Manuel N. Vieyra, 83, passed away April 3, 2021 in Cheyenne. He was born on June 17, 1937 to Samuel and Helen (Navarro) Vieyra in Greeley, CO.
Manuel worked for Union Pacific Railroad and retired in 1991. He loved the work he did and always told stories of working on the tracks, being a conductor, and foreman. He also did Search and Rescue for several years.
He loved Cheyenne Frontier Days and went to every parade. He would show up hours before each parade to get his “special spot.” He also enjoyed the rodeo and watching the cattle run. He prided himself in being a handyman and was able to work magic with his hands, including building a greenhouse to hold all his wife’s plants. He loved being outside and would enjoy going to the lake on weekends to go fishing, working in his yard, and chopping wood.
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Manuel is survived by his children Karina, David, Julie, Bobby, and Jeanne Vieyra; Adam and Loren Ackels, and Yvonne Adekale; brothers Adolph and Danny Vieyra; sisters Virginia and Rita Dobkins; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Services will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 10:00 am at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel with interment at Olivet Cemetery following the service.
Dorothy K. Baker died April 4, 2021 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She was born in Richmond, Indiana, on May 22, 1919, to Walter and Harriet (McMullen) Knollenberg and grew up on the family ranch near Crowheart, Wyoming.
Dorothy graduated from the University of Wyoming. She married Dale Baker of Laramie, Wyoming, on December 27, 1941. During the years of World War II she was employed in the personnel office of United Airlines in Cheyenne. Dorothy and Dale had one daughter, Anita.
In 1948 the family moved along with the United Airlines Maintenance Base to the San Francisco Bay Area. They lived in San Carlos, California, where Dorothy was a homemaker and community worker. She was active in PTA, served as guardian for her daughter’s Camp Fire Girl group, and taught Sunday school. She was talented at crafts, sewing most of her own and many of her daughter’s clothes and being proficient in embroidery, stenciling and Japanese brush painting. She and Dale enjoyed travel both within the US and to Germany, Czechoslovakia and Australia to visit family.
After her husband’s death in 1988, Dorothy returned to Cheyenne and made her home at Pointe Frontier. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Cheyenne.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Anita Cervenak, of Torrington, Wyoming (Ed Verplancke); nephews, Wesley (Kathy) and Eric (Marilynn) Knollenberg; and three great-nieces; and a great-nephew. She was predeceased by her sister Gertrude Peterson of Cheyenne and her brother George Knollenberg of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
There will be no public services, at her request. Cremation is under the care of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home, located at 2222 Russell Avenue, Cheyenne, WY, 82001.
Connie Jo Gutierrez, 71, of Cheyenne was called home to be with the Lord on April 4, 2021.
Connie was born February 23, 1950 in Coshocton, Ohio to Francis and Geeneva (Kinney) Welker. She married Andy A. Gutierrez on June 5, 1970 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Connie enjoyed crocheting, Bible crossword puzzles, and baking. She will be remembered for all the cinnamon rolls that she lovingly baked. She enjoyed the company of her family and her pets.
She is survived by children, Andy (Tammy) Gutierrez and Pat (Michele) Gutierrez, both of Wyoming; sister, Crystal (Larry) Regal of Ohio; grandchildren, Devin, Andy, Shawn, Tiffany, Caitlin, Colton, Ryan, Tori, and Stefani; great-grandchildren, Kendra and Remington; and many nieces and nephews.
Connie was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sister, Jody Halverson; and great-grandchild, Marcus Montoya.
A memorial service will be held at the Cavalry Chapel Cheyenne on Thursday, April 8th at 2:00 p.m.
Cremation is under the care of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home, located at 2222 Russell Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001.
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