Obituaries: Marsh, Padilla

William "Bill" Alan Marsh

William “Bill” Alan Marsh, age 76, of Casper, passed away September 4, 2017 at Wyoming Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Bill was born February 23, 1941 in Los Angeles, California to Bishop and Lillian (Knorr) Marsh. Bill graduated high school in 1955. Bill attended college in Southern California. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1966 and was in the Green Beret serving as a United States Army Intelligence Agent. His hobby while in California was photographing dragsters for hotrod magazines and acting as a spotter at The Riverside International Speedway.
In 1993, Bill and his wife, Carol Ann moved to Wyoming to be near their family. Bill was a committee member for the Governor’s Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, AARP State Legislative Committee member and worked locally ensuring compliance with the American Disabilities Act. Bill also worked with the Wyoming Independent Living Counsel as a board member and was a director for the Precious People Project of Rawlins. He was editor for Harvest Time Ministries Newsletter for 20 years and a Chaplain for Natrona County Detention Center for 4 years. He worked as an advocate for Disability Awareness and Accessibility.

Bill was a tremendous father, husband, papa and friend. He loved to fish, watch football and NASCAR, and loved people. He was a Disciple of God and loved the Lord dearly.

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Bill was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Carol Ann Marsh, Son, Lee (Peaches) Marsh, Daughters, Crystal (Joey) Norton and Robyn (EJ) Ridgway, 4 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service with military honors will be held at 10:00am, Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Harvest Time Ministries in Bills memory.

Robert Padilla

Our family is announcing the passing of our beloved Robert Padilla. Bob was born in Casper, Wyoming on September 27th 1947. He grew up in Shirley Basin / Medicine Bow, Wyoming. He slipped away in his home, surrounded by family, after succumbing to complications associated with a very recent diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. “Bob-O” – “Bobby” was a loving husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle and a great friend to many. Bob loved his family, his friends and the Lord. He loved America- he proudly served his country in the Army and did 1-1/2 tours in Vietnam. He proudly displayed the American flag and the MIA/POW flag on his bike, his boat, his place at Alcova lake and at his home. Bob retired from the Sinclair oil refinery after working 36 years of shift work. Bob loved fishing, riding his Harley, lounging at the lake, concerts, camping, traveling and his beloved Wyoming Cowboys and Denver Broncos. We will miss his bear hugs and kisses on the cheek. We love you Bob-O!
He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Shelly Padilla, Son, Derek, daughter, Marisa, step-sons, Mike and Chad Dean, and 7 grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will begin at 2:30 PM, Friday, September 15, 2017, with a procession from Newcomer Funeral Home Chapel to Oregon Trail State Veteran’s Cemetery where services will start at 3:00 PM. The family will host a reception following the service at 4:30pm at the Black Gold Grille, 1650 English Avenue, Casper, WY, 82601. In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations made in Bob’s name to Joshua’s Storehouse, Central Wyoming Hospice or The Landing, “housing for veterans in Casper”, C/O CHA Cares, 145 N. Durbin, Casper, WY 82601.