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Obituaries: Balcaen, Lockwood, Tarr

Kerry Lin Balcaen

Kerry Lin Balcaen, 65, was born on April 27th, 1955 in Cheyenne, WY to Carleen and Elmer Balcaen. His spirit departed from Chandler Regional Hospital on February 14th, 2021. He lived in Cheyenne, WY for 55 years and in Gilbert/Chandler, AZ for almost 11 years.

Kerry operated and eventually owned Balcaen’s Body Shop for his entire professional career working alongside his brother and his dad.

Kerry was preceded in death by his two sisters, Kathy Martin and Debbye Lathrop and his parents Elmer and Carleen Balcaen.

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He is survived by his two children Tanner Balcaen (Staci) and Hailey Riley (Jason) and six grandchildren: Tatum Balcaen; Nicole Sanford; Jax Balcaen; and Keegan; Hudson; and Brendan Riley. He also leaves his brother, Kevin Balcaen, nieces, and nephews.

Kerry loved racing and cars, and a part of his heart will always belong to Big Country Speedway. Whether he was winning a track championship or watching a race on Sunday from the comfort of his home, Kerry’s love for racing was in etched into his DNA. Not only did he love racing, but he was also passionate about restoring cars. He was in the middle of restoring a ’34 Ford prior to his death. In 2005, he had an opportunity to be part of the American Television Series “Overhaulin’”. Kerry also loved going boating and jet-skiing at various Wyoming lakes like Guernsey and Glendo with his family and friends.

Kerry’s unwavering love for his children was evident through all of his years as a dad. From the many school and sporting events to partnering with Tanner to race a Thunder Car, he would do almost anything for Hailey and Tanner. To his children, he was “Dad” and to his grandchildren, he was “Papa”. His grandkids loved their Papa, and he was a dedicated one. He changed diapers, made them meals, picked them up from school, took them to get treats and joyfully laughed when they did something funny.

In his later years, Kerry reestablished his relationship with God and Jesus and was on a journey to solidify his faith. Friends and family championed his efforts and now Kerry walks among the angels.

Memorial services will be held at Wiederspahn Radomsky on Saturday, February 27th at 10 a.m. with a reception following in The Gathering Place.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations to be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of choice.


Timothy Jamaes Lockwood

Timothy James Lockwood of Cheyenne, Wyo., passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 13, 2021 at the age of 81.

Tim was born to the parents Clark Augustus Lockwood and Cathron Mary Reardon on July 22, 1939 in Billings, Mont. He spent his formative years in Laurel, Mont., where his large family of aunts, uncles and cousins all grew up together in a tight knit family. He married the love of his life, Kathleen Camille Robot, on September 16, 1961 in Laurel, Mont. They had two children, Kathleen (Casey) and Timothy.

He received degrees in fine arts from Montana State University, accounting from the University of Montana and a master’s in business administration from the University of Nebraska. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1962. After serving at multiple stations, including overseas in Turkey, he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel with 20 years of service. He finished his professional career working in Information Technology with Key Bank in Cheyenne. He also opened the first espresso shop in Cheyenne – Coffee Express – with his wife, Kathleen, in 1992.

He loved the outdoors, fishing, woodworking, good food and teasing his grandchildren.

Tim is survived by his wife, Kathleen; his daughter, Kathleen Lockwood (Erick); his son, Timothy Lockwood (Carrie); his sister, Beverly Jane Cromwell; four grandchildren Clark, Norah, Oliver and Griffin; his nieces, Prudence, Julie and Nora; and many close cousins.

A memorial service will be held at Schrader’s Funeral Home February 24 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family asks you to consider a donation to the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies, a cause Tim was passionate about.


Phyllis A Tarr,

On Sunday, February 7, 2021, Phyllis A Tarr, of Cheyenne WY died at Providence Alaska Medical Center, at the age of 65. Phyllis was born on September 23, 1955, in Butte, Montana to Helen Perry and grew up in the New England area. She is survived by her sisters, Dottie Perry, Sarah Van Der Wende, Hester Douglas, and brother Bronson Bateman; her children Michael Paul, Cindy Germain, Sarah Evans, and Lilie Klein; 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her mother Helen Bateman and son Connor Tarr.

Phyllis lived in Wyoming for 16 years working as a Certified Nurse Midwife. She worked in labor and delivery most of her life, working her way up from Nursing Assistant to ultimately Nurse Practitioner. Phyllis dedicated her life to her patients and education. In her free time, she enjoyed working in her garden, cross-stitching, and spending time at her cabin in Redfeather Lakes, CO.

A service will be held at Wiederspahn-Radomsky funeral home on Saturday, March 13th at 2 pm. A live, virtual service option will be available to those who are not able to attend in person.


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