Born: Mon., Jun. 27, 1955
Died: Wed., Mar. 7, 2018

Celebration of Life

2:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 10, 2018
Location: Paradise Valley Country Club

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A Celebration of Life for William Francis “Bill” Kearney IV, 62, was held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Paradise Valley Country Club, 70 Magnolia, Casper, Wyoming.
Bill Kearney died Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming.
Bill was born Monday, June 27, 1955 in Suffern, New York the son of William Francis Kearney III and Dolores (Sandhage) Kearney.
Bill grew up in Pearl River, New York and graduated with degrees in Watershed Science and  Wildlife Science from Utah State University in Logan in 1980. He was married to Ruth Weeber in 1982 in Pearl River, New York. From this union two children were born in Cheyenne, Katherine “Katie” in 1984 and William “Billy” in 1986.  Bill began his career at the Department of Environmental Quality in Cheyenne. The family moved to Douglas, Wyoming, in 1986 where Bill pursued a career in the mining and extraction industries specializing in Health, Safety and Environmental.  Bill moved to Casper in 2006 to work for Kinder Morgan Pipeline followed by Uranium One. Bill was proud to serve as President of the Wyoming Mining Association (WMA) from 2002 – 2003.  In addition, he was Chairman of various committees within WMA.  At the time of his death, he was an independent consultant and go-to handyman.  He loved helping people with home improvement and remodeling projects using his craftsmanship.
Bill lived for the outdoors whether it be trolling around a lake looking for walleye, golfing one of his favorite courses, or hiking up a mountain in search of the biggest bull elk. (He is well known for his “corner-jumping” incident.)
In 2007 he met the love of his life, Karen Kastner (better known by his friends as “Buttercup.”) They enjoyed traveling and spending quality time with their friends and families, especially their grandchildren!
Bill was survived by the love of his life Karen Kastner, adult children, Katie (Chris) Burns of Centennial, Colorado and Billy Kearney (Rachel Worscheck) of Denver, Colorado; twin grandsons, Connor William Burns and Jacob Robert Burns of Centennial; parents, Bill and Dee Kearney of The Villages, Florida; and siblings, Richard (Ann) Kearney of Chester, New York and Diane Kearney of Haskell, New Jersey.  
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyoming was in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com

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Mal & Beth wagstaff
   Posted Thu March 08, 2018
Katie & billy, we are so sorry for your loss, Beth & mal wagstaff

Paul Goranson
   Posted Fri March 09, 2018
To Bill's family,

I want to express my deepest condolences to you on Bill's passing. He was my friend and industry colleague for 20 years. His passing is a great loss to all of us, his friends and the many people he has worked. Rose and I will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Paul Goranson

Liz Melton
   Posted Fri March 09, 2018
Katie and Billy - Your dad was a good friend to me. May your memories of him comfort you in this time of loss. Liz Melton

Kris and Ken
   Posted Fri March 09, 2018
To All
Ken and I want you to know how saddened and shocked we are to hear the news of Billy. We had so many good times here at the lake with Karen and Bill. We will always remember touring the lake, eating lobsters and just visiting. He always kept in contact all year along Telling us about his hunting and fishing trips just checking up to see how we were. We will always miss him.
Our love and prayers go out to you all.
God bless!
Kris and Ken

Jeanne and Ed Noonan
   Posted Fri March 09, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Let the great memories of Billy bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. Look back on all the good memories you were able to have and smile at the fact that you were able to share these before he passed away.

Lance Lyon
   Posted Fri March 09, 2018
Bill was my close friend of mine and my wife. He introduced me and my wife and we were married a year later. My wife and I will miss him.

Donna Cannon Igo
   Posted Fri March 09, 2018
We are so sorry.

George and Lona Cross
   Posted Fri March 09, 2018
Billy and Katie
I just heard and we are so sorry for your loss. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers..... Take care and if we can do anything let me know!

Janet and Bruce Waltz
   Posted Sat March 10, 2018
To Everyone,

Our thoughts prayers are with all of you. Please remember all of the good times and cherish forever. (I have so many fun memories of us cousins growing up together, I will never forget) I will miss you Billy.

Love, Janet and Bruce

Sheryl & Roger Garling
   Posted Sat March 10, 2018
We are saddened by Bill's passing and want to express our deepest sympathy to the family, close friends and to Karen, long time companion and friend.

Lori Andrews
   Posted Mon March 12, 2018
Dear Katie and Billy, I am so sorry! I just found out. Your dad was a special guy. I will be praying for your hearts.

Kathy Kehl
   Posted Tue March 13, 2018
Dear Katie, Billy and Family we are so saddened to hear of your father's passing. We are thinking of you and you are in our prayers. Bob and Kathy Kehl

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