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Linda Raye O'Grady

June 12, 1948 ~ March 13, 2020 (age 71)


Linda Raye O'Grady passed away on Friday, March 13th, 2020 after a short illness, she was 71.

Linda was born on June 12th, 1948, to Westley and Clara Van Buskirk (Edwards) of Casper, Wyoming. She graduated from Natrona County High School in Casper, Wyoming in 1966. She had one daughter, Renee, born in 1971, and one son Rory, born in 1976. Linda was a musician and played the clarinet in the Casper Municipal Band in the 70s and early 80s. She worked in real estate and later in insurance. In later years, she pursued an education in political science and ran for county commissioner.

She was preceeded in death by her first husband, David Brower, and her parents, Clara Mae and Westley Leroy Van Buskirk.

She is survived by her daughter and son in law, Renee and Paul Boucher, and grandsons Landon Crahan, Skylar Crahan, and Hunter Feth, all in Graham, Texas, her son and daughter in law, Rory and Cassie Shogren, and granddaughter, Paige Shogren, all in Casper, Wyoming, as well as brothers, David Van Buskirk (Carol) in Teresa, Wisconsin, Charles Van Buskirk, in Edgewood, Maryland.

Cremation has taken place and a life celebration will be planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial donations to be made to the National Down Syndrome Society ( or the Alzheimer's Foundation (

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

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