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Obituaries: Hawley; Lucore; Underwood

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Bradford Marshall Hawley II

Bradford Marshall Hawley II: 1971 – 2023

Brad was born in Alexandria Bay, New York and at the age of four moved to Pearl, Mississippi. He lived there until his teenage years which was when he moved to Ocala, Florida.

He attended Lake Weir High School and Webster College where he received an Associates Degree in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services. His last employment was working for Symantec in Draper, Utah, which was his dream job.

He last resided in Gillette, Wyoming with his son, Christopher Bryan Hawley, his wife Stephanie and his four grandchildren: Marshall Tucker Hawley, Alexander Madison Hawley, Gracelynn Elizabeth Hawley and Theodore Jackson Hawley.

He was a parishioner of Family Life Church of Gillette. He is the son of Alan M. Hawley, who preceded him in death in 2016 and Theodora A Hawley 84, of Melbourne, Florida.

He is also survived by his three siblings: Mark S. Hawley, Michael T. Hawley and Lisa M. Scott; and two nieces, Samantha Karls and Nichole Scott.

He had many hobbies that he loved including hiking, hunting, target practice, working on cars, playing video games, cooking and playing with his grandchildren. He enjoyed the outdoors and the beautiful vistas in the surrounding area. In his earlier years, he played the trumpet and kept the love of music throughout his life.

He had a great sense of humor and had an endearing nickname for all he knew. He was living with a terminal condition that he could no longer endure. Over 10 years ago he was diagnosed with two different types of brain cancer for which he underwent treatment and was living in remission. That remission ended some time ago and he lived with the everyday struggle that the disease caused as he chose not to seek treatment. He resolved to live and die on his own terms.

For those that knew and loved him, he will be sorely missed. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 10:00 a.m., at Family Life Church of Gillette, Wyoming.

Steven William Lucore

Steven William Lucore: 1970 – 2023

A gathering of friends and family for Steven Lucore will be from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, 2023 at Gillette Memorial Chapel.  A service and burial will be at a later date in Edinboro Cemetery in Edinboro, Pennsylvania.

Steven William Lucore, a beloved son, brother, father, and friend, passed away on November 4, 2023, in Gillette, Wyoming. He was born on July 25, 1970, in Erie, Pennsylvania. His passing came as a profound loss to all who knew him and leaves behind cherished memories of a life lived to the fullest.

Steven’s education journey began when he graduated high school in 1988 from North Tonawanda, New York. In pursuit of new horizons and opportunities, he relocated to Gillette, Wyoming in 2006. It was there that Steven found employment at DRM, where he worked diligently until his untimely departure.

As a man who cherished family above all else, Steven’s fondest memories were of spending precious time with his loved ones. Whether it was gathering around the dinner table for joyful conversations or embarking on adventures together, his family was the heart and soul of his existence. He nurtured strong bonds with his parents and siblings. Steven always held a special place in his heart for his maternal and paternal grandparents, who provided him with love and guidance throughout his life. Steven possessed an adventurous spirit and an insatiable love for motorcycles. One of his favorite annual events was attending the Sturgis Rally, where he found immense joy in embracing the camaraderie of fellow motorcycle enthusiasts. Camping trips were another passion that allowed him to reconnect with nature. He loved nothing more than setting up a tent under the stars and going fishing with those he held dear. Among these cherished moments of solace was returning to Edinboro, Pennsylvania to visit family and embark on fishing excursions.

The proudest accomplishments in Steven’s life were not centered around personal accolades but rather in the boundless love he shared with his son, Samuel Lucore. Together they created lasting memories that will forever remain etched in their hearts. Steven actively engaged in his son’s school activities, cheering him on from the sidelines and providing unwavering support every step of the way. His dedication and unconditional love will continue to guide Samuel throughout his life.

On November 4, 2023, a tragic motorcycle accident cut short Steven’s journey in this world. His untimely departure has left an indescribable void in the lives of those he cherished most. While grief may weigh heavily upon our hearts, let us remember Steven’s vibrant spirit and the passion with which he embraced life.

Steven William Lucore will forever be remembered for his unwavering love for family, his adventurous nature, and his ability to find joy in the simplest of moments. He leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories that will provide solace to all who mourn his loss.

Survived by his beloved son Samuel Lucore of Gillette, Wyoming; father Lowell Lucore III of Edinboro, Pennsylvania; brothers Lowell (Mary) Lucore IV of Niagara Falls, New York and Daniel (Stephanie) Lucore of Erie, Pennsylvania; and an extensive network of friends who held him dear.

Preceded in death is his mother, Barbara Lucore; his brother, Benjamin Lucore; and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

In this time of profound sadness, we gather together to celebrate the life of Steven William Lucore, whose memory will forever brighten our lives. As we bid farewell to a beloved soul taken from us too soon, let us find solace in knowing that he is now resting in eternal peace. 

Austin Michael Underwood

Austin Michael Underwood: 1996 – 2023

Austin Michael Underwood, 27, unexpectedly passed away in his home on October 29, 2023.

Austin was born March 18, 1996 to Tammy L. Rivenes Ayala in Layton Utah. Austin was so loved from the moment he was born, by his big sisters Tori and AshLee and his grandma and grandpa Rivenes. The relationship between Austin and Grandpa Tom was unlike any other.

The family moved to Gillette, Wyoming when Austin was two, where he attended school and met his best friends, Brad and Bryan Charles and Jared Pratt. They quickly became more like brothers than friends. 

As a child, Austin enjoyed fishing and camping at Cook Lake with his grandparents and AshLee. As a teenager he spent his summers at the lake with his friends and his cousin Taylor. Austin was so proud to be an uncle. He would have done anything for Loughen, Wyhatt and AdLee. Austin graduated from Westwood High School in 2014.  He worked for Pizza Hut in Gillette, eventually being promoted to General Manager and transferred to Worland in 2018.

Austin met the love of his life and soulmate, Taysha Bridges, in November of 2015. Right away, Austin gained a second family. Billie and Austin were best friends and spoke everyday.  In April of 2018, Austin and Taysha found out they were expecting their first baby girl. Austin was so excited to be a daddy. In October of 2018, Austin moved to Worland Wyoming, to be with Taysha before their daughter was born.  

Elyzah Lee Underwood was born December 4, 2018. This gave Austin a new sense of purpose; he wanted nothing more than to take care of his family. 

Austin and Taysha married on May 5, 2020 in an intimate ceremony in Worland, Wyoming. Edyn Rose Underwood was born July 13, 2020 and soon after Sameline Raine Underwood was born on October 3, 2021. Even amongst the chaos of three children under three years old, you could always look over and see Austin’s contagious smile.

During his time in Worland, Austin also worked for Crown Cork and Seal before moving his family to Gillette in May of 2022, where he worked at Black Thunder Mine as a plant tech. He had just gotten a promotion as a control room operator which he was very excited about.

Everyone who knew Austin knew that the first love of his life was music. Austin’s music career started as a young teenager. Several people who knew him tell stories of him rapping in the parking lots of Westwood high school and Hastings where he worked while in high school.  Austin performed at a couple local venues, and nothing made him happier than singing his music or being with his wife and little girls.

Austin enjoyed WWE wrestling, NFL football (“Go Chargers!”) and he always loved playing video games, especially Madden NFL.

Austin always rooted for the underdog. He was a big prankster. He always had something up his sleeve. Being a husband and father was Austin’s biggest accomplishment. The relationship between him and his little girls was phenomenal.

Austin is survived by his wife, Taysha Underwood; and their daughters: Elyzah, Edyn “Rosie”, and Sameline “Lina”; mother, Tammy Rivenes Ayala;  sisters, Tori Morris and Ashlee Keith;  grandmother, Sherry Rivenes; nieces and nephew: Loughen Keith, Wyhatt Keith and AdLee Morris, all of Gillette; mother and father-in-law, Sean and Billie Brazelton of Worland, Wyoming; as well as three more brothers and a sister.

Austin is preceded in death by his grandpa, Tommy Lee Rivenes; and big brother, Destin Lee James Keith; along with several great-grandparents.

We love you so much Austin. You were always a light in the middle of a storm. You will forever be missed. Thank you for leaving us with the most precious little girls. 

Funeral services for Austin will be held at Gillette Memorial Chapel on November 11, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.  

Memorials and donations can be made to Taysha Underwood to be used for care and education for their daughters.