Nanci Sue Cowgar, 77, of Casper, Wyoming, peacefully departed on December 25, 2023.
Born on December 14, 1946, in Casper, Wyoming, Nanci became part of the loving family of
Gordon Raab, Esther Guise, and later Marie Plumhoff. She attended Natrona County High
School and later dedicated herself to creating a warm and nurturing home, where she was
deeply cherished by her family.
She was an avid animal lover with decades of loyalty to her pets and even the squirrels and
birds outside that she always made sure were fed. Her favorite were eagles, and she enjoyed
watching live feeds of different eagle nests for many years. She especially loved owls and the
cats that roamed the neighborhood. She always paid attention to details like the baby eagles’
names and how old they each were.
She loved all types of puzzles, jigsaw puzzles and crossword puzzles being her favorite. She
was extremely dedicated to gardening whether it was house plants, flowers, or vegetables. Her
favorites to grow and tend to were sunflowers, tomatoes, and her 50 year old Elephant-foot tree.
She loved creating scrapbooks. She was always taking pictures of everything that she could
and making scrapbooks for everyone to reminisce on and pass down for many, many years.
Nanci is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Donald; her son, Jeffery; her daughter and
son-in-law, Staci and Adam; her grandchildren, Jordan, Jadie, Caitlin, Colton, Jacob and Hanna,
Jessica, Skye and Shadow, and Aspen; great-grandchildren, Ava, Amelia, Chevelle, Greyson,
Finnleigh, Tristan, Paislee, Jaxon, Everett, and Blake; numerous nieces and nephews, and
many other loved ones from around the country. She is preceded in death by her parents,
Gordon Raab and Esther Guise; her sister, Joyce Swan; and her sister-in-law, Kathleen Cowgar.
She had a very strong and beautiful heart and soul. As a breast cancer survivor, she taught
those surrounding her to have strength, determination, resilience, and courage. She inspired
others to keep going on despite hardships. She encouraged everyone to do the best they can.
She was there for everyone’s celebrations and defeats no matter what. She cared deeply for
everyone she has ever met, and she loved everyone harder than imaginable. She always made
sure to appreciate every moment.
She was the glue that held everyone together despite miles between us all. She is greatly loved,
treasured, and appreciated, and she will be greatly missed by everyone whose heart she
touched with her loving presence and warm embrace.