Jackie Kysar was born June 18, 1951, in Powell, Wyoming. She was mischievous and like to torment her younger brother when growing up. She would find everyone’s Christmas presents, open them all and tell her brother and sisters what they got. She remained mischievous and combined it with some sass and a great sense of humor.
Graduated from Powell High School in 1970. She learned to play piano at the First Southern Baptist Church in Powell. She carried the love for playing into adulthood. Her prized possession was a small Musette piano. During the summer her neighbors would hear her playing but she did not like to play with anyone watching.
Jackie lived her early years in Powell Wyoming. She moved to San Diego for nearly 20 years and worked at the Café Del Moray. She returned to Wyoming in 2000 when her mother fell ill. After her mother passed, she moved to Casper, Wyoming where she remained until her passing.
Jackie spent her life working in hospitality. During her time in Casper, she worked at the Super 8, Holiday Inn on the River, and eventually the Ramkota, where she stayed for nearly 15 years. Jackie did not drive so she walked or rode her bike to work daily, never late and never missing a day. Being her usual stubborn and independent self, she worked until she fell ill. She was planning on retiring at the age of 72.
Jackie is preceded in death by her father, Jack Frederick Kysar, her mother, Shirley Maureen Kysar and her sister, Carla June Drageset. She leaves behind a brother, Jeff Kysar, a sister Judith Higgins, seven nieces and many grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Although Jackie never had children of her own, she was a wonderful grandmother to grand-nieces and nephews. Jackie also leaves behind, her second family of friends from the Ramkota and others who had the honor of meeting her over the years.
A Celebration of Life will be held May 21, 2022 at 5:15 PM at the Ramkota Hotel, in the gazebo, 800 N Poplar St, Casper, WY 82601.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bustard and Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Ave, Casper, WY 82601.
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