Vera Lillian Casey


(March 9, 2002)

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Union Presbyterian Church for Vera Lillian Casey, 90, who died at the Powell Nursing Home on Saturday, March 9.

The Rev. David Hunter will officiate at services and burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.

She was born Oct. 31, 1911, in Leon, Iowa, to William J. and Emma (Johnson) McKay. She married Earl Martin (Red) Casey on Oct. 26, 1929, in Casper.

They lived in Salt Creek, then moved out of state to Louisiana, then returned to Wyoming to live in Lovell, Elk Basin and finally Powell.

She was an active member of the Presbyterian Church, taught Sunday School and was the director of Christian Education, president of United Presbyterian Women and a Presbyterian officer. She was a devoted member of Red Cross Gray Ladies at the Powell Hospital for more than 10 years and enjoyed being a member of the organ club, Rug Hookers and Kitchen Band.

Survivors include her daughter, Jackie Payne and husband Rod of Powell; daughter-in-law Rebecca Casey of Denver, Colo.; grandchildren Casey Christensen and wife Angela of Monroe, Ore., Michael Christensen and wife Annette of Lander, Dr. Kelly Christensen and wife Mindy of Powell, Lisa Pribyl and husband Doug of Goodyear, Ariz., Steve Casey and wife Yelena of Littleton, Colo, Larissa Casey of Lakewood, Colo., Shawn Casey of Littleton, Derek Payne and wife Kim of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Linda Sudduth and husband Tom of Lake Orion, Mich.; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Robert M. Casey; son-in-law, Dr. Ray K. Christensen; and brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers at the funeral will be Rodney Payne, Michael Christensen, Kelly Christensen, Doug Pribyl, Shawn Casey and Steve Casey. Honorary pallbearers will be Casey Christensen, Derek Payne and Tom Sudduth.

Visitation will be tonight (Tuesday) from 7 to 8 p.m. at Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home.

For those who wish, memorials to the Presbyterian Church would be appreciated by the family.