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Obituaries: Turner, Martinez, Sullivan, Vigil, Blunn

Misao N Turner

Misao Nishizaka Turner, born 14 January 1935 in Saijo City, Japan died on 13 September 2021.

She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Augustus Turner Jr.

Ms. Turner is survived by her six children.

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Irene Lenore Martinez

Irene Lenore Martinez, 71, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.

Irene was born February 28, 1950 in Del Norte, Colorado, a daughter of the late Santiago A. and Amalia (Velasquez) Martinez.

Irene married Otoniel Jesse Martinez on November 14, 1966 in Sheridan, Wyoming.  She was a great woman with a heart of gold.

Irene is survived by her children, Brenda Martinez, Danny Martinez, Jesse Martinez, Renee Martinez and Janell Martinez, all of Cheyenne; three siblings, Naya Jimenez, Johnny Jimenez and Joe Velasquez; grandchildren, Douglas, Genieva, Brittany, Seth, Nick, Dante, Danni, Alexa, Aubrey, Vitashia, Santana, Destiny, Quentin, Kamarie, Orlando, Desiree, Stefano and Daren; 22 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Otoniel Jesse Martinez; siblings, Della Torres, Viola Quintana, Bernie Rodriguez, Theresa Renner, Susan Martinez and Nancy Martinez; and grandson, Isaiah Martinez.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. at the Lakeview Chapel at Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home.  A reception will follow at Forum 619 located at 619 South Greeley Highway, Cheyenne.

Services are entrusted to Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home, 2222 Russell Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001.


James “Pat” Sullivan

James “Pat” Patrick Sullivan, 83, of Cheyenne, Wyoming passed away at his home on September 9, 2021. He was born on February 13, 1938, in Cheyenne. Pat was a man of many talents, and worked as a bull rider, a team roper, a helicopter pilot, a fixed wing pilot, built fences, did road construction, and owned a water well drilling company.

Pat is survived by his wife of 64 years, Deanna Wietzel Sullivan; his three sons Clay (Deb) Sullivan, Shaw
Sullivan, and Thad Sullivan (Tana); brother Mike (Janice Mae) Sullivan; and sisters-in-law Floye Weekly and Jackie Jones.

He is preceded by his parents Eva Cox and Charles Sullivan. Cremation has taken place. The family is honoring Pat’s request that no services be held.


Marcia Vigil

Marcia Vigil, 92, of Cheyenne, Wyoming passed away September 10, 2021 at the Davis Hospice Center.

Marcia was born November 18, 1928 in Ledoux, New Mexico, a daughter of the late Frank and Deluvina (Romero) Espinoza.

Marcia was a devoted homemaker and also enjoyed working as a nurse’s aide in her earlier years.  Her many interests included cooking, baking, playing Bingo, and supporting the Colorado Rockies.  She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and St. Mary’s Cathedral.  She enjoyed many friendships and welcomed all into her home.

Marcia is survived by her daughters, Shirley (Michael Ramirez) Vigil, Loretta (Randy) Geoghan and Lorraine Korinek; son, James (Yuko) Vigil; sisters, Bernie Preston, Nora Talmadge, Stefanie (Ray Martinez) Talmadge, Vangie Valenzuela and Tina (Doug) Harms; grandchildren, Tracy Hlibichuk, Branson Vigil, Ryosei Mogi, Justin Donovan, Sean Donovan and Kelsie Korinek; great-grandchildren, Aubreigh Doran and Joss Doran; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Tony Espinoza, Ramon Espinoza and Corky Espinoza; and sister, Viola Sanchez.

A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Monday, October 4, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral.  An interment service will be held in Beth El Cemetery with a reception to follow at the Schrader Reception Center, 2222 Russell Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Davis Hospice Center, 6000 Sycamore Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009.


Ronald Wade Blunn

Ronald Wade Blunn passed with peace and strength on September 9th at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his family. Ron was born February 17th, 1940 in Denver, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his parents Montie and Beryl Blunn, his brothers Jim and Richard, and an infant daughter, Katherine Elizabeth.

Ron grew up on Golden Valley Ranch outside of Golden, Colorado. He was the youngest of three brothers. Ron was a true cowboy. He spent his youth and early adulthood ranching on his family’s beautiful, sprawling property with a view of today’s Blunn Reservoir and the Rocky Mountains. His childhood instilled in him an abiding love for nature and the lifestyle of the hard-working. Legend holds that, as a teenager, Ron rode his horse Fleeta over “The Belly of the Sleeping Indian” in the mountains of Arvada, a trek that even the most experienced hiker avoids. Ron became an electrician at Western Electric before relocating to rural South Dakota, where he continued his ranching lifestyle for 15 years.
In 1989, Ron moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming with his wife Beverly. Ron became heavily involved in youth sports. He served as President of the Cheyenne Junior League baseball organization, and he also served on the board for Senior Babe Ruth.

Ron was instrumental in developing and implementing Cheyenne’s first youth traveling baseball program in 1995. Ron loved coaching his sons and grandkids in many youth sports. He was his grandkids biggest fan and could always be found watching them play basketball, baseball, football, track, dance, and even swimming.

Ron loved the outdoors, especially camping in the Snowy Mountains of Wyoming. He and Bev went on camping trips every year. Ron enjoyed traveling, and even made a 3,000 mile road trip within the last year, achieving a lifelong dream of seeing a Civil War battlefield in Chattanooga. Ron loved history, shooting guns, spotting wildlife, and Cowgirl basketball games. He also loved his many dogs over the years, especially his schnauzers. Ron was the strong and silent type and had a gentle heart. He was full of wisdom and humor.

More than anything Ron loved his family, and he leaves behind many who will miss him and remember him every day. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Beverly Blunn, four sons Don Blunn (Becky) of Broomfield, Colorado, Michael Blunn (Stacy) of Thornton, Colorado, Wade Blunn (Amy) of Cheyenne, Jesse Blunn (Katie) of Cheyenne, along with 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

The family will be spreading Ron’s ashes at a later date in the Snowy Mountains, west of Arvada, he so loved. A public funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, September 25th at Wiederspahn Radomsky with a reception following at the Upstairs of the Asher Building. Family and friends are welcome to join. The service will be live streamed beginning at 2:00 pm Mountain Time at www.wrcfuneral.com.

For memorial contributions, the family has designated Thunderbird Athletics, 2800 East Pershing Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001.


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