These classmates are gone, but not forgotten.  
Their memories live on.


Kevin Best
April 4, 1958 to September 10, 2010

Kevin D. Best, 52, of Richmond, Ill., died Sept. 10, 2010 at home.

He was born in Cheyenne on April 4, 1958. He was the son of Derrel (deceased) and Sherry (Best) Bain. Kevin lived in Cheyenne until 2008 when he moved to Oregon for a brief time and then to Richmond, where he has since resided.

Kevin graduated from Cheyenne's East High School in 1976 and later returned to school to get his Bachelor of Science from the University of Wyoming and his Master of Social Work from Denver University. He was employed by Peak Wellness Center for a number of years.

Those who knew Kevin considered him to be a caring person and a loving father. Kevin had a unique sense of humor and loved to make people laugh. Kevin was an avid sports fan, loved the outdoors and especially loved animals. Kevin will be greatly missed by many.

Kevin is survived by his daughter, Brianna Best of Cheyenne; his mother, Sherry Bain of Cheyenne; one sister and brother-in-law, Kysa and Larry Meek of Richmond, Ill.; one stepbrother, Herman Hedrick; two nieces; as well as aunts and cousins.

Kevin dedicated his life to helping others, including the homeless, those who struggle with mental illness and the elderly. If you wish to make a donation in Kevin's memory, please make a contribution to the Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless.

Sharon Braden Skipper
Sharon Braden Skipper
We have been notified that Sharon Braden passed away. Obituary information will be updated asap.
Leslie Chapman Shattuck  August 1, 1958 -January 30, 1985
Leslie Chapman Shattuck August 1, 1958 -January 30, 1985
Leslie N. Shattuck, 26, of 347 Cribbon Ave., died January 30, 1985 at Memorial Hospital.  A home-maker and cosmetologist, she was born August 1, 1958 in Cheyenne.
She is survived by her husband, Robert F. Shattuck of Cheyenne; a son, Kevin Aaron Shattuck and a daughter Mandie Elizabeth Shattuck, both of Cheyenne; her parents Lee and Marjorie Chapman of Cheyenne and her grandmother, Frances Jeffriers of Moro, Ore.
She is also survived by two brothers, Russell L. Chapman and USMC Corp. David J. Chapman and a sister, Terri L. Frazier, all of Cheyenne.
Richard Hankin  Born September 16,1957 / Died May 27,1982
Richard Hankin Born September 16,1957 / Died May 27,1982

A 24-year old man who was a native of Cheyenne died Thursday, May 27, 1982 in Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis, OR.

Services for Richard Hankin will be at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday at Schrader’s with the Rev. Donald C Malone officiating.  Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery

Pallbearers will be William Hesson, Paul Gormly, Henry Buseck, Linwood Baird, John Rothwell and Neil Whitehead.

Hankin was born here in 1957 and lived in Cheyenne until 1976 when he moved to Sweet Home, OR, where he was employed as a landscape architect.  He was a member of Sweet Home Community Chapel Church.

He is survived by his wife Lois, and one child, Amber Dawn Hankin.

Other survivors include his mother, Ruthanna Wold, Cheyenne; father, Howard Hankin, Laramie and grandparents Frank and Mary Hankin, Harriman and Ethel Jones, Sweet Home.

Also surviving are brothers and sister David Hankin, Cheyenne, Jerry Hankin, Laramie and Gail Hankin, also Laramie.

Frederick M. Harman  September 6, 1957-October 31, 1996
Frederick M. Harman September 6, 1957-October 31, 1996
Frederick Mark Harman, 39, of Denver died Thursday, October 31, 1996 at home.  

He was born September 16, 1957 in Rangoon, Burma, and immigrated to the United States.  He grew up in Cheyenne.

He attended the University of Wyoming and the Colorado Institute of Art.
He was employed by the Children's Hospital in Denver and worked in the graphic arts and advertising professions.
Harman is survived by his father, Frank Harman Sr. of Cheyenne; four brothers, Frank Jr. of Louisville KY, Farley of Rocklin, CA, and Felix and Floyd, both of Denver; a sister, Fiona Von Krosigk of Cheyenne; grandmother, Daw Ohn Harman of Cheyenne; six nieces; and a companion, Brian Beagle of Denver.
Services will be Tuesday at the Children's Hospital in Denver.
Ron L. Hoffer, Jr  November 29, 1957 - August 5, 2006
Ron L. Hoffer, Jr November 29, 1957 - August 5, 2006
On August 5, 2005, Ron L. Hoffer Jr., 48 of Chandler, Arizona was unexpectedly reunited with his daughter, who preceded him in death in 1983.
Ron will be deeply missed by his family, pets and all who knew him.
Ron was born in Cheyenne on November 29, 1957 and moved to Arizona in 1983 with many co-workers and friends affiliated with U S West.
Ron is survived by his wife of 29 years, Sandy Hoffer; a daughter, Ashley Hoffer; two sisters, Lori Medina and her husband, Billy and Tracy Sanchez and her husband, Paul; in-laws, Diana Cook, Larrie and Amie Elson, and Jacque and Tom Burns; eight nieces and five nephews.
Ron was preceded in death by his mother, Dianne Hoffer; and a daughter, Kristen Nicole Hoffer.
Gina Hoy Ryerson          1958-2000
Gina Hoy Ryerson 1958-2000

Gina H. Ryerson, 42, of Grand Rapids, Mich., died Dec. 27, 2000 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich. She was born in Cheyenne on Jan. 12, 1958 to Donald and Phyllis (Owens) Hoy. Mrs. Ryerson attended schools in Cheyenne, the University of Wyoming, and the Colorado Institute of Art. She was married to R. Marshall Ryerson on Sept. 26, 1981 in Georgetown, Colo. She moved with her family from Colorado to Midland, Mich., in 1989 and began a career with Dow Chemical Company. Mrs. Ryerson is survived by her husband; her daughter Jayme and son Levi of Grand Rapids; her parents of Torrington, a brother, Randy Hoy of Cornville Ariz.; a sister, Sandy Barnes of Wheatland; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids. Arrangements are under the direction of Metcalf and Jonkhoff Funeral Service in Grand Rapids. Friends may contribute to Our Savior Lutheran Church in Torrington.

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Jennifer Post, 48, died January 9th, 2007 in Cheyenne.  Mrs. Post was born July 21, 1958 in Powell and had lived in Cheyenne for 46 years.  She had a bachelors degree in teaching and was in the U.S. Army Reserves for several years.  Mrs. Post is survived by her daughter, Meghann Gooden of Cheyenne; three grandchildren, and two brothers, Greg Johnson of Cheyenne and Mark Johnson of Jackson Hole.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald "Don" and Edna Johnson. 
Jerry Kelly  1958-2005
Jerry Kelly 1958-2005

Jerry Kelly, 46, of Andrews, Texas, died April 11,2005 at his residence.

He was born June 29, 1958, in Cheyenne. He moved to Andrews in 1996 from Wyoming. He married Ginger Noeau Kahalekulu on May 25, 1997, in Andrews.

Mr. Kelly was a truck driver and an Episcopalian.

He is survived by his wife, Ginger Kahalekulu-Kelly of Andrews; three sons, Jack Daniel Kelly of Mississippi, Cameron and Shaughnessy Kelly of Andrews; two daughters, Jessica Kelly of Georgia and Joanna Kelly of Mississippi; a stepdaughter, Christina Covarrubio of Odessa, Texas; and two grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Church of the Nazarene, 490 NE 1400, in Andrews with Rev. Clay Hale officiating.

Cremation was under the direction of McNett Funeral Home of Andrews.

Bret R. Leeper  August 11, 1958-August 14, 1990
Bret R. Leeper August 11, 1958-August 14, 1990

Bret R. Leeper, 32 of Denver died there August 14, 1990.  He was born in Cheyenne on August 11, 1958, and graduated from East High School in 1976.  He attended college in Denver and had worked in Cheyenne until 1982, when he returned to Denver.  Leeper is survived by his wife, Jeanette, his mother, Martha Herrold of Tucson, Arizona and two brothers, William P. “Tad” Leeper of Omaha, Nebraska, and Michael R. “Myke” Leeper of Denver.  He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Ben M Leeper.  Memorial services will be 9:00 A.M. Monday at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 E. Alameda in Denver.  Family and friends will be received at the home of Myk Leeper, 252 S Grant in Denver from 1-9 P.M. Sunday.  Friends may contribute to the Bret R. Leeper Memorial Fund in care of Women’s Bank, 821 17th St, Denver, Colorado  80202

Brian Tottenhoff   1958-2000
Brian Tottenhoff 1958-2000

Brian Don Tottenhoff, 41, of Cheyenne died April 26, 2000 in Cheyenne. He was born June 24, 1958, in Cheyenne and had lived here all of his life. Mr. Tottenhoff was a plumber/pipefitter for P.S. Cook for many years. He was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral and the Pipefitters Local. Mr. Tottenhoff is survived by his daughter, Brianna Tottenhoff of Livermore, Colo.; his father and step-mother, Donald and Ginger Tottenhoff of Peoria, Ariz.; and a sister, Lezlie Laybourn of Carbondale, Colo. He was preceded in death by his mother, Judith Tottenhoff. Vigil for the Deceased will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes. Funeral Liturgy will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Cathedral with the Rev. Gary Ruzicka as the celebrant. Interment will be in Olivet Cemetery. Friends may contribute to the Multiple Sclerosis Association or St. Mary's Cathedral.

Kevin Ray  April 18, 1957- July 25, 2003
Kevin Ray April 18, 1957- July 25, 2003
Kevin C. Ray, 46, died July 25, 2003
He was born April 18, 1957, in Wichita, Kan., the son of Williams and Dorothy
Haddock Ray.
He had been a resident of Hitchinson, Kan., since 1988, formerly living in
Cheyenne. He attended Junction City High School and graduated from East High School in Cheyenne.
He was a general manager for the Big M Truck Stop for 10 years and most recent
was a general manager for PlazaGo for nine months.
He married Rene'e Kelley in Cheyenne on Aug. 23, 1986.
He is survived by his wife; his parents of Cheyenne; two sons, Cpl. Paul D.
Ray of San Diego and Kenneth C. Ray of Haven, Kan.; one brother, Bill Ray of
Pine Bluffs; two sisters, Cindy Davis in Chapman, Kan., and Kim Cox of
Cheyenne; and two grandchildren.
Dale A. Tennant   1957-2004
Dale A. Tennant 1957-2004
Dale Allen Tennant, 46, of Cheyenne died Aug. 14, 2004 in Cheyenne.
He was born Oct. 20, 1957, in Cheyenne and had lived here all of his life.
Mr. Tennant worked in quality control for the Wyoming Department of Transportation Material Lab for 15 years.
He is survived by a brother, Douglas Stundon of Cheyenne; two sisters, Bonnie Kirkwood of Casper and Carolyn Bartow of Cheyenne; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Mary Tennant.
Memorial services will be 10 a.m. today at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes with the Rev. Ray Moss officiating.
Cremation with interment of his urn will be in Cheyenne Memorial Gardens.
Honorary pallbearers will be all of his friends and family.
Friends may contribute to Stride Learning Center.
Dan Waegener  June 3, 1958 - October, 9, 1997
Dan Waegener June 3, 1958 - October, 9, 1997
Dan E. Waegener, 39, of 2307 E 11th St. in Cheyenne, died Tuesday in Cheyenne.
He was born June 3, 1958, in Burns and had been a lifelong resident of Cheyenne
He was a bartender. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion and the American Legion and the American Legion Honor Guard.
He is survived by his wife, Tonya Waegener of Cheyenne; a stepson, Levi D. Tatum of Cheyenne; a daughter, Amanda May Waegener of Cheyenne; two brothers, Duaine Hagstrom of Cheyenne, and Steven Hagstrom of Portland, Ore.; two sisters, Paula Jones and Kathy Crozier, both of Cheyenne, and his stepfather, Paul Jones of Cheyenne.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack Waegener and Ramona Jones.