Obituaries: Fagerstone, Elder

Steven Lee Fagerstone

Steven Lee Fagerstone was born September 4, 1953, the first born to Winston and Delma (Payte) Fagerstone. Steve was born and raised in Arvada, CO.

In 1974 Steve moved to Gastonia, NC. There he met and fell in love with Rhonda Stevenson. Steve and Rhonda were married in 1976. From that union came Steve’s pride and joy…first Heather, then Christopher. Steve loved his children dearly. Their favorite memory of their dad was Sunday walks. Every Sunday they would take a long walk and pick up “treasures” along the way.

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Steve worked in a machine shop for many years in Gastonia, NC. In 1993 Steve moved back to Colorado and went to Truck Driving School. His goal was to become an OTR driver so he could make trips to North Carolina to see Heather and Christopher. He had many tales from behind the big wheel. Steve loved to tell stories…some more believable than others!

In 1998, Steve moved with his mom and dad to Casper where he lived until his passing. Steve was into the outdoor’s and was always up for an adventure. He was not above heading to the river or the mountains with just a tent, sleeping bag and of course, coffee. He liked to travel with his special friend, Jackie.

If you were to look in the dictionary for the definition of independent, you would find Steve’s picture. Steve would do what he wanted, when he wanted and with whom he wanted. He wore his emotions on his sleeve and wasn’t afraid to show them…good or bad!

Steve was very talented. He spent countless hours carving everything from bears, to lions, to knives and guns. Steve was passionate about racing, no matter the type. He loved sprint cars and would do whatever it took to be able to watch them. Ask him about any driver and he could tell you more than you probably wanted to know.

Steve was proceeded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents, his brother Gary, dad Winston, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He is survived by his children and grandchildren, Heather (Ryleigh) and Christopher (Tristen), his mom Delma, brother’s Ben (Karen) and Carl (Stacie), sister-in-law Julie, nieces Amanda (Adrian), Emily and Dondrae, nephew Evan, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and his special friend, Jackie. Steve also leaves behind many friends. His passing leaves a hole in the heart of all who knew and loved him.

Memorials in Steve’s name may be made to Casper Community Church.

Rest high on that mountain, dear brother.

Donald E. Elder

Donald E. Elder, 61, of Blackfoot, passed away, Saturday, May 5, 2018 at
Bingham Memorial Hospital in the loving arms of his wife, Carol and
surrounded by family and friends.
Don was born E. H. Hays on May 6, 1956 to L.J. and Beatrice Odessa Hayes,
he was later adopted by marion and Francis Elder.
He loved the outdoors, but his passion was cooking. He retired from Imperial
Asphalt where he had worked for many years. Dennis Hone and his family
become dear life long friends. His three best friends were, Jerry and Lorrain
Ferrill, Fred and Cindy Neilson and Sammy Zamora.
On February 24, 1996 in Dickens Texas, Don met the love is his life, Carol
Bole. They later married on August 16, 2008.
Don is survived by his three sisters, Birdie Lopez of Arizona, Annie Heinrich
Gomez of Texas and Barbara Meadows of Cheyenne, Wyoming; three brothers,
Kevin Nichols of California, Jim Elder and Bob Elder both of Cheyenne,
Wyoming; children, Adam Welch of Mountain Home, Arkansas, Jenny Roust
Pickett, Suzanne Stevens of Toledo, Ohio, Roxanne Bronson and Shasha all of
Cheyenne, Wyoming; loving wife, Carol Elder; two step sons, Jeff (Shades)
Allen and Brian Bole of Blackfoot; 21 grandchildren, Sarah, Dejiray, Robert,
Ariel, Kinyah, and Colin to name a few.
He was preceded in death by both sets of parents and infant brother, Brian
Elder.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Hawker
Funeral Home. Family will meet with friends for one hour prior to the service at
the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at:
www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.