Daniel E. Stephens died at his home, at Park Place Assisted Living on August 29, 2022. He was born February 5, 1924 in Casper, Wyoming to Edward and Arletta Stephens. Dan was the youngest of six children, two brothers died of Diphtheria as children. The family moved to a ranch south of Glenrock, on Deer Creek, when he was eleven. He graduated from Glenrock-Parkerton High School in 1943. He went into the Navy the following January 1944. He was a gunner on the air craft carrier the Monterey, Dan served our country for 2 ½ years during WWII.
After returning home he married Joann Taylor on October 16, 1947. They had two daughters and raised them on a ranch south of Glenrock. Dan and Joann later divorced, and he went on to marry Lyn Lewis on August 30, 1968.
Dan was a rancher all of his life, he also worked as an oil field pumper and union carpenter at times. Dan enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, playing cards, painting, and visiting with family and friends. After selling the ranch, he and Lyn spent summers in Casper and winters in Arizona. When Lyn passed away in 2014, Dan moved into Park Place Assisted Living. He loved everyone there, staff and residents, and they all loved him. A staff member said that Dan lit up the room when he walked into it. He resided there for just over eight years.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Helen Dotson; brothers Melvin, Wesley, Bill, and Chet; his wife Lyn, daughter Peggy Anderson, and nephew Larry Stephens.
He is survived by his daughter Linda Anderson, grandchildren Kory (Emily) Anderson, Billie (Greg Hutchins) Anderson, Stephanie (John) Lund, and Robin (Quentin) McCaffree; and seven great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held at the Deer Creek Hall on September 24, 2022 at 2 pm.
Arrangements are under the direction of Newcomer Casper Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dan’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association or donor’s choice.
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