Today's Obituaries: Gugler, Curtis, Swofford, and Guttke

[image: OI427716963_gugler2.jpg]On the morning of November 09, 2015 Fern Annette Gugler passed away peacefully of natural causes. Fern was being comforted by her loved ones at the Shepherd of the Valley Facility in Casper, WY at the time of her passing. Fern was 74 years old. Fern Gugler was born in North Dakota on September 11, 1941. She was the only daughter of Helen and Elwin “Ole”Hoover. Ourr beloved mother, sister grandmother, great-grandmother and friend Fern Gugler, always smiling at everyone. She had such a great, charismatic personality. Fern loved her baby doll, baby animals, and baby’s period. She especially love shopping any type of shopping garage sales, thrift store shopping had to be her favorite though all the lady’s at every thrift store in town including Rescue Treasures, Good Will, Salvation Army and many more knew Fern a mile away. Fern would always go in everyday with her dog “Tuffy”, it was her daily outing. Fern loved family gatherings she just loved to be around all of us kids. Fern loved her great-grandkids she would take Miss Vanessa Christ or Kaysie Christ overnight at least once a week. Fern would spoil them rotten with all the things she would get for them while they had their shopping outings. Fern was the most wonderful mother, sister, proudest grandmother & great-grandmother. She loved her children unconditionally and her family was her whole world. Fern was one of a kind and anyone she met were blessed. She will be remembered always for her beautiful smile and loving hugs. Fern was preceded in death by her mother, Helen Hoover, father Elwin “Ole” Hoover, Brother Lynn and Howard Hoover and her very own Wendy. Fern is survived by her son Keith Borman, son Troy Gugler, daughter Denise Mullin (Weatherman), grandchildren Crystal Hover (Bormann), Rene Christ (Bormann), Joshua LeClair and Misty Burlew and four great-grandkids Cody Christ, Vanessa Christ, Kaysie Christ and Joslynn Hover. Services will be held at the World Christian Fellowship Church, November 18, 2015 at 10:00am, with the Rev. Dan Carlin officiating. Please visit to offer the family condolences or to share a memory of Fern. The family of Fern have decided all donations will go to Rescue Treasures to help with the homeless as Fern would have wanted. Mom, Sister, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and Friend you will forever be in our hearts, soul and minds. You will be missed, but never forgotten. -- Ruby Louise Curtis died November 9, 2015 at the age of 57. She was born August 29, 1958 in Denver, Colorado, to William Whitehead and Alice June Hixon. Ruby was an independent and strong willed woman that could not be swayed by anyone and she maintained her fervent integrity to the very end. She had a long list of virtues that she lived by each and every day, these virtues characterized the person she was.... merciful, upright, caring, honorable, and loving. Although Ruby was an extreme introvert, her day to day dealings and conduct had a great impact on those that did get to know her. Those that witnessed her determination and zeal for her work were often baffled at first, but would later come to see how respectable she truly was because she would never start a job that she could not finish, and she readily took on any job that was asked of her. Ruby's days often revolved around her work. Throughout the duration of her life, she consistently maintained simultaneous jobs usually 2-3 full/part time jobs all at the same time. While many could easily assume that she was a "woman with very little", the truth is; she had everything she needed. She had the love of God to sustain her and carry her through any hardship she faced and she had the unconditional love and affection of her three adoring children (Samantha Shaw, Justin Curtis, and Krystal Garcia) in her eyes...this was happiness. She is survived by her son Justin, daughters Samantha and Krystal. Her brother Charles and 7 grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her mother Alice, Brother William and Sister Reba. Memorial Services for Mrs. Cheryl Louise Brothwell, 68, of Casper, will be held at a later date. Cheryl passed away November 10, 2015 in Casper, WY. Bustard’s Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. -- [image: OI988925128_SwoffordKevin.jpg] Kevin Swofford Dubois, Wyoming October 9, 1971 - November 11, 2015 Kevin Swofford of Dubois died Nov. 11, 2015 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was 44 years old. Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, at the Warm Valley Community Church in Dubois. Kevin Swofford was born Oct. 9, 1971 in Laramie, WY to Mike and Joani Swofford. From Laramie the family moved to Dubois in 1974 where he attended school until moving to Florida in 1983. He graduated from Gainesville, High School in 1990. He studied at Santa Fe College in graphic design. Then found himself in Dillon, Colorado doing the photography that he loved. He traveled various overseas places to surf. He made his home in Florida to be with his mom. He moved back to Wyoming in 2011 to be near his dad. Kevin’s true passions were for art, photography, surfing, and snowboarding. He loved being with his family, especially his nephews. He looked forward to the time we were all together. He is survived by his brother, Eric (Amy) Swofford of Douglas and nephews, Kaleb Swofford and Tristan Swofford. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mike Swofford and Joani Swofford. -- [image: OI705958105_GuttkeLori2.jpg] Lori Ann Guttke of Thermopolis died Nov. 11, 2015 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was 23 years old. Lori Ann was born August 8, 1992 in Hazel Crest, Illinois to Bruce Norman Guttke and Margaret Ann Smalley. She worked as a CNA. Lori Ann had a passion for crocheting, swimming and reading. She loved being with her family, especially her daughter Vada Marie. She looked forward to the time they were all together having fun. She is survived by her Father Bruce Guttke, Stepmother Christine. Her Mother Margaret Smalley, daughter Vada Marie, Dylan Schmidt. Sisters, Amanda, Shannon, Allison, and Samantha. She also left behind many nieces and nephews. #obits #oilcity #news