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Obituaries: Dailey, Watson, Trosper

Joyce Lynn Dailey

Joyce Lynn Dailey, 74, of Cheyenne passed away April 5, 2021 surrounded by family.

Joyce was born December 23, 1946 in Pampa, Texas to Earl and Eleanor (Reese) Noel. She married Bernie Dailey on November 6, 1976 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Cheyenne. Growing up, Joyce enjoyed raising animals for 4H on the small farm in Carpenter with her brother and sister. She would help her brother on his farm, driving the tractor even after she was married and had kids of her own. Joyce worked for the State of Wyoming in Medical Claims for Medicaid and Workers Comp. But, the job Joyce was the proudest of was the 19 years she spent being a stay-at-home mom.

Joyce was a wonderful mother and wife. She was very involved with her kids, from PTA and school activities and thousands of soccer games and practices, she was always there. She loved her granddaughters and loved playing with them and she was a great snuggler. The girls loved taking naps with grandma. She was a wonderful baker and her carrot cake was well known. She always stayed positive throughout her battle with M.S. and her patience was amazing.

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Joyce is survived by her husband, Bernie Dailey; children, Bob (Shannan) Dailey of Cheyenne, Becky (Brady) Morris of Gillette, and Bill Dailey of Cheyenne; siblings, Gene (Donna) Noel of Martin, South Dakota, and Elaine Noel of Cheyenne; grandchildren, Grace and Ava; and many nieces and nephews.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents.

A visitation will be held at Lakeview Chapel at Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home Thursday, April 8th, at 4:00 p.m. A Vigil for the Deceased will be held at Lakeview Chapel at Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home Thursday, April 8th, at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Liturgy will be held Friday, April 9th at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral, with interment to follow at Olivet Cemetery. Reception to follow at the Schrader Reception Center.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joyce’s name to Davis Hospice Center.

Services are under the care of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home, located at 2222 Russell Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001.


Donna Rae Watson

Donna Rae Watson, 72, of Cheyenne, died on March 28, 2021 at Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne, WY.

She was born on Dece¬mber 12, 1948 in Can¬ton, Ohio.

Donna was an office manager at a cardiologist’s office for most of her career before moving to Cheyenne to be close to her grandchildren. Donna loved collecting antiques, gardening and spending time with her two grandchildren. Before her long struggle with COPD, she maintained a large outdoor garden and dome greenhouse.

She is survived by her daughter Erin Gorney (Peter) of Cheyenne, Wyoming; two grandchildren Teagan and Evan Gorney; son Michael Straub (Lori) of Longmont, Colorado; and brother Robert Huber of Alamosa, Colorado.

Donna was preceded in death by her husband David Watson; mother Joan Huber; and father Phillip Huber.


Iris V. Trosper

Iris V. Trosper, 100, of Cheyenne passed away April 1, 2021 at Lifecare Center of Cheyenne.

She was born May 18, 1920 in Cheyenne to Louis and Amelia Schroeder.  She married Clayton Trosper on January 30, 1939 in Littleton, CO.  She was a homemaker and an office manager in her husband’s State Farm Insurance agency.  She was a member of Mizpah Chapter #36, O.E.S. (past Worthy Matron), Cancer Assistance Association and X-JWC. 

She and her husband were very active in the Masonic Organization, they traveled extensively in both their motorhome and on cruises, having visited all 50 states.  They were avid snowmobilers in the Snowy Range area, where they had a cabin.   She took pride in showing her Cocker Spaniel, Shadow, that went on to be a Grand Champion.

She is survived by her daughters, Cherrie (Mark) Read of Cheyenne and Bonne (Bill) White of Mesa, AZ; 5 grandchildren and 5  great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; granddaughter, Amanda Read; and siblings, Helen Garhan, Herbert Schroeder, Melba Schroeder and Robert Schroeder.

Cremation has taken place and private interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery.  Services are under the care of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home.  Condolences may be offered at www.schradercares.com, or to Cherrie at 5414 Laura Dawn Ave., Cheyenne, WY 82009.


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