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Obituaries: Knudson; Williams

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Jayne Lynn Knudson

Jayne Lynn Knudson: 1956 – 2023

Jayne Lynn Knudson, 67, of Casper, Wyoming passed away on Monday, August 21, 2023, after a brief battle of cancer. She was born on February 4, 1956, to Richard and Jo Bliss.

Jayne married Randy Knudson on September 19, 1986, and later divorced. They had three daughters: Rhea, Amanda, and Meagan.

Jayne loved being a stay-at-home mom while her children were younger. Once they were in school, she became a real estate agent and enjoyed working with future homeowners to find their forever homes. Later she embraced her passion for plants and flowers by working at Johnny Appleseed. She made some of the most beautiful arrangements you’d ever seen. Jayne decided to enroll in Casper College and earned her associate degree and became a Respiratory Therapist. She retired in 2021 and continued with her gardening. During her retirement, Jayne thoroughly adored her cats and chickens and embraced the prepper lifestyle.

She is survived by her children: Rhea Knudson of Cabot, Arkansas, Amanda (Isaac) Wentz of Sparks, Nevada, and Meagan (Spencer) Hard of Casper, Wyoming; her grandchildren: Nicole and Ashtyn Buchholz, Layla and Paisley Hard; siblings: Dan (Doris) Bliss of San Diego, California, and Evette (Vince) Pagano of Niagara Falls, New York; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Jayne was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Jo Bliss; her child Terry; and her grandchild Grayson Lynn.

A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 27, at Newcomer Casper Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society.

JoAnn Marie Williams

JoAnn Marie Williams: 1929 – 2023

Joann Marie Williams — Grandma Johnny — (94) passed peacefully into heaven on Aug. 7, 2023.  Born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, she moved to Wyoming four years ago to be near family. JoAnn attended nursing school at the University of Minnesota (class of 1952). She worked as a school nurse for 25 years, in the White Bear school system. She was very active in Parkview United Church of Christ (UCC) in White Bear Lake.  JoAnn lived a life of service to others, raising 4 daughters and caring for multiple other relatives.

Through many ‘Johnny’s Gang’ trips, she created a close family and many great memories.  JoAnn is survived by her sister Ruth Kolveried (Ed); her four daughters: Susan Howard (John), Sandi Dennis (Larry), Sally Suchor (Paul) and Diane Williams; also, many grandchildren and their spouses; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

Visitation is Sept. 8 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home, Minnesota.

Celebration of a wonderful life is Sept. 9 at 10:00 a.m. at Parkview United Church of Christ in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

In lieu of flowers JoAnn requested memorials to Parkview UCC or donor’s choice.