In Loving Memory of

Koleta VanNorman

1940 - 2023
In Loving Memory of

Koleta VanNorman

1940 - 2023
Thoma Koleta VanNorman passed away peacefully with family by her side on Thursday, January 5, 2023 in Casper, WY. She was born February 25, 1940 in Aspermont, TX to C.S. Dickey Sr. and Hertha Waynne Newsom. She lived her younger years in Texas while her father worked in the oil fields and moved to Kaycee, Wyoming in 1951 where he followed the drilling rigs for work. Her family then moved to Edgerton, WY where she met her husband, Jerry VanNorman. The two shared a double wedding in Billings, MT with her brother, Claud Dickey and Jerry’s sister, Wanda VanNorman on November 6, 1959. To this union, five children were born: Barbara Lynn McConahay (James) of Baggs, WY, Jerry Lee “Bud” VanNorman (Brooke) of Casper, WY, Angela Kay Pacheco (Elmer) of Midwest, WY, Stephen Wayne VanNorman (Cathy) of Baggs, WY and David Allen VanNorman of Baggs, WY. Also surviving her are two brothers and two sisters: Jerry Dickey of Newark, OH, Johnny Dickey (Sharon) of Aransas Pass, TX, Carol Hutsell of Casper, WY and Merry Jo Dickey of Long Beach, CA. She also leaves behind many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Koleta was active in her community and was a BEC and Secretary for the Salt Creek Emergency Services and she also held offices for the bowling and dart leagues that she played on. Watching her children and grandchildren participate in sports was one of her favorite activities and she also enjoyed her “girls trips” with her daughters in the summer. She had fun being Grand Marshal for the Salt Creek Day’s Parade and riding in a 1955 Chevy Bel Air.

Preceding her in death are her parents, husband, two brothers; Claud Dickey and C.S. “Tadd” Dickey, one sister; Etta Henderson and two grandsons; Michael McConahay and Joshua VanNorman. In lieu of donations, memorials may be made to the Salt Creek Emergency Services in her name. Services will be scheduled at a later date.


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