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Obituaries: Trowbridge, Gertsch, Simmons, Kincaid, Ruegsegger

Kenneth Trowbridge

Kenneth Trowbridge, 73, of Cheyenne, passed on June 3, 2021. He was born September 29, 1947, in Gregory South Dakota.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Davis Hospice Center. Condolences can be left online at

Theodore Charles “Ted” Gertsch

Theodore Charles “Ted” Gertsch, 87, of Cheyenne, died on Sunday, June 6, 2021 in Cheyenne.

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He was born on December 3, 1933 in Holyoke, Colorado, and served in the U.S. Army before attending the University of Wyoming, receiving his Civil Engineering Degree with Honor, in May of 1962.Ted served for four years with the University of Wyoming (IW) Physical Plant and four years as a full-time instructor in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering. He also served UW as an adjunct professor in the department from 1995-1998.

Ted cofounded Gertsch/Baker and Associates in Laramie, Wyoming in 1973, and was actively involved in the company for many years. Along with consulting, he was involved with the Laramie City Council for six years, serving as mayor for two years during that same time. He was active with the Wyoming Senate for one year, Laramie Kiwanis, Laramie Chamber of Commerce, and the Boy Scouts of America.

Through 2019 Ted served as a member of the City of Cheyenne Housing and Community Development Committee and also was involved in the Parent Advisory Committee for Laramie County School District #1 of Cheyenne.

In recent years, Ted enjoyed meeting his coffee buddies every morning and discussing building projects and doing crosswords. Ted was an accomplished woodworker and almost always had a project going. Ted was a friend to so many and was good and kind. His family and friends here will miss him, but he is no in his forever home with the LORD and those family members that preceded him.

Ted is survived by his sister, Shirley Schneider of Lakewood, Colorado; sister-in-law, Bobbie Gertsch of Cheyenne; hisbrother Carol Gertsch (Yvonne) of Loveland, Colorado; and many nieces, nephews, and special friends.

Ted was preceded in death by his parents, Helen and Paul Gertsch; and by his brothers, Clifford and Marvin Gertsch.

A small, close family and friend service (per Ted’s wishes) will be held at Cheyenne Hills Church.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Ted’s memory to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter.

Jean Simmons

Jean Simmons, 88, beloved wife of Lewis Simmons, mother of five children (Lois Albright, Sharon Carlberg, Wes Simmons, Scott Simmons, and Rodney Simmons), grandmother, and great grandmother, passed from this earth on June 06, 2021. Jean was born in South Shields, England on December 13, 1932 to David and Eliza Dowie. She married Lewis who was stationed in England with the United States Air Force.

They were joined in marriage on March 13, 1954 and will be “together forever”.

Jean will be cremated, and the husband and wife will be interred together when Lewis is called to join her again. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who will be missed by her family and friends.

No services are scheduled at this time.

We love you, Jean!

Donald Ray “Donnie” Kincaid

Donald Ray “Donnie” Kincaid, 54, of Cheyenne, died on June 3, 2021 in Cheyenne. He was born on September 8, 1966 in Ft. Collins, Colorado.

Donnie worked as a plumbing manager at FEWAFB Civil Service.

He graduated from Cheyenne East High School in 1985 and attended the University of Wyoming.

Donnie is survived by his father, Wesley Kincaid of Cheyenne; and a brother, Charles “Chuck” Kincaid of North Platte, Nebraska.

No services are currently scheduled.

Nancy Ruegsegger

Nancy (Coats) Ruegsegger of Cheyenne died on June, 6, 2021. She was born in 1964 in Vicenza, Italy.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 19 at 11:00 at First Christian Church in Loveland, Colorado.

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