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Obituaries: Riggs, Flynn, Hopkins

Nathaniel “Nate” Riggs

Nathaniel “Nate” Riggs, 16, of Cheyenne, died on July 26, 2020 in Cheyenne.
He was born on December 30. 2003 in DeLand, Florida.

Nate was a student at East High School and he loved football, FFA, fishing, hunting and hanging around town. He loved life and his friends and family. Anything that could make him laugh. He was such an amazing person. No words can explain what a wonderful person he was. He would help any who was in need. He was and is loved by so many people. No words will ever be able to express how much he is missed.

He is survived by his parents, Heather and Garold “Gary” Riggs; His brothers Anthony and Jonathan Viera and Gabriel Riggs.

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Nate was preceded in death by Arthur L. Alloway his great grandfather.

Michael Flynn

It is with great sorrow to announce that Michael Flynn was called home to heaven on July 27th, 2020 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Michael “Mick” Edward Flynn was born on June 8, 1940, in Milliken, Colorado, to Ed “Pat” Flynn and Vera (Garrett) Flynn. In 1962, he received a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Upon graduation, he entered the United States Air Force as a Second Lieutenant assigned to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.  There he worked in research and development until 1966, when he transitioned from active duty military to career Civil Service, and in 1982 accepted a position at the Pentagon where he worked until retirement in 2011.

Mick is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sherlyn (Bechard) Flynn, and many nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his Mother, Father and sister Karen (Farmer).

Services will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mick’s name can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or The Military Order of the Purple Heart. Cremation is under the care of Schrader Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home.

Kathleen Hopkins

Kathleen Hopkins, 90, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, passed away on July 25, 2020 in Cheyenne at her home. Kathleen was born May 23rd, 1930 on the family farm near Slater Wyoming, to Earl and Hilda M. (Larson) Harvey.

She was united in marriage on August 15th, 1948 in Wheatland, Wyoming to Harold Hubert Hopkins, son of D. W. and Alda (Smith) Hopkins. Beginning in November 1962 and until September 1977, Kathleen was employed by Platte County, Wyoming…first as the Deputy County Treasurer and then as the County Treasurer. She resigned as Treasurer when she and her husband re-located to Arizona in 1977. An avid genealogist, Kathleen spent much of her free time tracing her family and those of her husband.

She was also a life-long student of history and loved to read books, a pastime she was still able to enjoy until just shortly before her passing.

Kathleen is survived by her sons: Geoffrey T. Hopkins (Cheri) of Alliance, Nebraska, Matthew M. Hopkins of Wheatland, Wyoming, and daughter Kim E. Lovett (Brian) of Cheyenne, Wyoming. She is also survived by her sister Barbara Jones of Cheyenne, four grandsons, one granddaughter, and 14 great-grandchildren.

Her love, counsel, and immense knowledge will be forever missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister Hazel Bomgardner, and a brother Robert Harvey.

A private family service will be held on a later date, followed by interment in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming.

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