Dale Kennedy Jr.: 1963 – 2023
Dale Arnold Kennedy Jr., age 59, of Glenrock, Wyoming, passed away February 25, 2023. Dale was born on June 25, 1963 in Casper, Wyoming to Dale and Shelly. He attended school in Casper.
He met the love of his life Sarah and they got married in September of 2021. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping on the mountain.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah; father Dale Kennedy; stepmother, Gaylene Kennedy; sister, Margaret Hart; half-sister, Donna Steele; half brothers, Bill and Steve Steele; stepbrother, Dave Fritzgerald; and step-sister, Shannon Backman; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
He is preceded in passing by his grandparents; brother, James Kennedy; and mother, Shelly.
A graveside service will be held on June 26, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Wyoming Memorial Gardens in Casper, Wyoming.
Patricia Louise “Pat” Logan: 1940 – 2023
Patricia Louise Logan, 82 of Casper Wyoming passed away at Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions on May 28, 2023 after a long and fulfilling life.
Pat was born on July 11, 1940 to John and Blanche Beckius in David City, Nebraska. Following graduation from Saint Joseph’s High School in York, Nebraska in 1958, she went on to study at the University of Nebraska. In addition to her studies, she worked at the University Dental School where she met and fell in love with John Logan in 1962. The couple married in 1963 and went on to have three children, Eric, Christine, and Amy.
Her career included flying nationwide as a flight attendant for American Airlines based in Boston. In 1965 Pat moved with her husband to Casper, Wyoming where they built a burgeoning dental practice. She was an invaluable part of the business for 54 years by helping with strategy, accounting, financing, and modernizing operations with her computer skills and programming knowledge.
Pat was a strong wife and beloved mother who was always grateful for the wonderful life she and husband created for their family. She perpetually had a sunny and positive outlook on life and made friends wherever she went. This charismatic trait earned her the nickname of “Sally Social” among friends and family.
Although she would extend a helping hand and kind word to friends and strangers alike, she was a fierce competitor. Whether it was on the tennis court, golf course, or at the bridge table, her athletic prowess, quick wittedness, and mental focus most often meant that she prevailed as the winner, which she much preferred. Pat was practical, creative, and talented and taught herself how to become a master seamstress—making clothing for her children when they were young and later utilizing those skills to become an inspired artist as a quilter.
Pat loved to travel, and in her later years she and John explored extensively across the globe.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, John; son Eric Logan and daughter-in-law Tracy Logan and their children Isabel and Olivia; her daughter Christine Logan and her granddaughter Cameron; her daughter Amy Lane and son-in-law Steve Lane and their children Ian and Morgan; her brother Jack Rohs, nieces and nephews John and Todd Rohs, Matt and Susan Beckius. Pat is preceded in death by her brother Don Beckius.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to any of the following organizations Pat was passionate about: Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions, the Nicolaysen Art Museum, and the Wyoming Symphony.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 24 at the Nicolaysen Art Museum from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
Maximilian Albert “Max” Martinez: 1944 – 2023
Maximilian (Max) Albert Martinez, 79, passed away at Central Wyoming Hospice & Transitions Thursday, June 15, 2023.
Max was born March 14, 1944 to Eleonardo Martinez and Catalina Lopez in Rawlins, Wyoming. He attended Rawlins Pershing Elementary School and graduated Rawlins High School in 1962.
In 1962, Max moved to Casper and attended Casper College and majored in Drafting and General Science. He graduated with an Associate of Science in 1967, and an Associate of Business in 1978. Max loved the pursuit of knowledge and continued taking trade classes that Casper College offered throughout his life. He graduated with an Automotive Technology Associate of Applied Science, and an Automotive Technology Certification in 2012. In 2019, Max received the Diesel Power Associate of Applied Science, and the Diesel Power Certification.
Max enlisted in the United States Army in 1967, and Basic Training was at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri. His Military Occupation Service training was in Augusta, Georgia, and upon graduation he was sent to Udorn Tani, Thailand. In Udorn Tani he accepted the Electronic Technician assignment at the Communication Center, and then he was assigned to the Army Detachment Center in Chang Mai, Thailand.
During his assignment in Georgia, Max was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and devoted himself to several church callings and assignments to teach and share the gospel.
Chang Mai was where he met, and fell in love with Lamduan Gunkamkas. After a long courtship of motorcycle rides in the Thailand country side, movie dates, and spending a lot of time together they were married on October 4, 1970. Max and Lamduan then sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City, Utah Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on January 24, 1975. Max and Lamduan raised five children in Casper, Wyoming.
He was employed as a Radar Technician for the Federal Aviation Administration at the Casper Radar Tower at the Natrona County Airport in October 1973 to September 1989. Max then worked at the Lusk Radar Tower and retired in 2009.
Max enjoyed listening to music, and playing several instruments, he liked to dance, and exercise. He favored golf, bicycling, basketball, and tried to run one mile every day. He loved the outdoors and fished the Miracle Mile often. He liked to read non-fiction subjects of politics, religion and history. Max especially enjoyed traveling to Rawlins and visiting with family and friends.
Max is survived by his wife, Lamduan; their children Lasuemae; Natalie (husband Richard) Plumlee; Ty (wife Nicole); Martin (wife Katie); and Darlene (husband Brian) Webster; his grandchildren Londyn, Sahara, Mylee, Kaybree, Mireya, Kyson, Makyla, Kinzly, Braelyn, Cade, Jackson, and Grace.
Max is survived by his brother Ray (wife Mae) Martinez; his sister Anna Lee (husband Ramon) Torres; Aunt Rita Lopez; cousins, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Viewing service will be held July 7, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Wolf Creek Chapel located at 3931 West 45th, Casper, Wyoming. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Graveside service will be held at Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery at 1:00 p.m in Evansville, Wyoming.
The Martinez family wishes to extend a special thank you to the dedicated staff of Central Wyoming Hospice & Transitions Kloefkorn House.
Red Nickerson: 1921 – 2022
Long-time Casper resident, Red Nickerson, passed away on September 27, 2022, at the age of 100 in Mesa, Arizona surrounded by family.
Born on December 15, 1921, in Boston, Massachusetts to Henry Layton & Monica (Looney) Nickerson, Red was fifth in line of nine children: seven boys and two girls. Red was one of six sons who served in WWII – five of the boys came home.
In service to his country, Red was stationed in Glenrock, Wyoming where he helped train bombardiers, and was lucky enough to meet his future love and life partner, Missy Brubaker. Following the completion of WWII, Red and Missy were married in Denver, Colorado; they resided in Denver for a year and a half before making Casper, Wyoming their home. Their marriage was blessed by five children: four daughters and one son. Missy passed away in 2016, one month shy of their 70th wedding anniversary.
Red was a private contractor in the electrical industry, owning and operating Industrial Electric Company for more than 30 years. Following his retirement in 1984, Red and Missy began their travels, with their home port remaining Casper. Highlights of those years included piloting his airplane, cruising the inland waterways of Florida on “Miss Sea” and making wonderful memories and lasting friendships.
Red served as a board member of several organizations including the National Electrical Contractors Association, First Interstate Bank Board of Directors, Casper Boat Club (Commodore), and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Vestry. Red was also a member of the Casper Rotary Club and a volunteer for Natrona County Meals on Wheels.
In 2017, Red became an “Arizona Snowbird”, spending his winters in Mesa. Red enjoyed his daily walks around the Good Life Resort and chatting with friends. He also enjoyed playing his harmonica and “jamming” with neighbors during street parties and cocktail hours. On his 100th birthday, Red had a grand celebration with his family and friends in Mesa and wrapped up the season by serving as Grand Marshal of the resort’s Mardi Gras parade.
Red is survived by his brother, Charlie; children, Carol (Charles) Lambert, Rhea Dickover, Kathy Nickerson, Debbie (Bill) Brandon and David (Cheryl) Nickerson; eleven grandchildren, Christopher, Michelle (Jonathan), Carrie, Suzanne (Matt), Jennifer (Brett), Jeff, Laura (Phil), Trenton, Robert (Melanie), Mike (Marie), and Kelly (Paul); and 18 great-grandchildren.
Red was preceded in death by his wife, seven siblings, and son-in-law Greg.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, July 6, 2023. There will be a Military Honors Interment at 2:00 p.m. in St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Courtyard (701 S. Wolcott St., Casper, Wyoming) followed by a reception from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Casper Country Club (4149 County Club Road).
Brian L. Rewinkel: 1953 – 2023
Brian Lee Rewinkel Passed away on June 18, 2023.
Brian was born in Julesburg Colorado to Darlien Lyons Rewinkel and Robert F Rewinke on March 5, 1953.
He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Automotive Technology from Colorado State University Pueblo Colorado. He worked in the oil industry for 40 years and retired as a District Manager. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, projects around the house and completely restoring his ’67 Chevelle. He received several awards for his Chevelle in car shows around the area. He also holds the longest shot for a prairie dog.
Brian is survived by his wife Dianne Rewinkel; daughter Christy Rewinkel; daughter Sarah Rewinkel; brother Doug Rewinkel (Dee); sister Karen Rewinkel; sister Jo Ann Van Buren; nieces and nephews and four grandsons.
Brian is preceded in death by his son Stacey Rewinkel and his mother Darlien Rewinkel and father Robert Rewinkel.
Services will be held at Highland Cemetery on June 27, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. with pastor Kerry Johnson presiding.
Richard Dean Tomlinson: 1942 – 2023
Richard Dean Tomlinson was born in Junction, Utah, September 7th, 1942, at the home of his maternal grandparents, William and Thelda Holman Thompson. Dean’s parents, Joseph K. & Aleta H. Tomlinson, went on to have four daughters, so even from toddlerhood, Dean was the big brother. As a teenager he went on to work on the Eaton Ranch in the Big Horns. He enlisted in the army at 21, serving as an artilleryman in Germany (he loved Germany but left most of his hearing there). He was always working, even as a child, and held a variety of jobs, most in the oilfield and automotive industries.
He married Martha Nell Crow Bridges in 1974, and they were later divorced. He adopted her son Joe, and helped raise her son Burton and daughter Lannette. He worked for Sack Brothers for many years, as a master in fiberglass fabrication. He was an expert at ‘repurposing’ and could create a useful item out of almost anything, like the compost turner made of cement mixer parts he built for Meadowlark Mushrooms. He was generous to a fault.
He will be remembered by his sisters as a maker of elaborately carved tire swings, doll clothes and jewelry; he was a ‘rockhound’ like his mother and made beautiful tiger eye and agate rings, necklaces, and earrings.
He is survived by his sisters, Lisa Boaz (Doug Kline) & Lorri (David) Ball, both of Casper, Bonnie ( Dan) Tripp of Clifton, Arizona, and Kathy (Jeff) Hudson, of Worland; his stepchildren, Lannette Crow and Burton Bridges of Casper, and son Joe Tomlinson of Las Vegas, Nevada; Joe’s daughter Mary (Tom) James and two great-grandchildren, Amelia and Avery, of Casper; his good friends Grant Pozarnsky and Ron Tysver, and last but certainly not least, his beloved mutt, Honey Bear.
Near the end of his life, Dean was cared for by the wonderful people at Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions.
Please direct any memorials to them at 319 South Wilson, Casper, WY 82601. Military services were held Friday, June 23rd, at Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery, Evansville, Wyoming.
Bonnie Louise (Williams) Tousley: 1943 – 2023
Bonnie Tousley passed away June 13, 2023 at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming with her family by her side.
Bonnie Louise (Williams) Tousley was born in Almy, Wyoming on Feb 15, 1943 to John Wesley and Minerva(Peg) Mary (Carpenter) Williams, fourth and final child of the couple.
In 1945, after the coal mines closed, they moved to Evanston where she was reared and educated, earning her GED in 1980 so she could go to work at the Wyoming Women’s Center.
Bonnie married Morgan Jackson on June 8, 1963 in Evanston, Wyoming to which they shared 5 children. Later divorcing.
On May 8, 1976 she married Donald Tousley, remaining lifelong friends after their divorce.
In 1984, she moved to Lusk, Wyoming when the new Wyoming Women’s Center was built and opened. In 1988 she went back to her true passion and calling in life of dispatching. She went to work for the Niobrara County Sheriff’s Office becoming supervisor in 1991 and holding that position until she retired in 2005.
In 2005, she moved to Douglas taking a job at the Broken Wheel Truck stop as a waitress before going to work at Douglas Grocery where she spent the next 13 years before finally retiring on Feb 14, 2020 one day shy of her 77th birthday.
Bonnie loved the outdoors and enjoyed spending many summers around her children and grandchildren, camping. She also was an avid baker and talented with a crochet or sewing needle. Most importantly, she loved being around her family, she loved spoiling her grandkids, and making memories.
Bonnie is preceded in death by both of her parents and three older siblings, Joseph Dale Williams, Robert John Williams, and Shirley Ruth (Williams) Jackson; as well as her youngest son Kenneth Wayne Jackson; both of her previous husbands; best friend and adopted sister, Mary Grace Bowman; son-in-law, Daniel Eldon Britsch.
Bonnie is survived by sons Robert William Jackson, and Randy(Jesse) Jackson; twin daughters Wendy Jackson(Hill), and Wanda Britsch; granddaughters Tiana (Anthony) Gifford, Michaela Hill, Abbigail Jackson, Mary Britsch; grandsons Tyler Jackson, Trent Jackson, Kenny Hill, Jonathon Britsch, Robert Britsch, Trystan Jackson. She also has eight beloved great grandkids. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and many friends who loved her and will miss her.
Memorial services and interment will be held at a later date.