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Obituaries: Atkinson, Holmes, Roberts

Katherine “Kathy” K. Atkinson: September 30, 1967 – May 12, 2022

Kathy Atkinson, of Cheyenne, WY born September 30, 1967, passed away on May 12, 2022, peacefully at Davis Hospice Center. Kathy was a very independent woman who worked her whole life. Most recent was at Walmart. She loved her family and bossing them around but what she loved more than that was her grandchildren.

She is survived by her spouse, Phillip Sanchez; children, Angello (Erika) Sanchez and Savanna (Genieva) Romero; grandchildren, Jessenia Inglby and Rhyan Sanchez; her dog, Chaz Sanchez; sister, Stephanie (Dave) White; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Atkinson; mother, Linda Talley; sister, Krista Martinez; and many more.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday May 19, 2022, in the GI Forum 619 South Greeley Highway. It will be a potluck so please bring a dish.

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Robert Holmes (Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes)

Robert Otis Holmes: July 16, 1931 – May 12, 2022

Robert (Bob) Holmes, age 90, of Cheyenne passed away on May 12, 2022, after getting a haircut. He was born on July 16, 1931, in Cheyenne to Otis and Marie Holmes. Bob met his wife Beverly Nair in debate class at Cheyenne High. They were married for over 70 years. A beehive began in 1953 with the birth of Bill followed by Barb in 1954, Betty in 1955, Bonnie in 1956 and Brad in 1957. This created the “7 B’s.”
Bob enlisted in the Wyoming Army National Guard in 1949. A highlight of his career was helping to establish an Army National Guard unit in the Virgin Islands in 1973. While on active tour duty in Washington D.C., Bob designed the new National Guard recruiter badge. He finished his career by becoming the first Master Warrant Officer in the United States. After 42 years of service, he retired in 1991.

Bob’s first big game hunt was in 1952 when he bagged in first buck deer. His hunting career spanned 70 years and included antelope, deer, elk, moose and bear. His favorite early hunting partner was father-in-law Chuck Nair. Bob was also an avid fisherman.

Bowling and golf were two of his favorite past times, made more challenging because he was left-handed. His volunteer efforts included Meals on Wheels, Wyoming Militia Historical Society and the Wyoming National Guard Museum.

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He was preceded in death by his parents, younger brother Ed and in-laws Chuck and Agnes Nair.

He is survived by his wife Bev; five children, William (spouse Mark) of Tucson, Barb (Dan) Puett of Cheyenne, Betty Holmes of Laramie, Bonnie (Terry) McClure of Kersey, CO, and Brad (Julie) of Arlington, WY; three grandsons, Matt Puett (Cheyenne), Jake Holmes (Denver), Kyle Puett (Las Cruces, New Mexico); and one great-grandson, Archer Holmes.

Services will be Friday, May 20 at 2:00 PM at Wiederspahn Radomsky. A memorial fund in Bob’s honor will be established with the Wyoming National Guard Museum at 624 E. Pershing, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82001.

Sylvia Roberts (Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home)

Sylvia M. Roberts: April 27, 1951 – May 14, 2022

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Sylvia M. Roberts, 71, of Cheyenne passed away May 14, 2022 in Cheyenne.

She was born April 27, 1951 in Bristol, VA to William and Effie Kincheloe.  She married Clarence Roberts on May 5, 1977 in Cheyenne and was a homemaker.

She is survived by her children, Jacob Roberts, Samantha (James) Williams, Helena Roberts, Stephanie (Eric) Nott, Janice Roberts, and Heather Roberts all of Cheyenne; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a brother William Kincheloe of Commerce City, CO.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clarence Roberts and a son, William Roberts.

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Visitation will be Monday 1:00-8:00 p.m. and Wednesday 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home.  Graveside Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens.

Services are under the care of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home, 2222 Russell Ave., Cheyenne, WY 82007.

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