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Obituaries: Boyer; Monger; Scott

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Patricia Ann Boyer

Patricia Ann Boyer: 1934 – 2024

Patricia was born on February 13, 1934, to Marvin and Leslye Adams in Saint Paul, Minnesota. After graduating with a master’s in social work, she spent the rest of her life in the helping profession.

Her many accomplishments include but are not limited to achieving legislation for mental health licensing in the State of Wyoming. Pat was one of the founders and directors of the Social Work Program at the University of Wyoming and the University of Wyoming at Casper. Her illustrious career at the University of Wyoming lasted from 1970 until 2000. Pat also taught at Highland University in New Mexico She was the first president of the Wyoming Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Pat also founded the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Casper Branch and the Casper Youth Crisis Center. Pat was a counselor at Mercer House, The Healing Place, and her private practice, Family Counseling Associates. She did a considerable amount of counseling for the Department of Family Services programs and facilitated adoptions with Connecting Hearts. Developing Adult & Teen Challenge Wyoming Women with Children Center (Casper) was her final project as she had a heart for people suffering with addiction and their families.

In 1968, Patricia married the love of her life, Edward Clair Boyer. Together they spent their time traveling, teaching, and spreading the love that God filled them with to others. They cherished people and established solid lifelong friendships. Both were well known for their love of Native American jewelry and art.

Pat was also a member and active in the ministries of Highland Park Community Church. She established a comforting and inviting prayer room in the new building.

Pat was a loving and giving person who encouraged and supported the students who passed through her classrooms. Her strong faith in the lord Jesus Christ sustained her through the physical challenges that she encountered during her life. She shared her faith and how she had been blessed at every opportunity.

Patricia was predeceased by her parents; her sister, Judy; and her beloved husband, Edward Clair.

Mourning Patricia’s death are her stepsons, Allen (Bernice) of Rural Valley, Pennsylvania, Charles of Rural Valley, Pennsylvania, and Dennis (Vickie) of Rural Valley, Pennsylvania and Sarasota, Florida; grandsons, Tom and Brian (Noel) of Pennsylvania; nieces, Stefanie (Jeff) Corneliusson, Hawley Minnesota and Paige (Steven) Rezac; great-nieces, Alex and Taylor; great-nephew, Scott (Leah); friends; former associates; and students. She is also survived by Cathie Christie, a friend to both Pat and Clair, for over 40 years.

In addition to being a trusted and loyal friend and companion, she has been Pat’s caregiver.

Services were held on April 20, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Adult & Teen Challenge Wyoming PO Box 2804 Casper, WY 82602, an organization Patricia felt strongly about and dedicated the last few years of her life to.

Raymond Lynn Monger

Raymond Lynn Monger: 1955 – 2024

Raymond Lynn Monger, a beloved father, husband, brother, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully on April 24, 2024, at Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette, Wyoming. Born on September 2, 1955, to Joseph and Delores Monger in Denver, Colorado, Raymond dedicated his life to his family and his career as a carpenter for VanEwing Construction until his well-deserved retirement in the last two years.
Throughout his life, Raymond was known for his quick wit which endeared him to all who knew him. Laughing at the most inappropriate time was his hallmark, and both his sense of humor and warmth were traits that his daughter inherited and cherishes. Raymond was not only a skilled carpenter but also a devoted family man who always put the needs of his loved ones above everything else.
In his free time, Raymond enjoyed various hobbies including fishing, motorcycling, woodworking, camping, and reading. These activities not only brought him immense joy, but through them, Ray learned anything he needed to learn, fixed anything he needed to fix, built anything his heart desired, and loved exactly who he wanted to love.
Raymond will be deeply missed by his surviving family members including his spouse, Deborah “Cookie” Monger; sister, Bonnie Britton; brothers, Alan Monger and Joseph Monger; daughter, Jessica Thomas (Nick); step-daughters: Nanette Cunningham (Shawn), Candace McMillan (Nathan), Faith Hampton; step-son, Caleb Hampton (LeAnna); along with a large extended family of 15 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, all whom held a special place in his heart.
Raymond is preceded in death by his father, Joseph L. Monger Sr.; mother, Delores K. Monger; and brother, Ronald Monger. Their memories will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved Raymond. May he rest in peace knowing he was cherished by all who had the privilege of calling him a friend or family.  To say he will be missed is an understatement.

A celebration of life barbeque will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at the Cam-Plex Park WPA building from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (1635 Reata Dr., Gillette, WY, 82718).

Mary Scott

Mary Scott: 1937 – 2024

Mary Catherine Scott (McClure) passed away peacefully on April 27, 2024 with family by her side.

She was born January 13, 1937 in Gillette, Wyoming to Lloyd and Matilda “Tillie” (Gregerson) McClure. Mary was raised on the family ranch west of Gillette along with her three sisters: Lois, Meta, and Linda. She married Marion Harold Scott on January 31, 1953. She graduated from Campbell County High School in 1955 through correspondence classes due to marriage. She also gave birth to their first two daughters during this time, Marilyn and Debbie. She was Valedictorian of her class although it was not recognized by the school because of her marriage, a custom at that time.

They had two more daughters, Cathy and Cindy, and raised their family north of Gillette on the family ranch known as the P Cross Bar. Marion and Mary raised beef cattle and were proud of their guided hunting operation, P Cross Bar Trophy Hunts, both of which still operate today.

Mary loved the lord, her family, hunting, fishing, scoring heads as a Master Measurer for Safari Club, photography (for which she received many awards at county fair), gardening, bowling, cake decorating (including many family birthday and wedding cakes), crocheting, card games, and following her grandchildren and great-grandchildren to every activity she could possibly make it to.

She was a member of Campbell County Cattlewomen, Wyoming Cattlewomen, Wyoming Stockgrowers, Wyoming Outfitters and Guides Association, FNAWS, Grand Slam/OVIS, Boone and Crockett, Family Life Church where she helped with vacation bible school for many years, she was a life-time member of the NRA, and was a 4-H leader for over 40 years.

Mary and Marion were life-time members of Safari Club International. They received the coveted C.J. McElroy Award in 2007 for being active hunting guides and outfitters throughout their marriage. They have hunted British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, the Yukon, Mexico and throughout the United States. They received the Outstanding North American Professional Hunter award from Safari Club International together on January 23, 1993. Mary was a founding member of SCI Sables, and together they founded the SCI Rocky Mountain Chapter.

She completed her Grand Slam in Sheep when she was 69 years young. Her first sheep was a Desert Big Horn Sheep shot in the Baja of Mexico in 1978 followed by a Rocky Mountain Big Horn sheep shot in Wyoming. The third was a Fannin Sheep shot in the Ruby Range, Yukon Territories in 2005. The final sheep was a Dall also shot in the Yukon in 2006. Marion completed his Grand Slam in 2004. Mary was the 46th lady hunter to complete it and they were only the 30th couple to ever achieve it together.

Mary is survived by her loving husband, Marion Scott; sisters: Meta (Dennis) Bowker – Hot Springs, South Dakota, Linda (Micky) Shober, Gillette, brother-in law-Gary Perkins, Oregon, daughters-Marilyn (Dudley) Mackey, Debbie (Butch ) Knutson, Cindy Scott Lovelace, all of Gillette; grandchildren – Amanda (Patrick) Fiedor, Gillette, Scott (Carey) Mackey – Gillette, Kimberly (Shane) Goode – Zebulon, NC, Kelly (Jason) Groene – Torrington, Clint (Erin) Knutson – Gillette, Tammy (Chris) Abma – Lexington, MO, Nate Morrison – Interior SD, Nick (Ivy) Morrison – New Caney, TX, Mark Allee – Gillette, Stacy (Dustin) Smoot – Golden, CO, Taylor (Ruben) Kriseldi – Huntsville, AL. Great Grandchildren: Brittany (Jake) Anderson – Lonetree, WY, Ty Maya – Gillette, Jerzey and Jarek Fiedor – Gillette, Preston Mackey – Gillette, Macie Mackey – College Station, TX, Klacie, Carter & Colby Groene – Torrington, Courtney, Gavin & Natalie Goode – Zebulon, NC, Clancy & Klaire Knutson – Gillette, Tyler & Gracie Morrison – New Caney, TX, Janessa Abma – Lexington, MO, Sadi Maul-Allee – Gillette, Eliza Kriseldi – Huntsville, AL; great-great-grandchildren: Weston, Orin, Leroy, and Maya Anderson – Lonetree, WY, Hazel Maul-Allee, Gillette, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Lois Perkins; daughter, Cathy Morrison, great-grandson, Coyle Allee, great-granddaughter – Korbi Groene.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff of Primrose and Hospice for their compassionate care, as well as Ruth and Elsa for your loving and kind friendship during her stay at Primrose. If you would like to make a donation in her memory, please consider giving to Campbell County 4-H, The Rockpile Museum, WYOGA, or The Women’s Resource Center.  

Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel.com 

Visitation will be held Sunday May 5, 2024 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 West Fifth Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday May 06, 2024 at Family Life Church with Pastor Marty Crump officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Pisgah Cemetery in Gillette, Wyoming.