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Vernon Holybee

January 16, 1939 — April 4, 2022

Heaven welcomed Vernon (Vern) Edgar Holybee, 83, of Casper, Wyoming on April 4, 2022.  Mr. Holybee entered this world on January 19, 1939 to Susan Elinor White and Eugene Arthur Holybee of Denver, Colorado. Attending school in Denver was interrupted with a relocation to Portland, Oregon. The United States Navy beckoned Vern to enlist and, in 1957, Vern became an active brother to many members of the Navy. Vern’s specialty was in the occupation of electronics. A leave from the completion of military training was granted and during the visitation of family, Vern met his future spouse, Paulette (Paula) McGlothlin. Vern and Paula enjoyed wedded bliss and welcomed sons Mike Holybee of Sacramento, California, Gary Holybee of Sacramento, California, and daughter Julie (Larry) Compston of Casper, Wyoming. The career in the United States Navy concluded with an honorable discharge when Vern retired in September, 1972.  Vern is survived by his sister, Arlene Johnson, his two sons, (Mike and Gary Holybee) and daughter (Julie Compston), grandsons Michael, Josh, and Brandon Holybee, granddaughter Chrissy Holybee, Mia (Bil) Wattenberg and great-granddaughter Trillian Wattenberg, Destiny Watson, Korryn Taylor, Alexis Bartucca, great-grandson Braxton Farmer, Tyler Holybee, his nephews John, Sid, and Steve Johnson. Vern is preceded in death by his endearing wife Paula, father Eugene, mother Susan, sister Marie Roberts and grandsons Adam Holybee and Damien Farmer.

Visitation will be held at Bustard and Jacoby Funerals, Cremation, Monuments and Receptions Funeral Home, 600 CY Avenue, Casper, Wyoming on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.  Funeral Services and burial will follow at Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery with military honors with Reverend Tim Adams officiating.  A celebration of Vern’s life will be conducted at 342 South Elk Street, Casper, Wyoming immediately following funeral services.

Those special memories of you will always bring a smile

If only I could have you back for just a little while

Then we could sit and talk again just like we used to do

You always meant so very much and always will do too

The fact that you’re no longer here will always cause me pain

But you’re forever in my heart


Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home , 600 CY Ave. Casper, WY 82601.

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Service Schedule

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home

600 CY Ave, Casper, WY 82601

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Military Honors

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

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Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery (Evansville)

Veterans Dr, Evansville, WY 82636

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