On December 16th, 1958, Brenda Lee (Gochenour) Umberger was born in Casper, WY to Violet “Mae” (Gochenour) Howard and Herb Mullinnex. She was raised and nurtured from the time she was a young girl by her dedicated, kind and caring step-father, Paul Howard who she called “Dad”. Brenda came into this world as a happy go lucky, gentle and kind soul and returned to her maker in the same fashion on October 31st, 2022.
Brenda attended Kaycee Elementary School, and Gillette Middle School and High School. In her younger years, Brenda worked in various capacities in the restaurant industry. Later in life, she mastered being a stay at home mom and gave the best care and attention to her children, Christine, and her special needs son, Donald. Her children are what made her most proud and let her light shine its brightest.
Brenda was her family and friends' greatest ally, biggest supporter, and the most kind and compassionate person who would do anything she possibly could for anyone. If it was a helping hand, a dollar in need, a resting place, or a meal on the table, Brenda was always ready and willing to provide. She had a very special relationship with her loving mother whom she had been helping care for until the time of Brenda’s passing.
Brenda is survived by her loving parents, Paul and Mae Howard; a brother, Herb “Rowdy” Gochenour and Kenneth Howard of Casper, Brad Howard of Oklahoma; sisters, Beverly Brown of Texas, Jackie King, Connie Ross and Terri Robinson of Casper; her adored Daughter, Christine (Jerry) Walker; Grandchildren, Cyndi (Casey) Buller, Clark (Trystanee) Patterson, Charlene Patterson, and Crystal (William) Moore; Great-grandchildren, Caleb Patterson, Aubrey and Hunter Buller, Maddysen Patterson, William Jr., Jacquelynn, Hayveynleigh and Cypress Moore, and her once husband, soul-mate and best friend, Ronald “Ron” Bell, with whom she shared all of her time. Brenda left behind many other surviving aunts, uncles, cousins, and special nieces and nephews who she always cherished, and them her.
She is proceeded in death by an infant sibling, Elmer Gochenour, her Maternal Grandparents, Violet Viola Mead and Sam Wood; her biological father, Herb Mullinnex; her first husband, Donald L. Walling, her precious son, Donald L. Walling, Jr.,
Brenda Lee Umberger will be remembered and celebrated on Monday, November 14th, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Bustard’s Funeral Home in Casper with a reception immediately following at the Elk’s Club on 7th Street
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82601.