Obituary: Catherine Marie (Henthorn) Conley


August 4, 1950-January 30, 2019

Catherine Marie (Henthorn) Conley passed away January 30, 2019, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper surrounded by loved ones. She was born August 4, 1950, in Carlsbad, New Mexico, to Marie (Kilmer) and Eldon (Bud) Ray Henthorn. She was the oldest of six children.

Due to her father’s work, she grew up in many different places throughout the continental U.S. She graduated from Niobrara County High School with the class of 1969. She attended Casper College where she met Russell W. Conley. They were married January 25, 1971, at the First Methodist Church in Casper.

After they were married, they moved to Jackson, Wyoming, where Russell worked for the city. They had twin daughters, Candace and Bridgette, in 1974. Later they moved to Gillette where their son, Shane, was born in 1978.

They lived in Everett, Washington, where Cathy cared for her father, while his wife was at work, during his final months. Later they moved back to Jackson. In 1998, Cathy, Russell, Candace and Bridgette moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where all of them attended DeVry University. After all of them graduated from DeVry, they moved back to Casper.

Right after they arrived in Casper in 2002, Russell was diagnosed with MS. Cathy cared for her granddaughter, Alyssa McCarty, while her mother worked, along with Russell during his final years. After Russell passed away, Cathy continued to care for her granddaughter and started caring for her mother while her sister worked. She was big hearted and welcomed everybody into her life.

She was preceeded in death by their son, Shane, September, 1980. Her father, E.R. Henthorn of Everett, Washington, in 1989. Sister, Sharlene Miles, of Fairbanks, Alaska, in 2013. Nephew, Dustin Henthorn of Lynnwood, Washington, in 2006.

            She leaves her daughters, Candace (Ron) Whitaker of Casper, Wyoming, and Bridgette (Randy) Bright of Phoenix, Arizona. Two granddaughters, Alyssa McCarty of Casper and Josephine Bright of Phoenix. Her mother, Marie Henthorn of Casper. Two sisters, Arlene Wegner of Casper and Cherrie (Paul) Cayton of Camron, Missouri. Two brothers, Dennis (Chris) Henthorn of Marysville, Washington, and Kenneth Henthorn of Idaho City, Idaho. Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

 

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