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Obituaries: Gebhardt, Gillett, Buchholtz

Robert M Gebhardt

Robert Gebhardt, 59, of Cheyenne Wyoming, died August 3rd, 2021. He was born April 22, 1962in Denver, Colorado. Robert was a well-known “cable guy”, he loved electronics and rockets.

He was well loved by many. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Angela Gebhardt; children, Dustin Gebhardt, William Gebhardt, Kathryn Fiore, Kristina Gebhardt; sister, Erin Allen, 9 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Isabelle Gebhardt, sister Tracy Elkins and grandson Maddox Gebhardt.

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No services will be held; however, an open house style reception is available for anyone who would like to visit the family Sunday, August 8th, from 1 to 4pm, at 715 W. 24th Street.

Garry B. Gillett

Garry “Hillbilly” Gillett passed away peacefully at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center in Cheyenne, after a long battle with cancer. He was born on August 25, 1947 in Crabtree, North Carolina.

Garry was a master mechanic and loved any car, running or not running, old or new, any truck (Mater was his favorite truck) and anything that had moving parts filled with grease, oil, dirt and posed a challenge to repair. He worked at Buzz’s transmission for many years and you could always stop by for a cold “soder” and a “shootin the breeze session” at the Sinclair Station. Garry never retired from trying to make people happy. He was a kind, generous, gracious man who had many talents. He loved the outdoors, and his favorite hobby was collecting knives. He loved woodworking and carpentry when he was not mechanically overloaded with work.

Garry was very well known to the travelling bands throughout numerous states for many years. If not for his mechanical talents, when the buses, trucks, cars, trailers broke down many of them would have not made their “gigs” on time. You could say he became a “dad” to many of them, nurturing their careers and supporting their musical careers in and out of the clubs.

He is survived by his best friend and loving wife Cris Gillett, his mother-in-law Louise Alvarez. Cris and Garry were married on December 11, 1981 and have spent the last 40 years celebrating their life together with their families and hundreds of friends.

Garry has two daughters Cissy (David) Chambers and Cindy (Larry) Fugate, a son Tim (Lisa) all living in North Carolina. He has seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. If Garry would have started a Facebook page, his “friends with” would have been in the thousands. He was a very loved man.

Garry was preceded in death by his parents Walker and Maggie Gillett, beloved father-in-law Adolph Alvarez, and brothers Howard and Jim Gillett.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation in honor of Garry Gillett to the Cheyenne Regional Cancer Center, 214 East 23rd Street, Cheyenne, WY 82001.

Always remember “The Greatest of All Gifts Are Your Families and Friends.”

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel.

Joyce Elaine Buchholtz

Joyce Elaine Buchholtz, 77, of Cheyenne passed away August 2, 2021 in Cheyenne.

She was born January 6, 1944 in Cheyenne to Hubert “Slim” and Katherine Cooper.

She married Charles Buchholtz January 17, 1960 in Cheyenne. She retired from Laramie County School District #1 as a bus driver.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Buchholtz; daughters, Peggy (Jim) Garrett, Ronda (Jeff) Dierks, Susan (John) Lincoln, and Rose (Jim) Richardson; brothers, Ronald (Vicki) Cooper, and David (Norma) Cooper; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Vicki Hudson, Marashene Cooper; and one brother, Steven Cooper.

A private family memorial service will be held a later date.

Cremation is under the care of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Cheyenne Animal Shelter.

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