Cecil Richard (Dick Bison) Gilbert, 94, of Casper, passed away on August 25, 2023, at his home in Casper.
Cecil was born in Grinnell, IA to Raymond H. and Rosale W. Gilbert on March 24, 1929. Cecil (Red) joined the Navy in 1945 and was transferred to Casper as a recruiter in January 1950.
Dick got part-time work with Bison Service as a gas station attendant and mechanic. In the spring of 1950, he met Palma Nelson and married in October 1950. They purchased Bison Service as time passed, changing the name to Dick’s Bison Service and eventually expanding into towing and salvage. Palma passed on in 1994.
Dick met Audrey Rhoades and married in 2002. Audrey passed on in early 2004 after a fight with cancer.
Dick then met Linda Carnes in late 2004 and married in 2005. Linda passed on in February 2012 from heart complications. In a little donut shop, he met Theresa Brown in 2016. They married the same year. Theresa loved and supported her husband in his final years.
Dick is survived by his wife, Theresa, and two daughters, Connie Gaukel (Gerry) and April Johansen (Ted), both of Casper. There are 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren at Dick’s passing.
Dick’s funeral service will be held at Rock of Ages Church, Casper, on September 1 at 2 pm with Pastor Mark Lewis officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the Lakota Children’s Foundation.