Van Carl Laffoon
The Laffoon, Kay, and Breen Family mourn the loss of their beloved Van Carl Laffoon, father and mentor.
Van C. Laffoon dedicated his life to the military serving 22+ years in the Marine Corps. Following retirement, he served Yuma County as a civilian air traffic controller at M.C.A.S. Yuma. Van C. believed in the military and was very proud of what it stood for. To those around him he was a man who responded with love and caring. Even under the most difficult of circumstances, Van C. had a heart of gold!
Van C., 63, passed away on November 15, 2000 quietly in his home. He was born in Odesa, TX, August, 8, 1937.
Barbary Alice Bell Presley
Las Vegas, Nevada
Barbara Alice Bell Presley died November 9, 2009 after a two year illness.
Barbara was born July 4, 1949 in Chicago IL. As an Air Force brat she lived all over including Germany, Japan, and several stateside locations. She enlisted in the Marine
Corps in Mesa, Arizona in 1968 and was part of the Governor's Platoon. One girl was selected to represent each state in the Union and she was chosen to represent the state
of Arizona and was sworn in by the Governor.
She met Mike in Iwakuni, Japan and they were married three months later in Fukuoka on October 29, 1970.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Michele in 1972 and is survived by her husband Mike in Ilwaco, Washington, sons Ryan and Tim, daughter-in-law Jessie, grandson
Gabriel and granddaughter Emily all from Ardmore, Oklahoma.
It was at her request that no services be held, but true to her Irish blood, she wanted a party. So on the 16th of November at the Leatherneck Club in Las Vegas, friends
and family gathered to celebrate the life of a wonderful lady, wife, mother, and proud Marine.
Thanks, Mike Presley
Maureen "Mimi" Fitzgerald Tanner
Maureen Mimi Tanner, born in Casper, WY on May 27, 1950 to Dr. R.P. and Eloyde Fitzgerald. She was the fourth of five children. Mimi was educated in Casper and graduated from Kelly Walsh High School in 1968. She later received her RN degree and was employed by Wyoming Medical Center as a pediatric nurse. At the time of her death she was employed by the Casper Surgical Center as an RNFA.
As a life long member of St. Anthony’s Church, she loved life, family, and God. Being passionate about Wyoming, sheenjoyed camping, the mountains and especially loved to ride her Harley. Her desire to document the past lead her to become a Creative Memories Consultant in scrapbooking. Mimi’s artistic abilities and love of photos made her an excellent teacher to many others.
She is survived by her husband Frank; son Gabriel; daughter Marlo and her husband Bob Henry; grandson Patrick Tanner Henry; brothers and sisters Jack Fitzgerald, Sheila Rulli (and the late Joe Rulli), Barry Fitzgerald and wife Anita, Patsy O’Hearn and husband Mike, brother-in-law Tuffy Tanner and wife Susan; sister-in-law Vittoria Parkes and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Services will be held Friday, June 25th at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church at 10:00 AM. The family asks that you please dress colorfully to celebrate Mimi’s life. The Rosary and Wake, also at St. Anthony’s will be on Thursday, June 24th at 7: PM. Bring your greatest Mimi story to share.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to:
Maureen Mimi Tanner Memorial Fund
Wyoming Central Federal
190 S. David
Casper, WY 82601
or 3831 Denis Drive
Casper, WY 82604.
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