Garrick “Gary” Alan Jourgensen, age 66, of Casper, Wyoming, passed away at Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper on Tuesday, February 21st, 2023, after having complications from surgery. Gary was born in San Diego, CA on December 22, 1956. He spent most of his life in Casper, WY, graduating from Natrona County High School in 1975. He attended the University of Wyoming in Laramie. Gary was employed by the United States Postal Service in Casper for 31 years, retiring in 2009. He was active in the NALC (National Association of Letter Carriers) serving as Treasurer for many years. He enjoyed his retirement and loved fishing, golfing, and playing cards. He was witty, fun loving, and kind. Gary was known to be stubborn on occasion, but always a great man, and a loving husband and father.
Gary asked that in his obituary he is quoted as saying “I’d like people to remember that life is short, there are no guarantees, and to always try and do the next right thing.”
Gary is survived by his loving wife of 28 years Carol (Cooper) Jourgensen, daughter Jamie Jourgensen of Spring, TX, brother Todd Jourgensen (wife Terri) of Craig, Co., sister Janell Sherlock (husband Tony) of Lander, Wy., Aunt Francis Wroble of Littleton, CO., Aunt Janice Carothers, Carol’s children from a previous marriage Brian Cooper, Nicole Cooper, and Scott Cooper (all of Casper, WY); numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, grandchildren and great grandchildren, his former spouse Suzanne (Winkes) Stroh of Willis, TX, many dear friends and last but certainly not least…his beloved kitty Jasmine.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents G.R. “Bob” and Patricia F. “Pat” Jourgensen, Uncle Robert “Bob” Haley (wife Margy), and his Aunt Mary Gillis (husband Everett), Uncle Barry Jourgensen, and Uncle Bruce Jourgensen.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home. Gary requested not to have a formal funeral service. The family will have a celebration of life in Casper, WY at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his honor to Central Wyoming Hospice, the Casper Senior Center, or your favorite charitable organization.