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Winifred “Jo” Doherty

Casper, Wyoming / November 8, 1934—March 5, 2018

Winifred “Jo” Doherty, 83, passed away on March 5th, 2018 at her home in Casper.

Jo Doherty was born on November 8th, 1934 in Denver to John Joseph and Ghasky Walsh. She studied nursing at Mercy Hospital in Denver.

She worked as a Registered Nurse at the Wyoming Medical Center for 30 years and taught nursing at Casper College. Jo lived a career of providing care for patients as an RN and nurturing humanity with hands anointed with love.

Jo married Dennis Doherty on December 29th 1956. Together they raised 11 children and nurtured 28 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Jo was a devoted Christian and member of the Catholic Church. Mass on Sundays and throughout the week was more than going to church as she carried her love for Jesus with every step she took. From being a founding member of St. Patrick’s to filling the back pews with her children, Jo lived her life committed to serving God. One could feel our Lord with her touch, yet Jo preferred to never let anyone know that she was reaching out and touching them.

Jo was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Dennis.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Dennis Jr. and Michelle Doherty, Michael J. Doherty, Dr. Patrick J. and Cindy Doherty, Mary Maureen and G. Roberts, Kevin J. and Celia Doherty, Mary Kathleen Souza, John J. and Mary Doherty, Mary Colleen and Todd Domer, Mary Teresa and Grant Salada, Sheila Marie Doherty, Josephine ‘Joey’ Marie and Richard Burke. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Ann Patino, Maureen Doherty, and Sister Sheila Doherty; and her brother-in-law, Paul Doherty; her grandchildren, Danielle (Cory), Scott (Liz), Teresa (Brian), Mary Kathleen (Robert), Michael, Sean, Lauren, Courtney, Kimberly (Dylan), Kelsey, Sydney, Emily, Allison, Melissa, Christopher, Shea, Devin, David, Vikki, Bradley, Shaness, Dylan, Emma, Benjamin, Brendon, Kyle, Ryan, and Adrianna; and great-grandchildren, Bryson, Brynlee, Hayden, Halle, Haley, Hannah, Holly, Hazel, Robert, Elizabeth, Ruby and Aiden.

On the afternoon of March 5th, Jo joined her first and only love, Dennis in communion and together they began singing in harmony; “The power in the world is the family, and the family that loves and hugs has the power”.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions in Jo’s memory may be to St. Anthony’s Tri-Parish School or to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

A Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church. A Mass will be held on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church with a Reception to follow. Inurnment will be held on Friday, March 8, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery.

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Kyle Rodger Thompson

Kyle Rodger Thompson: CASPER — Memorial services for Kyle Rodger Thompson, 34, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 9, 2018, at Bustard’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Rush officiating. A celebration of life will follow at the Casper First Church of Nazarene, 2020 S. Jefferson St. He died Friday, March 2, 2018, in Casper. Bustard’s Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Casper Amateur Hockey Association, the Metro Animal Control, the Humane Society or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Irene Lucille Brodie

Irene Lucille Brodie: LANDER — Memorial services for Irene Lucille Brodie, 91, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2018, at the Bethel Lutheran Church, 626 Shoshone St. She died Monday, March 5, 2018, in Lander. Hudson’s Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Nikolaos Demetrios Katsimanis

Nikolaos Demetrios Katsimanis: CASPER — Services for Nikolaos Demetrios Katsimanis, 82, are pending. He died Monday, March 5, 2018, in Casper. Bustard’s Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

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Eddy Roy

memorial jam set

Jam Session at the Casper Eagles from 4 to 8 p.m., on Sunday is dedicated to the memory of Eddy Roy, 20-year Eagle member, Casper musician and WWII veteran of Iwo Jima. No admission charge, open to all, on stage or in the audience, who would like to honor Eddy, who died Feb. 17, 2018, at the age of 92, in the audience or on stage. Eddy was a great veteran and a Wyoming treasure, he will be missed.

Theater thinks outside the box

Casper Theater Company has just two episodes remaining for its sold out mini-series. Episode 4 is March 11 and the last one is March 25, both at 2 p.m. The mini-series has been a delight to audiences, as well as all of the backstage people and the actors. With each episode, creativity has become the “norm.” Thanks to Rev. Dr. Jim Shumard, Sue Blevins, Mary and Jerry Rager, Angela Brown, Barb and Don Schell, Scott Smith, Susan Terry, and Richard Fisher for their tremendous dedication to carry this out for four months. It has been a great adventure with some challenges like performing in the lobby without lights, sound, and no stage, and to do a series of performances two weeks apart. We have learned a lot of ways to create cliffhanger endings, commercials, and create ad-libbed dialog the proper way. Casper Theater Company has done what has never been done before, breaking the ice for other theaters around the country to “think outside the box” and try something new and different.

Fiber group

meets March 15

Art 321’s Fiber Group will be meeting from 1-4 p.m. on Thursday, March 15. The program is “Felting with a Resistance” with guest instructor Beth Ann Pillen. Participants will be making an envelope clutch and are asked to bring their own scissors for cutting fabric, a washcloth and a towel. Supply cost will be $10. Please let us know if you plan to attend so sufficient numbers of supply kits can be prepared in advance. Call 265-2655.

Colored pencils March 20

Art 321 will host the regular monthly meeting of the Wyoming Colored Pencil Society on Tuesday, March 20. Weather permitting, Eileen Nistler, award winning colored pencil artist will be here. The session costs $5 and starts at noon. All levels of colored pencil artiest are invited to attend. Please bring recent projects and your supplies so you can benefit from seeing the artwork of others and learn different techniques. Bring a brown bag lunch if you want.

New shows at Art 321

Art 321 announces that three terrific new shows are now on display during the month of March. Nine different NCSD elementary and middle school art teachers have collaborated to create a group show they call Beyond the Basics. It features ceramics, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, photography, mixed media and much more. Student artwork from Casper high schools make up a dramatic and varied exhibition that includes paints, ceramics, sculptures, fiber arts, a painted guitar and drawings. The third show features works by Art 321 portrait artists in a wide range of medium.

Audition for female ‘Odd Couple’

Casper Theater Company will hold auditions on March 17 and 18 at 3 p.m., 735 CY Avenue for the “Odd Couple” female version, a hilarious comedy by Neil Simon. The show runs with the same concept as the male version and includes four women of any age to play Trivial Pursuit, Jesus and Manolo Costazuela from Spain, and Florence and Olive, the equals to Felix and Oscar in the male version. Performance dates are May 11 to 20. Auditions are open to anyone from ages 20 to 60. Cold readings from the script, a little ad-libbing exercise, and a paragraph of memorizing will be included in the audition. Scripts will be provided. Rehearsals will begin the week of April 1, 2018. If you cannot make the audition dates, please feel free to call 267-7243 to set an audition time.

More metal flowers with Betsy Bower

Due to very high demand, Art 321 is pleased to be adding four more sessions of local metal artist Betsy Bower’s Metal Flowers Workshop. Each class is limited to eight students. If you are interested, please call or stop by soon to sign up.

Participants will use a plasma cutter and grinding tools, apply techniques for shaping their flower petals, learn some standard black smithing while hammering metal that will become a stem and weld the pieces together to complete a metal flower.

Additional dates will be: March 17 and 18, April 21 and 22, May 19 and 20 and July 21 and 22. Cost is $115 for Art 321 members and $130 for nonmembers, plus a supply fee of $20 for each. Additional information is available at Art 321. Call 265-2655.

Watercolor workshop

Watercolor artists, please plan ahead to be able to attend a very special May 4, 5 and 6 Intermediate to Advanced Watercolor Workshop at Art 321.

Award-winning Canadian artist Graham Flatt is the instructor. The workshop is bound to fill early and class size is limited, so call or stop by soon to enroll. The cost is $225 for Art 321 members; $275 for non-members, and a supply list is available, 265-2655.

New display at senior center

The Senior Center at 1831 E. 4th St., during March is featuring a sampling of Linda Montoya’s fabulous, lifelong achievement of mostly Indian bead work. She’s especially proud of the Sun dancer’s belt that she was honored to bead.

New at Chapman Gift Gallery

Art 321’s Chapman Gift Gallery has just undergone a complete change-over in merchandise, something that regularly happens three times each year. Artist-made works are perfect for home decorating or giving as gifts. Included in the new inventory are the additions of handcrafted furniture and steampunk lighting fixtures, as well as paintings, jewelry, ceramics, fused glass creations and much, much more.

Donors have heART

Art 321 invites potential donors in during the month of February. All who make an operating donation may decorate a heart in honor of — or in memory of — a loved one. In return, the special intention will be posted on the Gotta Have heART! wall all during February. It has been said that love has proven to be the most universal and enduring theme of art throughout the ages.

Informal artists’ mingle

Art 321 is now hosting an informal Artists Mingle session each Thursday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. Artists are invited to meet one another, network and find new friends. Please bring something you are working on to show others and request valuable feedback if you desire. Plan to share ideas and learn what has — and hasn’t — worked for others. No sign-up is necessary. Just come by and become part of a dynamic community of local artists.

All media exhibit at Art 321

The first exhibit of 2018 at Art 321, 321 W. Midwest Ave., is now open. Come in and enjoy “Anything Goes,” which was an open call to all artists for artwork of all media. It is a fun way to kick of the opening exhibit of the new year and view a wide range of artists’ works.

You will also be treated to the wonderful artwork of Justin Hayward and Reginald Atkins.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oil City Slickers rehearse

The Casper Oil City Slickers Barbershop Chorus is rehearsing on Thursday evenings in preparation for the next singing events. The group is delivering singing Valentines and has a variety of fun events planned for the summer months. Come and join our group to preserve an American music style and for the joy and good health from singing. Call 472-4722 or 267-2673.

Thanks to drug-testing businesses

The Natrona County Prevention Coalition is celebrating 15 years in the community, preventing substance abuse and promoting positive and healthy choices for local youth and families. In honor of Red Ribbon Week, the Natrona County Prevention Coalition will be recognizing the many businesses that drug test their employees with certificates of appreciation.

Thank you to the many businesses in our community that provide employees a safe, drug free work setting and contributing to a healthy and positive community. Thank you for drug testing.

To view a list of drug free businesses in our community, or to add yours to this list, please visit Additionally, please visit the website for more information about the Natrona County Prevention Coalition and our mission.

Senior fun

Free to people 60 or older at the Casper Senior Center at 1831 East 4th Street, on Monday mornings at 10:50 a.m. on the dance floor. Join the easy clogging group of Joyce’s Senior Stompers. It is moderate, easy, balanced clogging giving us great exercise for developing flexibility, helps coordination, increases endurance and strength and helps exercise our brain by learning different dance routines, helps increase lung capacity, burn calories, relieve stress, and it is fun with a great group of people. For more info, call Joyce at 237-4908.

Suzanne L. Schofield

Casper, Wyoming / May 3, 1949—March 6, 2018

Suzanne ‘Suzy’ L. Schofield left this life on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions due to complications from cerebral palsy and aspiration pneumonia.

Suzanne was the first child born to Martin L and Edith M Schofield on May 3, 1949 in Midland, South Dakota. She was homeschooled by her mother. In 1968 the family relocated to Evansville, Wyoming. She worked at Felgoodies for many years proudly receiving the honor of Employee of the Year in 2009 just prior to her retirement.

Suzanne lived her life as a Lutheran with strong faith and love for her Prince of Peace church family.

Suzanne had a zest for life and a smile for everyone she met, never meeting a stranger. She believed in being a friend and held on to those relationships all her life. Of her many loves, celebrating with her family and friends was her favorite. She loved beating anyone who would play her in Sorry, writing and delivering letters to Santa and celebrating all holidays. She was entertained by ‘I love Lucy’, Little House on the Prairie and Hee Haw. She loved fried chicken, plain M&M’s and ice cream.

Suzanne is survived by her loving and dedicated mother, Edith M Schofield; her brother, Marvin Schofield (Lucy); her sister, Brenda J Balben; and brother, James M Schofield. She is the proud aunt to three generations of nieces and nephews. She is also loved and cared for by a host of extended family and friends both near and far.

Suzanne was preceded in death by her father, Martin L Schofield; her brother, George K Schofield; and brother-in-law, Walter W Balben.

The family will host a viewing at Bustard’s Funeral Home on Friday, March 9th from 6pm-8pm. Services will be held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on Saturday, March 10th at 3pm with Pastor Mike Struck officiating. Suzanne will be laid to rest with her hero; her daddio, Martin L. Schofield; at the Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery in a private ceremony.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Suzanne L. Schofield Memorial Fund to benefit the youth of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.

Frank Melvin Bellamy Jr.

Frank Melvin Bellamy Jr.: CASPER — Funeral services for Frank Melvin Bellamy Jr., 94, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1922 S. Poplar St. with military honors accorded by the Wyoming Army Nation Guard and the Natrona County Untied Veterans Council. Interment will be at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. prior to the service Saturday, March 10, 2018, in the Relief Society Room at the church. He died Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Casper. Mr. Bellamy served in the U. S. Army. Bustard’s Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Robert "Bob" W. Springer

Robert “Bob” W. Springer: CASPER — Memorial mass for Robert “Bob” W. Springer, 92, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 9, 2018, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Military Funeral Honors will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2018, at the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2018, at the church. He died Monday, March 5, 2018. Mr. Springer served in the U. S. Navy during WWII. Newcomer Casper Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Natrona County Rockhounds Club or the Casper Senior Citizen Center.

Jack Nathan Gunyan, Sr.

Jack Nathan Gunyan, Sr.: ROCK SPRINGS — Funeral services for Jack Nathan Gunyan, Sr., 89, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 9, 2018, at the Vase Funeral Chapel, 154 Elk St. Interment will be at the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to service Friday, March 9, 2018, at the funeral home. He died Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at his home. Vase Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Aurora Michelle WallowingBull

Aurora Michelle WallowingBull: SAN FRANSCISO, Calif. — Funeral services for Aurora Michelle WallowingBull, 28, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 9, 2018, at the St. Stephens Catholic Church in Ethete. Burial will follow at the St. Stephen’s Mission Cemetery. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today, March 8, 2018, at #1 Lone Bear Lane. He died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, in San Francisco. Hudson’s Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

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Learn Facebook security

The Natrona County Library will offer a Facebook Security class from 2 to 4 p.m., on Monday. The class will explain Facebook’s basic and advanced security features. Learn how to tell if your account has been hacked and how to avoid scammers. Call 577-READ x2 or email for more information.

Tween Monday

The Natrona County Library will host a STEAM project for students in grades 4-6 at 4 p.m., on Monday. Students will make a zoetrope: the perfect STEAM project for kids who love art, science, and engineering. Zoetropes are simple devices that pre-date film animation. The viewer looks through the slits in a spinning cylinder and sees an animated image. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577.READ x5 for more information.

Centennial pops

and popcorn concert

The Centennial Junior High Band will perform its annual pops concert on Monday at 7 p.m. The Centennial 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade and jazz bands will perform several contemporary pieces along with pieces in a popular music style. The concert will be held in the Centennial Junior High Cafeteria. Following the concert, there will be pop and popcorn for sale to help raise money for new instruments and end-of-the-year festivals. For more information, please contact Sarah Hanson at 307-253-2861 or All concerts are free and open to the public.

Head Start accepting applications

Head Start is currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. Head Start is a free, quality preschool program that prepares children for school. Applications are available at 301 W. B Street in Casper. Head Start is a United Way agency. Call 577-1864.

Dem men

meet Tuesday

Please join the Democratic Men’s Group at 5:30 p.m., on Tuesday at the Parkway Plaza in the Gourmet Room (enter by coffee shop). Debbie Bovee (HD 36) D-Natrona will talk about running for office and give a legislative update, provided the session has concluded in Cheyenne. Attendees can order from the menu. For more information, call Steve Sword at 258-4539.

Never Too Old

Book Club

A book discussion of young adult novel “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas will be held at 6:30 p.m., on Tuesday at Crescent Moon Coffee Stop. The Never Too Old Book Club, sponsored by the Natrona County Library, discusses young adult literature with adult appeal. The group is open to both teens and adults, with parent-teen pairs especially encouraged. Pick up your free copy of “The Hate U Give” at the Natrona County Library’s second floor service desk. Call 577.READ x101 for more information.

Selling hand-crafted items online

The Natrona County Library will offer a Selling Hand-Crafted Items Online class from 1 to 3 p.m., on Wednesday, March 14. Library staff will provide an overview of selling hand-crafted items on Etsy, including how to sell, ship, handle feedback, and process transactions effectively and safely. Call 577.READ x2 or email for more information.

Get free baby

food, care items

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will hand out baby food, diapers, and toiletries to community members from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., on Wednesday, March 14, 21, and 28 in the Natrona County Library parking lot. Free and open to the public. No documentation or proof of income required. Call 577.READ x2 or email for more information.

After school

at the library

The Natrona County Library will host a STEAM project for elementary-age students at 4 p.m., on Wednesday, March 14. Students will learn about light, reflections, and symmetry, and explore these effects on their designs, by making kaleidoscopes. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577.READ x5 for more information.

Genealogy workshop

The Natrona County Genealogical Society, in partnership with the Natrona County Library, will hold its monthly genealogy workshop from 7 to 8:30 p.m., on Thursday, March 15 at the Natrona County Library. This month’s class, led by local NCGS members, is titled, “How to Use the Family Search Catalog.” Call 577-READ x2 or email for more information.

Afternoon book club

An afternoon book discussion, sponsored by the Natrona County Library, will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, March 17, at Metro Coffee Co. Participants will discuss “Raid of No Return” by Nathan Hale. The group is open to teens in grades 7-8, and new members are always welcome. Participants receive a free drink, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. To participate, pick up a copy of “Raid of No Return” in the Teen Zone. The Afternoon Book Club meets the third Saturday of every month and new members are always welcome. Call 577.READ x101 for more information.

Family LEGO Club

The Natrona County Library’s Family LEGO Club will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m., on Saturday, March 17. Family LEGO Club is a great way to have fun, relax, and spend time together, making this the perfect family activity. The Library will supply a large amount of LEGOs and ideas of what can be created. No registration required, open to all ages, new members always welcome. Call 577.READ x2 for more information.

Teen Harry Potter Club

Join an alliance of Harry Potter fans to enjoy all things Harry Potter at 4 p.m., on Thursday, March 15, at the Natrona County Library’s Teen Harry Potter Club, open to teens in grades 7-12. The core class and subject that will be taught in March is Transfiguration — one of the most difficult branches of magic — where students will learn the art of changing the form and appearance of an object. This month’s lesson is transfiguring a blank canvas into a magical work of art. The Teen Harry Potter Club meets the third Thursday of every month and new members are always welcome. Call 577.READ x101 for more information.

Seven Daffodils concert March 18

Seven Daffodils: a salute to gifted and courageous people is at 3 p.m., on Sunday, March 18, at First United Methodist Church downtown. Admission is a donation at the door for the Angels Program and American Cancer Society. In addition to music and art, there will be a silent auction and time to honor loved ones.

First aid & CPR class

A first aid and CPR class will be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, March 24, at 142 N. Melrose St. CNA’s are welcome. Class size is limited to 10. Cost is $40, payable by money order or cash only. Call instructor JoAnn Baker to register, 258-4280.

First Saturday studies

The First Saturday study at Bethel Baptist Church, 3030 S. Poplar, on April 7 will be on the aims of the Old Testament. For many people the Old Testament/Hebrew scriptures are a closed book. What is God trying to say in these scriptures? Do they have any relevance today? Come find out from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Phone the church office at 234-8812 for further information.

Fireball friends and family

The Fireball 500 Club will host the 2018 Friends and Family Tournament, an invitational four-member team handicapped tournament, at 1 p.m., on April 7 at Sunrise Lanes. Entry fee is $22 per person. Each team entry must include at least one Fireball 500 Club member. All bowlers must be sanctioned. Entry forms will be available at El Mark-O Lanes and Sunrise Lanes. The annual general meeting will be held just prior to the tournament.

Help Save Marilyn

Art 321 invites all members to submit up to three images of Marilyn Monroe for the new Help Save Marilyn campaign. Deadline for submissions is April 17. This is the kickoff of a focused fundraising effort to allow Art 321 to retain the original Michael Israel “Marilyn with Hat” painting donated by Joseph J. Scott. Details are available on the website and at the front desk. Original interpretations of Marilyn are requested that can be used on T-shirts and other promotional items. Designs can contain no more than 3 colors (in addition to the white T-shirt background).

Gardeners plan spring conference

The Natrona County Master Gardeners 2018 Spring Gardening Conference is 8 a.m., to 3:30 p.m., on Saturday, April 21 at the Agricultural Resource and Learning Center, 2011 Fairground Rd. This year’s theme of “Back to the Earth” coincides with Earth Day. The conference features an array of speakers with information to turn a suburban backyard into a rain harvesting, bee buzzing, food producing mini homestead. Enjoy a light continental breakfast and a delicious catered lunch as you’re both informed an entertained. Reserve your spot today. Early registration by April 7 is $50; general registration after that date is $60.

Contact the Natrona County Master Gardeners at 235-9400 for ticket and registration information.