Oscar “Dean” Metcalf went to be with his heavenly family in the early morning hours on September 9th 2022. He was able to pass quietly at home. Just as he held his daughter, Deanna, when she came into this world, she held him as he left it.
Dean was born August 15th 1946 in Douglas, Wy to Dorothy Jean and Oscar Blaine Metcalf. He was the youngest of 3. He grew up mostly in Casper, attending first Dean Morgan Junior High, then Natrona County High School. He graduated in 1964, then enlisted in the United States Navy in July of 1967. He spent most of his enlisted time aboard the U.S.S Kittyhawk during the Vietnam war. He was given an honorable discharge in May of 1976. During his time in the Navy he married Phyllis, and they had two daughters, Tammy Kay in 1966 and Dawn Marie in 1970. They later divorced.
He settled back down in Casper, and married Wanda Jean in June of 1978. Together they had two children, Michael Dean in 1979, and Deanna Jean in 1984. Although Dean & Wanda divorced after 20 years of marriage, they remained lifelong friends.
Dean loved his family and his horses, and he was an avid hunter, fisherman, and horseman. He never backed down from a challenging horse, even when others thought it was crazy, he was fearless. Although he was an electronics technician in the oil business by trade, he was a horse trainer at heart.
Because Dean was a cowboy through and through, his family has chosen to dress in western wear and invites attendees to do the same. If anyone has stories to share or would like to speak but are a little shy, the officiant has agreed to read letters from friends and family.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy & Oscar, his son Michael Metcalf and infant daughter, Dorothy. He is survived by his daughters, Tammy, Dawn & Deanna. Also survived by his sisters, LeEtta and Dorothy, as well as numerous grandchildren.
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Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82601.