Obituaries: Hawley, Peasley, Boykin, Zinda

Obituaries: Hawley, Peasley, Boykin, Zinda

Emma C. Hawley

CASPER, Wyo. –

Emma C. Hawley: 1925 – 2020

Surrounded by the peaceful comfort of a well-lived life, Emma (Cisneros) Hawley of Casper, WY entered her eternal rest on March 17, 2020. Emma will be greatly missed by her beloved family, friends and all those affected by her deep and charitable faith.

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Emma, ​​the 5th of 8 children, was born July 11, 1925 in Mora, NM to Benjamin and Maclovia Cisneros. In the 1930s, her family moved to Wyoming, where her father housed 640 acres in the Big Horn Mountains, and her mother tended to the needs of the family and community. She graduated from Riverton High School, established her residence in Casper, then after a 36-year career with the Wyoming Oil and Gas Commission, as a fiscal control accountant, Emma retired in 1988.

1st lt. Charles William Hawley and Emma married on July 19, 1957. Their lives were filled with children, social gatherings, fishing and camping trips, picnics, cross-country trips, sporting events, crosswords and the all-encompassing family stories. Charles died in 1990.

After retirement, Emma thrived by helping raise grandchildren and great-grandchildren, attending computer courses, learning to swim and being a treasurer for her mother Cabrini Circle, whose mission to provide without boundaries or reserve, she honored. She had tremendous empathy and offered comfort to many family friends in great need, she provided loving guidance, often washing their clothes and providing meals. She welcomed everyone at her table. Emma always had a hot meal ready, even if it was 2am, and rarely would you see her sitting.

Emma loved visiting the holy places – the special chapels, shrines, and cemeteries that dot our nation. With devotion, she placed flowers in remembrance of all her departed loved ones’ resting places. In later life, her children drove her everywhere so that she could continue to pay tribute to the Lord.
She taught her children strong work ethic, justice, to protect and serve those who are less fortunate and stand up for what was good and right, even if you were the only one standing. She then ended her day praying a rosary for each child.

She was our mother, grandmother and friend who gave us hope for things not yet seen. May the Lord give Emma eternal rest and let eternal light shine upon her.

Emma leaves a legacy of faith, love and service to the community to her 7 children, Luella (Lowell) Hinderliter, Alice (Marvin) Boleng, Willa Perea, Debbie Willcox, Charles (Susan) Hawley, all of Casper, WY and Anita (Patrick) ) Kuharski, Sacramento CA. Her son, Jeffery Hawley, preceded her in death in 2014.
In addition to her husband and son, Emma was preceded in death by her brothers, Fred, William and Max Cisneros and her sisters, Aurora Cisneros, Emma Cisneros, Cleo Thein and Mabel Perea.

Emma also leaves behind 19 grandchildren, Richard (Jeanene) Hinderliter, Frank Hinderliter, Casey Willcox, Michelle (Kyle) Hurley, all of Casper WY; Deborah (Martin) Nieto, Sugar Land, TX, Joyce (James) Woolenweber, Phoenix AZ, Cindy (Chris) Osenbaugh, Louisville, KY, Jonah Garcia, Rangely, CO, Jeff (Gina) Boleng, Pittsburgh, PA; Dustin (Laura) Boleng, Stephanie Hawley-Bond, both of Denver, CO; Jared (Elvie) Kuharski, Seattle WA, Aubrey (Mike) Carlson, Sacramento, CA, Christopher Hawley, Tampa FL, Mathew Hawley, Casper, WY, Olivia Hawley, Berthoud, CO. Emma’s grandson, Jona LaRae Romero and grandson, Danny Boleng and Chris Boleng preceded her in death. There are also 32 grandchildren and 22 other grandchildren.

Condolences may be sent to The Hawley Family, 2940 Knollwood, Casper, WY 82604.

In lieu of flowers, please donate Emma Hawley to: Seton House ( or Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions (

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, services will be limited.

Funeral liturgy services will be announced at a later date.

Leanna Helen Peasley

Leanna Helen Peasley, age 78, of Glenrock, died March 18, 2020 at Wyoming Medical Center. Leanna was born March 5, 1942 in Toledo, Oregon to Leland and Ada (Gilmore) Loomis. She graduated from Toledo High School. She was a stay-at-home mom for most of her life, caring for her family. She was also a head start teacher and custodian at Oregon Trail Elementary in Glenrock, Wyoming. She loved selling and collecting antique toys. Her favorite past was games. Her priority was to spend time with her children and grandchildren.

Leanna was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband, Francis Ray Peasley, sister, Sharon, brother, Raymond, brother, Jack, grandson, Avery and son-in-law, Mark. She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Mezger, daughter, Lori (John) DeSanti, son, Jeffrey (Jane) Peasley, son, Joseph Peasley, son, Joshua (Tina) Peasley, grandson, Rikki (Tony), Robyn, Rachelle, Veronica , Rebecca, Rachel, Kyrie, Annalee, grandson, Isacc, Ben (Allie), Tristian, Teagan and Alex, and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Private interment will be held at Tonseth Lutheran Cemetery on Friday, March 27, 2020 in Erhard, MN. Memorial Services will be held at a later date in Glenrock, Wyoming.

Muriel Gray Alexander Boykin

Muriel Gray Alexander Boykin, 96, of Casper, WY, died Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

She was born to Lottie (Lee) and John Alexander, September 15, 1923, in Thomaston, Alabama. She grew up helping her mother run the first billboard from their home. They moved to Demopilis, AL, by the Black Warrior River and eventually moved to Mobile, AL.

She married Lloyd Dausman on November 7, 1944 and had a daughter, Rena Gail Watts. Muriel was divorced on August 1, 1947.

She married Charles Boykin on December 30, 1950, and the two families joined. (Charles’ children: Charles Moody Jr., William Palmer, Charlene and Muriele’s daughter, Rena.)

She worked at the Alabama Power Company in Mobile for 40 years and 7 months. She was hardworking and always made sure her family and friends were taken good care of. She spent the last 20 years of her life in Casper, WY, being close to family.

As a young woman, she enjoyed playing tennis and doing needlepoint. Throughout her life, she loved reading books and attending church. She was a strong believer in Christ and was a prayer warrior for her family. She took great pleasure in cooking and serving others. Muriel could cook any type of seafood and was famous for its seafood gum.

Muriel is survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her family affectionately called her “Mamaw.” She loved each of her grandchildren and carried photos of family members with her.

She is preceded in death by her mother, father, 2 younger sisters and 1 younger brother (John William Alexander, Doris (George) Stanley, Vernell (Lavert) Marks), her husband and daughter, Rena.

A private service was held Sunday, March 22, at Newcomer Funeral Home.

Mrs. Betty Zinda, Age 78, of Casper, died Monday, March 16, 2020, in Casper. Any relative of Mrs. Zinda please contact Newcomer Casper Chapel at 307-234-0234.