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Eva Ficken

October 19, 1929 — May 26, 2022

Our beloved mother, Eva Mae Ficken, passed away May 26, 2022 at Meadow Winds of Casper, WY.

Eva Mae was born October 19, 1929 in Okmulgee, OK, she was the daughter of Joe & Bertha West. She was raised and educated in Tulsa, OK. In 1946, the family left Oklahoma for the oil boom in Rangely, CO, and on July 28, 1947, she married Henry Leo Ficken. They moved to Casper WY in 1950. They had two children, a daughter, Patricia born in 1948 and a son, Joe born in 1955. She was a homemaker until 1963. She then went to work for Specialized Answering Service until Control Data Corporation opened in Casper, working from 1965 until 1975. She then retired until 1990, when she went to work for IDS Financial Services, retiring again in 1996.

She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. She loved bowling with her daughter & son-in-law on two leagues a week. At one point she was bowling four times a week in her late 80's.

She was the care giver for her husband Leo for many years as he was going through dementia.

Survivors include two children, Patricia (& Jerry) Jackson and Joe (& Marilou) Ficken; two grandsons, Shawn (& Denise) and Tim (& Erica) all of Casper; granddaughter, Shannon (& Louis) Rosenthal of Huntsville, AL; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years; her parents; and grandparents.

A celebration of life will be held by the family at a later date.

Arrangements are entrusted to Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home , 600 CY Ave. Casper, WY 82601.


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