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Obituaries: Desaire Sr., Rusch, Roybal

Donald M. Desaire, Sr.

John H. Roybal, 74, of Cheyenne, Wyoming passed away on Friday, September 10, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

John was born December 15, 1946 in Costilla, New Mexico, a son of the late Frederico and Emma (Arellano) Roybal.

John attended Natrona County High School in Casper, Wyoming and later received his Bachelor of Education in mathematics and his Master of Education in mathematics from the University of Wyoming. He married Ann Jean Apodaca in Riverton, Wyoming on September 16, 1967 while serving honorably in the United States Army from 1969-1970.

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John worked as a mathematics teacher at Carey Junior High School in Cheyenne for 22 years and also taught at Central High School for 12 years.  His talents led him to serve as an instructor at Laramie County Community College for an additional 17 years.  He was an active parishioner of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and he will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

John is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Ann J. Roybal; son, Fredrick (Valerie) Roybal; daughter, Cindy (Eddie) Coronado; daughter, Heaven (Morgan Nason) White; two sisters, Anna Wilkinson and Diana Craig; and six grandchildren, Briana, Amber, Elena, Isabella, Kennedy and Lincoln.

He is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Teresa Martinez and Priscilla Romero.

A Vigil for the Deceased will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.  A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 15th at 2:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.  An interment service will be held on Thursday, September 16th at 2:30 p.m. at Wyoming Memorial Gardens in Casper.

Donald M. Desaire, Sr., 79, of Cheyenne, Wyoming passed away September 8, 2021 at the VA Medical Center in Cheyenne.

He was born April 23, 1942 in Damar, Kansas to Leo and Violeta Deloris Desaire. He married Nancy Lee Harp on October 21, 1961 in Dallas, Texas. He was a veteran, having served in the US Air Force and was the chief housing inspector for the Housing Authority for the City of Loveland, Colorado.  He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Loveland.

He is survived by his children, Don (Julie) Desaire, Jr. of Cheyenne, Monica (Marvin) Baudendistel of Loveland and Matthew (Lauren) Desaire of Loveland; siblings, Arlinda McLaughlin of Pinedale, WY, Richard Desaire of Salina, KS, Marva Gill of St. Marys, OH, Leland Desaire of Hutchison, KS, Martin Desaire of Salina, KS, Jonetta Petty of Salina, KS, and Karyl Wilson of Salina, KS; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Nancy Desaire; and siblings, Michael Desaire and Marrilene Divelbiss.

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A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 17, 2021 in the Lakeview Chapel at Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home in Cheyenne with interment to follow in the Cheyenne National Cemetery.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.schradercares.com.


Mary M. Rusch

Mary M. Rusch, 76, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on September 9, 2021. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

Mary fought a courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis for more than 30 years. She taught her children and grandchildren to cherish family and to persevere through life’s challenges.

Mary was born on May 11, 1945 to Archie and Ona Dalton. Mary grew up in Deep Creek, Nebraska until her family moved to Lusk, Wyoming during WWII.

She married James “Jim” Rusch on June 20, 1970.

Mary was known by her grandchildren as Mimi, an adoring and devoted grandmother. Mimi adored her 5 grandchildren, teaching them unconditional love and cherishing every moment with them.

Mary graduated from high school in Lusk, Wyoming and went on to get her bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in English from Sioux Falls College. She went on to complete her Masters degree in Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado. She was licensed in the state of Wyoming as a professional counselor. Mary was the director of the LCCC Adult Learning Center. Mary’s pride was in her students and colleagues as she shared her passion for learning with hundreds of students.

Mary also enjoyed many friendships tremendously and welcomed all into her home. Her warm personality was contagious to everyone she met.

Mary is survived by her husband, James Rusch; children, Christine Marie Perry (Ron Neese) of Nashville, Sherry Lynn Upward of Cheyenne, and Steven (Kate) Rusch of Estes Park; and grandchildren, Madison Perry, Kennedy Perry, Lauren Upward, Lindsey Upward and Liam Rusch. She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her brother, Chester A. Dalton. 

A Memory Service will be held Monday at 3:00 p.m. at Calvary Chapel, located at 9209 Ridge Road, with interment to follow in Olivet Cemetery. 



John H. Roybal,

John H. Roybal, 74, of Cheyenne, Wyoming passed away on Friday, September 10, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

John was born December 15, 1946 in Costilla, New Mexico, a son of the late Frederico and Emma (Arellano) Roybal.

John attended Natrona County High School in Casper, Wyoming and later received his Bachelor of Education in mathematics and his Master of Education in mathematics from the University of Wyoming. He married Ann Jean Apodaca in Riverton, Wyoming on September 16, 1967 while serving honorably in the United States Army from 1969-1970.

John worked as a mathematics teacher at Carey Junior High School in Cheyenne for 22 years and also taught at Central High School for 12 years.  His talents led him to serve as an instructor at Laramie County Community College for an additional 17 years.  He was an active parishioner of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and he will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

John is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Ann J. Roybal; son, Fredrick (Valerie) Roybal; daughter, Cindy (Eddie) Coronado; daughter, Heaven (Morgan Nason) White; two sisters, Anna Wilkinson and Diana Craig; and six grandchildren, Briana, Amber, Elena, Isabella, Kennedy and Lincoln.

He is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Teresa Martinez and Priscilla Romero.

A Vigil for the Deceased will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.  A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 15th at 2:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.  An interment service will be held on Thursday, September 16th at 2:30 p.m. at Wyoming Memorial Gardens in Casper.


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