Obituaries: Reed, Cuin, Stairs

Bruce Reed

CASPER, Wyo. – Bruce Reed: 1949 – 2020 Bruce Reed, age 70, of Casper, passed away October 18, 2020 at Wyoming Medical Center.

Bruce was born December 27, 1949 in Stafford, Kansas to Donald and Lydia (Lind) Reed. His greatest enjoyments in life was spending time with his wife and dogs and spending time in his garden. Bruce was a good man and friend to many.

Remember the good times spent with Bruce as they will forever be cherished.

Article continues below… Bruce was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Reed, 3 sons, Preston, Zach, Seb, and daughter, Katie, brother, Ronald.

No services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to the Casper Human Society in Bruce’s memory.


Obituaries: Reed, Cuin, Stairs

Don M Cuin

Don M Cuin: April 14, 1943 ~ October 18, 2020 (age 77) Don M Cuin of Rawlins, Wyoming passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2020.

Services will be held at 10 o’clock Saturday morning, October 24 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rawlins, Wyoming. He was born to Linnie Bruce and Sophia Helen (Kracht) Cuin on April 14, 1943 in Rawlins.

Both of them had been married before and each had 3 children from previous marriage and they raised the 6 together. They were surprised late in life with a second son, the only child of their marriage. He attended public schools in Rawlins and Wamsutter for grade school, he attended middle school at the Wasatch Academy of Mount Pleasant, Utah.

He and a partner were the Utah State High School, doubles tennis champions his Freshman year.  Don graduated Rawlins High School May of 1961. He and Cecilia Janette Schmitt met at the Wyoming State High School Basketball Tournament the spring of 1963 in Laramie, Wyoming. They married June 19, 1965 and started their family in April of 1966.

This past summer the celebrated 55 years of marriage. He enlisted in National Guard in the spring of 1964. He is survived by his wife, Cecilia Cuin; Children: Donna (Mark) Hoffman, Mike (Karen) Cuin, Christal (Al) Key, Mishelle Cuin (Frank Lew), Mathew (Andrea) Cuin, Patrick (Emily) Cuin, and Tracy Bartolic; Grandchildren: Kyle Bartolic, Kali (Levi) Gale, Kacey Cuin & Kristopher Cuin (Kaylee Rideout), Mac and Sophia Key, Brain Ellison (Kyanna Quintana), Brandon and Ashlyn Morgando, David Lew, Tyne Cuin, Nolan and Carter Williams, Lyla Cuin, Angel and Brandon (Jacklynn) Frazier: Greatgrandchildren: Abbi, Brooklynn, and Camrynn Gale, Zakai Ellison, Skiler and Maverick Cuin, Logan and Julian Musalem, Kyleigh and Oaklynn Frazier and Aarianna Velasquez.

He was preceded in death by both of his parents, and all 7 of his siblings Gerald B. Cuin, Elwood Kay Cuin, Anna May (Cuin) Gibbs, Wilma Dell (Cuin) Miller, Glady Effie (Luckinbill) Vogel, Dorothy M (Luckinbill) Miller Stoddard, “Tucky” (Luckinbill) Irvin Charlton. He will be remembered for his ability to visit with anyone and never met a stranger.

He loved to do Donald Duck talk and storytelling with his kids, grandkids and even great grandkids. He was a proficient mechanic, truck driver and rancher and friend to so many. Services have been entrusted to Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home.

Condolences may be shared at www.bustardcares.com


Obituaries: Reed, Cuin, Stairs

Richard (Dick) Lagene Stairs

Richard (Dick) Lagene Stairs: March 25, 1937 ~ October 15, 2020 (age 83) Richard (Dick) Lagene Stairs 3/25/37 to 10/15/2020 Richard L.

Stairs went to meet the Man Upstairs on October 15, 2020.  He was born to Lawrence E. Stairs and Bessie Eileen (Smith) Stairs in Callaway, Nebraska on March 25, 1937. Dick grew up in Pavillion and Evansville, Wyoming with his three siblings.  He had some great adventures and did not get caught very often.  In 1962 he went into the Army, and ended up in Mineral Wells, Texas where he had more adventures and made some life-long friends.  He was a speed radio operator, received a sharp-shooter rifle badge and a good conduct metal.

In the late 60’s he met the love of this life, Rosemary and her two children. This was the beginning of a life blessed with love, family, laughter, many more adventures and another child.  Richard was a terrific dad teaching his children how to fish, work on cars and the importance of family.  Many camping trips and vacations were enjoyed with him at the wheel.  Dick and Rosemary celebrated 51 years of marriage; they had a love few people have had the opportunity to experience.  Richard worked hard his whole life and retired from Fleischli Oil in 1999.  He did not slow down from there; just took a pay cut working on his own projects and hobbies.

Dick and Rosemary enjoyed snow birding to Black Rock RV Village in Arizona for several years during their retirement.  They enjoyed exploring the Southwest, their new friends, and potluck dinners. Dick loved being a grandpa.  He had four grandchildren that adored him, and they were the light of his life.  He never knew a stranger and could strike up a conversation with anyone.  He enjoyed garage sale-ing, where he would pick up items he could repair.  He especially enjoyed fixing up tractors and riding lawn mowers.  He loved to help others.   Telling a good joke was one of his favorite past-times.  Many people were lucky enough to receive one of his ‘stool samples.’  He enjoyed old cars and car shows.  He was thrilled to purchase a yellow VW convertible recently. 

In the last few years, he spent a lot of time sitting with his wife, enjoying conversations and of course making new friends as the unofficial ‘love birds’ of Life Care.  He loved attending Highland Park Community Church with his family where he and his wife made wonderful friends over the years.  He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Jerilyn Dee (Stairs) Barnes, and brother and sister-in-law Norman and Julia Stairs and several good friends. He is survived by his wife Rosemary, his children Regina Pacheco, Rodney Clapp, Rick Stairs and wife Nina, his grandchildren Emily and Ethan Karp, Matthew Stairs, Sean Pacheco and Logan Stairs, his sister Charlene Sanford, several nieces and nephews, as well as many wonderful friends and his faithful four-legged companion, Maggie.

Services will be scheduled for a later date.

He leaves a legacy of love and a life well-lived.

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