Obituary photo of Bruce White, Casper-WY
In Loving Memory of

Bruce Morgan White

1932 - 2022
Obituary photo of Bruce White, Casper-WY
In Loving Memory of

Bruce Morgan White

1932 - 2022

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions
710 E Second
Casper, WY  82601
307-234-0234
Service:
Friday, December 2, 2022 at 11:00am
Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions
710 E Second
Casper, WY  82601
307-234-0234
Reception:
Friday, December 2, 2022 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions
710 E Second
Casper, WY  82601
307-234-0234
Interment:
Wyoming Memorial Gardens
7430 W Yellowstone Hwy, Casper, WY 82604
Bruce M. White of Casper, WY passed away Thursday, November 24, 2022, at the age of 89. After several months of declining health at the Life Care facility.

Bruce was born December 25, 1932, in Ransom, IL to Charles M. White and Ople Shafer White. He had an older sister, Barbara White Keezle and a younger brother, Burdette White. His father worked for Standard of Indiana (Amoco Pipeline now BP) and moved his family to Ft. Laramie, WY to work at the tank farm as an operator. His mother, stayed home and cared for the three children, which kept her busy!

Bruce was active in the high school yearbook, football, and basketball. The neighboring small town of Yoder tried to recruit the 5’4” basketball player to play for them! He graduated from Ft. Laramie High school in 1952 and grew restless farming the land his father leased so he joined the Marines. He is a Korean war vet and in latter years loved to boast that he was an ass-kicking Marine! In fact, for his small stature he excelled in the Marine Corp was promoted to sergeant. He was an expert marksman a skill he shared with many of his grandkids! He trained at Camp Pendleton near San Diego and served most of his career in Hawaii.

After he left the Marine Corp in 1955, he used his G.I. bill to enroll in barber school in Denver, CO. He barbered for several years, helped build Pathfinder Dam, installed windows, and worked as a bus driver/custodian before going to work at Amoco Pipeline where he worked as a pipe liner, operator, and heavy equipment operator for 28 years. He retired in 1992 and enjoyed traveling and visiting family members.

Bruce was quick with a smile and to lend a hand to help others, family members and strangers alike. You never knew what he would say, he was a character, and we all learned some colorful metaphors from him! He loved his dogs Tuffy and Babe, they were spoiled beyond belief! He loved to fish, hunt, shoot, collect recipes and have someone else prepare the recipes for him! When he was younger, he liked to “bulldog” at local rodeos.

He married the love of his life, Laurel Marguerite Sankey April 11, 1960, in Glenrock, WY where they met. While they never had any of their own children, he was proud of his four stepdaughters and all their grandchildren. He helped raise many of them from time to time, including Jeannie which he raised as his own. Bruce was loved and respected by family and friends alike.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, brother, and sister; his wife Laurel; stepdaughters Montana (Tana) Stewart and Frankie Gibson; Grandsons Randy Patik, Shawn Patik, Wesley Holyoak, and Verne Holyoak; Great Granddaughter, Shawn Padillia. Bruce is Survived by his stepdaughters Laurel “Jean” Durbin, Judy Thompson; and grandchildren Craig (Carrie) Davis; Laurie (Victor) Padillia, Peggy Puckett, Michelle Pixley, Shan (Holly) Holyoak, Jeannie (David) Lundahl, Darrell (Norma) Stewart, Darrice (Zach) Schram, Kim (Alicia) Patik, Mikel Patik, and Tom Thompson. He has 40 great-grandchildren, and numerous great, great grandchildren.

Please join us in celebrating a great man with the visitation on Thursday, December 1, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Newcomer Funeral Home, Casper, Wyoming. The funeral will take place the next day, December 2, at 11:00 am at Newcomer Funeral Home with the internment directly afterwards at Wyoming Memorial Gardens Cemetery where he will be laid to rest alongside his wife. A reception will be held at Newcomer from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

Bruce's service will be livestreamed at the scheduled service time. Click Here to view service.

Arrangements are under the direction of Newcomer Casper. To leave the family a special message, please select the "Share Memories" option.

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions
710 E Second
Casper, WY  82601
307-234-0234
Service:
Friday, December 2, 2022 at 11:00am
Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions
710 E Second
Casper, WY  82601
307-234-0234
Reception:
Friday, December 2, 2022 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions
710 E Second
Casper, WY  82601
307-234-0234
Interment:
Wyoming Memorial Gardens
7430 W Yellowstone Hwy, Casper, WY 82604

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