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Remembering an Educator (GALLERY/VIDEO)

Bob Ewings clears away tears while holding his dog during a memorial service for popular NCHS teacher Jeffery Jelskey on Tuesday, May 23, at John F. Welsh Auditorium at NCHS in Casper. Ewings, a fellow social studies teacher, was roommates with Jelskey when he got his Schnauzer. Jelskey eventually got one of his own. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

Students, colleagues and friends gathered in the John F. Welsh Auditorium at NCHS to remember the life of social studies teacher Jeffery Jelskey on Tuesday, May 21, in Casper.
Jelskey died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, May 14, from natural causes, according to the Natrona County Coroner’s Office.

Former students and colleagues shared often humorous stories of the outgoing and popular teacher.

A viewing was held the previous day at Bustard’s Funeral Home.

Mourners listen to the NCHS Vocal Jazz ensemble during a memorial service for popular social studies teacher Jeffery Jelskey on Tuesday, May 23, at NCHS in Casper. Jelskey died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, May 14. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Mourners listen to the NCHS Vocal Jazz ensemble during a memorial service for popular social studies teacher Jeffery Jelskey on Tuesday, May 23, at NCHS in Casper. Jelskey died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, May 14. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Friend and fellow teacher Zach Schneider speaks during a memorial service for Jeffery Jelskey on Tuesday, May 21, at NCHS in Casper. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Mourners watch a video montage featuring video and photos of popular social studies teacher Jeffery Jelskey during a memorial service on May 21, at NCHS in Casper. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

 

The following video is courtesy of Lance Madzey and NCTV-


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