Obituaries: Azure; Wallischeck

Erica Marie Azure

Erica Marie AzureOctober 18, 1980 – August 8, 2022

Erica Marie Azure (Smilie), 42, passed away Monday, August 8, 2022, from cancer at Campbell County Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family and friends.

She was born in Casper, Wyo on October 18, 1980. She was the oldest of three children born to Eric and Ginger Fleming.

She was raised in Casper and Las Vegas, Nevada and graduated from high school in Wyoming. She married the love of her life Patrick Scott Azure on November 14, 2008 but celebrated 18 years of happiness together. She and her husband, Scott, were heavily involved with the Affiliates Motorcycle Club in Gillette, Wyo.

Erica lived by the motto: “Be strong. You never know who you’re going to inspire.”

Throughout her life she never met a stranger; loved camping, fishing, riding her side-by-side and motorcycles; tye dye, glitter, attended all types of concerts with family and friends and was a connoisseur of “Colorado cigarettes.”

She was a fierce fighter of cancer and a supporter of patients who were also fighting the disease. She also helped organize fundraisers to help others during their cancer fight.

Erica is survived by her husband Scott and her children Justin (stepson) and Halle Aasen, Gabe and Zach of Gillette. Her parents Eric and Ginger Fleming of Casper. Her grandfather Newt Weber of Casper, Wyo. Sister Kayla Fleming of Casper, Wyo. Brother Cody and Tiffany Fleming of Casper, Wyo.

She was a beloved aunt to her many nieces and nephews, which included her extended biker family.

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Preceding her in death are her grandmother Lois Weber of Casper, Wyo. Uncle Byers Allen Fleming, III of Casper, Wyo. Aunt Carita Landess of Casper, Wyo.

Cremation services were provided by Gillette Memorial Chapel.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, August 20, at noon at Church at the Barn, 2 W. McKenzie Road in Gillette with Mike Morrison officiating. A reception followed at the Sundance Lounge, 1020 US Hwy 14-16 in Gillette.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Northeast Wyoming (NEW) Community Health Foundation’s Cancer Care Committee at www.newcommunityhealth.org <https://www.newcommunityhealth.org>  or 307.257.7057.

Michael James Wallischeck

Michael James WallischeckSeptember 20, 1945 – August 17, 2022

Funeral services for Michael Wallischeck, 76, of Gillette, will be held on Friday, August 26, 2022, at 4:00 PM at Gillette Memorial Chapel with Pastor Daryl Hilbert officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Pisgah Cemetery, Gillette, Wyoming.

Reception will follow at Grace Bible Church, 4000 Collins Road, Gillette.

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Michael passed away on August 17, 2022. Michael James, known to his family and friends as Mike, was born in September of 1945 in Los Angeles, CA to James E. and Betty H. (Ridenour) Wallischeck.

He was raised and educated in Los Angeles and graduated in winter of 1964 from Birmingham High School in Van Nuys.

After graduation Mike earned several certificates in welding and was accomplished by industry standards. Mike accepted Christ as his personal savior in 1965 at the First Baptist Church of Van Nuys. Michael married Carolyn Kregear on June 7, 1969, in Van Nuys, CA.

The couple welcomed Matthew to their family in 1971 in California. After ten years of marriage the family moved to Gillette in 1979.

Michael went to work for Caballo Mine as a welder / mechanic.

Due to health issues, he retired in 2003.

Mike was a photographer from the time he was 13 years old and eventually became an award-winning photographer.  He was handy in the garage, working and fixing anything metal.

He enjoyed his Harley, a 2003 Centennial, and spent many hours making trips throughout Wyoming, South Dakota and Montana.

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Mike will be missed by his wife of 53 years Carol; his son, Matthew Wallischeck; grandchildren: Katherine Wallischeck and Kyle Wallischeck; great-granddaughter, Amelia Joy; sister: Diane Lees; 2 nephews: Christopher an Justin; niece, Samantha several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials are suggested to benefit Vision Beyond Borders donations can be directed to www.visionbeyondborders.org or in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. 5th St, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences can be sent via the internet at www.GilleteMemorialChapel.com