Susie Mcmurry Obituary, Death – Susie McMurry, who had lived in Casper for many years, passed away over the weekend at the Banner Health Wyoming Medical Center. Her obituary states that she had been coping with diabetes throughout her entire life. Susie McMurry and her late husband of 41 years, Mick McMurry, came from humble beginnings. However, the couple made millions of dollars through energy and other businesses in Casper and the state, and they worked relentlessly together to “pay it forward.” Mick McMurry passed away in 2013.
The philanthropic McMurry Foundation was established in 1998 by Susie and Mick. According to the website of the foundation, its primary mission is to provide assistance to nonprofit organizations in Natrona County and Wyoming that are engaged in activities such as education, children and children’s advocacy, health, and the arts, among other things. Volunteer work was something that Susie did frequently, and she was frequently spotted doing it at the Wyoming Medical Center, the Child Development Center, and at fundraising events for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming.
Susie and Mick were foster parents to a large number of children over the course of several decades, in addition to having their own two daughters, Trudi and Jillian.
Susie was left inconsolable after Mick’s death by suicide in 2015, and as a result, she decided to direct more of her philanthropic efforts toward improving mental health. The citizens of Wyoming reacted to the news of Susie’s passing on Monday by sharing their recollections of her and paying tribute to her.
Susie was remembered by Alisha Rone, the executive director of the Child Development Center, as someone who had a strong commitment to assisting children. “From the CDC to the Boys and Girls Club, to CASA, to the YMCA and so many other community nonprofits, she has had a hand on and made a difference,” Rone said in a message that was sent to Oil City News on Monday evening.
“From the CDC to the Boys and Girls Club, to CASA, to the YMCA and so many other community nonprofits,” According to Rone, not only did Susie play an important role in the process of raising money for the facility, but she also made frequent trips there to spend time with the children and send them Christmas cards on behalf of Santa Claus. She added, “I’ve always maintained a photo of her on my desk to remind me to have grace throughout my day and, no matter what, to pay it forward.” “I’ve kept a photo of her on my desk for as long as I can remember.”