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Obituaries: Shrove, Johnson, Gonzales, Crowe

Marion Francis “Bud” Shrove (also known as Mighty Fine Shrove), 86, of Cheyenne passed away February 24, 2020 in Cheyenne.

He was born June 23, 1933 in Grand Island, NE to Joseph and Ella Shrove.  He moved to Cheyenne in 1937, as his father was transferred by the Union Pacific Railroad.  He went to Johnson Grade School, McCormick Jr. High School and Cheyenne High School.  He was a wrestler and boxer in high school and won many trophies in these sports.  He graduated from Cheyenne High School in 1951, and then hired on the railroad as a boiler maker’s helper, and also joined the National Guard.

Bud joined the Army, and in 1953 served in the Korean Conflict and was discharged in 1955.  He was a freight agent for the Union Pacific Railroad, and was transferred to St. Louis and retired in 1994.  He was very outgoing and loved to visit with everyone.  He enjoyed golfing and bowling.

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He married Bertha Carlson on March 6, 1956 and to this union, had three sons, Steve, Lloyd and Tom.

He married Johanna Schwartzenberger on September 21, 1982 and lived in Rawlins.

He was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars #4343, American Legion Post #6 and UP Oldtimers. He was member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, being an alter server and Eucharistic Minister and a Fourth Degree member of Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife, Johanna Shrove; sons, Steve (D’La) Shrove of Cheyenne, Lloyd (Dana) Shrove of Loveland and Thomas (Sandra) Shrove of Grand Junction, CO;  grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and  siblings, Jim Shrove of Ann Arbor, MI and Nancy Dilka of Cheyenne.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Bertha Emily (Carlson) Shrove in 1980; and a  brother, Donald Shrove.

A Vigil for the Deceased will be Sunday 4:00 p.m. at Holy Trintiy Catholic Church.  A Funeral Liturgy will be  10:00 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, with interment to follow in Beth El Cemetery.

Those who wish may contribute to Holy Trinity Catholic Church.


Richard Paul “DIck” Johnson

Richard Paul “Dick” Johnson, passed away Saturday, February 22nd, in Bismarck, North Dakota, with his family by his side.

He was born February 14, 1949 in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

Dick was an engineer with the Union Pacific Railroad. He loved golf, playing cards and was an avid Chicago sports fan. Most of all, he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his parents, Paul and Pat Johnson of Cheyenne; children, Chad P. (Tara) Johnson of Santa Rosa, California, and their son, Desmond; Sarah (Erik) Prestangen of Bismarck, North Dakota, and their daughters, Hope and Vail; siblings, Jane Johnson (Eric) Kesler of Fort Collins, Colorado; David (Lorraine) Johnson of LaCanto, Florida; Joel (Kate) Johnson of

Cheyenne; numerous nieces, nephews and many loving cousins.

Cremation will take place in Bismarck along with a private family burial in the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery.


Arsenio J. Gonzales, Jr.

Arsenio J. Gonzales, Jr., 81, of Cheyenne passed away February 23, 2020 at Lifecare Center of Cheyenne.

He was born December 14, 1938 in Trujillo, NM to Arsenio and Anita Gonzales.  He married Mary Martinez in July of 1958 in Albuquerque, NM.  He was a member of St. Mary’s Cathedral and was a truck driver for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Gonzales of Cheyenne; children, Debbie  (Daniel) Egan of Cheyenne, Barbara Gonzales of Cheyenne, Charlene (Dino) Sanchez of Rawlins, Carlos Gonzales (Dora Rivera) of Rawlins and Gabriel (Michelle) Gonzales of The Dalles, OR; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings, Patricia Trujillo, Agnes Cline, Larry (Barbara) Gonzales and Connie Gonzales all of Albuquerque, NM.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gene Gonzales and a grandson, Joshua Gonzales.

Vigil for the Deceased will be Monday, March 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The Funeral Liturgy will be Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral with interment in Mountain View Memorial Park in Cheyenne, Wyoming.


Timothea “Timmy” Crowe, 80, of Cheyenne passed away Sunday, February 23rd at the Davis Hospice Center.

She was born December 31, 1939 in Casper, Wyoming. Cremation has taken place at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens.


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