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Obituaries: Mordhorst, Navarrete, Herrera-Sanchez

Kathleen Gayle Mordhorst

Kathleen Gayle Mordhorst: April 2, 1952 – April 26, 2022

Katie G. Mordhorst, 70, of Cheyenne, died on April 26, 2022 in Cheyenne at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.

She was born on April 2, 1952 in Chappell, Nebraska.

Katie was the Head of Nutritional Services for the State of Wyoming Department of Education. She retired after many years with the state. It didn’t stop there. Katie also worked at Trinity Lutheran Church and School in the daycare, and as the Principal . She also worked at the state tourism office. She enjoyed talking to the visitors at the center, giving endless information about the state, pointing folks in the direction of adventures. She had a true love for the sites to see in the wonderful state of Wyoming. Katie always stayed busy whether it be with the church, grandkids, writing, cross stitch and other crafty things. She enjoyed planning trips with the family, traveling and camping excursions. She was an avid reader and a very devoted grandmother. She is a wonderful, genuine, kindhearted person that everyone enjoyed meeting. She touched many lives and left an imprint in our hearts. She was blessed with incredible faith in Jesus Christ.


Katie is survived by Mother Kay Nicholson, sister Kerin Bunstock, brother Kendall Nicholson, , long time Companion Bill Lyons, ex husband and friend Randy Mordhorst, Daughter Cara (Jack) Roland, son, Jason (Keriann) Mordhorst, Zeb (Felicia) Lyons, and Caleb, Lyons. Grandchildren; Crystal Drake (Brittany Lara) Gabe Roland, Kay-lei Mordhorst, Jerrick, Ember and Naomi Lyons, and great grandchild Nazhoni Lara.
She was preceded in death by her father Kenneth Nicholson, Sister Kristy Bachman, Brother Kent Nicholson and other friends and family.

Services will be held on Thursday, 2:00 p.m., at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel with a reception to follow at The Gathering Place.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Wyoming Children’s Society at 314 E 21st St, Cheyenne, WY 82001.

Donna Marie Navarrete
Donna Marie Navarrete

Donna Marie Navarrete: February 26, 1963 – April 28, 2022


Donna Navarrete, 59, of Cheyenne, passed at Davis Hospice Center surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on February 26, 1963, Trinidad Colorado to Gilbert and Marie Mora.

Donna Navarrete was – A loving woman and devoted mother. She was the mom of the block. Always baking and cooking for the kids that hung out with hers or came to visit. She loved helping others and always did. She was a kind soul. She worked at Autozone. She enjoyed baking cakes for birthdays, wedding, and quinceañeras. She loved to crochet and was an amazing cook.

She is survived by her daughter, Raquel Navarrete; sons, Arturo and Antonio Navarrete; sisters, Della, Jeanie, and Yvone Mora; brothers, Anthony and Amos Mora.

Donna Navarrete was preceded in death by her grandma and grandpa, Adelita and Tonio Mora; mom, Marie L. Mora; her other half, Manuel Navarrete.


Visitation will be Thursday May 5, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel
Rosary will be at 6:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 603 House Ave Cheyenne, WY 82001.
Mass will also be in St. Joseph’s Friday May 6, 2022, at 11:30 am with burial following at Olivet cemetery on Pershing Blvd.

There will be a potluck reception following at St. Joseph’s for family and friends to gather. Please bring a dish to the Parish Hall by 11:00 a.m., if you can help.

We thank you all for your love, prayers, and support during these hard moments.

To send the family condolences please visit www.wrcfuneral.com


Patricia Anne Herrera-Sanchez
Patricia Anne Herrera-Sanchez

Patricia Anne Herrera-Sanchez: March 17, 1947 – April 28, 2022

Patricia Anne (Cruz) Herrera-Sanchez went to heaven on April 28, after a long, hard fight with cancer.
She was born on March 17, 1947 to Philip and Dora Cruz, in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

She was the eldest of four children. She attended St. Mary’s catholic school and lived in her birth city her entire life.

Pat worked many different jobs in Cheyenne and made many friends and acquaintances throughout the years. She was a very social person, loved life and meeting people. She loved gardening, arranging puzzles, playing computer challenges, and making crafts for relatives and friends. She most enjoyed working as an optical manager at a local warehouse store where she interacted with people every day. Her fantastic smile and amazing demeanor made her a perfect match for that job.

In addition to raising two children and a grandson, she took into her home numerous other relatives and friends in need.

She is survived by her siblings, Irene (Cecelia) Cruz, Phillip (Jennifer) Cruz, and Mike Cruz; her grandson, Jonah Herrera; sons, Art (Sylvia) Herrera, James Herrera, Gill (Tasha) Valdez; daughter, Michelle Valdez; thirteen additional grandchildren, Julian (Nicole) Herrera, Angelo (Kelli) Herrera, Adrian (Amber) Herrera, Trey (Emily) Herrera, Omar Nunez, and Amanda Nunez, Makayla, Rosalie, Hollie, Jazzaree, Analezia, Ezabella, and Zaviaye Valdez; nine great-grandchildren, Aliyah, Kaidden, Cameron, Rosalucha, Elias, Charles (Chip), Presenzathea, Zariah, and Ezekiel; nieces and nephews, Eddie (Rikki) Cruz, Sierra Cruz, Nestor Roldan, Orlando Cruz, and Kimberly Milne.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Nobert Sanchez; most recent nephew, Tony Cruz; and numerous other beloved family members.

Vigil for the Deceased will be Thursday, May 5th, 6:00 p.m. at Wierderspahn-Radomsky Chapel.
Funeral Liturgy will be Friday May 6th, 1:00 p.m., at St. Mary’s Cathedral.

In memory of Pat, friends and family are encouraged to donate in her name, whole blood or much needed platelets (cancer treatment) to Vitalant Blood Center or your local donation center.

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