Obituaries: Falkenberry, Gutierrez, Johnson, Richardson, Cline - Cheyenne, WY Cap City News
Cap City News Logo

Obituaries: Falkenberry, Gutierrez, Johnson, Richardson, Cline

Clinton R. Falkenberry

Clinton R. Falkenberry, 61, of Cheyenne, passed away on May 12, 2020 at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.

Clint is survived by his sister, Brenda Crane (Orville) of Cheyenne, Dale R. Carter (Vickie) of Aurora, Colorado; a daughter, Erica Nelson (Scott) of Cheyenne; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Rosalie Rodgers of Cheyenne; his father, Clinton C. Falkenberrry of Evergreen, Alabama; and two brothers, Chuck and Rick Almond of Cheyenne.

Article continues below...

Clint “Chip” was born on January 10, 1959 in Cheyenne.

Clint was a sous-chef at the Hitching post and other eating establishments the past few years. Clint was an avid Star Trek fan, lover of The Beatles music, and excelled at a challenging game of chess.

Clint’s love was his two border collies, “Loki” who passed in July of 2019 and “Pippin” who passed in May of 2020.

Private family burial services have taken place at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens.

Friends who wish may contribute to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter.


Edwardo Gutierrez

Edwardo Gutierrez, 94, of Cheyenne passed away May 12, 2020, at Lifecare Center of Cheyenne.

He was born August 30, 1925 in Costilla, NM to Martin and Benita Gutierrez.  He married Esther Jaramillo in Cheyenne.  He was retired from the City of Cheyenne after 25 years of service.  He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

He is survived by his children, Ted (Emma) Esquibel of Cheyenne and Ellen (Noe) Sanchez of Cheyenne; 6 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by is wife; parents and siblings, Elena Arellano, Joe Gutierrez, Juan Gutierrez, Benito Gutierrez, Frank Gutierrez and Daniel Gutierrez

Those who wish may contribute to Meals on Wheels.

Private services will be held. To offer condolences and attend the service remotely on Monday, May 18, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., please go to www.schradercares.com.


Norma A. (Freeman) Johnson

Norma A. (Freeman) Johnson, 87, of Cheyenne passed away at home of natural causes on May 12, 2020.

Norma was born September 19, 1932, in Lima, Montana, to David Reese Freeman and Ora Marshall Perkins Freeman. Norma graduated with Honors in academics and basketball from Lima High in 1950. Norma then moved to Rexburg, Idaho to attend Ricks College of Nursing, graduating with Honors in 1953. Her Nursing career spanned 38 years; working in Pediatrics at DePaul Hospital in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Labor & Delivery and NICU at Memorial Hospital (now CRMC), retiring from Internal Medicine Group in 1991. She loved working in the medical field and countless lives were touched because of her kindness and compassion.

Norma met the love of her life, Rees A. Johnson, while attending nursing school. They eloped to Elko, Nevada and were married on July 5, 1953. They were later sealed in The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints Salt Lake City Temple. They shared 65 years together before Rees’s passing in December 2018. Norma was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Monterrey Heights Ward, Cheyenne, WY Stake. Norma held countless leadership positions in the church; she loved serving and she loved the gospel. Rees and Norma served as ordinance workers in the LDS Denver, Colorado Temple. They also served an 18-month mission to Nauvoo, Illinois where they wore pioneer period clothing and were tour guides for the Church history sights. That experienced touched their hearts deeply and they both talked of Nauvoo every day following their mission.

Norma is survived by her five children; Jef (Vickie) Johnson of Draper, Utah, Rex (Marita) Johnson of Puyallup, Washington, Roy Johnson of Ft. Collins, Colorado, Kirk (Stacey) Johnson of Spanish Fork, Utah and Norma Ann “Nibs” (Mike) Butterfield of Cheyenne, Wyoming; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Norma was preceded in death by her husband Rees, her parents, one brother and two sisters.

Due to the current Covid-19 Virus pandemic the family will have a private graveside service to lay Norma to rest at Mountain View Memorial Park Cemetery.

When traveling and gathering restrictions are lifted a memorial service will be announced at a later date.

The family would like to thank the Davis Hospice Center out-patient Nurses and CNA’s who helped care for Norma at home during her final days here on earth. They are truly hand-picked angels whose knowledge and compassion we could not have done without. God bless you.


Mariann Richardson

Mariann Richardson, 77, of Cheyenne, Wyoming passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at her home.

Mariann was born September 8, 1942 in Cheyenne, daughter of the late Willis Brooks and Effie (Sorensen) Hirsig.

Mariann married Earl W. Richardson on July 31, 1965 in Cheyenne.  She loved caring for her home and for her family.  She was previously an active member of the First Congregational Church and the Pioneer Club.

Mariann is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Earl Richardson of Cheyenne; daughter, Rachelle (Mark) Greer of Laramie; and two granddaughters, Breann Mayforth and Brooklynn Greer, both of Rapid City, SD.

She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Regina Richardson; and grandson, Joshua Greer.

Services and interment will be private. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mariann’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Services are entrusted to Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home, 2222 Russell Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001.


Sandra (Sandy) J. Cline

Sandra (Sandy) J. Cline, 72, of Cheyenne passed away May 12, 2020, at CRMC due to COPD complications.

She was born October 4, 1947, in Laramie, WY to Howard and Thyra Smith.
Sandy attended schools in Laramie and graduated from Laramie High School in 1966.

Sandy worked various waitress and bartending jobs in Cheyenne and Laramie.

Sandy was a member of the American Legion Post 6, AmVets Post 10, and the VFW Post 1881 where she was also a proud volunteer.

Sandy is survived by her brother Alan (Karen) Smith, three children, Christopher (Renae) Mitchell, Jason Mitchell, and Shannon (Ike) Williams, three Grandsons, Nicholas (Jessie) Salter, Jacob (Heather) Salter, and Aaron (Amanda) Leichtweis.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Larry Cline.
Cremation has taken place at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel.

The family will have a Celebration of Life with family and friends at a later date.


Obituaries are a complimentary service of Cap City News. To submit an obit, email john@capcity.news.