Obituaries: Rogers, Toulouse, Leventis, Frisbee, Finn, Llarinas - Cheyenne, WY Cap City News
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Obituaries: Rogers, Toulouse, Leventis, Frisbee, Finn, Llarinas

Frederick D. Rogers

Frederick D. Rogers, 59, of Cheyenne, Wyoming passed away November 20, 2020 at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.

Frederick was born July 14, 1961 in Denver, Colorado.

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Cremation is under the care of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home.

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

Robert “Bob” Toulouse

Robert “Bob” Toulouse died on November 25th, 2020, at his home in Cheyenne. He was born in Roundup, Montana on December 21, 1927 and graduated from high school there in 1945. On his 18th birthday, he enlisted in the US Army and served in the military police as a provost sergeant at Ft. Lawton, WA and graduated from the Army Signal Corps photography school in Long Island, NY. Following his honorable discharge, he attended film school at Farragut College, ID and Olympic College in Bremerton, WA. He then moved to Sheridan, WY and worked for eight years as a photographer and cinematographer at Rochford Portrait Studio and Vacationland Studios.

He also earned his private pilot’s license during that time and co-founded the Lake DeSmet Boat Club. On August 31, 1956, he married Kathryan Marlene Taylor, and in 1964 they moved with their three children to Cheyenne, WY, where Bob worked as the motion picture coordinator for the Wyoming Highway Department. After two years and many thousands of miles traveled, he transferred to the Game and Fish Department where he wrote, directed, and filmed more than 40 wildlife documentaries and short films, and frequently contributed as a still photographer to Wyoming Wildlife magazine. In his 23-year career with Game and Fish, Bob was awarded two commendations and his films won several national and international awards for conservation education. He was a proud member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and a lifetime member of the NRA.

Bob was a long-standing 3rd Degree Mason in Capital Lodge #54, a 33rd Degree Mason in Scottish Rite #1, and was very active in the Cheyenne Shrine Club, where he served in various leadership roles as a Frontiersman and member of the Legion of Honor. For many years, Bob and Marlene were avid members of the Shrine fishing club and enjoyed leading RV caravans to destinations throughout the western US.

Bob will be remembered as a gifted raconteur, with an encyclopedic knowledge of the geography and wildlife of Wyoming and Montana. He could entertain for hours with stories about the West, its people, and its history. Bob was most at home aboard either a sailboat or a powerboat, and was an accomplished outdoorsman, fisherman, and hunter. He loved animals, the art of Charles Russell, WWII aircraft, and parading with his Shriner buddies in their go-carts. Bob was a trusted friend who could always be depended on to lend a hand, give freely of his time and effort to support others, and share a joke along the way. His passing fills our hearts with sadness.

Bob is survived by his wife Kathryan and his daughter Anne, who live in Cheyenne, his son Brian, who lives in Torrington, and his son Alan, who lives in Denver. The family asks that any donations please be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Christ “Chris” Leventis

Chris Leventis, 88, passed away with his loving family at his side on November 22nd, 2020. He was a long time resident of Green River and most recently Cheyenne, WY.

He was born July 6, 1932 in Zatouna, Greece, the son of George and Katherine Leventis.   

In 1948 at the age of 16, he immigrated to the United States. He proudly gained his American citizenship in 1950. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1952 and served as a Corporal in the Infantry Division during the Korean War. After returning from service, he lived in Detroit and San Francisco until settling in Denver.

While in Denver, he enjoyed traveling to Sweetwater County. In 1970 he decided to leave the city and move to Green River, opening the Teton Restaurant.

It was in Green River that he met the love of his life Vaslie Pappas. They were wed on December 29th, 1974 and were married for 45 years.

Together they owned the Teton Restaurant, Teton Catering, and Liquor Banke until his retirement in 1994. Vaslie continued the family catering business until her retirement in 2016. Being able to feed thousands of people was one of their favorite achievements.

Chris enjoyed the outdoors and especially fishing. He was a lifetime member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Fraternal Order of Eagles #2350 in Green River, Wyoming.

Survivors include his wife, Vaslie of Cheyenne, Wyoming; two sons, Nicholas Leventis (Amber) of Cheyenne and Christopher Leventis of Jackson; two brothers, Gust Leventis (Voula) Sterling Heights, Michigan and Theodore Leventis (Angie) Daly City, California; one sister Ioanna Angelopoulos (Panayioti) Athens, Greece; one brother-in-law, Scott Pappas (Olympia) Littleton, Colorado; four nephews, George Leventis (Paula) Farmington Hills, Michigan; Kanelo Terzi Athens, Greece; George Terzi Corfu, Greece; and Andrew Pappas Denver, Colorado; eight nieces, Amy Robertson (Dan) of Northville, Michigan; Catherine Leventis of Saugatuck, Michigan; Kathy Truog (Mike) Los Gatos, California; Allyson Montgomery (Monte) Redwood City, California; Antonia Angelopoulos Athens, Greece; Nicoletta Koratsis  Arlington, Virginia; Katherine Ralston (Brad) Webster, New York; Sofia Pappas Los Angeles, California; thirteen grand-nephews and grand-nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters: Elene Terzi and Eleousa Koratsis, brother Nicholas Leventis and wife Helen, mother-in-law, Sophie Pappas; father-in-law, Harry Pappas; brothers-in-law, Nick Terzi; Steve Koratsis; and nephew, Yianni Angelopoulos.

Chris was deeply grateful for the opportunities provided to his family and friends by our country. He especially enjoyed welcoming anyone to share a meal and a story, and it would mean so much to him if everyone would do the same.

Harvey Lewis Frisbee

Harvey Lewis Frisbee, 86, of Cheyenne, died on November 24, 2020 in Cheyenne.

He was born on October 19, 1934 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Mr. Frisbee was a proud United States Marine Corps veteran. He spent many years in automobile sales management as well as years as a security supervisor in major Las Vegas hotels. He was an avid RVer and fisherman, giving away most of the hundreds of flies he loved to tie.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Margie; sons, Richard and Gary; a daughter, Lynda Drum; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Private family graveside services and military honors will take place at the Cheyenne National Cemetery.

Wayne G. Finn

Wayne G. Finn, 71, of Cheyenne, Wyoming passed away November 22, 2020 at his home.

Wayne was born October 7, 1949 in Santa Cruz, California.

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Cremation is under the care of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home.

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

Walburga “Burgi” Llarinas

Walburga “Burgi” Llarinas, 84, of Cheyenne, passed away at home, November 24, 2020 in Cheyenne.

She was born on October 15, 1936 in Haag, Austria to Robert and Roberta Obermayr. She married Rudy Llarinas and then traveled to numerous places with the military finally settling in Cheyenne.

Burgi retired as a cashier from Safeway Foods – after retiring she also worked at Burns Bros. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, jigsaw puzzles and playing cards. Another of her greatest joys after retirement was her beloved dog “Fluffy”. She was also a member of St.Mary’s Catholic Church. She was a strong, amazing loving mother who put everyone before herself.
She is survived by her children, Bobby Llarinas, Michaela Mazza (Mark) of Cheyenne, and Roxanne Llarinas of Loveland, Colorado; grandchildren, Anthony, Misty, Christopher ,Jennifer, Joshua, Jeremy, and Jason; 9 great-grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren.

Burgi was preceded in death by her husband, Rudy Llarinas; infant son Roy; her parents, Robert and Roberta; and sisters Traudie, Roberta and Rosi.
Services will be Monday, December 7, 2020, 10:30 a.m., at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel.

Interment will follow in Olivet Cemetery.

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