Shirley Ann McCaskey passed away peacefully November 11, 2023 at Central Wyoming Hospice.
Shirley was born August 15, 1936 in Ansley, Nebraska to Elmer N. Bullington and Agnes C. (Hammeren) Bullington. She was later joined by younger brother Marvin Bullington. The family moved with Elmer’s construction career, eventually ending up in Casper, Wyoming.
After graduating from Natrona County High School in 1954, Shirley worked at Woolworth’s and in the Casper College Cafeteria. She later married Donald R. McCaskey in 1961. She became a stay at home mother when her children were born, Kevin R. McCaskey and Angela D. Miller. As they started school, Shirley worked serving hot lunch at North Casper School for several years.
Don and Shirley enjoyed square dancing for the Mavericks. Shirley also was an avid reader, especially of mystery novels, often starting and finishing an entire book in one sitting. She also enjoyed watching sports, word search puzzles and always had homemade baked goods in their home. Shirley also had a great sense of humor and had a lot of laughs along the way with family and friends.
When she welcomed two grandchildren, she took care of them for several years. They read many books, played many board games, went to the park or for walks, going to garage sales and craft fairs. She rarely missed an awards ceremony, school function or sporting event.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, and her husband Don after 60 years of marriage. She is survived by her children, Kevin McCaskey (Heather), Angela Miller, grandchildren Zane R. Miller and Jacey A. Miller, dear friend Pat Oligmueller, all of Casper, Wyoming, numerous cousins, niece, nephew and their families.
Cremation has taken place and services will be held on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 11:00 at Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery, 80 Veterans Road, Evansville, Wyoming, 82636.
Donations may be made in Shirley's name to Central Wyoming Hospice & Transitions or Meals on Wheels.
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