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Obituaries: Sandoval, Smith Jr., Eckhardt

Alejandro “Alex” A. Sandoval

Alejandro “Alex” Sandoval, Sr., 77, of Cheyenne passed away July 26, 2021 at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.

He was born January 15, 1944 in Holman, NM to Pacomio and Rumaldita Sandoval.  He was an auto painter and a member of the Catholic Church.

He is survived by his children, Alex Sandoval, Janette Vigil (Eddie Cisneros), Theresa (Michael) Benson, Adriana (Adolf) Castaneda and Alejandro Sandoval, Jr. (Heather)  all of Cheyenne; grandchildren, Alan, Alexa, Jaeden, Karylee, Roxanne, Gerard, Christell, Christopher, Maria, Janissa, Isaiah, Carlos, Angelo and Romman; seven great-grandchildren; siblings, Pacomio “Packy” Sandoval, Nancy Rios, and Rita Ortega; and his significant other, June Herrera of Cheyenne.

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He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Celestino “Bob”, William Sandoval and Gloria Martinez.

A service will be livestreamed and may be viewed 9:00 a.m., Saturday, August 14, 2021 on this website

Cremation has taken place under the care of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home, 2222 Russell Ave., Cheyenne, WY 82001.

Clarence Smith, Jr.,

Clarence Smith, Jr., 93, of Cheyenne passed away July 28, 2021 in Cheyenne.

He was born January 31, 1928 in Moore Township, MI to Clarence and Rachel Smith.  He married Hilary Wood on July 6, 1959 in Cass City, MI.  He had retired from the US Air Force and was a painter.

He is survived by is wife, Hilary Smith; children, Louie, Steve, Wayne, David, Jeff, Michael, Jo, Joanne, Mary, Heather and Hilary; 22 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Debbie, Elizabeth and Paul.

He was preceded in death by is parents, and a son, Dennis Smith.

Burial of his urn will be in Cheyenne National Cemetery.

Cremation has taken place under the care of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home, 2222 Russell Ave., Cheyenne WY 82001.

Nancy A Eckhardt

Nancy Ann Eckhardt, (Aunt Nancy) 97, Of Cheyenne, Wyoming, died on July 28,2021 in Cheyenne. She was born May 12, 1924 in Wheatland, Wyoming. She married the one and only love of her life, Johnny Eckhardt. They spent much of their married life traveling.

Nancy worked at Mountain Bell much of her adult life having retired at 55.

Nancy had a heart of gold and was loved by all. She is survived by several nieces and nephews; Monica Mallon (Jim, Sarah, Chris, Phoenix, Tristan and Jordyn), Tracy Kiddie (Rich and Jennifer), Randy Knudson (Robyn, Rhea, Nicole and Ashton, Amanda and Issac Wentz, and Meagan Knudson), Rhea Knudson (Lilyanna, Beckham and Finlee). All being the lights of her life, she treated them as her own. There are also many many more loving family and friends surviving.

Nancy was preceded in death by her father and mother; Joseph and Anna Knudson; brothers and sisters, Nubbins, Oscar, Edith, Charlie, and Joey. She outlived all of her brothers and sister.

Graveside services will be held at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 10:30am, followed by a get together at Aunt Nancy’s.

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