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Obituaries: Prince, Crawford, Davis

Jean Ellen “Jeannie” Prince

Jean (Jeannie) Ellen Prince of Cheyenne went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 23, 2022. She was born on August 2nd, 1934, in Denver Colorado. Jean was raised by her mother Ada Croon and lived with her sibling Andrew. Growing up in Denver and graduating from Denver North High School in 1952. In that same year Jean met the love of her life Jack Prince. They were married for an amazing 67 years.
When her husband Jack enlisted in the Air Force, she went with him to stops in Perris, CA and San Antonio, TX where her first child Paula was born. When her husband discharged from the Air Force, he became a teacher, principal, and administrator. She had many stops. She lived in Greeley where her two sons Michael and Grady were born. Colorado Springs where her son Christopher was born. Then they made their home in several towns throughout the front range of Colorado including a couple of years in Portales N.M., with her final landing spot Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1976 where she lived for 45 years.
Jean was a homemaker until 1970 and then worked in many different jobs including: A nurse’s aide, worked at Woolco Department Store, Storage Technologies, and AMF Wyott. Her dream was to work for the U.S. Post Office. the dream came true in 1980., when she was hired by the Post Office. She worked as a mail sorter, and then a clerk. Jean retired from the Post Office after 25 years of service.
She was a sweet soft-spoken person. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandma, and friend. All her children adored her. She was a great listener, role model, generous and caring. Always put others ahead of herself, asking how can I help.
Jean had many interests in her life. She loved her pet dogs and cats throughout the years. She enjoyed reading and T.V., mostly mysteries or political talk. She loved the Salvation Army and Public television and supported both. Truly loved watching her sons/grand kids play sports. Jean was easy to talk to and especially enjoyed giving individual time to her family and friends. She was a long-time member of Meadowbrooke Baptist Church.
Jean was proceeded in death by her husband Jack, mother Ada Croon, and brother Andrew Croon. She leaves behind her daughter Paula Applegate of Cheyenne, sons Michael Prince (Kathy) of Broomfield, CO., Grady Prince, Christopher Prince (Jill) of Cheyenne, and grandchildren: Jeffrey Prince (Meghan) of Erie, CO, Kelly Schillinger (Sean) of Arvada, CO, Danny Shaw of Santa Barbara, CA, Tawny Applegate of Ft. Collins, CO, Heather Martinez (Chris) of Cheyenne, Sean Prince of Cheyenne, Taylor Prince, Trenton Prince, and Trinity Prince of Cheyenne. She also leaves behind her great-grandchildren: Jack Prince, Macy Prince, Vivian Prince, Mike, Eric, Austin, John, and Luke Schillinger all of Colorado, Ryleigh and Oliver Martinez of Cheyenne, and one great-great-grandchild: Sophie VanDyke of Colorado. Her niece: Doranne (Miguel) Cedillo of Aurora, CO., and her caring neighbors Jerry, Karen, and Norm, long-time childhood friends Lou, and Carolee, and a long list of many other friends and family.
Her sweet spirit will be greatly missed, but we know she’s with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
No services scheduled per her wishes.


James W Crawford

Jim Crawford, 85, of Cheyenne passed away January 20, 2022 at Granite Rehabilitation and Wellness.

Jim was born April 11, 1936 in Hayes KS to Charles and Jane Crawford. He went to school in La Porte, Colorado and graduated from Laramie, Wyoming High School. He and his brother Ed joined the U.S. Navy in 1956. They both went to Boot Camp in San Diego, California. He went to Machinist Mate School, at Great Lakes, Illinois. He and Ed were stationed on the USS Randolph, a CVA-15 Carrier Attack Ship. That ship was a World War II ship, which became an CVSAnti- Submarine

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He met and married the love of his life, Phyllis, in 1957. They had a daughter,  Kristi and a son, Kraig. While in the Navy they lived in Portsmouth, Virginia. He and Phyllis joined our Cheyenne First Christian Church in 1961

After leaving the military, Jim worked as a contractor in Laramie. He also worked in Hanna for the Railroad. From 1961 until 1998 Jim worked for The Wyoming Highway Department, retiring with 39 years of service. Phyllis passed away in 1993. In 1967 Jim joined the US Navy Seabee RMCV-15 and remained there until 1977. In 1978 through 1987 Jim served in the Wyoming National Guard. From 1987 until 1996 he was with The National Guard Reserve. He had a total of 35 years, 1 month and 1 day of military service.

Jim is survived by his children, Kristi Crawford-Peake of Cheyenne and Kraig (Ginger) Crawford of Cheyenne; brother, Edward Crawford of Timnath, CO and 3 grandchildren, Zach (Hollis) Crawford, Savannah (Corey) Olson and Jasmine Peake; and two great-grandchildren, Parker and Grant Olson. He is very proud of all of them.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Phyllis Crawford and a brother, Charles.

Those who wish may contribute in Jim’s name to the American Cancer Society or to the First Christian Church Outreach Society in memory of his wife, Phyllis.

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  Services are under the care of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home and condolences may be offered at www.schradercares.com.

The family would like to thank the wonderful care he received at Granite Rehab Center and Fresenius Kidney care Center.


Alice Mae Davis

Alice Mae Davis, 96, died January 15, 2022 at CRMC in Cheyenne.

She was born March 11, 1925 at Sturgis, SD. She was the fourth of five children born to Clifford and Alice (Verry) Titus, who operated the Post Office and General Store at Clough. During the Great Depression, her family moved to California where they raised livestock. In 1940, they moved to Sharon Springs, KS.

After graduating from high school in 1943, Alice moved to Denver and was employed at the Union Pacific Railroad. While in Denver, she met and married Ernie Davis. After his discharge from the U.S. Army in 1947, they moved to Cheyenne where they made their home, and had two children. They were divorced in 1969.

Alice held administrative positions with several Cheyenne businesses before becoming employed by the Wyoming Department of Agriculture and Wyoming Highway Department. She retired after 27 years of service.

Alice valued the company of family and friends, and delighted in good conversation. She was a member of the American Business Women’s Association, a volunteer at the Hospital Gift Shop, and a founding, lifetime member of Grace United Methodist Church.

Alice served as President of the Women’s Auxiliary – Fraternal Order of Eagles and enthusiastically supported their activities, including Sunday dinners and Saturday-night dances. Alice was from that special generation of Americans who actually knew how to dance, and with Ed Miller – her partner in life, and on the dance floor – celebrated their love of music, dance, and each other. They enjoyed their winter home in Tucson, and cruises to the Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska and Hawaii.

Alice is survived by her sons Dennis, of Watauga, TX and Donald of Hansville, WA. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Lloyd (Erma) Williams, three nephews, one niece, three grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four siblings and a niece. She was also preceded in death by Ed Miller: her dear friend, her loving companion, and Forever Dance Partner.

Cremation has taken place. A private remembrance will be held at a later date.


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