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Rick Ackerman (Central)

February 21st, 1950 - May 30th, 2012


Richard “Rick” E. Ackerman, 62, of Cheyenne died May 30 at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 21, 1950, in Cheyenne to Fay and Dorothy Ackerman. Rick was a caring and generous person who loved spending time with his family. Rick cherished his children and found great joy in spending time with his grandchildren. Some of his happiest moments included simply watching his grandchildren play. Rick also enjoyed riding motorcycles with his friends and always looked forward to the next road trip.

Throughout his career as a carpenter and contractor, he worked for Al Rogers, Foose Construction, and owned Empire Construction when he built many structures he was proud of, many of them local landmarks. He loved building and working with his father most of all. He retired from Laramie County School District No. 1.

He was baptized, received first communion and confirmation at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He was a member of the Carpenter’ Union. He graduated from high school in Cheyenne.

He is survived by a son, Ryan Ackerman of Cheyenne; daughter, Jennifer Ackerman of Cheyenne; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Ackerman, Jonathan Ackerman and Ashley Bunch; sister, Sharon Ackerman Kelley of Cheyenne; step-mother, Ella Ackerman; step-brothers, Douglas Randles and Gregory Randles, both of Las Vegas; step-sister, Linda Brunner of Cheyenne and his significant other, Misty Grass, and her son, Shadoe Jensen.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fay Ackerman and Dorothy Williams; and a brother, John Wayne Ackerman.

Visitation was Sunday at Schrader Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today in Schrader Chapel with the Rev. Dana Lightsey officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Gardens. After the interment, a celebration of his life will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 3005 Thomes Ave. Friends and family are invited to bring a potluck dish and a favorite memory to share.

Services are under the care of Schrader Funeral Home and online condolences may be made at www.schraderfuneral.com.


Harry G. Adams (Central)

May 11th, 1950 - December 26th, 2001


Harry G. "Sonny" Adams, 51, of Kilgore, Neb., died Dec. 26 at Bryant Hospital in Lincoln, Neb.

He was born May 11, 1950, in Rapid City, S.D., and had lived here since 1964 with residences also in Valentine, Neb., Kilgore, Neb.

Mr. Adams was owner of Adams' Saddlery.

He was the author of "SaddleMaker's Shop Manual: and was a regular writer for "Leathercrafters Journal."

Mr. Adams was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He is survived by two sons, Eric K. Adams, and Roy O. Adams, both of Cheyenne; three daughters, Betty M. Adams and Cora B. Adams, both of Orem, Utah, Iris L. Adams of San Jose, Calif.; a brother, Kevin Johnson of Douglas; three sisters, Joyce Sadowski, Loretta Cubba and Donna Hanson, all of Cheyenne; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Betty Adams.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Lincolnway Chapel with Bishop Jay Harnish conducting. Interment will be in Cheyenne Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Eric Adams, Kevin Johnson, Rich McIntosh, Wayne Sadowski, Randy McIntosh and Tim McIntosh.

Services are under the direction of Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes.



Cindy Adams (East)

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From Terie Miyamoto on January 4th, 2018
I remember Cindy with a smiling face and always upbeat personality.  She got in engaged while we were still in high school and we were in awe of her ring!!!  
Ran into her again on a skiing trip to Steamboat when we were in our early 20's and she was still fun and friendly to all!!

Donald D. Adler (East)

August 27th, 1949 - September 7th, 2000

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Donald D. Adler, 51, of Cheyenne died Sept. 7 at the V.A. Medical Center.
He was born Aug. 27, 1949, in Scottsbluff, Neb., and had lived here for more than 40 years.  Mr. Adler was a cement finisher.

He served in the Unites State Navy for four years and in the Reserves for 18 years.
He married Cynthia "Cindy" Adler on June 8, 1986, in Las Vegas.

He was a member of VFW Post #1881.

He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Adler of Cheyenne; one son, Adam Adler of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one step-son, Christopher Ortega of Cheyenne; one daughter, Amy Adler of Colorado Springs; his mother and step-father, Frances and Grover Williams of Cheyenne; two sisters, Judy Petrovic of Larson, Colo., and Barbara "Bobbie" Ratliff of Tucson, Ariz., and one grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his father, Woodrow "Woody" Adler.

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Adelina "Theresa" Archuleta (Central)

March 7th, 1950 - November 24th, 2011


Adelina T. “Teri” Archuleta Muth, 61, of Cheyenne died Nov. 24 at Lifecare Center of Cheyenne.

She was born March 7, 1950, in Chacon, N.M., to Antonio and Sally Archuleta. She was an executive secretary for the Howard Hughes Corporation. She also was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and a hospital candy striper in her youth. She loved to skydive, walk on the beach and above all else loved being a Mom.

She is survived by her children, Nicole Muth and Robert Michael Muth, both of Sacramento, Calif.; parents, Antonio “Tony” and Sally Archuleta of Cheyenne; siblings, David (Sharon) Archuleta, of Las Vegas, Dorothy (Patrick) Brandt of Troy, Idaho, Carol Archuleta of Omaha, Neb., and June (Max) Ochoa of Omaha; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a nephew, Anthony James Ochoa; and a great-nephew, Mika Archuleta.

Friends may make a memorial contribution to the Teri Archuleta Muth Memorial Fund, 503 W. Fifth St., Cheyenne, WY 82007.

Cremation has taken place under the care of Schrader Funeral Home and online condolences may be made at www.schraderfuneral.com.

Friends may make a special prayer and light a candle for Teri as a memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

The family would like to express much gratitude to Lifecare of Cheyenne for the special care they gave to Teri during her stay there.


Kathy Balcaen Martin (East)

December 1st, 1949 - December 3rd, 2014

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Kathy Ann Martin (Balcaen), 65, of Las Vegas, formerly of Cheyenne, passed away Dec. 3 in Las Vegas.

Kathy was born Dec. 1, 1949, in Cheyenne. She was raised in Cheyenne by Elmer and Carlene Balcaen as the oldest of four children, who all looked up to her for support and guidance.

Kathy was a devoted mother of two and a faithful wife - always laboring and giving of herself for the care and encouragement of her family. Despite a long history of battling cancer, she stayed positive and continued making personal sacrifices for other people's well-being.

When she wasn't working and caring for her family, she poured out her passion on her pets, gardening, knitting, art and photography. She was an avid bowler, water-skier, diver and horseback rider, and she was a former member of Cheyenne Saddle Tramps and Cheyenne Boat and Ski Club.

She worked in her past at the Wyoming Supreme Court, Department of Family Services, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada and was the co-owner of S&K Trucking.

She is survived by her husband, Steve Martin; two children, Jeff Daniels (Savannah) of Boston and Luke Daniels (Pam) of Wichita, Kan.; siblings, Debbie Lathrop, and Kerry and Kevin Balcaen; two stepchildren, Steve Martin Jr. and Barb Shafer; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by parents, Elmer and Carlene Balcaen.

Cremation has taken place, and a wake honoring her memory will be from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 14 at 920 Pony Express Road, Cheyenne WY 82009.

Donations in her memory to American Cancer Society are appreciated.

Kathy, you will be dearly missed!

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Patrick J. Beaton (St.Mary's)

August 24th, 1949 - December 15th, 2005


Patrick J. Beaton, 56, formerly of Cheyenne died Dec. 15 at his home in Scottsbluff, Neb.

He was born Aug. 24, 1949, in Fargo, N.D., to Don and Margaret Beaton.

He graduated from St. Mary's High School in Cheyenne in 1968.

Mr. Beaton is survived by his mother, Margaret Beaton of New Castle, Penn.; brothers, Father Kevin J. Beaton of New Castle; and Brian F. Beaton of Fargo; a sister, Maureen Lenza of Butler, Penn.; uncles, aunts, two nephews and a niece and numerous cousins.

A funeral mass was held Dec. 20 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Scottsbluff with Fr. Kevin Beaton officiating.

Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Fargo.



Vicki K. Book (East)

September 26th, 1949 - November 20th, 2017

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Vicki K. Book, 68, of Cheyenne died Nov. 20 at Davis Hospice Center.

She was born Sept. 26, 1949, in Cheyenne. Vicki attended schools in Cheyenne, graduating from Cheyenne’s East High. She resided in Boca Raton, Fla., for several years before returning to Cheyenne in late the 2000s.

Vicki was a member of St. Mark’s Greek Orthodox Church in Boca Raton, and later, Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Cheyenne.


Survivors include two daughters, Stephanie Gysel of Cheyenne and Stacey Camargo (Gilbert) of Cheyenne; father and stepmother, Rolland and Dorothy Book of Cheyenne; mother, Mary Woodward of Cheyenne; brother, Gary Book of Broomfield, Colo.; and five grandchildren, Chase Gysel of Cheyenne, Megan Barton (Cord) of Cody, Dimitri Gysel of Denver, Kaitlyn Camargo of San Diego and Avolon Gysel of Cheyenne.

She was preceded in death by a son, Quentin Gysel; her grandparents, Stella and Gust Miller; and her uncle, Clyde Miller.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel.


Interment will be at Beth El Cemetery.

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From Terie Miyamoto on January 4th, 2018
I didn't really know Vicki but the impact she had on me was her sense of style.  Her clothes and hair were always perfect!  She looked like she stepped right out of Teen Magazine's fashion page.
She always carried herself with elegance and that great sense of style.
Loved her hair doos!!

Dennis Buffington (East)

June 1st, 1950 - September 28th, 2016


Dennis Buffington, 66, passed away on September 28, 2016 in Cheyenne. He was born June 1, 1950 to Noel and Carol(Miskimins) Buffington and lived here most of his life. His occupation was driving a truck and worked at various places. He was reserved, but if you needed him he'd give you the shirt off his back. Some would say he was grumpy, he just didn't waste words, He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sharon (Kennedy) Buffington, of Cheyenne. Daughter, Tina (Buffington) Gray, Son in law Anson Gray of Corinna Maine. And grandson, Greysen Heatherly of Cheyenne.
He was predeceased by his father, Noel Buffington, Carol Buffington, and brother Michael Buffington. Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel is in charge of cremation arrangements.
There will be a get together Saturday @ 2 pm at 3713 Rock Springs St. It is a BBQ and pot luck. All who knew my dad are welcome.


From Terry Marquart on February 3rd, 2017
Dennis and I were in grade school together at Fairview.  We were friends all through high school.   I always thought a lot of Dennis and enjoy thinking back to our teen years.  I recall Dennis working at the family Sinclair station on Logan and Lincolnway.  Dennis will surely be missed.  

Janet Buyher (East)

September 9th, 1950 - January 7th, 2001

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Janet Porter, 50, of Cheyenne died Jan. 7 at United Medical Center-West. She was born Sept. 9, 1950, in Los Angeles and had lived here for 38 years. She graduated from East High School in 1968. Mrs. Porter was owner of Roller City. She was a USA Roller Sports coach, served on the board of directors and in the hall of fame. She coached Team USA and served as liaison for USA Roller Sports to the U.S. Olympic Committee. Mrs. Porter was a member of First Congregational Church. She is survived by her husband, H. Richard Porter of Cheyenne, whom she married Nov. 6, 1970, in Denver; two daughters, Ricci Porter of Cheyenne and Brandi Porter of Kersey, Colo.; her father, Wayne Legg of Fort Collins, Colo.; her mother, Marilyn Buyher of Fort Collins; grandmother, Elma Miller of California; and two sisters, Karen Beckner of Cheyenne and Rhonda Allbrandt of Bellevue, Colo. She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Bill Buyher. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at First Congregational Church with Dr. Clyde Kauffman officiating. Interment will be in Cheyenne Memorial Gardens. Friends may contribute to the Jan Porter Memorial Fund to assist in development of USA Roller Sports, in care of P.O. Box 2055, Cheyenne, WY 82003.

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From Terie Miyamoto on January 4th, 2018
I first met Janet while we attended Carey Junior High.  I used to see her at the roller skating rink just 2 blocks from my house.  If my memory serves me right she was a great roller skater!!  Of course, I was always holding on to the sides of the rink trying to make it around at least a couple of times. She would gracefully skate by me while I pondered how I would make it across the area of the rink where there was nothing to hold on to.
Always had perfect posture, too.

Michael D. Carter (Central)

November 11th, 1948 - June 15th, 2007


Michael D. Carter, 58, of Cheyenne died June 15 in Cheyenne.

He was born Nov. 11, 1948, in Tulsa, Okla.

Mr. Carter was a cab driver.

He was in the United States Army and the United States Air Force.

Mr. Carter was a member of the Model Club and graduated from Central High School in 1968.

He is survived by his parents, Norman and Hazel Carter of Cheyenne; and a sister, Alissa Rivers of Port Hueneme, Calif.

Private family services.

Arrangements by Schrader Funeral Home.


George "Dave" Chaffin (Central)

November 22nd, 1949 - December 7th, 2014


George David Chaffin, 65, of Cheyenne died December 7, 2014 at Davis Hospice Center.

He was born November 22, 1949 in Cheyenne to Tallie and Ruth Chaffin. He married Lisa Randall on June 5, 1998 in Cheyenne. He was a broadcaster in Cheyenne for many years and was a member of the First Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa Chaffin of Cheyenne and their child, Mallissa; great-nieces they are raising, Alyssa and Taylor Thomas of Cheyenne; his former spouse, Judy Chaffin and their children, Angeleigh (Adam)Byers of Cheyenne, Tallie (Jennifer) Chaffin of Golden, CO; grandchildren, Austin, Darren and Stephen Byers, Skylar, Carolyn, Talon and Drayden Chaffin; siblings, Sheri (Doug) Johnson of Cheyenne and Jimmy Chaffin of California.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Cameron David Byers.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Davis Hospice Center or the Pay It Forward Fund at ANB Bank, for Mallissa’s educational needs.

Memorial services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church. Services and cremation are under the care of Schrader Funeral Home.


Richard Clark (East)

August 14th, 1949 - January 26th, 2011

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Richard Clark, 61, of Cheyenne died Jan. 26, in Cheyenne.

He was born Aug. 14, 1949, in Cheyenne to Harvey and Wilda (Mobley) Clark. He married Shirley Lackey on May 3, 1975, in Cheyenne. He retired from Cheyenne Light Fuel & Power as a customer service representative. He was a member and usher at First Presbyterian Church and a lifetime member of Wyoming Auto Racing Club.

He is survived by his wife Shirley Clark and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Bob Garrard and the Rev. Diana Hartman officiating.

Cremation has taken place and services are under the direction of Schrader Funeral. Online condolences may be made at www.schraderfuneral.com.

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From Terie Miyamoto on January 4th, 2018
I remember Richard in quite a few of my classes.  He was quiet and had a very gentle and kind manner.   I bet he made a great customer service representative for The Cheyenne Light an Fuel Company.

Sallie Collins (East)

November 4th, 1949 - October 10th, 2013

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Sallie Yarger, 63, of Cheyenne passed away with her loving sister and best friend, Connie, by her side Oct. 10 at Davis Hospice Center.

She was born Nov. 4, 1949, in Cheyenne. Sallie had a terrific sense of humor and was a loving mother and friend. She enjoyed cooking, making ice cream, crocheting, knitting, listening to country music and collecting owls and flowers.

She is survived by her daughter, Paula Yarger; siblings, Jimmie (Patricia) Collins and Connie Rivas; several friends; and Kathie Collins and extended family.

Sallie enjoyed Connie’s children, joking around or visiting over a cocktail.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dale and Betty Collins; son, Brian Keener; brother, Scottie Collins; and brother-in-law, Joe Rivas.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Seventh Day Adventist Church with Pastor Don Barnt officiating. Our gratitude to Dr. El-Tarabily, Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Infusion and Oncology Units and Davis Hospice Center.

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Jim C. Cox (Central)

June 12th, 1949 - June 27th, 2004


James C. Cox, 55, of Cheyenne died June 27 at United Medical Center-West.

He was born June 12, 1949, in Cheyenne.

He was a locomotive engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad.

He married Melody Merrill on Jan. 3, 1970, in Cheyenne.

He served in the Air Force in Vietnam.

Mr. Cox was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and a former member of its legislative board.

He is survived by his wife, Melody Cox of Cheyenne; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeremy and Melaina Cox of Cheyenne and Chad and Jennifer Cox of Bend, Ore.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Betsy Cox of Cheyenne and Kristen and Bryce Richter of Sturgis, S.D.; a brother, Dean Cox of Cheyenne; and five grandchildren, Kaden Cox and MacKenzie Marler, both of Cheyenne, Colby Cox and Kailey Cox, both of Bend, and Ryleigh Richter of Sturgis.

Memorial services will be 10 a.m. today Thursday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Cremation has taken place at take place at Schrader's Sunset Park Crematory.

Friends may contribute to United Medical Center Hospice, 214 E. 23rd St., Cheyenne, WY 82001.


Brett M. D'Spain (East)

March 19th, 1950 - March 8th, 2010

A tribute video made for Brett is displayed on his Facebook page  http://www.facebook.com/brett.dspain

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Brett Michael D'Spain March 19, 1950-March 8, 2010 A celebration of life for Brett Michael D'Spain will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2010, at The Red Snapper.

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Paul Drew (East)

January 28th, 1950 - August 4th, 2011

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A funeral service for Paul John Drew, age 61, of Gillette, Wyoming, will be held at 10 A.M. Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at Gillette Memorial Chapel. Rachel Nava will officiate. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 from 4 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Gillette Memorial Chapel. A private family burial will take place at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Gillette, WY. Paul passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2011 in Johnson County due to injuries sustained in a single vehicle accident. Paul John Drew was born on January 28, 1950 to John H. and Clara A. Drew (née Briar) in Sidney, Montana. When Paul was a year old, the family moved from North Dakota to Cheyenne where he attended school and graduated from East High School in 1968. Paul attended the University of Wyoming in Laramie where he received a Bachelor of Science in Theater in 1974. He attended the University of Wyoming College of Law and received his J.D. in 1978. In 1970 he met Donna Lund, and the couple married on June 10, 1973. Paul was admitted to the bar in 1978, after which he and Donna moved to Gillette where Paul began his law career working in the office of Tom Lubnau Sr. In 1982 he opened his own firm where he continued to practice until the time of his death. Paul was an active member of the Wyoming State Bar and served as president for the 1999-2000 term. As a younger man Paul enjoyed hunting with his father. Paul was also an avid fly fisherman and enjoyed camping and hiking. He was an insatiable reader of nonfiction. Paul was an excellent cook and enjoyed barbequing and making large meals for family and friends. In the last year and half of his life, he delighted in visiting his one grandson. He was an active member of the Universal Unitarians. Paul is survived by his wife, Donna Drew of Gillette, WY; his two daughters, Abby Krueger of Arvada, CO; Clara Drew of New York, NY; his three sisters, Victoria Moniz, Sharon Dunn both of Boise, ID, and Myra Waldradt of Cheyenne, WY; one grandson, Sebastian Krueger, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Contributions can be made in his name to The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Wyoming. Memorials and condolences may be sent to the Walker Funeral Home, 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette, WY 82716, and condolences can be sent via the website at www.walkerfuneralgillette.com

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From Terie Miyamoto on January 4th, 2018
Wow, I remember Paul from my Latin class.  I recall that he shared he was in dance and I was in awe.  He was outgoing and so enthusiastic.
He was our "Dirty Dancing" star before the movie was even a thought.
Hope you are showing Patrick Swayze a few of your dance moves, Paul!!

Dennis Farris (East)

- - January 12th, 1969

Died in Vietnam serving our country.

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Mark A. Feldman (East)

January 12th, 1950 - December 29th, 2010

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Mark A. Feldman, 60, of Cheyenne died Dec. 29 at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center after a long illness.

He was born Jan. 12, 1950, in Denver and was adopted by his parents, Joseph and Dorothy Feldman.

He married Susan Robertson on May 30, 1997, in Cheyenne. He was in sales all of his life and was an owner of Royman Motors.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Feldman of Cheyenne; mother, Dorothy Feldman of Cheyenne; children, Megan Edelson (Joel Reisner) of Cheyenne, Jacob Feldman of Denver, Derek Feldman of Topeka, Kan., and Ryan (Angela) Feldman of Lawrence, Kan.; stepchildren, Meghan (Bill) Metz of Cheyenne and Ryan Robertson of Cheyenne; grandchildren, Michael Winter, Kyler Reisner, Caleb Reisner of Cheyenne, Isadora Feldman and Maya Feldman of Lawrence; sister, Miriam (Tom) Ross of Cheyenne; brother, Bill and Tammy Kaulback of Wellington, Colo.; mother-in-law, Ruth Kaulback of Girard, Ohio; and several nieces, nephew, great nieces and great nephews,; and his best buddy, Axel.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jospeh E. Feldman.

Mark was a wonderful husband and father and loved to spend time with his grandchildren. Mark made forever friends wherever he went; he collected them like charms. He was always willing to lend a helping hand and loved for his quick wit, kindness and generosity. He will be missed by many

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Schrader Chapel with Rabbi Harley I. Karz-Wagman officiating. Interment will follow in Cheyenne Jewish Cemetery. Friends will be received afterwards at his home, 738 Apache St.

Pallbearers will be Bob Glotzer, Steve Pinsky, Kelly McLoud, Lou Lopez, Perry Helgeson and Jim Harvey. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Borin, Ryan Robertson, Bill Kaulback, Bill Metz, Jacob Feldman and Ed Subert.

Those who wish may contribute the Mount Sinai Synagogue or Cheyenne Animal Shelter.

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From Terie Miyamoto on January 4th, 2018
Mark and I attended Alta Vista, Carey, and East High school together.
Always a bright smile and ,yes, a salesman's personality.  I remember how proud he and his family were of their Jewish faith.  His parents introduced our class to the traditions of their faith very early on at Alta Vista.  Unheard of in those days...to dare to be "different" and be proud.
Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Feldman and Mark, for your teachings! It had a positive impact on my values.

Danny Fogg (East)

1950 - 1968

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Glen R. Garcia (East)

April 27th, 1949 - April 27th, 2008


Glenn Rocky Garcia, 59, of Cheyenne died April 27 in Cheyenne.
Mr. Garcia was born April 27, 1949, in Cheyenne to Ruben and Venediza Garcia.
He graduated in 1968 from East High School. He attended the University of Nebraska in Omaha, Neb., for a year and transferred to the University of Wyoming and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in english in 1975.
Mr. Garcia served in the United States Army from 1972 to 1974. After service in Vietnam he was stationed at Fort Kobbe, Panama. He was an engineer with the Union Pacific Railroad from 1976 to 1984.
He is survived by three children, Dawn A. Garcia of Cheyenne, Kenneth R. Garcia of Cheyenne and Cpt. Rocky Vroman, United States Marine Corps, stationed in Okinawa, Japan; his stepmother, Delia Garcia; five sisters, Sandra Stewart, Eileen Garcia-Smith, Lavonne Bonte, Joyce Saquilon and Juana Torres; two brothers, Lee Garcia and Gerald Williams; nine grandchildren; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Mr. Garcia was preceded in death by his father, Ruben Garcia; his mother, Venediza Williams; brother, Isaac C. DeBaca and his sister, Charlene C. DeBaca.

Cremation has taken place. No public services will be held. Private family services will be held at a later date.


Larry Robert Garrett (East)

May 31st, 1950 - July 17th, 2010

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Larry Robert Garrett, 60, of Cheyenne died July 17 in Fort Collins, Colo., at Poudre Valley Hospital.

He was born May 31, 1950, in Cheyenne to Shirley and Elmer Garrett. He graduated from Cheyenne's East High and the University of Wyoming. He was active in sports and politics and was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity.

Mr. Garrett was a budget analyst for the State of Wyoming until his retirement. He co-owned Leeward Islands Charters in St. Kitts-Nevis, British West Indies. He enjoyed scuba diving, water skiing, snow skiing, golf, motorcycling and vintage cars.

He moved to Centennial, Wyo., where he played banjo for concerts and benefits. His outgoing and fun-loving personality attracted his many friends.

Mr. Garrett is survived by his mother, Shirley Garrett-Robinson of Cheyenne; his son, Tyler (Alexis) Garrett of Cheyenne; his grandson, Jackson of Cheyenne; a brother, Glen (Susan) of Cheyenne; and nieces, Meg (Scott) Leever of Torrington and Bethany Garrett of San Francisco.

He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer F. Garrett.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church in Cheyenne. Internment will be at Lakeview Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Spencer, James Carlyle McGee, Phil Kiner, Steve Ellenbecker, Tyler Garrett and Glen Garrett.

In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions in his name to the University of Wyoming Scholarship Foundation.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Schrader Funeral Home.

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From Jeri Burns Olsen on July 17th, 2011
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Craig Ghelber (East)

- - September 7th, 2014

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Col (Ret) Craig Ghelber - Informed On: September 19, 2014

CS-36,USAF Class of 1972, Deceased on September 7, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services will be held on 24 Sep 2014 at 0900hrs. at Arlington National Cemetery; Arlington, VA 22211 at the Administration Building (877) 907-8585 The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the National Kidney Foundation; Finance Department; 30 East 33rd St; New York, NY 10016 www.kidney.org/support (800) 622-9010

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Paula J. Goudie (Central)

1949 - August 1st, 1999


Paula Jean Standley, 49, of Yarnell, Ariz., died Aug. 1 in Yarnell.

She was born in Cheyenne in 1949.

Mrs. Standley had worked at Denver News and Radio Stations KYRT and KMGH.

Mrs. Standley is survived by her husband, Ronald A. Standley; her parents, Joyce Ahern and Charles Goudie; two daughters, Sandra Larsen and Tammy Herrera; a son, Todd Thomas; a sister, Cindy Cieslak; two brothers, John Goudie and Lee Ahern; and four grandchildren.

Private services will be held Saturday.

Arrangements are under the direction of Frey Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Wickenburg, Ariz.



Danise Grantham Corrigan (East)

June 15th, 1950 - December 30th, 2006

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"It's me and you, Dahlink," Danise said each day to Mike, her best friend and sweetheart. And a darling he has been as he took care of her night and day for the past two years while she battled a terrible head injury from a skiing accident and breast cancer, which took her life on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006. Mike and Danise, college sweethearts at Utah State University, married Dec. 27, 1984 and eventually moved to Boise where they gathered an incredible group of friends, who have been a strength and support through the struggles and happy times. Danise's motto was "Carpe Diem" and she squeezed every precious drop out of life to the very end. Born on June 15, 1950 to Dan and Marietta Grantham in Murray, Utah, Danise spent her happy childhood with her sister Connee and step-sisters Betty Lou, Gail, Charlene, and Suzanne (deceased) in Cheyenne, Wyoming where she excelled as a lyric soprano, singing the lead in the school musical and solos in the Messiah, etc. At Utah State University, she traveled with a USA tour, sang the lead in the university's musical "Carousel" and many other starring solos. For 25 years, Danise worked in Yellow Pages sales at US West/Quest, retiring just months before her passing. In her spare time, she loved to camp with Mike, travel, garden, swim and buy clothes - lots of clothes and she looked like a model in everything she wore with her beautiful black, naturally curly hair and tall, slim body. Quirky and smart, she livened any setting. An adventurer, she and Mike did everything from kayaking, skiing, river rafting, tennis, roller-blading, traveling to Mexico every year, riding bicycles down volcanoes, collecting pink flamingoes and hosting lots of parties by their backyard pool. Danise loved being a mom to her son, Emmett, and his wife, Ashlee. Danise loved being the grandmother to her two beautiful twin granddaughters, Bailey and Bostyn, which she adored. She also adored her nephews and nieces, Kirt, Jon, Matt, Brent, and Becky and was the world's best aunt. She was loved and inspired everyone who had the chance to meet her; she will be thoroughly missed by thousands. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that you donate to your local cancer society. Special thanks to Mountain State Tumor Institute and St. Luke´s Hospital for all their love and care. A memorial service will be held in Danise's honor at Cloverdale Funeral Home, 1200 North Cloverdale Road, Boise on Friday, Jan. 5, 2007 at 11:30 a.m. All Friends and family are more than welcome to attend. Services are under the direction of Cloverdale Funeral Home.

Published in Idaho Statesman on January 3, 2007

Read more here: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/idahostatesman/obituary.aspx?pid=20515145#storylink=cpy

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From Terie Miyamoto on January 4th, 2018
As I recall, Danise was voted the best dressed girl  in our class.  Wow, she had the whole package, hair, clothes, talent and personality plus!
Around 1998 our paths would cross again.  I was the Labor Relations Bargaining Director for the Yellow Pages and was meeting with the IBEW Agent and his team. During the meeting I kept thinking this woman looks so familiar and by the end of our session it dawned on me that it was Danise.
As we were concluding I asked her if she ever lived in Cheyenne and she said yes.  Of course, she didn't remember me since I was not involved in school activities and not part of the group of kids that I perceived as the social elites.
She did have a strong voice as an advocate for the union membership that she represented at the Yellow Pages and I was sad to hear of her medical leave and passing.

Steven Allan Griess (East)

February 6th, 1950 - August 21st, 2011

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Steven Allan Griess of Gilbert, Ariz., passed away on Aug. 21, in Gilbert.

Steven was born on Feb. 6, 1950, in Scottsbluff, Neb., to Alfred and Martha Schaeffer Griess. Steven graduated from East High School in 1968 and attended the University of Wyoming, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. He went on to pursue a master's degree at Arizona State University.

Steven spent most of his career with Speedie & Associates in Phoenix, Ariz., where he was vice president and manager of the Environmental Services division. Steven loved being with his family and anywhere in the mountains, hiking, camping and fishing.

Steven's gentle spirit, sincere demeanor, and dry humor earned him the respect and love of friends and colleagues alike.

Steven is survived by his wife, Carol Marie Griess of Gilbert; son, Brian Matthew (Rachel) Griess of Chandler, Ariz.; daughter, Kristin Marie (Jeremy) Oglesby of Mesa, Ariz.; brothers, Wayne, Dennis, Mark, William and Leslie Griess; sister, Karen Rader and two precious little granddaughters, Sophia and Ashlin.

A Memorial service will be 6 p.m. Monday, at First Baptist Church of Tempe, 4525 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church of Tempe where a charitable fund has been established in Steven's name. Arrangements under the direction of Falconer Funeral Home, www.falconerfuneralhome.com.

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From Terie Miyamoto on January 4th, 2018
Wow, hearing of another of my Alta Vista classmate's passing is hard.  I remember Steve as soft spoken, well mannered and one of the brightest bulbs in my class at Alta Vista.  I was glad to read that he had such a fulfilling and successful life and that he was remembered as having a generous spirit most of all.  I have to admit that during my shy Alta Vista school days I had a crush on the boy who had dark skin like mine.  I never knew his nationality but darn was a a cute kid!!

Lori Groh Yelloweyes (East)

June 20th, 1949 - June 22nd, 2011

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Lori Yelloweyes, 62, of Riverside, passed away June 22, 2011 in Riverside, California, where she resided for 1 year. She was born June 20, 1949 in Cheyenne ,Wyoming. Lori lived previously in Chino for 10 years and was a sales person for JC Penny, and attended both Wyoming University and Devry Institute. She was a member of Harvest Church in Riverside. Lori is survived by her husband Charlie Yelloweyes; children, Richard Groh, Gina Bernal, Jennifer Yelloweyes, Carla Yelloweyes and Charles Yelloweyes as well as 9 grandchildren. A viewing will be held 12 p.m, Saturday, July 9, 2011 at Pierce Bros Griffith Mortuary in Chino. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m at the mortuary. Funeraria del Angel Pierce Bros Griffith, Chino, in charge of arrangements

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From Terie Miyamoto on January 4th, 2018
I had Lori in many of my classes and she had such a vivacious personality. When she talked she smiled and her spirit radiated the room. 
Thanks for being the enthusiastic force in the classroom, Lori.

Kenneth Lee Hammons (Central)

July 19th, 1950 - September 20th, 2003


Kenneth Lee Hammons, 53, of Cheyenne, died Sept. 20 in Cheyenne.

He was born July 19, 1950, in Cheyenne and had lived here all of his life.

Mr. Hammons graduated from Central High.

He served in the Marine Corps.

Mr. Hammons worked in receiving at Gater Industries.

He coached flag football, basketball and Junior League.

Mr. Hammons is survived by his wife, Terri Hammons of Cheyenne, whom he married Dec. 31, 1981; three sons, Kenny Hammons Jr. of Missouri and Zachary Hammons and Travis Hammons, both of Cheyenne; two daughters, Keli Hammons of Missouri and Jordyn Hammons of Cheyenne; a brother, Kelly D. Hammons of Indiana; a sister, Karen Allen of Cheyenne; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Johnny Hammons; his parents, Kelly and Nellie Hammons; a brother, Don Moberly; and a sister, Wanda White.

Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes with the Rev. Roger Aurand officiating.

Cremation has taken place at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens.

Friends may contribute to Hospice.


Florence L. Harshberger (Central)

October 12th, 1949 - April 27th, 2001


Florence L. "Sissy" Harshberger, 51, of Cheyenne, died April 27 at Life Care Center.

She was born Oct. 12, 1949, in Scottsbluff, Neb., and had lived here since 1951.

Ms. Harshberger was a Licensed Practical Nurse at United Medical Center for 18 years.

She was president of the Resident Council of Life Care of Cheyenne and co-chairman of Multiple Sclerosis Group at Life Care of Cheyenne.

Ms. Harshberger is survived by her father, Dean W. Harshberger of Cheyenne; brother Dean A. Harshberger; sister, Dianna Harshberger; one nephew and one niece.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Harshberger on June 14, 1997.

Cremation has taken place at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens under the direction of Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes.

Friends who wish may contribute to the Florence "Sissy" Harshberger Multiple Sclerosis Society Fund in care of 4903 McCue Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82009.



David Hendershot (East)

July 18th, 1950 - June 4th, 2014

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The amazing David Michael Hendershot, 63, passed away June 4 at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.

Born July 18, 1950, in Cheyenne, he was a fourth-generation Cheyenne resident.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Debbie; son, Ryan; daughter, Lindsey; daughter-in-law, Brandy; dogs, Iris and Coda; and his brothers, John, Steve and Bobby. He will be missed dearly.

David did many wonderful things in his life after graduating from Cheyenne's East High in 1968. He served as a U.S. Navy hospital corpsman in Southern California.

After serving, he returned to Cheyenne and met the love of his life. David and Debbie married Feb. 9, 1974, in Cheyenne. Together, they created a wonderful life and family here in Cheyenne.

He worked for Laramie County School District 1 for more than 20 years as head paint foreman and IT technician. Following his diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in 1990, he volunteered countless hours to raising awareness and money to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and research.

As a loving husband, he was proud of his wife and all her lifelong accomplishments. He supported all she wished to do. He was a wonderful father to Ryan and Lindsey, giving them many moments that will be lifelong lessons.

He was an avid golfer and fisherman and loved to go shooting. He loved the Wyoming Cowboys, NASCAR and Denver Broncos. He always loved making people smile and laugh.

Services and a celebration of life reception will be at 3 p.m. June 14 at the old Community House in Lions Park, 600 South Lions Park Drive.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the David Hendershot Memorial Fund at WyHy Credit Union, 1715 Stillwater Ave., Cheyenne, WY 82009. The funds will go toward a memorial bench in Lions Park.

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From Jeri Burns Olsen on January 4th, 2018
Image Sure do miss you, Jay Fe Void!

Gloria Victoria Hernandez (Central)

April 16th, 1949 - December 17th, 2010


Gloria Victoria Hernandez, 61, of Cheyenne died Dec. 17 in Cheyenne.

She was born April 16, 1949, in Torrington. She graduated from Cheyenne's Central High in 1968.

She worked as a dietary assistant for DePaul Hospital and Burke Senior Center.

She was a volunteer for the Red Cross and an avid Denver Broncos fan.

She is survived by a brother, Ray Hernandez; and two sisters, Delfina Romero and Linda McSadden.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond G. and Rose S. Hernandez; two brothers, Richard Hernandez and Robert Hernandez; and a sister, Brenda Hernandez.

Mass will be 10 a.m. today at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Tom Cronkleton and Father James Doudican as co-celebrants.

Private family interment of her urn will follow at Olivet Cemetery.

Cremation has taken place at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens under the direction of Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel.


Cindy Huffman (East)

September 16th, 1949 - December 12th, 2001


Cindy E. Jacquot, 52, of Cheyenne died Dec. 12 at United Medical Center -West.

She was born Sept. 16, 1949, in Cheyenne and had lived here all of her life.

Mrs. Jacquot was secretary for Instructional Resources at Laramie County Community College.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Kappa Delta Sorority and was a transplant recipient.

Mrs. Jacquot is survived by her husband, Jon Jacquot of Cheyenne, whom she married Dec. 2, 1972; a son, Benjamin Jacquot of Cheyenne; a daughter, Stephanie Castle of Fort Wainwright, Alaska; a half-sister, Thelma Billingham of Kingman, Ariz.; and one step-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her father, Clarence Huffman; her mother, Vivian Joder; and a brother, Carl "Sparky" Huffman.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Firsty Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Robert Garrard officiating.

Cremation has taken place at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens.

Friends may contribute to the Kidney Foundation.

Services are under the direction of Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes.


From Terie Miyamoto on January 4th, 2018
I met Cindy at Carey Junor High.  We had a few classes together but she was always a positive personality in class.  She also had great clothes and hair coiffed to perfection.  What I remember most was her unblemished complexion.  Truly milk and honey.  Another wonderful classmate gone too soon.

Ed Hunter (East)

September 10th, 1949 - April 2nd, 2017

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Edward Gene Hunter, 67, of Cheyenne died April 2 at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo.  He was born Sept. 10, 1949, in Cheyenne and had lived here all his life.

Ed served in the U.S. Navy and was a master mechanic, member of the American Legion Post 6, VFW Post 1881, AmVets, Eagles Lodge and the CFD Parade Committee.  He graduated from Colorado Aero Tech and was a chuckwagon races judge. He also enjoyed fishing and music.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth “Liz” Hunter; a son, Steven Hunter (Kristin) of Auburn, Ga.; a daughter, Dawn Gallardo (Lalo) of Cheyenne; a sister, Mary Kay McCauley of Arvada, Colo.; 18 grandchildren, Jarred and Jennifer Hunter, Emiliano, Cesar, Giancarlo, Marianna, and Analise Gallardo, Tanner and Tyler Halsey, Patricina, Carlitos and Faith Apodaca, Christopher, Renee, Leandro and Terrel Price, and Selena and Juanito Mausling; and two great-grandchildren, Teton and Nathan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Mary Jane Hunter.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel.

Friends who wish may contribute to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter.
Friends may also visit his webpage at www.wrcfuneral.com.

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From Terie Miyamoto on January 4th, 2018
 I didn't know Ed but do remember seeing him around the halls and cafeteria.  Thank you for your service, Ed, I wish your spirit well  and know you are traveling, "To Infinity and Beyond"! You did us proud!!

Bruce E. Johnson (East)

July 17th, 1950 - February 2nd, 2008


Bruce E. Johnson, 57, of Cheyenne died Feb. 2 in Cheyenne. He was born July 17, 1950.

He was a radiology technician and was a veteran of the United States Navy.

Mr. Johnson served on the USS Gridley and received an associate degree from Laramie County Community College in radiology.

He is survived by a brother, Brian A. Johnson of Metheuen, Mass.; and a sister, Susan Richard of Cheyenne.

A graveside service will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Beth El Cemetery with the Rev. G. Emery Hurd.

Cremation has taken place at Schrader's Sunset Park Crematory.


From Terry Marquart on March 31st, 2013
I played string bass with Bruce all through junior high and senior high.  I left Cheyenne in 1969 and lost touch with Bruce.  I always liked him and found him to be a really good friend.  We had some classes together and always enjoyed classes.  
I wondered what happened to him as I had not seen him at the reunions, unfortunately, I now know I can never laugh with him again.

Kenneth Jones (East)

February 4th, 1950 - March 4th, 2013


Info found on Find-A-Grave  

From research I discovered Kenneth Jones played football during college for Oklahoma University in Norman, OK; after graduation he played pro football for the St. Louis Cardinals. Later, he opened a law practice downtown Oklahoma City as Jones and Blaney.

He is survived by two children; Jeffrey and Nickki.


Linda Kirlin (East)

September 6th, 1949 - June 23rd, 2011


Linda Martinez, 61, of Cheyenne passed away June 23 at Davis Hospice Center.

Linda was born Sept. 6, 1949, in Colorado City, Texas. She came to Cheyenne at age 5 and graduated from Cheyenne's East High in 1968. Linda worked for the city of Cheyenne as a 911 dispatcher for eight years. She also worked for Laramie County School District as a bus driver and later as school bus dispatcher.

Linda found much pleasure in the outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping with her late father, Lew, and brother, Russ.

Linda is survived by her mother, Bennie (Kirlin) Royer; and stepfather Marvin; a son, Brian Keath Buckner, and daughter-in-law, Jill; two daughters, Melissa Parry and Joey Novak and son-in-law, Jason, all of Cheyenne; eight grandchildren, Cory Revis and wife, Meagan, Dustin Revis, Garret Parry, Eric Woolever, all of Cheyenne, Christopher, Jackson, Rachel and Victoria Buckner, all of Spokane, Wash.; a great-granddaughter, Luna Rose Revis; and a dear friend, Bill Parry; a brother, Russell Kirlin and wife, Tena, of Chugwater; two sisters, Vicki Strange of Cheyenne and Barbara Hall of Utah; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her late father, Lewis W. Kirlin.

Cremation has taken place. There will be no further services per her request. There will be a memorial for Linda at a later date.

Condolences may be offered to the family online at jm11seven5@yahoo.com. Those who wish may contribute to the Davis Hospice Center, 6000 Sycamore Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82009.


Shirley J. Krening Loos (East)

December 17th, 1949 - December 17th, 2016

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Randy LaCoy (Central)

July 5th, 1949 - May 31st, 2006


James "Randy" LaCoy, 56, of Cheyenne died May 31 in Cheyenne.

He was born July 5, 1949, in Cheyenne.

He was employed as a plumber by the Laramie County School District.

Mr. LaCoy is survived by a sister, Gay Lee Guckenburg of Mount Pleasant, Utah.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Francis and Eva June (Hein) LaCoy.

A memorial service will be 7 p.m. today at the Schrader Chapel with the Rev. Delbert Hansen officiating.

Cremation will take place at Schrader's Sunset Park Crematory.



Tim Lesco (Central)

November 30th, 1949 - November 27th, 2001


Timothy C. Lesco, 52, of Cheyenne died Nov. 27 at Cheyenne Healthcare Center.

He was born Nov. 30, 1949, in Arkansas City, Kan. His family moved to Oklahoma and then to Wyoming when he was three years old. He graduated from Cheyenne High School in 1968. Mr. Lesco served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam era and was stationed in Thailand.

He was a meat cutter for Safeway food stores in Cheyenne and Colorado Springs, Colo., for 30 years.

Mr. Lesco is survived by four sons, Michael Lesco and James Lesco, both of Colorado Springs, William Lesco of Anchorage, Alaska, and Shane Lane of Colorado Springs; two daughters, Bambi Morton of Shepherd, Montana, and Nikole "Nikki" Hazen of Alexandria, Va.; his parents, Don and Lillie Lesco of Cheyenne; a brother, Don Lesco, Jr., of Anchorage; and eight grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes with the Rev. Brian High officiating.

Cremation has taken place at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens.

Friends may contribute to United Medical Center Hospice, 2600 East 18th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82001.



Holly Marie Madia (East)

October 5th, 1949 - March 10th, 2011


Holly Marie (Madia, Downey) McNutt, 61, of Centralia passed away March 10, 2011 of complications related to sepsis. Holly was born in Sheridan, WY on October 5, 1949 to Dorothy and Selwyn "Chic" Madia. The eldest of four siblings, she was a proud Wyomingite. Holly earned scholarships to study at George Washington University. She worked as a bookkeeper for several businesses, ultimately owning her own company, Madia Tax & Accounting. Holly was charismatic and strong-minded, and very interested in politics. When her health allowed, she was an active member of the Lewis County Democrats, and was delighted to have been honored with the 2008 LCD's Chair's Award. People who knew her would agree she was sharp witted, funny, and feisty. She was strong to the end, fighting burgeoning illnesses with grace and a sense of humor. She liked to joke that, when God gave her this body, he also gave her a sense of humor.
Holly is survived by her husband of 18 years, Clark McNutt, of Centralia; 2 children: Angela (Richie) Lyon of Kent, WA, and Rosemarie (John-Patrick) Downey-McCarthy of Springfield, OR; and 3 grandchildren, Sunshine, Willow, and Meadow Lyon.
A memorial mass will be held on Friday, March 25 at 10:30am at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 225 N. Washington Avenue, Centralia, WA. Reception will follow at approximately 12:00pm at St. Mary's Parish Hall, adjacent to the church.


From Terie Miyamoto on January 4th, 2018
Holly was one of the brightest minds I knew at East.  I was so proud that she agreed to be my campaign manager for Latin Club secretary.  Just being around her made you feel like you were getting smarter through osmosis.
Amo, amas, amat, Holly!!

Bob McDaniel (Central)

February 23rd, 1950 - December 2nd, 2006


Robert Hall McDaniel, 56, passed away Dec. 2 in San Francisco where he had lived for more than 15 years. He died following a heart attack.

Bob was born Feb. 23, 1950, in Leadville, Colo.

He grew up in Cheyenne, attending school here and working at Little America from the first day it opened in 1964.

Bob moved to Flagstaff, Ariz., as a manager of the Little America Resort in that community. Later he became general manager of the Little America Westgate Hotel in San Diego. He fell in love with California, choosing to live his life there and returning to Cheyenne for many special occasions.

In recent years, he owned and operated a restaurant in Guerneville, Calif., in the Russian River area in the California redwoods.

Bob leaves us and this Earth far too early. He leaves behind many friends and family whose lives were made better by knowing him and being loved by him, but he joins others who went before him.

He is survived by his partner of 22 years, Lee Julien; his dear companion, Steve Sartain; daughters, Nicole and Shannon, who live in Georgia; four brothers, Rodger and Ken McDaniel of Cheyenne, Ron McDaniel of St. John's, Ariz., and Jim Tucker of Pine Bluffs; and his step-mother, Arla Mae Plambeck of Cheyenne.

He is also survived by his partner's mother, Loretta Julien of Sonoma County, Calif.; his beloved brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lois Julien and Tom Julien, both from the San Francisco area; as well as many grandchildren; nephews; and nieces.

Bob leaves behind a community of friends in San Francisco and many other wonderful friends from his days with Little America who continued over the years to brighten his life with their friendship.

His parents, Johnson Hall McDaniel and Betty Lou Hinman; and a brother, Brian McDaniel, preceded Bob in death.

Bob was a wonderful partner, brother, son, father and friend who honestly and openly lived his life believing "we can all learn to love ourselves and others by forgiving rather than judging." He lived this philosophy and in recent years served others as a volunteer for the Center for Attitudinal Healing, an organization helping the terminally ill face their own deaths with dignity and hope.

Friends may contribute to the center in Bob's memory. You can learn about their work at www.attitudinalhealing.org.

Cremation has taken place in San Francisco.

Bob is deeply missed by folks who will try to honor his memory by living out his hope and love for the world around us.

A celebration of Bob's life will be 1 p.m. Dec. 21 in the Cheyenne Room at Holding's Little America.


From Terie Miyamoto on January 4th, 2018
Bob (Bobby) and I attended Alta Vista elementary school together.  What a bright and always joyful boy in my class.  Sorry to not have gotten to know him after our Alta Visa days.  Sounds like he was beloved by all who knew his personality plus spirit.

Richard D. McLaughlin (St. Mary's)

December 4th, 1949 - August 12th, 2012


Richard Dennis McLaughlin, 62, died Aug. 12.

He was born Dec. 4, 1949, in Windsor, Canada, to John and Phyllis McLaughlin. The family moved to Lincoln Park, Mich., in 1955, and then on to Cheyenne in 1964, where Rick and his parents had spent many a summer vacation enjoying Frontier Days and exploring the surrounding areas.

In Cheyenne, Rick attended St. Mary’s High School, took up horseback riding and worked at a stable. In 1967, his family moved to California where he graduated from Costa Mesa High School in 1968. His favorite pastimes while in Costa Mesa were working on cars and motorcycles, hanging out at the beach and exploring the desert.

A gifted mechanic, Rick earned his AA and A&P license from Orange Coast College in 1978. He then moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he worked for American Airlines, Aviation Methods, Utah International and Pinole Point Steel. In 1988, Rick founded JetAssist Aviation, a maintenance and consulting firm that he owned and operated for 24 years.

Outside of work, Rick had a passion for volleyball. He loved playing, watching and talking about the game and often said he could think of no better way to go. He got his wish. He was playing volleyball with friends in Lake Tahoe at the time of his death.

Rick is survived by the love of his life, Jan Shoemaker; her children, Tiffany Sargent and Ben Jones; his brothers, Jack and Michael, both of California; his aunt and uncle, Suzanne and Denton Grenke of Canada; his aunt, Claire Heise of Michigan; his sister-in-law, Judy McLaughlin of Arizona; and their families.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Thomas and David.

Rick was buried at Good Shepherd Cemetery in Huntington Beach, Calif.


Melody Merrill Cox (East)

October 14th, 1949 - April 24th, 2014


Melody Cox, 64, died April 24 in Cheyenne.

She was born Oct. 14, 1949, to Max and JoAnn Merrill. She graduated from Cheyenne’s East High in 1968. She married J.C. Cox on Jan. 3, 1970.

She is survived by her mother; children, Betsy Oblak (Rich), Chad Cox, Kristen Richter (Bryce) and Jeremy Cox (Melaina); grandchildren, Colby, MacKenzie, Kaden, Ryleigh, Kailey, Connor, Jordyn, Colton, Madisyn, Dylan, Chloe and Ryne; niece, Heidi Burkhardt; great-niece, Avery Burkhardt; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Cox in 2004; and father, Max Merrill in 2006.

Cremation has occurred at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens under the direction of Wiederspahn-Radomksy Chapel. Share memories of Melody and condolences with her family by visiting the guestbook at wrcfuneral.com.


From Terie Miyamoto on January 4th, 2018
I knew Melody from a number of my classes and we often sat close together because of our last names.  
Smart, helpful and meticulous in her work as I recall.  Another loss of a great classmate.  She was a great example of a "Big Sister."

Virginia "Ginny" Munn (East)

May 12th, 1950 - June 22nd, 2012


Virginia “Ginny” Munn, 62, of Cheyenne died June 22 in Casper.

She was born May 12, 1950, in Cheyenne and lived here her whole life.

She enjoyed animals, gardening and cooking.

Ms. Munn is survived by her daughter, Melissa Burrell of Cheyenne; son, Ryan Rooney of Cheyenne; sister, Nancy White of Glenrock; brother, Dick Munn of Cheyenne; and a nephew.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Warren and Marian Munn; and sister, Barbie Munn.

A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Church.


From Jeanette Corbin on January 11th, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Ginny.  I had know Ginny since grade school.  Although we were never close and had lost track of each other over the years, I remember Ginny for who she was and my sincere condolences to her friends and family.
From Terie Miyamoto on January 4th, 2018
I had Ginny in many classes and what a bright spot she was!  She always had the perfectly sprayed down 60's doo, makeup and clothes so great she could have danced on Dick Clark's Shindig!!
Know you're dancin in heaven, Ginny!

Mary H. Pasley (Central)

October 4th, 1949 - November 19th, 2011


Mary Hayden Pasley, 62, of Cheyenne died Nov. 19 at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.

She was born Oct. 4, 1949, in Cheyenne and had lived here most of her life with five years spent in Missouri.

Mary was a secretary for the Wyoming Highway Department.

She was a member of First Congregational Church and enjoyed making crafts and doing needle point. While in Missouri, she was a member of an Indian club. She loved spending time with her family and had a special fondness for her kitties.

Mary is survived by her mother, Maxine Pasley; sister, Petra Watkins; two nephews, John (Kiley) Watkins and Matthew (Nicholle) Watkins and two great-nephews, all of Cheyenne; and a former brother-in-law, Donald Watkins of Gardner, Mont.; as well as many close friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, John C. Pasley.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Congregational Church with Pastor Kevin Frank officiating.

Cremation has taken place at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens under the direction of Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel.

Contributions may be made to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter or the American Cancer Society.

Friends may sign Mary’s online guestbook at www.wrcfuneral.com


Buck Patterson (East)

April 8th, 1950 - November 15th, 2013


Buck Roger Patterson of Guernsey Wyoming passed away on November 15, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.

Buck was born on April 8th, 1950, in Torrington, WY, to Fred (Bud) Patterson and Jaunita (David) Patterson.The family lived in Hawk Springs and Casper, but spent several years in Guernsey, the place Buck always referred to as home. In 1959, the family moved to Cheyenne where Buck graduated from East High School in 1968. He then attended college, and played football at Hiram Scott in Scottsbluff, NE.

He enlisted in the Navy in 1969 and served in the Vietnam War on the USS Constellation, on small river patrol boats, and in the Philippines.Upon discharge from the military, Buck lived in Yuma, AZ and worked as a police officer and in construction. He then moved to Flagstaff, AZ and began working for Atlas Powder Company, in a job that was to be his profession for the rest of his life, since Buck was the consummate salesman. He married Martha Frerichs, whom he later divorced. They had one son, Arron. In the early 1980’s, Buck was transferred to Gillette, Wyoming where he continued to work for Atlas and then Western States Energy. In 1989, the company moved him to Salt Lake City, Utah where he stayed until1991. Buck then bought a bar and restaurant in Butte, Montana, and ran it until 1994. He then returned to Wyoming to work for his close friend and mentor, Jerry Russell, at Waterworks Industries in Casper. He remained at Waterworks until his retirement in 2012. In August 2001, Buck married Connie, who remained by his side until the end. When he married Connie he inherited a large extended family, including three kids, some spouses, and four grandchildren. Buck was very active in Lake Guernsey VFW Post 4471, and served as Post Commander for 5 years.

Buck was a golf fanatic, but he also enjoyed fishing and a good cigar. He loved football, and the Denver Broncos. More than anything he loved spending time with friends and family, especially beating them in Pinochle, getting one over on them, or keeping them laughing with his jokes and stories.

He is survived by his wife Connie, his kids Arron (Caitlin) Frerichs, Melanie (Mark) Brown, Monica (Richie) Gonzalez, Corey Johnston, his sister Sharon (Terry) Wilson, his brother Leroy (Linda) Patterson, grandchildren Roman (Meghann) Meeks, Noah and Abby Brown, Kozette Gonzalez, his uncle Jim Patterson, numerous nieces and nephews, and a large circle of wonderful friends.

Those awaiting his arrival in Heaven include both his parents, his grandparents and a sister, Dixie Jones. After all, when a man comes to die, all that he will have left, is what he has given away. Buck was a very giving, wonderful, fun loving man who touched many lives, and blessed those who were closest to him. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Buck’s wishes were to return home to Guernsey; his wishes will be fulfilled by spreading his ashes there. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 23, 2013 at “The Castle” at Lake Guernsey.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Lake Guernsey VFW Post 4471 in Guernsey, WY, or Hands for Hope Hospice in Idaho Falls, ID; both were very dear to Buck.


Jeanne Pennington (Central)

June 5th, 1950 - May 6th, 2011


Jeanne Marie Warriner, 60, a former Cheyenne resident, died May 6 at home in Encampment after a prolonged illness.

She was born June 5, 1950.

She graduated from Central High with the Class of 1968.

She is survived by her son, Brett Lewis of Florida; one grandchild; and three sisters, Sallie Owenby, Linda Matthews and Martha Willson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rhodamae and Woodrow Pennington.

Services will be 3:30 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Cheyenne. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery.


Joan Puett Phillips (Central)

November 19th, 1949 - October 17th, 2006


After a valiant three-year battle with ovarian cancer, Joan Lynn Phillips, 56, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday morning, Oct. 17.

She was born Nov. 19, 1949, in Cheyenne.

Beloved wife of Bob Phillips, and cherished mother of Jill and David Phillips, Joan is also survived by her mother, Edith Puett; her brother, Dan Puett and his wife, Barb; and her brother, Mark Puett and his wife, Gayle.

Joan loved teaching, fishing, cooking, painting, gardening and, most of all, sharing her life with others.

Her smile, her laughter, her generosity and selflessness will be remembered by all who knew her.

A celebration of Joan’s life will be from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday at the Kiwanis Community House in Lion’s Park for family and friends to bring and share photos and fond memories of their time with Joanie.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Joan Phillips Memorial Fund at Cheyenne State Bank, attn: Lynn Davenport, 101 W. 19th St., Cheyenne WY 82001. This fund will benefit Bain Elementary and the children Joan so dearly loved.


Mary Rice Porter (East)

October 2nd, 1949 - March 1st, 2013


PIKEVILLE -- Mary Rice Porter, 63, died Friday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her family.

A service celebrating Mary's life will be held Monday, March 4, 2013, at noon in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with the Rev. Paula Griffin officiating. The family will receive friends Monday following the service.

Mary was born in San Antonio, Texas, on Oct. 2, 1949, to the late Virgil Rice Jr. and Ernestine Arnold Rice. She was a member of Rosewood First Baptist Church and had volunteered with the American Red Cross. Although Mary leaves a vacant place in our hearts, we know she truly earned her special place in heaven. Mary will always be remembered as a woman of faith, love and respect for everyone who touched her life. The best of Mary will live on in each of us.

Mary is survived by her husband, Robert Porter; daughters, Jennifer Kent and partner, Celina Kent, of Orem, Utah, and Melissa Thacker and husband, Joseph, of Pikeville; and grandchildren, Rebekah Kent, Gabriel Kent and Samuel Thacker.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneral home.com.


Thomas N Richardson (East)

November 8th, 1949 - April 19th, 2013

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Tom Richardson died in his home with his wife caring for him the morning of April 19, 2013 at age 63. He graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1972 with a Business Administration degree. Three years later on March 15th 1975 he married Justina Munkres, and for the next 38 years he was husband, father, and golfer all the while working as a landman for Gulf Oil, Tyrex Oil, as an independent, and finally Anadarko Petroleum. Tom was a steady man like his great-grandfather Edward Richardson, a physician: outside of being an outstanding husband and father Tom received Planning Commissioner of the Year in 2011. However, Tom was also a playful man like his grandfather, Lester Richardson who liked to draw cartoons: he could be seen most any spring or summer evening on the golf course and one of his proudest moments was his hole-in-one at a tournament in 2012. Tom is survived by his wife, Justina Richardson, his sister, Freddie Foy, his step-son Randy Wesnitzer, and his grand-children Alyssa and Garret. 

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From Jeri Burns Olsen on April 22nd, 2013
The storm is over, may you rest in peace.  You will be missed ~

John J Rooney (Central)

May 21st, 1950 - October 7th, 2013

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John J. Rooney, 63, of Cheyenne, died on Monday, October 7, 2013 at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.

He was born on May 21, 1950 in Cheyenne and had lived here all of his life.

Mr. Rooney was the owner of Interstate Moving and Storage.  He was a member of St. Mary’s and the Knights of Columbus.  John loved watching football, camping and the outdoors, and shooting.

He is survived by a son, Ryan Rooney of Cheyenne; a daughter, Missy Burrell (Shane) of Cheyenne; five sisters, Armenia Taylor (Herb) of Las Cruces, New Mexico, Velma Yeargen of Denver, Colorado, Margaret Rooney (Joy) of Boulder, Colorado, Kathryn Cooper (Butch) of Cheyenne, and Regina Ogden (Richard) of Moran, Wyoming; and a grandson, Tristan Rooney of Cheyenne.

Mr. Rooney was preceded in death by his parents, John and Velma (Kruse) Rooney; and two grandchildren, Brody and Hailey Rooney.

Mass will be Monday, 10:30 a.m., at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Father August Koeune as the celebrant.

Cremation has taken place at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens under the direction of Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel.

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Ronald Irwin Souza (East)

February 22nd, 1949 - September 9th, 2010


Ronald Irwin Souza, 61, died Thursday morning at his home with his family, following a lengthy illness. He had lived in Cheyenne for most of his life.

Ronald Irwin Souza was born in Gridley, Calif., on Feb. 22, 1949, the son of Charles Richard Souza and Mary J. Poteat. He graduated from Cheyenne East High School in 1968.

Ron served two tours of duty with the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam.

He had been a Marine Corps Drill Instructor, a bartender, locksmith for the State of Wyoming and a security guard.

On Sept. 13, 1972, he married Lona E. Ham in Cheyenne.

Ron enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, fishing, camping, watching stock car races and cheering for the Denver Broncos.

He was a two-time-past commander, home board chairman, and lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1881 in Cheyenne.

Survivors include his wife, Lona E. Souza of Cheyenne; sons, John P. Souza, Sr., of Riverton and Ronald J. Souza of Cheyenne; daughters, Laurie R. Chisholm and her husband, Chris and Katherine M. Mims, all of Cheyenne; eight grandchildren, John P. Souza, Jr., Devon Swan, Amberly Chisholm, Andrea Souza, Desirae Swan, Ryan Chisholm, Dahlila Mims and Abbigalle Chisholm; a brother, Rick Souza and his wife, Carolyn of Cheyenne; numerous nieces and nephews; extended family, Rose Evans, Tom Evans and Kathy Willis.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes with interment to follow at Memorial Gardens, and a celebration of life following the service at the VFW Post 1881, in Cheyenne.


From Terie Miyamoto on January 4th, 2018
I had Ron in many classes and he always had a great military bearing in his demeanor. Thank you, Ron, for your military service and courage for our country during the Vietnam war.  We need more patriots like you during these troubled times.

Susan Kay Spencer (East)

November 1st, 1949 - April 12th, 2011


Susan Kay Scheschi, 61, passed away peacefully April 12 at her home in Cheyenne after a lengthy battle with cancer.

She was born in Cheyenne on Nov. 1, 1949, to Cecil Earl Spencer and Kathleen Mavis Miller.

She attended Henderson Elementary School, Carey Junior High School and graduated from Cheyenne East High with the Class of 1968.

During high school, Sue began her 30-year career with "MA Bell" as a part-time telephone operator for Mountain Bell Telephone in Cheyenne and retired from Qwest. Sue then worked for the Wyoming Department of Transportation until the time of her illness. Sue also helped manage JD Trucking Company, which was founded by her husband, "Doc" and is now operated by her daughter and son-in-law.

Sue married Sgt. Norbert John "Doc" Scheschi in the F.E. Warren Air Force Base Chapel on Feb. 19, 1972. The couple moved to Presque Isle, Maine, where "Doc" was stationed with the USAF and returned to Cheyenne to raise their family.

Sue is survived by her daughter, Jenifer Anne and her son-in-law, Durk "Gus" Lackas; grandchildren, Harley Dalton and Hailley Ann; brothers, Wayne R. Spencer (Gaynelle) and Rick E. Spencer (Robin) and daughter-in-law Nancy, all of Cheyenne; and numerous nieces and nephews, plus extensive family in New Zealand and Australia.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and her son, Jameson Spencer Scheschi.

Funeral Services will be 10 a.m. today at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel. Visitation will be today. Casket bearers and special honorees are Robbie Doty, Carol Jewell, Nicole Keller, Donald Lackas, Barbara Montaque, Garry Morton, Jon Ornelas, Cody Spencer, Jason Spencer and Marcia Vanlandingh.

Sue asked that in lieu of flowers, everyone give a loved one a hug. Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.wrcfuneral.com.


From Terie Miyamoto on January 4th, 2018
I knew Susan since her family used to bowl at our family's bowling alley, Spot Bowl.  What a wonderful family!
Susan and I had many classes together and had a great visit during one of the reunions.  I used to see her when she worked at Ma Bell since that was my first gig after graduating from UW.
She always was so positive and happy to see you even when she was ill.  Another courageous East woman!!  Miss you, Susan.

Gerald D. "Jerry" Steinhour (East)

December 2nd, 1949 - July 6th, 2007


Gerald Dean "Jerry" Steinhour, 57, of Cheyenne passed away at his home on the morning of July 6.

Jerry was born on Dec. 2, 1949, in Cheyenne to Clara and Fordyce Steinhour.

He was the service manager/co-owner of B & B Appliance, which was his place of employment for 38 years.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife Carol (Cline) Steinhour; two sons, Jerry and Kevin Steinhour, both of Cheyenne; three sisters, Dorothy Allen, Donna Newland and husband Bernard and Evelyn Grooms, all of Cheyenne; one brother, Fordyce Steinhour and wife Valerie of Phoenix; three brothers-in-law, Darrell, Warren and Larry Cline; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Fordyce Cecil Steinhour; his mother, Clara D. Barth; his father in-law, Warren Cline; and his mother in-law, Leona Cline.

Jerry thrived on taking care of others. He liked to cook, and he enjoyed going to his cabin at Lake Creek with his family.

He was well loved by everyone he came into contact with.

Jerry was an active member of the Moose Lodge No. 257 for 29 years, following in the footsteps of his father.

Jerry was dedicated and lived for his work at B&B Appliance.

He will be greatly missed and will live on in the hearts of his family, friends and co-workers.

Jerry also loved his dogs and "grand-dogs."

Services will be 10 a.m. today at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes with the Rev. Delbert Hansen officiating. Interment will be in Cheyenne Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Brad Alexander, Ray Alexander, Bob Morrow, Don Moench, Terry Chadwick, Martin Hackard and Bruce Gettman.

Honorary pallbearers will be the B & B Guys and the Lake Creek Guys.

Memorials can be made to Faith United Methodist Church and Cheyenne Little Theatre Players.


Bob Theodore (Central)

February 8th, 1950 - January 24th, 2018

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Robert, known as Bob to his friends, Dr. Bob by his students and Bobby to his aunts, uncles, and cousins was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on February 8, 1950 to Robert James Theoodore and Harriet (Hirsh) Theodore, Bob was 67, living in Maryville, Missouri with his wife Mary Theodore when he journeyed to his new life on Januray 24, 2018.

He graduated from Central High School, played football, played in the
high school band and sang and played saxophone in a rock n' roll band with his friends. Later he attended Laramie County Community College where he received an Associate of Arts degree. Bob earned a Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts in Behavorial Psychology, and a Ph.D in Counselor Education from the University of Wyoming. He was selected for a pre-doctoral internship at the Montana State University Counseling Center in Bozeman, Montana. As part of the internship, he provided counseling services at the Montana Psychiatric Hospital and had many memorable experiences.

Bob served as President and Past President of the Missouri Mental Health Counseling Association (MMHCA). He was also editor of the MMHCA quarterly newsletter. He did presentations at national, regional, and district conferences for the American Mental Health Association and MMHCA, respectively. In 1987, accepting a position at the counseling center on the Northwest Missouri State University campus (NWMSU), Bob and his family moved to Maryville, Missouri. A few years later he accepted a teaching position as Professor of Pshchology and stayed for seven years. Bob then accepted a position as Director of Counseling and Research for the Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing for 10 years. Starting in 1994, Bob and Mary also owned and operated a private counseling practice: Adult, Adolescent and Child Counseling and Educational Services, Inc (AACCES, Inc). Bob was also a professor for Walden University teaching master's level classes from 2010-2017.

Bob was also a member at the Masonic Lodge #470 in Maryville, Missouri where he served as Worshipful Master for one year and a member since 1997.

Bob married Stacia Thorpe in Newcastle, Wyoming when he was 25. To that marriage was born two children, Jason and Brook. They later divorced at the beginning of 1991.

Bob married Mary Ellen (Austin) Briggs in Maryville Missouri on July 9th 1994. She had three boys from a previous marriage, Todd, Clifford, and Lucas Briggs. Bob and Mary celebrated 23 years together this past July and until the time of Bob's death in Maryville, 2018.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Harriet (Hirsh) Theodore, four grand-parents, Uncle Charles and Aunt Juanita Hirsh, Omaha, NE and cousin, Christine Hirsh, IA.

Bob is survived by his wife, Mary Theodore, and their children, Jason Acopolis, Columbia, MO, Brook (Theodore) Rogers, husband Luke, Omaha, NE, Todd Briggs, wife Sherri, Clearfield, IA, Clifford Briggs, wife Tonya, Clearfield, IA, and Lucas Briggs, wife Danelle, Lenox, IA and 16 grandchildren. Bob was also survived by his sister Sharon Aguirre and husband Fedrico, her 3 children, Matt, Laney and Brent; cousins Gary Hirsh, Patty (Hirsh) Dickerson, Michael Hirsh, Mary Beth Hirsh, and Judy (Hirsh) Van Horn, Uncle Laddie and Nelda Hirsh and their children Brian, Karen, Stephanie and Linda.

A Memorial Service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, Maryville in the spring with the date to be announced later. Prayers and remembrances will be provided by the Masonic Nodaway Lodge #470, Maryville.

Memorial contributions can be made in care of the Price Funeral Home, Maryville, to assist with funeral expenses.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.pricefuneralhomemaryville.com

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Joyce Valencia Medina-Sierra (East)

April 8th, 1949 - April 18th, 2018

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Joyce Ann Medina Sierra 69, of Boulder passed away April 18, 2018 at her home.  Arrangements are pending.

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Paul Joseph Visca (St. Mary's)

May 19th, 1950 - May 2nd, 2015

A tribute to Paul from Charlie Brice ~

Paul Visca was one of the most principled men I ever had the pleasure of knowing. He was adamantly against killing and against the illegal and immoral war in Viet Nam. I tried hard to convince Paul to file for Conscientious Objection, as I had, during that turbulent time, but he refused. He thought that even doing that was too much compliance with what both he and I saw as a corrupt president and his war mongering minions. Paul was eventually tried in federal court for not complying with the draft. He was allowed to testify on his own behalf. The judge was so impressed with the sincerity of Paul's beliefs that he proclaimed that the government had the obligation to notify him that he had the right to file for Conscientious Objection and dismissed the charges against him. The Government chose not to appeal the case because, if they lost, they'd have to release every person they'd thrown into prision for evading the draft! Paul's victory was complete - a moral victory in a time of extreme destructiveness. I always admired him for his courageous stand. He was fully prepared to go to prison for his beliefs.
Paul was probably the smartest person I ever knew. I miss him horribly. He was a wonderful person.


No obituary.  Funeral home only provided the following:

Full Name
Paul Joseph Visca

Date of Birth
Friday, May 19th, 1950
Date of Death
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015


Thomas F. Walsh Jr. (Central)

August 11th, 1950 - September 26th, 2011


Thomas F. Walsh Jr., 61, of Cheyenne died Sept. 26 at Davis Hospice Center.

He was born Aug. 11, 1950, in Cheyenne to Thomas and Betty Walsh Sr.

He married Laurie L. Breuel on March 29, 1972, in Cheyenne. He was a carman and a crane operator for Union Pacific Railroad. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and the UP Old Timers.

He is survived by his wife, Laurie Breuel Walsh of Cheyenne; children, Richard Breuel of Cheyenne and Monique (Josh) Wolski of Cheyenne; grandchildren, Katalyna Wolski and Colton Wolski, both of Cheyenne; mother, Betty Walsh of Cheyenne; uncle, Harold Walsh of Cheyenne; and nephew, Seth Adam Horn of Texas.

He was preceded by his father, Thomas F. Walsh Sr.; and sister, Linda Horn.

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. today in Schrader Chapel with Father Gary J. Ruzicka officiating. Committal services will follow at Mountain View Memorial Park. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Schrader Funeral Home.

Those who wish may contribute to Davis Hospice Center or American Cancer Society.

Services are under the care of Schrader Funeral Home and online condolences may be made at www.schraderfuneral.com.


Thomas Lee West (East)

July 28th, 1950 - August 30th, 2012


Thomas Lee “Tom” West, 62, of Cheyenne died Aug. 30 at Davis Hospice Center.

He was born July 28, 1950, in Alamosa, Colo., and had lived here about 52 years. He attended Cheyenne’s East High.

Tom was employed by several auto body shops as an auto body mechanic and painter. He worked for Klipstein Motors, Cheyenne Dodge, Dinneen Lincoln-Mercury and other body shops in town. He also worked for Union Pacific Railroad on a bridge-building crew.

Tom is survived by one brother and two sisters-in-law, Robert “Bob” and Sandy West of Cheyenne and Cherrie Dyer of West Jordon, Utah; six nephews; and a niece.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William E. and Lola N. (Kirby) West; and a brother, Daniel S. Dyer.

Tom enjoyed tinkering with old cars and motorcycles. He also enjoyed boating and fishing. His latest joy was riding his Harley Road King.

At his request, there will be no services. Cremation has taken place at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens under the direction of Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel.

Friends who wish may contribute to Davis Hospice Center.

Friends may sign the online guestbook at wrcfuneral.com.


Irving F. Zigmond (Central)

May 31st, 1950 - December 3rd, 2005


Irving F. Zigmond, 55, of Aurora, Colo.; died Dec. 3.

He was born May 31, 1950.

He was the husband of Roslayn Zigmond; father of Andrew and Franklin Zigmond; son of Helen and Eugene Zigmond of Cheyenne; son-in-law of Anita and Jules Kutner; brother of Barry (Dianne) Zigmond and Joe (Caitlin) Zigmond.

Services were held 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 6 at Hebrew Educational Alliance in Denver. Interment took place at Rose Hill Cemetery, Commerce City, Colo.

Friends may contribute to Hebrew Educational Alliance, 3600 South Ivanhoe Street, Denver, CO 80237 or American Cancer Society.