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Obituaries: Lewis, Sommers, Galeotos

Robert D. “Bob” Lewis,

Robert D. “Bob” Lewis, 76, of Cheyenne, Wyoming passed away Monday, March 30, 2020 at the VA Medical Center in Cheyenne.

Bob was born May 7, 1943 in Kimball, Nebraska, a son of the late Leland F. and Mearl I. (Couch) Lewis.

Bob was a recognized musician along the front range from Cheyenne to Colorado Springs, Colorado.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in music at the University of Wyoming.  He had been the Bandmaster of the 67th Army Bank with additional prior military service as a musician in the United States Navy.  He toured extensively with Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians and had backed numerous celebrity artists through the years.

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Bob temporarily leaves behind his daughters, Sheri (Mike) Willard, Gretchen (Nick) Blair, and Shauna (Rubben) Hehr; grandchildren, Jordan, Michael, Gary and Shayden; and his sister, Becky Lewis – all to be reunited with the Lord.

Private family services will be held.  To attend the service remotely on Friday at 2:30 p.m., please to go www.schradercares.com.

In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to Wounded Warrior Project or the Gideon Bible Society.


Richard I Sommers, 70, of Cheyenne WY., passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Centennial Healthcare Center, in Greeley CO. after a brief illness.
Richard was born August 24, 1949 in Port Hope MI. He was the son of Irvin and Charlotte Sommers. Richard and Joan (Siemen) were united in marriage on October 25, 1969. Together they had 4 children.

Richard was an Army Veteran and worked as a farmer for many years then for the Air Force for many years. He retired in 2011. He loved hunting, fishing and time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his sons, Joseph (Kelly) Sommers, Roy (Melissa) Sommers both of Cheyenne, WY. James (Cara) Sommers of Escanaba, MI. One daughter Jennifer (Eric)Smith of Pine Bluffs, WY. 7 granddaughters, Erica Sommers (Austin Strouf) of Green Bay, WI, Kathryn Keys (Robbie Gensman ll) of Pine Bluffs, WY, Amanda Jeffery (James Wing) of Lawton OK, Alison Sommers of Escanaba, MI. Emily and Christina Roy both of Houlton ME. One grandson, Gavin Sommers of Escanaba, MI. One great grandson Kaiden Keys of Pine Bluffs WY, and one great granddaughter Yasmyn Wing of Lawton, OK. 4 sisters, Judith (Ron) Arndt, Elaine Boyer, Diane Dahlman and Gail Booms.

He is preceded in death by his wife Joan, and his parents.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may contribute to National Stroke Association, any VFW or charity of your choice in his name.


Christ P. “Chris” Galeotos

Christ P. “Chris” Galeotos, 56, of Cheyenne, Wyoming passed away Monday, March 30, 2020 at the Davis Hospice Center surrounded by his loving family.

Chris was born November 24, 1963 in Cheyenne, a son of Elias S. “Lee” and Angie C. (Karajanis) Galeotos.

Born and raised in Cheyenne, Chris was a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado and the Thunderbird School of Global Management where he specialized in finance and international business.  He lived in Raleigh, North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia before returning to Cheyenne where he battled multiple sclerosis for over 20 years. Chris will be remembered for his enjoyment of camping, his love of work, and spending time with friends and family.

Chris is survived by his parents, Lee and Angie Galeotos of Cheyenne; brother, Sam (Stacey) Galeotos of Cheyenne; nieces, Isabella and Nicolette; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins from the Galeotos and Karajanis families.

Private family services will be held.  To attend the service remotely on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., please to go www.schradercares.com.

Expressions in Chris’ memory may be made to Holy Apostles Orthodox Christian Church Building Fund.


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