Cody Michael Muchmore, 27, our beloved son and brother, was taken from us all too soon on November 14, 2020 in New Mexico due to a tragic car accident caused by an impaired driver.
Cody was born in Cheyenne on November 17, 1992 to Mike and Colleen Muchmore. Growing up in Cheyenne he participated in soccer and baseball for many seasons, and as a teen worked as a “trap kid” at the Cheyenne Trap Club. He attended Dildine Elementary, Carey Jr. High and graduated from the East High IB program in 2011. He was a smart and curious child – from the time he was small we thought he would become some kind of engineer as he was always interested in how things worked. He did just that, graduating from Idaho State University in 2016 with two Bachelor’s degrees in Nuclear Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. He went on to complete a Master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering in 2018. He was employed by the Los Alamos National Labs as a Nuclear Safety Engineer at the time of his death and was working on a major project with national implications.
Cody was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frederic and Betty Roberts, Carolyn Horst and Pete Muchmore.
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Cody is survived by his parents, Mike and Colleen; sister, Sarah Schultz and her husband, Eric Schultz of Linthicum Heights, Maryland; brother, Jackson of Cheyenne, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, co-workers and friends.
Cody is also survived by his special, sweet girlfriend, Elizabeth and her young daughter, Ruby. Both brought him so much joy and happiness in what became his final months. Elizabeth was in the car with him on that fateful day – she was critically injured and will have a long recovery. Please keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers too.
Cody was a wonderful man who loved his family and friends. His sister Sarah writes: “He was the best of us, the kindest of us, the first and most free to say ‘I love you’.” The world has lost a shining light who had a lot more to contribute and was making many plans for his future. We are heartbroken.
Services are under the care of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral home and will be held on Wednesday 2:00 p.m. in the Lakeview Chapel at Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home. Due to the pandemic, and to comply with health regulations, we request only family and invitees to attend in person. Social distancing, masks and flannel shirts will be the fashion standard. The service will be live-streamed on the funeral home website. A celebration of Cody’s life will be planned for the future when the pandemic eases and we can all gather together to remember and honor Cody.
Marilyn K. McAffee, age 74, passed away peacefully November 16, 2020 due to a 2-year fight with pancreatic cancer. She was born September 12, 1946 in Cheyenne, Wyoming to William and Irma Green. She married Jim McAffee in 1967 and was a clerk at the Board of Public Utilities for 34 years.
She was a Mary Kay Consultant for over 36 years and looked forward to the attending the yearly seminars with all of her friends.
Growing up she lived on House Avenue in a 1900’s home that was originally the officer’s quarters for Fort DA Russell. She enjoyed reminiscing about spending summers on the farm with her grandparents and brothers in Anderson Missouri. Chasing lighting bugs, churning their own butter, raising chickens, and baking.
She loved traveling the world, camping, fishing, and holidays. You would always find her passing out Halloween candy to greet all of the smiling children.
Marilyn was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. Everyone would describe Marilyn as kind, sweet, and caring with an amazing sense of humor.
Marilyn is survived by her husband, Jim McAffee of Cheyenne; children, Shelley (Scott) Bower of Denver and Brandon McAffee (Martha Reisch) of Laramie; brothers, John (Denise) Green of Cheyenne and Bill Green of Cheyenne.
Those who wish may contribute in Marilyn’s memory to Davis Hospice Center.
Visitation will be Sunday, November 22, 2020, noon to 5:00 p.m. in the Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home. Cremation will follow and a celebration of life will be announced at a later date.
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