Obituaries: Jones; Eckhart; Goodman – Casper, WY Oil City News

Garnette Jones: 1944 – 2022

Mrs. Garnette Jones of Casper, Wyoming passed away at the age 78 on August 24th. 

She had been battling cancer for over 20 years and is now at home with our Lord. 

Garnette was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Garnett Carney.  Once her father had completed his service in the Marines, the family moved to Greeley, Colorado, then later to Riverton, Wyoming. 

In 1957, they relocated to Casper, Wyoming where Garnette attended high school at Natrona County High School and graduated in 1961. After graduating, she began her career as an insurance agent and worked for 38 years for the following agencies:  Chadwick Agency, Lange’s Western Agency, The Bon Agency Insurance and Freeberg Insurance Agency.

Garnette retired from insurance in 2008. 

In addition to insurance, she was also the proud owner of The Ceramic Shop and Ribbons & Roses, both located on East 12th Street.  She enjoyed painting, from ceramics and china to painting art with oils, acrylics and watercolor.  Her favorites to paint were flowers, Wyoming wildlife, the Moulton Barn in Jackson Hole, and the beautiful landscapes of the Teton Mountains. 

Garnette is survived by her husband of nearly 59 years, Kenneth Jones of Casper, daughter, Angela Jones Corbin and her husband Vern of Orlando, Florida; son, Jeffrey Jones and his wife Lecretia of Hurst, Texas; grandchildren, Ashlynn Jones Kipp and her husband Eli of Norman, Oklahoma; Vernon Corbin III of Savannah, Georgia; Rachael Jones of Grapevine, Texas; and Brittany Corbin of Vancouver, BC, Canada; and siblings, Dixie Loper of Pilot Point, Texas; Patricia Sellers of Casper, Karen Henritze and Cindy McCombs of Denver, Colorado; and Jonathan Carney of Lincoln, Nebraska. 

She is predeceased by her parents Garnett Carney and June Eckley Carney. 

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10th at Faith Bible Chapel at 504 North Forest Drive, Casper, Wyoming 82695.  

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that a memorial donation be made to Faith Bible Chapel at P. O. Box 50305, Casper, Wyoming 82605 and/or Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions at 319 S. Wilson Street, Casper, Wyoming 82601.

Wyoma Jewel Eckhart

Wyoma Jewel Eckhart: August 28, 1939 — August 23, 2022

God called Wyoma Jewel “Judy” Eckhart (Story) home on August 23, 2022.

Wyoma was born in Casper, Wyoming, on August 28, 1939 to Dewey Leon Story and Treva Dicey Sharer. Wyoma graduated from Natrona County High School in 1957.  

She married her high school sweetheart, Robert Wayne Eckhart on January 24, 1958. Wyoma and Robert made their home in Casper where they raised their three children.

Wyoma worked for many years at Keefe’s Flowers in Casper where she used her artistic gift as a florist. She loved to sew, gamble, go camping and spend time with her large family. 

Wyoma is survived by her daughter, Cindy Hawes (Scott), son Jeff Eckhart (Staci), granddaughters Kristi Rae, Addy Dobson (Daniel) and Nicole Eckhart, grandsons Kody Hawes and Isaiah Teres Eckhart, great-granddaughter Faith Mower, sisters Jean Weber, Shirley Carsten and Fonda Wyatt along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who she dearly loved. 

Wyoma was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert, son Steve Eckhart, grandson Joshua Eckhart, brothers Don Story, Lester Story, Jack Story, sisters Norma Weber and Wanda Lovelace. 

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, September 9, 2022 at Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church, 4600 South Poplar Street in Casper, Wyoming.

Dixon Goodman

Dixon Goodman: May 16, 1936 — August 22, 2022

Dixon Ray Goodman was born on May 16th, 1936, in Midwest, Wyoming. He passed away at his home on August 22nd, 2022, with his wife Judy by his side. He was the third of four children born to Ivan Sr. and Helen Goodman. He lived in Edgerton, Wyoming while attending school in Midwest until the family moved to Casper. He graduated from Natrona County High School in 1954. His high school sweetheart, miss Judith Pyle, would later become his bride on August 7th, 1955. They recently celebrated 67 years of marriage. On November 6, 1956, they welcomed a daughter, Marla, and on January 28th, 1964, their son Guy was born.

  Dixon worked hard and played hard too. In high school, he held two jobs. One delivering flowers for Palms Floral and the other was at a gas station. On prom night, he was delivering flowers for everyone and still managed to attend with his date, on time, but minus the dinner. On his first wedding anniversary, he nearly found himself divorced. He’d been out of town on a job and had worked so many long, hard days that he completely missed calling his bride on that special day. She eventually forgave him. One job he held, was that of a doodlebug operator. You will have to look that one up yourself! That job took him and Judy to Ely, NV and Bakersfield, CA. They soon moved back to Casper and after working several other jobs, he became the manager of Rocky Mountain Rental, Inc. He was the backbone of this company, working long days, always on call, 24 hours a day, until the company was sold in 1999.

  In his younger years, Dixon won the Wyoming Car Rodeo state contest and went on to represent Wyoming in the national competition in Washington, DC where he placed seventh overall. His lifetime love of cars led him to Moab, Utah and the challenge of driving the 4×4 trails, providing many years of family vacations. He spent time traveling all over the United States and visited all but one of the 50 states, which was Georgia. He and Judy also enjoyed taking cruises to Alaska and the Caribbean. His favorite cruise was down the Amazon River. He also loved to spend time at their cabin that he built on Casper mountain. Winters there and all over Wyoming were spent snowmobiling with family and friends. He was president of the Hilltoppers Snowmobile Club. He still has bragging rights on accomplishing impossible courses where all others had failed. Another bragging right, not at all shared by his wife, was that he was one of the last people to have seen the Pedro Mountain Mummy, which his father had possessed for many years before its disappearance. In Judy’s opinion, he spent way too much time searching for its whereabouts. The mummy’s location remains a mystery to this day, but the search continues through Dixon’s son Guy.

  Dixon was preceded in death by his parents, his older brother Ivan Jr., his older sister Lois Wilson (George), and a son-in-law Mark Lanouette. He leaves behind his wife Judy, his daughter Marla Lanouette of Oceanside, OR, son Guy (Angie) Goodman of Casper, WY, younger sister Sandra Davidson of Casper, WY and his brother-in-law Jim Pyle of Casper, WY. He also leaves behind three grandchildren; Brad (Victoria) Lanouette, with his one great grandchild, Eleanor Skye, all of Fayetteville, GA; Shaye (Cameron)  Brummet of Sioux Falls, SD and Bruce (Mackenzi) Lanouette of Eagle Point, OR.

  Dixon’s quick witted humor, his snappy comebacks and his many life stories will forever be missed by all who knew him! May he rest in peace!

  Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bustard and Jacoby Funeral Home. Services will be held Friday, September 2nd at 10:30 AM at First United Methodist Church (302 E 2nd St), followed by a graveside service at Highland Cemetery. From there, a casual reception with food will be held back at the First United Methodist church to share favorite memories of Dixon.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of your choice in Dixon’s name.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2022 from 3:00pm until 5:00pm at Bustard and Jacoby Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 2, 2022 at 10:30am at First United Methodist Church in Casper.