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Obituaries: Sullivan, Green

Marjorie A. Sullivan

Marjorie Ann Sullivan, 89, was called home to be with her maker on April 21, 2021 surrounded by her family at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. Marge was born on April 22, 1931 to George and Mildred Wichman in Horse Creek, Wyoming during a snow storm.

She graduated from Cheyenne High in 1949 and went on to work as an operator for a short time for Mountain Bell. She furthered her professional career with Stock Growers National Bank, staying with them through many name changes, and retiring from Wyoming National Bank after 40 years of dedicated service as the Personal Banking Officer: Heritage Club Coordinator. While at the bank she helped establish the Visa charge card to businesses in downtown Cheyenne.

She married Robert B. Sullivan November 5, 1955 after sparking a connection through many written letters back and forth to South Korea after his sister Charlotte asked to set up the pen pal connection. They were married for 64 years. They gave birth to two sons, George E. Sullivan in 1956 and Jay B. Sullivan in 1967.

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Retirement was short lasted when she went back to work for Rocky Mountain Federal until the birth of her first granddaughter Amber Sullivan in 1994. Her passion for fostering her grandchildren in their early years of life continued with the birth of Zachary Sullivan (2003), Lauren Sullivan (2004) and Brooklynn Sullivan (2006). Marge and Bob were instrumental in providing the building blocks of education and discovery in their grandchildren until they went to school. She enjoyed playing the piano and teaching the grandchildren. They then found much delight in going to the numerous honor societies, games, sports competitions and programs. No matter what her grand-kids were involved in she always supported their contributions with the purest heart.

She was a dedicated affiliate of Oak Leaf Chapter #6 of Eastern Star where she served as Worthy Matron and secretary/treasurer for many years. She spent time as an Elder and member of Friendship of Mariners at the First Presbyterian Church of Cheyenne. She found great joy in planning the Horse Creek Community reunions and reminiscing on the way life was lived out West.

Marge is survived by son George (Deebs) Sullivan, son Jay (Cyndi) Sullivan, granddaughter Amber Sullivan, grandson Zachary Sullivan, granddaughter Lauren Sullivan and granddaughter Brooklynn Sullivan and numerous loved nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert, and sister Helen Frye.
Cremation has taken place with memorial service to follow on Saturday May 8, 2021 at 2:00 pm held at Wiederspahn/Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes located at 1900 E. 19th Street Cheyenne, Wy 82001. The service will be live streamed at beginning at 2:00 pm. Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.

Stephen Francis Green

On Monday February 8, 2021, Stephen Francis Green, devoted husband and loving father, passed away at age 73 after a short, but courageous battle with Covid-19.

Steve was born on January 27, 1948 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to Francis and Madonna (Turgeon) Green as the second oldest of seven children. His family moved to Cheyenne in 1961 and he graduated from Seton Catholic High School in 1966. The following year Steve enlisted in the US Navy and served as a Radarman 3rd Class on the USS Truxtun, the USS Savage, and the USS Fox. Following his time in the military, Steve explored several careers such as an officer and DMV examiner at the Port of Entry in Gillette, WY from 1971-1973; a bus driver with Trailways Travel in Cheyenne,
WY from 1974-1976; and a salesperson at Erickson’s Hardware in Cheyenne, before finally settling down as a mail processing equipment mechanic for the U.S. Postal Service in Cheyenne, where he worked from 1978 until 1998. Steve was a member of the ACLU and proudly served in all officer positions for the American Postal Workers Union during his many years with the post office.

Steve also worked for four years in the print shop at the Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins, WY before becoming a baker in the kitchen of the Wyoming State Penitentiary for the last 16 years. Surprisingly, Steve very much enjoyed his final profession and happily regaled his family with tales of recipe creation and the science behind baking for more than 500 people every day.

After their meet-cute at a local finance company in 1970, where Steve successfully collected a telephone number and a car loan, he married his young sweetheart Sharon Jones on June 13th, 1972 at St. Mary’s Cathedral. They raised two daughters together, Michelle and Tracy and would have celebrated their 49th anniversary this year.

Steve was an active outdoor enthusiast and longtime member of the Cheyenne Field Archers, and Bowhunters of Wyoming, and served as a contributing editor for the BOW Newsletter. As an avid hunter and fisherman, Steve’s most prized trophies included a 6- point, bull-elk-antler wall mount, a 25-inch walleye mount, and a black bear skin rug.

Steve was passionate about the outdoors and shared his love of archery, camping, and fishing with his daughters.

Due to his time in the US Navy, Steve developed a well-known love for science, especially meteorology and learned much about the subject over the years as a hobbyist. Steve took the only photos of the formation of Cheyenne’s 1979 EF3 tornado as he chased it down Dell Range Avenue, of which the NWS of Cheyenne has archived as part of the official record of the event.

Steve also loved geology, coin collecting, classic rock, harmonica jazz, attending drag racing events at Bandimere Speedway in Colorado and at the Douglas Motorsports Park in Wyoming, and owned a mint condition
1967 Plymouth GTX. During his years at the Wyoming State Penitentiary, Steve became an avid reader and devoured books on geology, meteorology, and Catholic theology. He enthusiastically read, from cover to cover, his subscriptions to Scientific American, Discovery, and Wyoming Wildlife magazines.

Steve was known for his quick wit and smile, his love for debate, his desire to help the underdog, and his playful antagonism. Steve’s wrapping-paper-roll sword fights, Christmas-wrapping-paper battles, rubber-band wars, and stinky-sock attacks are legendary! Steve will always be known by those who loved him the most as Uncle Skinny, Grizz, Dear Ol’ Dad, and Poppie.

He was proud to be part of such a close-knit family and thankful that all his siblings and their large families resided in Cheyenne. He was deeply grateful and humbled by every visit, phone call, greeting card, and letter
he received from his family during his time at the Penitentiary. Stephen was preceded in death by his father, Francis; his mother, Madonna; his father-in-law, Henry Jones; his mother-in-law, Dorothy Jones; his eldest sister, Marsha Oakes; two nephews, Shane Green, and James Green; and a niece, Jennifer Rosner.

He is survived by his wife Sharon, his daughters Michelle (Jerome) Swanson, and Tracy (Seth) Homan; his brothers and sisters, Cecilia (Jerry) Ocheskey, Debbie (Dave) Welshans, Vance (Terrie) Green, Vincent (Susan) Green, and Judson (Kellie) Green; his eight grandchildren, Stephen Swanson, Emma Homan, Natalie Swanson, Madeleine Swanson, Averie Homan, Aubrie Homan, Violette Swanson, and Evan Homan; and
numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday May 4, 2021, at Holy Trinity Church at 10:00am with a rosary the night before, Monday May 3 at 7:00pm, at Wiederspahn- Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes. In lieu of flowers, any donations should be sent to Cheyenne Field Archers JOAD scholarship program in care of Lora Ketterling.

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