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Guy D. Goodman

January 28, 1964 — April 2, 2024

   On April 2nd, 2024, Guy Dixon Goodman, of Casper, WY, told his last joke, said his last "I love you" and entered his journey into the great unknown, where he believed anything was possible. Guy entered this world on January 28th, 1964, in Casper, to his parents Dixon and Judith Goodman, joining older sister, Marla.  

   He attended Poison Spider, where he learned how to never be sucker punched ever again, then a brief time at CY Junior High, then onto Natrona County High School, graduating with the class of 1982. He was active in 4-H, with one of his proudest accomplishment being that he won Best of Show with his Bassett Hound, Maude. Not an easy feat, he would always say. He also raised champion pigs and won many awards for his efforts in that category as well.

   After high school, Guy attended Casper College for awhile until the girls and beer got in the way of his education. He worked at his family's business, Rocky Mountain Rental Company, from a young age and continued after high school. He then moved to Jackson Hole with a friend, selling condo time shares. He would move again back to Casper and then to Boulder, Colorado where he made some lifelong friends. Casper called him back again and he worked several different jobs until he started his own property management business. That would be his last job before the cancer upended everything. Then began his 13 years of doctor's offices, hospital stays and surgeries. Throughout all of the pain, he always managed to get the nurses and doctors to laugh at his jokes. His favorite is when they were prepping him for an IV, he would jump as if in pain when they just tried to clean his skin with the alcohol pad. He got every one of them that way. Then when they put the needle in, he would say, "oh yeah, ouch." He remained positive and in good spirits at all his appointments, even when he was in terrible pain. "Just because I'm in pain, doesn't mean I have to be a pain," was his motto.

   At the beginning of his cancer, he decided that if the cancer got the better of him, he was ok with that because he felt he had lived a complete life. Then he met "the one," that would change his mind about that. On February 29th, 2016, he and Angie Hick eloped. It was on Leap Day, which was perfect for him because he would only get in trouble for forgetting his anniversary once every four years instead of every year. John Wayne was there at the ceremony with a gun at Guy's back, just to make sure he didn't back out of the marriage. He had many a joke for his leap year marriage and I'm sure every one of his friends heard them many times over. That never stopped him from telling them one more time though. Guy's humor stood out as his defining characteristic. He always had a new joke for friends and even strangers. One of his funniest things to do was when a store clerk would ask if he needed a bag, Guy would say to them, "am I that ugly?" That would get them to pause for a moment to absorb what they heard, then they would look up slowly, as if afraid for what they were about to see. We would just chuckle every time. He tried to break the mundane day to day affairs up for workers every time we went anywhere. Another favorite was to go through the McDonalds drive-thru and order a Whopper or vice versa at Burger King and order a Big Mac. It always would create confusion and he played like he was confused as to where he was. He would always say that I may get tired of hearing these jokes over and over, but it's always the first time someone else hears it. And it was always funny. He loved the challenge of making the most grumpy people smile. He almost always succeeded. His humor and easy, laid back attitude will be truly missed every single day.

   Guy has been cremated and has quite the list of places he wants his ashes scattered. Some of those places are there just for the sake of one last joke. He leaves behind his wife, Angie and her son, Christopher (both of Casper), his mother Judy Goodman (Casper), sister Marla (Oregon), two nephews and one niece, and his uncle Jim (Casper). He also leaves behind many lifelong friends, and not to forget his three dogs and one sassy kitty. Guy was proceeded in death by his father, Dixon Goodman, and his grandparents on both sides of his family.

   Although it was only eight years of marriage, Guy and Angie gave it a run for their money. Many adventures were had, lifelong memories made and they made the most of the time they had. He never let the cancer dictate how he was going to live his life, even until the very end. He was stubborn as ever about that fact and always left every hospital against medical advice. That stubbornness gave him eight years longer of life that the doctors told him he would never have. He showed them.

   Holding to Guy's wishes, there will be a "roast" to be held at the M, in downtown Casper, on Tuesday, April 9th, from 5pm to 10pm. Please bring your favorite jokes or pranks that Guy pulled on you to share. It is a very casual event, so dress however you feel comfortable. He wanted people to enjoy their memories of him and not to spend time crying or fussing over him. There will also be a private, traditional ceremony for family and close friends. If you would like to leave a donation in Guy's name, please consider St. Judes Hospital for Children or any animal shelter or rescue.

   Until we meet again. I will love you forever Guy Goodman! I'm glad you are no longer in pain.



A Celebration of Life will be held from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Tues. Apr. 9, 2024 at The "M", downtown Casper.
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