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Obituaries: Barge, Fiedor, Kanard

Arjane K. Barge

Arjane K. Barge, 69, of Cheyenne passed away September 3, 2021 at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.

She was born April 5, 1952 in Kindley Air Force Base, Bermuda to Bartlow and Roberta Barge.

She is survived by her mother, Roberta Barge of Ft. Worth, TX; children, Brent White of Idaho, Russell (Carissa) White of Cheyenne, Jared (Nichola) White of Cheyenne, Stuart White of Cheyenne and Dillon White of Tucson, AZ; grandchildren, Whitney Borton, Chase and Sage White and Makyleigh and Kiana White; great-grandchild, Averie Drake; siblings, Jeff (Sheryl) Barge of Arlington, TX and Bill (Nancy) Barge of Bozeman, MT; sister-in-law Kathy Barge of Bedford, WY.

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She was preceded in death by her father and a brother Bart Barge, Jr.

Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 17, 2021 in the Lakeview Chapel at Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home.

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Alixe C. Fiedor

Alixe C. Fiedor, 80, of Cheyenne, Wyoming passed away September 2, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born November 11, 1940 in Sheridan, Wyoming, a daughter of the late Cecil and Frances (Stadalman) Paulus.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wyoming in 1963. She then graduated with a Masters of Nursing degree in 1965 from the University of Washington. She moved back to Wyoming to start her career as an Instructor to Associate Professor at the University of Wyoming teaching public nursing courses and leadership management for 18 years. After her years of teaching she spent the remainder of her career at the City County Health Department starting out as a public health patient care specialist. She then took on a position as a temporary nursing supervisor before becoming a Public Health Nursing principal specialist. She then became Supervisor of the nursing wing until she retired in 2006. During her career she received many awards and Nurses Recognitions, including Nurse of the Year, Outstanding Public Health Service and Leadership in Nursing.

Some of her favorite hobbies were spending time with her family, gardening, reading, playing bridge, attending dinner theater, and her love for her pets. During her many years of service as a Public Health Nurse, she formed many lifelong friendships and enjoyed spending time with a wonderful group of strong women, which eventually formed into the Red Hat group of (mostly) retired nurses.

She is survived by three daughters, Carolyn Alami (Bechir Mathlouthi), Nadya Alami (Michael Schaaf) and Leila Alami (Richard Phillips); brother, John “Jack” Paulus; and two grandchildren, Nour Mathlouthi and Timothy Schaaf.

She is preceded in death by her parents Cecil and Frances Paulus and brother, Oren “Mack” Hellesvig.

A memorial service will be celebrated on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lakeview Chapel at Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home with a reception to follow at the Schrader Reception Center.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to charities including St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Cheyenne Animal Shelter, American Lung Association or any charity of your choice.

Mary Kathryn Kanard

Mary Kathryn Kanard died peacefully at her home on September 5, 2021.  She was 83 years old.

Mary Kathryn was born on her parents’ cattle ranch in Stafford, Nebraska on May 23, 1938.  She grew up in Holdrege, Nebraska with her mother, Wilda Carr, her sister, Connie Burton, and her brother, Patrick Carr.  She attended nursing school at St. Joseph’s College of Nursing in Omaha, Nebraska.  After becoming a registered nurse, she returned to Holdrege to work and later moved to St. Louis, Missouri where she earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing at Saint Louis University School of Nursing.  She met her future husband, Robert R. Kanard, MD at the university’s hospital.  Their first child, Mary Elizabeth, was born in St. Louis and they later moved to Iowa City, Iowa where their second child, Anne Margaret, was born.  They settled in Cheyenne where their third child, Robert Carr, was born.

Mary Kathryn was very active in the community and volunteered across the city including Meals-on-Wheels, playing flute for the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, and the Girl Scouts.  She returned to nursing at De Paul Hospital in the emergency department, then as a night supervisor, and finally with home health care.  Her true passion was caring for terminally ill patients and helping them to die with dignity.  She started the hospice program in Cheyenne at De Paul Hospital which she coordinated for many years.  However, she saw a larger need within the community and started the Wyoming Hospice Organization and participated in the National Hospice Organization.  Mary Kathryn also received leadership awards from the National Hospice Organization, the Wyoming Hospice Organization, and an All-Time Service Award from Davis Hospice Center in 2008.  Her ultimate dream was realized when she helped develop and design the Davis Hospice Center with its 12 inpatient beds.  Following its construction, she volunteered throughout the center until her illness.

She is survived by her husband, Robert R. Kanard; daughters, Elizabeth Kanard of Burlington, VT and Anne Kanard of Fort Collins, CO; son, Robert C. Kanard of Santa Barbara, CA; daughter-in-law, Lisa Itamura; and five grandchildren, Alexander, Sophia, Lillian, Eleanor and Lucia.

A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral.  An interment service will follow in Olivet Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Davis Hospice Center through Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Foundation, 214 East 23rd Street, Cheyenne, WY 82001.

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