In Memoriam

Richard “Dick” Casey

Dick Casey and Casey Concrete has been a supporter of the Garfield County Fair and Rodeo as a Junior Livestock buyer and Car Show Sponsor. He was always happy to bring his collection of classic cars to the fair car show.

When we see big yellow trucks and classic cars we will always think of Dick Casey. Casey was known throughout the valley not only for his business accomplishments but also for his car collection that consists of his very first car, a ’38 Ford coupe. Along with a number of classics and an antique truck fleet that is lined up on Highway 6 outside of Rifle. Whenever there was a car show nearby you would see him with his collection that required a number of family members and friends shuttling them to the show.

“All men die – some never live, this in no way applies to Dick.
He was a quiet fighter and a good friend”

Mary Jane Mathena
Mary Jane Mathena enjoyed sewing, and embroidery, working on crafts for the county fair that won her many championships. She was the queen of the fair many times. She was also a superintendent for the Apple Pie Contest at the County Fair for many years. She loved making quilts and teddy bears for her grandchildren. Mary Jane was a member of the Anvil Points Quilting Guild.

Travis Casey
Travis Casey had a lifetime career of wearing multiple hats including 4-H Leader, CSU Extension Advisory Board member and rancher.  Travis was a 15 year 4-H leader for Garfield County Shooting Sports.  He spent 3 years as an advisory board member for Garfield County CSU Extension.  He loved teaching young people how to weld and ranch. Travis also volunteered with BC40 to share his love for the outdoors with our Country’s Veterans.

Neva Joyce Downing

Neva Joyce Downing age 93 passed away Sunday June 6, 2021.

Born February 1, 1928, in Jewell Kansas.  Neva is survived by her husband John S Downing.  Neva was a loving homemaker who took pride in taking care of her family. She loved gardening and her beloved horses.  John and Neva’s acclaimed Painted Pitchfork Ranch horse breeding program has furnished countless area cowboys and cowgirls with high quality ranch, race, rodeo, and 4-H horses over the years.  She was a great friend to many, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.