Ledes from the Land of Enchantment

Obituaries: Niegisch, Hall, Cundy-Casper, WY Oil City News

Pamela Lee Niegisch: 1948-2021

Pamela Niegisch left her earthly home on November 16, 2021 when she died of COVID.

She was born on April 28, 1948 to Dennis Phillis and Agatha Masters in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. After moving a few times, she settled in Casper, Wyoming.

She attended Garfield Elementary and Dean Morgan Junior High, and eventually graduated from Natrona County High School.

In 1968 she married Helmut Niegisch and had three children.

Life was all about family, and she loved working as a playground instructor and border guard at Grant Elementary. She also worked at 7-11 when it first opened on McKinley Street and continued when they changed its name to Kum & Go.

Her passions were family barbecuing and camping when she could. She was there with a big hug for anything family-related – even if you hated hugs.

She leaves behind her three children Drina, Mike and Robert Niegisch; Brother Gary (Barbara) Phillis of Ogden, Utah; Sister Debbie (Tom) Allen of Torrington, Wyoming; Grandson Lori (Marcus) Barfield, Austin Niegisch, Natalia Niegisch; Great-grandchildren Lilian and Loygan Barfield; and many half-siblings, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

She is hugged by many deceased family members: father Dennis Phillis, mother Agatha Masters, stepfather Bud Masters, husband Helmut Niegisch, brother Tommie Jo Masters and grandson Justin Niegisch. Like down here on earth, she will be with her family in heaven.

A Celebration of Life will be on April 30th, as long as the Wyoming weather doesn’t go crazy. Donations can be made to Bustard & Jacoby.

Thanks also to the wonderful nurses and doctors at WMC. You are wonderful people.

George Donald Hall

George Donald Hall: February 22, 1964 – November 19, 2021 (age 57)

George D. Hall, Sr. died November 19, 2021 fighting renal cell carcinoma in Casper, WY.

George was born to Leon A. Hall, Sr., and Peggy (Robinson). Born in Kimball, Nebraska on February 22, 1964 – her fifth. The family moved to Farmington, New Mexico, where George celebrated his 3rd birthday. There he attended school and enjoyed the first year that Sesame Street was broadcast as a kindergarten. At the age of 12, he and Sister Stephanie performed a Youth Ministries puppet show. George graduated from Farmington High School in 1982. He loved sports, played baseball, football, and basketball. He excelled in wrestling and was on the diving team.

In 1993, George married Mildred J. Thompson. They had two children: George Jr. (Beau) and Alexandria Joy (Ali). In 1999 George married Wanda Metcalf. The couple had one son: Arlen John (AJ).

George joined the USMC in 1983. He served in Operation Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Desert Sweep. He then served in Somalia. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Rifle Expert Badge, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal (x3), Navy Unit Commendation, Southwest Asia Service Medal (with 2 bronze stars) and Combat Action Ribbon.

Sgt. Hall enjoyed being stationed in New Orleans, where he became a die-hard Saints fan. He also appreciated being stationed in El Torro, California, where he could visit Disney Land and visit his aunt Judy.

After his release in 1993, George led a nomadic lifestyle and found himself in New Mexico, Arizona, and Wyoming. He went to college in Rock Springs and found the classroom terribly boring. Basically he was a farmer and briefly ran a pig farm in Farson, Wyoming. His love for everything John Deere has to offer never faded. Eventually he settled in Casper, where he worked as a directional drill, then in construction – and was involved in the construction of the new KWHS. He started working at True North Steel in 2018.

George enjoyed driving his 2002 Heritage, exploring the Black Hills and Top of the World with his mother, little sister and brother-in-law. He loved challenging himself with puzzles, games of skill, working with plastic canvas and paracord, and doing the tasks that were given to him by his mother and her craft friends. He designed and built fishing rods for Operation Christmas Child and loved participating in Toys for Tots. In 2019 he became a member of the Salt and Light Church and developed his relationship with the Lord.

George is survived by parents Peg Reed and Leon (Mae) Hall; Brother Leon Hall, Jr .; Sisters KJ Stallings, Stephanie Harris, and Margaret (Chris) Bloom; Children Beau and Ali Hall and AJ Beadle; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by Sister Linda Sue Hall, maternal and paternal grandparents, and stepfather Arlen Reed.

The services will take place on November 30, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Bustard & Jacoby. Burial at the Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery.

Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Ave., Casper, WY 82601 are entrusted with the arrangements.

Henry Clarence Cundy: June 15, 1946 – November 16, 2021 (age 75)

Henry Clarence Cundy died on November 16, 2021 in Casper, Wyoming.

He was born outside of Spearfish, South Dakota on June 15, 1946, but lived most of his adult life as a resident of Wyoming.

He was the son of Henry and Amie (Rice) Cundy and was the 11th of 13 children. He graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1968 with a BA in mathematics; he then served in the Air Force and received an honorable discharge.

After completing his military service, he returned to college and earned a BS in accounting in 1973.

From 1974 to 2002 he spent most of his career teaching math at Natrona County High School in Casper. He also taught at Douglas, Lingle and Ten Sleep High Schools (2005-2009). At these schools he was involved in extracurricular activities such as business and math clubs.

In his spare time as a chartered accountant, he also helped people prepare their tax returns.

Henry enjoyed spending time and managing the Sundance Mountain Resort that he, brother Cecil, sister-in-law Becky, and mother owned in Crook County.

Henry enjoyed genealogy detective work and traced the Cundy family’s roots to Cornwall, Great Britain. He traveled to various countries and Europe to collect data for members of the Cundy and Rice families. Finding long-lost relatives has been a rewarding experience for him.

His siblings were Harold Cundy (deceased), Ellen Roadifer (deceased), Patricia Hill (deceased), Walter Cundy (deceased), Robert Cundy (deceased), Leslie Cundy (survived in Gillette, Wyoming), Lyle Cundy (deceased), Arthur Cundy (survived in Rozet, Wyoming), Kathryn Kudlock (deceased), Marilyn Hess (survived in Homer, Alaska), Cecil Cundy (deceased), and Warren Cundy (deceased in 1950 shortly after birth).

30 surviving nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and nephews also mourn their uncle.

The celebration of life will take place on Wednesday, November 24th at 2pm in the Bustard & Jacoby funeral home.

Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Ave., Casper, WY 82601 are entrusted with the arrangements.

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