Forrest W. “Frosty” Provence, 87, of Casper Wyoming passed away Jan 17, 2023, surrounded by friends and family, after a brief illness.
Frosty was born to Forrest and Ina Provence on July 16, 1935, in Fort Scott, Kansas.
The family moved to Wyoming in 1940, where Frosty attended school in Casper. At age 17, Frosty enlisted in the Navy, and served in the Korean War.
In 1955, Frosty married Shirley Russell, had four children, and was happily married until her passing from a horse-riding accident in 1965. In 1966, he married Shirley Casebolt of Casper. Together, they raised six kids, and had been happily married for 57 years at the time of his passing.
Frosty worked in the oilfield, had many other adventures, and retired from Qwest Communications in 2000 after twelve years. Frosty was a family man. Family always came first. He enjoyed barbeques with family, classic cars, practical jokes, fishing, and horses.
Frosty was preceded in death by four brothers, Glenn, Alvin Dale, Joe, and Don, sister Nelda Jean, first wife Shirley Russell, son Larry Casebolt, and daughter Karina Peirce.
He is survived by wife Shirley Casebolt, daughters Gina, Chris, and Dolina, son Kirk, sister Joyce Wilcox, fourteen grandchildren, and twenty-four great grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be planned at a later date in the spring.