talented young man he loved to draw and he did tattooing. He was one of the most talented artists his father had ever seen and he believed had Michael lived in the next 30 years he would have been one of the countries most famous artists and tattoo artist.

Michael was deeply loved by anyone who knew him. He will be so deeply missed by his family and those who knew him, but never forget Michael was much like his father in the aspect that we live each day the best we can and we try to make people smile along the way; not to mention many of them have some of his artwork on them today. Michael will never be forgotten and will always be loved and thought of.

Daren and I, Rad wish to thank everyone for all the help and the support in a very bad time in our lives thank you sincerely, Rad Messer.