E. Dean Gamble, 60, of Casper died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. As a man who never met a stranger and genuinely loved life, Dean touched many lives through his kind, caring and generous nature.
Dean was born May 22, 1952, in Borger, Texas, to Bobby Lee and Myrna Tietz Gamble. He was raised in Texas and Oklahoma and graduated from Sooner High School in Bartlesville, Okla., in 1970. Dean held various positions in the oil fields of Wyoming and Russia. He enjoyed working at Walmart after his retirement, though his favorite job was being the World’s Best Grandfather while indulging Griz and Thomas J., the cats he loved. As an avid Harley rider, Dean’s adventures led him to yearly rallies, runs and benefits. He also relished the camaraderie at the Casper Old Chicago where he completed numerous World Beer Tours and proudly sported the title as “The King,” complete with his own throne.
Dean was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Lee Gamble, and his sister, Leigh Ann “Lulu” Bridges. He is survived by his children, Shasta Fisher of Los Angeles and Eric Gamble of Seattle; his mother, Myrna Gamble of Ramona, Okla.; sisters: Jackie Bullen, Linda Boulanger both of Bartlesville, Okla., and Bobbi Wiggins, of Yuba City, Calif.; friend and adopted daughter Samantha Brunink of Casper; grandchildren: Jaramie Gambl, Addison Fisher, and Lilly Brunink.
A celebration of Dean’s life was held Nov. 10, 2012, at Old Chicago in Casper. He will be laid to rest in a family ceremony in Oklahoma at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, preferably Relay for Life: www.relayforlife.org. To share a special memory or leave a message for the family, please visit www.NewcomerCasper.com. Condolences also may be attached to the obituary on the News Record’s website at www.gillettenewsrecord.com.