Jonathan A. Willard, age 55, of Casper, Wyoming passed away on February 20, 2023.
Jonathan was born August 10, 1967 to Jimmy Willard and Kathy Willard in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He attended high school in San Diego California, loved playing baseball and was a graduate of Mira Mesa High School.
Shortly after moving to Ridgecrest, California, he made the decision to become a member of the United States Army and fought in the Gulf War. After being discharged, Jonathan returned home where he would go on to work in customer service at various jobs.
Jon was one of a kind. He was an outgoing person, a prankster, and was always there for his friends. Everyone who met him absolutely adored him. He had a way of making you laugh, even in the hardest moments. He had many hobbies he enjoyed. He loved going on camping trips, fishing, watching the Chargers during football season and also loved his family and watching them grow up, especially his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his mother, Kathy Willard, his brothers, James and Mark Willard, his oldest daughter, Tiffany Willard, his twins, Jewelie and Davie, and his grandchildren, Ethan, Aiden, Emma, Sophia and Ellie.
Jonathan was preceded in death by his beloved father Jimmy Willard, his Uncle’s Leslie Willard, Julio Griego, David Griego and grandparents on both sides.
We will always remember and miss Jonathan.
Funeral services will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Friday, March 10, 2023 at 10 am. This will be followed with military honors and being laid to rest at the Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery. Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home will be handling the funeral arrangements.
The funeral mass may be viewed on the day of the service by clicking on the following link:
Inurnment will follow at Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery.