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Obituaries: Edwards, Carter, Lechner

Charles W. Edwards

Charlie Edwards, 63, passed away unexpectedly at his home on August 25, 2021 in Cheyenne, WY. He was born on February 9, 1958 in Casper, Wyoming to Charles Wilson Edwards Sr. and Peggy Jean Fruits (Max Leroy Fruits).

One of his greatest passions in life was bringing a rundown motor of any kind back to life, where he was successful most of the time. He was loved by all who knew him.

He is survived by twin brother Carl (Lisa) Edwards; Sisters, Delinda (Doug) Peterson, Martha Zitterkopf, Joedy (Scott) Handford, his partner Christine Schmidt, as well as several nieces and nephews.

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Charlie is preceded in death by his parents.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation is under the care of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home. 2222 Russell Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82001.

I am free…don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free. I took His hand when I heard Him call, I turned my back and left it all. If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy. My life’s been full, I savored much, good friends, good times, and a loved one’s touch. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, ah yes, these things I too will miss. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief. Lift up your hearts and share with me. God wanted me now. He set me free.


Charles W. Edwards

Virl Dail Carter was born in the rural town of Lafe, Arkansas to Opal Overton Carter on May 11, 1939, and died just after midnight on August 26, 2021, in Cheyenne, Wyoming at the age of 82. As a member of the Silent or Builder Generation, Dail’s early years were not easy, especially having been born just months before the start of World War II. As with most women during World War II who went to work while the men answered the call to service in the military, Dail’s mother temporarily relocated to Lyons, Michigan, where she found work in a factory leaving Dail behind in Arkansas to be raised by his maternal grandparents, Overton Columbus and Daisie Mae (Webb) Carter. Dail met his wife, Doris (Cook) Carter, in Rawlins, WY and they were married in 1967 and had two children, Shree and Cameron.

Dail is preceded in death by his grandparents, Overton and Daisie Mae (Webb) Carter; mother, Opal Overton Carter; stepfather, E.G. Ward; siblings, Robert Ward, ReGene (Ward) Fitzgerald, and Larry Carter.

He is survived by his wife, Doris (Cook) Carter (Cheyenne, WY); daughter, Shree Carter (Costa Mesa, CA); son and daughter-in-law, Cameron and Tonia (Martin) Carter (Cheyenne, WY) along with grandson, Logan Carter; granddaughters, Alexis and Piper Carter; siblings, Jimmie D. Ward (St. Louis, MO), Joyce (Ward) Murray (St. Louis, MO), Nyoka “Sue” Carter (Bedford, VA), Carl Ward (White Plains, MO), James Ward (Kennett, MO), Sharon (Ward) Webb (St. Charles, MO), Jan (Ward) Blecher (Gibson, MO), Thurman Ward (White Plains, MO), Harold Ward (Poplar Bluff, MO); and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 2, 2021, at 10:00AM in the Chapel at Wiederspahn-Radomsky (Cheyenne, WY) with graveside to follow at Mountain View Memorial Park (Cheyenne, WY). Flowers for the service are welcomed, or in lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Cancer Center at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center to help in the continued research and treatment of cancer patients.


Robert A. Lechner

Robert A. Lechner, 87, of Cheyenne, Wyoming passed away Friday, August 27, 2021 at Life Care Center of Cheyenne.

Robert was born August 7, 1934 in Fargo, North Dakota, a son of the late Bertis H. and Ida G. (Thompson) Lechner.  He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Marion Lechner; his daughter, Nan Lechner; and son, Kevin Lechner.

A memorial service will be celebrated on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home with a reception to follow in the Schrader Reception Center.

Cremation is under the care of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home, 2222 Russell Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001.


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