(Lander, Wyo.) – The Reverend Larry Jensen ended his pilgrimage here on earth and was blessed in being taken home to be with the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ on July 31st 2014 at 73 full years.
(Pavillion, Wyo.) – Justin Steele, 26, of Pavillion, Wyo., died on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home.
Justin Philip Steele was born on February 2, 1988, in Gloucester, Mass., to Donald and Judith (Minturn) Steele. He grew up and attended schools in Gloucester, Mass., and Front Royal, Va. He came to Riverton around 2007 from Virgina. He attained his G.E.D. through CWC.
He was baptized into the Episcopal faith.
His family said that he enjoyed being outdoors, boating, snowboarding, fishing, and playing darts. He loved the ocean and spending time with his family and friends. He was an athlete, playing football, soccer, hockey, and tennis. He excelled at all sports that he participated in. One of the best times of his life was sailing with the crew of the Fame Schooner with his father in Gloucester and being a mate with a deep-sea fishing boat also out of Gloucester.
He is survived by his mother, Judith Rowles and her husband Ed, of Pavillion; his father, Donald Steele of Gloucester, MA; his sister, Emily Brown and her spouse, Dodi Carpenter of Pavillion; his nieces and nephews, Justice, Gabriella, Kyjah, Sophia and Jax; his grandparents, Roberta Carr of Gaithersburg, MD, Bradshaw and Lynda Minturn of Hendersonville, NC; his aunts and uncles, Bill and Carolyn Minturn, Peter and Robin Minturn, Linda and Frank Driscoll, Lisa and Phil Puma, Bonnie Bedell and Scott Steele; his girlfriend, Sara Witt; and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Donald and Betty Steele and his sister, Alicia Steele.
(Lander, Wyo.) – Janet Louise Peck passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 in Casper, Wyoming after a lengthy illness. She was born on April 5, 1960 in Riverton, Wyoming to William James Peck and Beverly Jean Poole. She was a sister to Rhonda Trimmer, Peggy Martin, and James Patrick Peck.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – No services are scheduled at this time for Stacey Louis Swank, 46, who died July 28, 2014, at his home in Riverton. Cremation has taken place.
He was born February 28, 1968, in Riverton, Wyo., son of Donald Dudley and LaVaughn (Richardson) Swank.
He was raised in Pavillion and in 1986, he graduated from Wind River High School.
Stacey enjoyed fishing, hunting, taking care of his yard and was a member of the Eagles. Mr. Swank worked around 25 years at Safeway.
Survivors include his mother of Pavillion, brother, Michael Swank of Hudson; sisters, Brenda French and her husband, Jeffrey of Stockbridge, GA and Jennifer Swank of Pavillion; nephews, Tyler and Devin French; longtime friends Patti Hatle and Ron Heil.
Mr. Swank was preceded in death by his father, brother, Donald Swank, maternal and paternal grandparents, an aunt and uncle.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Robert Paul “Bob” Manges, 43, of Riverton, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. A Rosary will be Friday, August 1, 2014, 7 p.m. at the Great Plains Hall. A Wake will follow later in the evening at Alberta Little’s residence, 419 Left Hand Ditch Road. Funeral Mass will be Saturday, August 2, 2014, 11 a.m. at the Saint Stephen’s Catholic Church with burial to follow at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery.
Robert Paul Manges (Little Crow) began his journey on February 7, 1971, with his Arapaho family on the Wind River Reservation. At 1 ½ years old he was adopted by I.H.S. doctor John Manges and his wife, Carol. Robert, and his new brother, Chris moved to rural northern Vermont where he loved tractors, trucks, the outdoors, and drawing. He grew up to be a determined cross country runner, an enthusiastic swimmer, and a fearless downhill skier. Robert enjoyed trout fishing and won awards for his forestry skills.
But more than anything, Robert was known for being big-hearted and loyal to his family and friends. His sense of humor was contagious! Those who loved him in Vermont always wished Robert well as he reconnected with his Arapaho roots and became a dedicated trucker.
Robert leaves behind a loving Vermont family, his mother, Carol and step-dad, Mark Kilburn; his brother, Chris and family; his sisters, Breanna Kilburn and Tayva Young and their families; his step-mom, Jeanne Desrochers; his aunt Molly Boyle, his uncle and aunt, Thomas Manges and Jackie Manges and their family; and many friends including his best buddy, Joshua Doyle.
His Arapaho family, his wife, Crystal; his son, John Luke Manges; his stepchildren, Lashelle Shakespeare, Laquan Shakespeare, Lamount Shakespeare, Alex Behan and Deshaun Behan;his sister, Marcella A. Behan and family, Alberta T (Warren) Little and her family, Samantha (Willard) Wells and their children, Ivan and Troy Thomas, Lorie Thomas, Stanee Lopez, Nevach Thomas, Jolene Guzman, Donita (Gordon) Fulwilder, Athena and Jamie Moss, and their grandchildren, Octavian Thomas, Nicholas Lopez, Ismael Guzman, Jr.,; his sister, Wanda Trannum-White and her children, Monica Hines, Jenna (Aaron)Lane, Brittany White, and Melissa Harris; and her grandchildren, Uriah Hines, Jace Lane, Kaidyn Nevarez, Kavion Dearman, Carter Bealle, Parker Bealle, Matayah Hines, Arianna Lane, and Kyauna Dearman; his sister, Carlritn(John) Brown and family; his sister, Mary L. Nephi and her family; his brothers, Allen V. Behan and family, Robert G. Smith and family, Big John Smith and family, Harold Smith and family, Clarence Smith and family, Alex Smith, Jr, and family, Mike Kennah and family, Eli Armajo, and Donnie Armajo and best friend C.J. Walker; his aunts, Elizabeth Hinzer and Alice Headley; his uncle, Felix Grosback and family; his sister-in-law, Robyn Blackburn and her children, Janie Goodman, James Goodman, Jr., John Goodman.
Robert was preceded by his birth parents, Marie Behan and Lawrence Smith; his adoptive father, Dr. John Manges, Jr.; his sister, Marilyn J. Behan; his brothers, Douglas D. Behan, Gerald L. Behan, Freeman J. Behan, and Byron L. Behan; his grandparents, Christopher Bell, Idabelle Brown, Rhea Spoonhunter, Roberta (Smith) Lambert, Ann Smith, Roger Smith, Patty (Dewey) Havercamp, and Florita Jenkins.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – A Memorial Mass will be held 10 a.m., Monday, August 4, 2014, in the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Lander. Carolyn Louise Anesi passed away the evening of July 29, 2014. A Memorial Mass will be held 10:00 am, Monday, August 4, 2014 in the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Lander. She was born December 5, 1945 to Wayne and Margaret Moats in Cheyenne, Wy.
(Green River, Wyo.) – Misty Collinsworth, 34, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 in Green River, Wyoming. She was born January 17, 1980 in Evanston, WY the daughter of Larry Tavegia and the late Julie Ann Aragon Tavegia.