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Obituaries: Vanderbloom, Richardson, Landon, Boice, Kruckenberg

Paul D. Vanderbloom

Paul Vanderbloom, 62, of Cheyenne passed away November 23, 2020 at his home.

He was born July 9, 1958 in San Jose, California to Douglas and Darlene Vanderbloom.

Services will be held when social distancing restrictions are more relaxed. Cremation is under the care of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home.

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Chad W, Richardson

Chad W. Richardson died suddenly at his home on Sunday Nov. 22, 2020 at the age of 43.

Born in North Adams, MA on Oct. 17, 1977, he was the son of William O. Richardson and the late Denise A. Brown. He lived in North Adams, MA for most of his life before moving to Cheyenne, WY in 2014.

He enjoyed working as a landscaper for the past few years. He loved riding his motorcycle, fishing and watching NASCAR. He was a bit of a prankster and always down for a good laugh.

He is survived by his love of 3 years, Anna Escamilla and his father William O. Richardson of Cheyenne, WY. His sister Michelle Richardson; a nephew, Brandon Allen; two nieces, Karissa Mancini and Celeste Mancini; and two great nephews, all of Bennington, VT. He was predeceased by his mother Denise A. Brown of Adams, MA in 2013.

There are no services due to the Covid pandemic. Donations are welcome at the GoFundMe page for Anna Escamilla.


Brenda Landon

Brenda Landon, 70, passed away at her home November 27, 2020. She was born October 20, 1950 to Russell and Joylene Hyde in Downey, Idaho. She was raised in Downey and graduated from Marsh Valley High School in 1969.

On June 13, 1969 Brenda married Wendell Landon. Together they welcomed four beautiful children; Brett, Stephanie, Alyssa, and Teresa, who were the absolute light of her life. Brenda and her family moved to Cheyenne, WY in 1985 where she spent the remainder of her life making countless friendships, showing off her impressive bowling skills, enjoying Cheyenne Frontier Days Concerts, and soaking up as much time as she could with her children and grandchildren. Brenda adored her family and listening to music. She was soft spoken, incredibly loyal, and will be missed terribly by all those who loved her.

Brenda is survived by mother Joylene Hyde, her three siblings; brothers Rod (Carol) Hyde and John (Melissa) Hyde; sister Jana (Terry) Morgan, daughters; Stephanie (Gary) Miller, Alyssa (Ray) Harris, Teresa Landon, daughter-in-law Stacy Landon. Her beloved grandchildren: Daniel, Taylor, Courtney, Tyler, Ryan, Dylan, Landon, and Maya. Lifelong partner Douglas Rose and his children Kris (Libby) Rose and Brittany Rose and grandchildren Sophia, John, Andrea, Auna, Bella, and Tavean.

Brenda was preceded in death by her father Russell Hyde, husband Wendell Landon, son Brett Landon and grandson Matthew Miller.


Jacqueline (Brimmer) Boice

Jackie (Brimmer) Boice died peacefully on Nov. 24, 2020, in Cheyenne, Wyo., at age 96.

She was born Jan. 4, 1924, at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., daughter of Col. Howard Waite Brimmer and Jacklyn Hero Brimmer. As an “Army brat,” Jackie attended schools throughout the United States and the Philippines and graduated from Smith College, Northampton, Mass., with a B. A. in English.

After the end of World War II, Col. Brimmer was assigned to duty at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base. While living there Jackie fell in love with Robert “Bob” Boice, co-owner of the P.O. Ranch north of Cheyenne. They were soon married and raised their three children, Jacklyn, Mary and Bob, on the ranch and enjoyed 45 happy years together.

The Boice family was deeply involved with Cheyenne Frontier Days. Jackie became a member of the “W-heels” organization and worked with the old carriage section of the Frontier Days Parade for more than 50 years.

Jackie was also very interested in politics. She campaigned avidly for candidates in the Republican Party and served as assistant chief clerk in the Wyoming State Senate for almost 30 years. In addition, she was a long-time member of P.E.O. Chapter C, Questers, Blue Stockings and Colonial Dames. Jackie and Bob loved to travel and took many wonderful trips around the world, but were always glad to return to Wyoming.

She enjoyed golf, tennis, playing Mah Jongg, attending the symphony, having weekly Friday luncheons with long-time friends and reading. Books were her favorite gift that she was able to enjoy to the end of her life. She looked forward to every episode of “Jeopardy” where she excelled in the Military History and Literature categories.

Jackie was a devoted wife and mother and a loyal friend. As an only child, she was independent and clear-eyed in her beliefs and convictions about how things should be done.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, and her parents. She is survived by her three children, Jacklyn Boice of Fredericksburg, Va., Mary Read (Ross) of Milwaukee and Robert Boice of Cheyenne; a granddaughter, Marion Read, of Chicago; a grandson, George Read (Cecily) of Denver; two great-grandchildren, Charlie and Poppy Read; and many Brimmer cousins.

She was a member of St. Mark’s Church and requested a private burial.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens and the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum.

Services are under the care of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home, 2222 Russell Ave., Cheyenne, WY. and condolences may be offered at www.schradercares.com.


Camilla A. Kruckenberg

Camilla Kruckenberg, 76, of Cheyenne, passed away November 29,   2020 at 5:35 p.m. at Davis Hospice Center with her husband and children at her side holding her hands.  Camilla was born April 9, 1944, in Johnstown PA to Guytano and Rose Mariani.

Camilla was an outgoing person and loved doing for people.  She was a manager at the Salvation Army Thrift Store for several years and later worked at the Goodwill store. 

Camilla is survived by her husband, Wilbert Kruckenberg; daughter, Ellen (Andrew) Cavendor; and sons, Dwayne (Dana) Plunkett, James (Argelia) Plunkett, and David Plunkett; five grandsons, four granddaughters and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters. “We’ll see what’s what and go from there.”

Graveside Services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Olivet Cemetery. Condolences may be offered at www.schradercares.com.


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