Dustin James Finnerty. Born December 14, 1991 in Wheatland WY. Died January 11, 2022 in Sinclair, WY.
Dustin was the son of Martin Daniel Finnerty and Brigette Melanie (Finnerty) Henion. Thanks to
his Grandma Anita Finnerty, his first onesie sported the Denver Broncos logo. It was soon
traded in for a wrestling singlet, and Dustin was on his way to a very successful USA and high
school wrestling career over the next 15 years.
Dustin won multiple USA Freestyle and Greco Roman state championships. He also won the
Wyoming Governor’s award in 2008. Dustin was a four time high school state wrestling
championship placer, capping it off with his state championship in 2010. At age 6, Dustin began
a ritual that would continue throughout his wrestling career, giving his gold medals away to kids
who didn’t have one. When his father asked why he was doing that, he said ”look how happy it
makes him, and I’ve got more at home.” His love for others shined in everything Dustin did.
Dustin loved the outdoors and had a passion for sharing it with those he loved. This included
traveling, camping, fishing, hiking, hunting and just being in the mountains enjoying the land.
On June 17, 2017 Dustin married April Adamson and became a stepfather to Katlyn and Tripp.
He loved being a stepfather more than anything. The family traveled extensively and lived life
fully. When Dustin and April showed up for any occasion, they always sported coordinated
celebratory outfits and enough excitement for all. April and Dustin were inseparable and shared
a bond that was undeniable.
Dustin started a career in the oil and gas industry after high school. Most recently he worked for
Phillips 66 in southern Wyoming. Dustin had such pride in his work, and had the utmost respect
for his supervisors and coworkers. Dustin is survived by his wife April Finnerty, step daughter Katlyn Vigil, stepson Tripp Vigil, father Martin (Linda) Finnerty, mother Brigette (John) Henion, brother Martin Shea (Terra)
Finnerty, sisters Fawn (Russ) Tafoya and Anita Finnerty and Nicole (Josh) Miller, in-laws Mark &
Teri Adamson, brother in-law Levi Admanson, sisters in-law Tracy Gieseler & Jennifer Krance,
nephews Owen Tafoya, Austin, Arrow & Atlas Finnerty, niece Macy Tafoya, Grandmothers Anita
Finnerty & Hazel Roberts, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services were held at the Agriplex in Wheatland, WY, and officiated by Father Hiep Nguyen.
Rosalie Marie Cazier, 94, of Cheyenne, died on 1/21/2022 in Cheyenne.
She was born on June 12, 1927 in Hastings, Nebraska.
Mrs. Cazier worked as a stenographer for Western Union and as a secretary for AT&T and the State of Wyoming until retirement. She was Senior Regent for the Women of the Moose, an Odd Fellows Rebekah, member of the VFW and she was the pianist of all three organizations. She was an avid bowler and competed in bowling leagues. She loved painting landscapes. She loved to dance including roller dancing at the local skating rink. She was an avid sports fan and closely followed the Broncos, the Nuggets and the Rockies. She was an awesome Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader for many years (for the whole neighborhood). She also thoroughly enjoyed word games and televised game shows of all kinds (not to mention Judge Judy, who she referred to as “Judge Grouchy”).
She is survived by 5 children – David Cazier (Gloria), Daniel Cazier (Chris), Dale Cazier (Sheri), Dana Pepmeier (Gary), and Danelle Emerson (George). She has 13 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren.
Rosalie was preceded in death by her father, Fred Miller, mother, Marie Kniss Miller, husband, Oscar “Larry” Cazier, 3 brothers and a sister, and 1 great great grandson.
Services will be Tuesday, January, 25, 2022, at 2:00 p.m., at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel..
If you would like, you can make a donation to Community Action, Davis Hospice Center, the Alzheimer’s Association, or the National Family Caregiver Support Program.
There will be a reception at the Botanic Gardens in the Orangerie Room from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Betty Jean (Odorizzi) Rumpf of Cheyenne passed away peacefully on January 20.
Born in 1937 in Rock Springs, Wyoming, to John and Mary Odorizzi, she spent much of her youth in that community as well as the Wyoming towns of Superior and Rawlins.
She met her future husband, Ernest, in Utah in the late 1950s. She married him in 1960 and together they had five children: John Rumpf (Kathy) of Denver; Tim Rumpf (Valerie) of Cheyenne; Todd Rumpf (David) of Aurora, Colorado; Kathleen Sanchez (Toby) of Walden, Colorado; and Troy Rumpf of Cheyenne.
Originally trained and licensed as a cosmetologist, Betty was a voracious reader who also loved to bake (not to mention having an infectious giggle that could delight a room). As her children grew, she started a new professional life that included several years working for R.L. Polk followed by a career as a manager with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture in the survey division, retiring from that role in 2014.
For years, she worked with the Holy Trinity Council of Catholic Women, including a stint as the organization’s chairperson.
In addition to her children, she is survived by fourteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest; her parents; and her siblings, Joseph Odorizzi and Charlene Latinis.
Cremation has taken place and no formal services are planned at this time.
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Carolyn L. Hert, 81, of Cheyenne, passed away on January 18, 2022 in Cheyenne.
She was born on July 19, 1940 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Carolyn was a very proud member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Wyoming and The Daughters of The American Revolution. She was a talented artist. She loved to sew and won purple ribbons at the fair for various projects she entered. Carolyn volunteered her time and talent to sew baby bunting outfits and donated them to different organizations for newborns.
She is survived by her children, Kim Cisler (Larry), Kay Hert, Ken Hert (Tamsen) and Kip Hert; her brothers, Douglas Hathaway and David Hathaway; her sister-in-law, Pearl Schanaman; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband, Howard J. Hert; infant son, Perry Wayne Hert; and her parents, Richard and Helen Hathaway.
She retired after 20 years as Administrative Assistant at the Bureau of Land Management. While there, she was thrilled by the wild horse roundups and the Wyoming discovery of the dinosaur fondly known as “Big Al”. Upon retirement, she had the time to be mom to 2 little fur-babies, Sugar and Cookie.
Graveside services will be Friday, 3:00 p.m., at the Rugged Cross Chapel in Cheyenne Memorial Gardens.
Raul Eddie Trevino, age 75 years old, passed away on January 19, 2022 at Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Raul was the second child born December 18, 1946 in Cheyenne to Jose and Alicia Trevino.
He graduated from Central High School in Cheyenne and joined the United States Army in 1965. He served in Korea and received an honorable discharge as a Specialist E5 in 1968. His military honors consisted of the Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Armed Force Expeditionary Medal and the Expert Marksmanship M-14 Medal.
After discharge he returned to his home in Cheyenne and worked in a cement construction plant and later attended LCCC auto body classes. He went on to become an excellent body man working at Tyrrell’s Body Shop and Cowboy Dodge for many years. During this time, he bought and restored his pride and joy, a 1954 Chevrolet pickup.
Raul is preceded in death by his parents and his son Raul “Joey” Joseph who was living in Oklahoma.
He is survived by his siblings, Joe (Terri) Trevino, Esther (Larry) Neasloney and Peggy (George) Stumpf, all in Cheyenne; his son, Eddie Joseph in Korea; stepsons, David Lucas of Florida, and Chris George of North Carolina; step-daughter, Dana Spilman of South Carolina; grandchildren, Raul Eddie Trevino of Oklahoma and Samantha Ragat of Colorado; step-granddaughter, Sessily Pence of Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews, and his close friend, Ginger Diesing and her family of Cheyenne.
Cremation has taken place under the care of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home, 2222 Russell Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001. Services and interment at Cheyenne National Cemetery will take place at a later date to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Davis Hospice Center, 6000 Sycamore Road, Cheyenne, WY 82009.
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