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Obituaries: Sangrey, Rae, Thomson, Drummond

Charles “William” Sangrey

Charles “William” Sangrey, 35, of Cheyenne passed away on September 15th 2021 at his home in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

William was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming on November 15th 1985 to Charlene and Charles Sangrey.

William graduated from East High School in Cheyenne and soon after, graduated as a pharmacy technician He was very passionate about his career until he had to stop working at a young age due to medical complications. This did not stop William from enjoying other things he loved including music and movies. William also enjoyed WWE wrestling and gaming online.

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He was so full of energy growing up. He was always on the go and loved picking on family.

William is survived by his wife Victoria Sangrey of Cheyenne, Wyoming. His daughter Mckenzie Sangrey of Cheyenne, Wyoming, his father Charles Sangrey ll of Cheyenne, Wyoming, his grandmother Helen Braezeale of Cheyenne, Wyoming. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. 

William is preceded in death by his mother Charlene Sangrey of Cheyenne; His grandfather Orville Braezeale of Cheyenne; and His grandfather Charles W. Sangrey Sr. of Milford.

William will be always remembered as a loving husband, father and son. 

Services will be held at Son Rise Church of the Nazarene on Saturday, October 2nd at 1 pm. Cremation will take place under the care of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

Codi Rae Paine-Kaiser

Our beloved daughter, Codi Rae Paine-Kaiser, has turned her troubles and pain over for the peace she so desperately sought, but could not find here. The pain of losing our Codi can only be softened by the knowledge that our sweet baby girl has finally found the peace she strived for. We will all miss and love you forever, our little “Coders”. We will see you soon, Peanut.
Codi was born on May 19, 1991 in Cheyenne.

She is survived by her mom, Wendy Person; her dad, Kevin Kaiser; stepmom, Karen Kaiser: stepdad, Jerry Person; her brother, Casey Person; her sister, Amanda Berger; her Aunt Tammy Paine; and her Grandma Shirley, all of Cheyenne; and her Grandma Pat from Alabama.

Codi was preceded in death by her Papa Doc; Papa Al; and Grandpa Hughey.

William John Thomson

Our beloved Bill was called home on the peaceful morning of September 13, 2021 at Davis Hospice Center. 

He was born William John Thomson II on August 12, 1943 in Medford, Oregon to Keith and Thyra Thomson.  Attending elementary school in Cheyenne, his secondary educational years were spent in the Washington D.C. area where they lived while his father served on behalf of Wyoming in the U.S. Congress.  He graduated from Walt Whitman High School in Bathesda, Maryland and returned home to attend the University of Wyoming.  It is here that in 1968 he graduated from the University of Wyoming College of Law, where he was the recipient of the Watt Brothers Scholarship for outstanding law students.  Upon graduation, he returned to Washington D.C. as the Legislative Assistant to Senator Cliff Hansen.  It was during this time that he met and fell in love with his life partner, Toni (Etchepare) Thomson.  Upon their engagement, once again, he returned to Wyoming where he was appointed the U.S. Department of the Interior Field Solicitor for Wyoming.  Bill and Toni were married on April 20, 1974 and soon after, he began his law partnership with Perry Dray.  Together, they practiced law for over 40 years, many under the name Dray, Thomson, Dyekman.  It was during these years that Bill formed many lifelong friendships among both clients and colleagues, not only in the practice of law but also in the advocacy of public policy, of which he had great passion.

Bill had a loyalty unwavering and a generosity and kindness unmatched.  He lived a life of adventure and curiosity with a passion for people and places, travelling the globe.  Some of his most cherished memories were the 40 years he spent with family and friends, skiing the slopes of and enjoying the breathtaking vistas from their home in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  In partnership with his beloved Toni, Bill had a passion for and deep-rooted place in Wyoming politics. 

Following a serious traumatic brain injury in 2013, Bill valiantly rehabilitated and returned to his robust, active lifestyle.  Unfortunately, the injury had a lasting effect that in recent years limited him once again, until the Lord called him home. 

In his love of service to community, state and country he served on many boards and was an active member of many associations.   Among his most rewarding were his time on the boards of the Cheyenne Family YMCA, the Wyoming Taxpayers Association, Cheyenne LEADS and Chamber of Commerce, and his appointment to the Defense Orientation Conference Association and his membership to the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, The Supreme Court Historical Society, The Steamboat Institute, Western States Legal Foundation, and the American Legislative Exchange Council to name a few.

His greatest joy was his family.  He is survived by Toni and his 4 children and 7 grandchildren: Keith Thomson of Cheyenne, Paul (Antonee) Thomson and their two children Liam and Siena of Boulder, CO, Laura Lewis and her three sons Jackson, Charlie and Andrew of Cheyenne and Jennifer Thompson of Laramie, WY.  His also survived by his beloved brothers Bruce Thomson of Cheyenne and K.C. (Julie) Thomson of Logan, UT and numerous cousins and extended family.  He is preceded in death by his parents Keith and Thyra Thomson and his inlaws Paul and Hellen Etchepare.

Services will be held Friday September 24, 2021 at 1pm at St. Mary’s Cathedral with a reception following at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Event Center.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude for the exceptional, tender care of the Davis Hospice Center staff.  Donations may be made to The Davis Hospice Center, the Keith and Thyra Thomson Convocation at the University of Wyoming Foundation or the Cheyenne Family YMCA.

Alva Drummond

Alva Drummond, of Cheyenne and Rawlins, died on September 14, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.

Al was born on June 2, 1957 in Rawlins, Wyoming to Mildred and Robert Drummond, the oldest of three children.

Al worked for his family’s Independent Bread Service for Wonder Bread, until finding his true desire as a Correctional Officer/Recreation Specialist with the Wyoming State Penitentiary. After 30 years of service he retired to enjoy his true passions of hunting, fishing, and exploring the outdoors.

He is survived by his loving wife, Deana; his children, Brandon (Lisa) of Cheyenne, Janaya of Cheyenne, Bryan (Elena) of Colorado; brothers, Robert of Cheyenne and Danny of Rawlins; grandchildren, Alyssa, Makayla, Alivia, Beau, and Teagan; three aunts; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, numerous; aunts and uncles; and nephews, Cody and Railyn.

Services will be Wednesday, 2:00 p.m., at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel with a reception to immediately follow the services at the Kiwanis Community House in Lions Park.

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