|Kathy Bustard and husband Tony Bowman|
Bustard's has been serving the families of Central Wyoming for over 78 years.
Bustard's has been in continuous operation in Casper, Wyoming, since 1937 by the Bustard family and is the only locally owned and operated funeral home in Casper.
We were founded by William L. "Bill" Bustard and his wife Charlotte (Sandison), just 3 years after they were married. Bill came to Casper in the 1920's as a youngster. He was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, and moved with his family, coming to Casper from California. As a very young child he had lived on a homestead in Converse County. As a young man he was very
active in all aspects of life in Casper and graduated from Natrona County High School. He worked for Owen Muck at the Muck Funeral Home where he started by mowing their lawns. Gradually Bill became involved in the business, and found his true vocation of caring for and helping others. Bill was the last funeral director in the state of Wyoming who received his (embalmers) license without going to school. He was appointed County Coroner when Mr. Muck died suddenly. He also worked at the Conroy Funeral Home in Casper, Wyoming. In 1937 he built the funeral home, which now stands at 600 C Y Avenue.
Bill and Charlotte's son, Thomas F. "Tom" Bustard joined the firm in 1962, after working with his father while growing up. When his father accepted the position of Executive Secretary of National Selected Morticians (now Selected Independent Funeral Homes) in 1965 he took over the day-to-day running of the business. Tom also became County Coroner, and continued the caring traditions his father had started until his death in 1999.
Tom's son, William Thomas "Bill" Bustard, joined the firm in 1986, working with his father, and in 1998 they built Bustard's Cremation Services. Bill continued Bustard's tradition of excellence until his death April 3, 2007.
Another third generation Bustard, Kathy Bustard Bowman and her husband, Tony, now owns and operates the firm. Kathy and Tony's children also work at the funeral home and plan to keep the business in the family. After 79 years, the practice of compassionate and personal attention that has always been the hallmark of Bustard's Funeral Home remains.
We at Bustard's Funeral Home and Cremation Services, are proud of the tradition of caring and personal service which we have carried from generation to generation, a tradition we learned from our founder. In this manner we hope to carry on into the future caring for your needs.