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Obituaries: Yost, Peterson

Jessica Lynn Yost

Jessica Lynn Yost: December 8, 1966 – June 17, 2022

Jessica Lynn Yost was born on December 8th, 1966, in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

At the age of 4 she came to live with Jeff and Thelma Doss, of Cheyenne, Wyoming who would become her foster parents and permanent family. She was very much loved and cared for and over the years and she gained many nieces and nephews that knew her as Aunty Jessica.

Jessica remained with the Doss family until her passing on June 17th, 2022.


Jessica graduated from East High School, Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1988.

Jessica was employed for a few years with Magic City as a sorter and she enjoyed her time there.
Jessica spent most of her days at home with her foster mother, Thelma. Together they could be found visiting friends and family, going to church and fellowship.

Jessica loved to watch cartoons, color in her books, puzzles and playing cards. Jessica loved spending time with her nieces and nephew and being around her family.

The things she loved the most in this world were being with her Mother Thelma, going out for coffee, and cheeseburgers.


Jessica always had a smile on her face and she possessed a wonderful sense of humor. She would smile and laugh at the silliest things and sometimes she would even pull little pranks to see if she could get the younger kids in a bit of trouble.

Jessi had a love for music and she absolutely loved to dance. She would show off her talents every time the family got together.

She was incredibly fond of her older brother, Don and she loved it when he would tease her. She also thought he made the very best cheeseburgers.

Jessica had a very special relationship with Josh Moulton of Cheyenne, Wy. She loved him and was always happy to see him whenever he would visit her.


Jessica lived a full life surrounded by the people that loved and cared for her and she loved them right back.

She always had a big smile and a High-Five waiting for anyone that came to see her. She was great at giving hugs and hers were always the best.

Psalm 23 is a verse that meant a great deal to Jessica and she would recite it every night before going to bed. Jessica loved Jesus and she knew Him as her Lord and Savior.

Jessica was preceded in death by her foster father, Jeff Doss of Cheyenne, Wy; her foster mother, Thelma Doss of Cheyenne, Wy; her foster sister, Debbie (Whitmore) Doss of Cheyenne, Wy; and her foster sister, Tanisha (Taylor) Doss of Cheyenne, Wy.


Jessica is survived by her foster brother, Don Doss and Wife, Shelly Doss of Cheyenne, Wy; foster brother, Danny Doss of Cheyenne, Wy; foster sister, Cathy Doss, Nevada; nieces, Misty (Doss) Robinson and Husband, Christopher. Brandie (Doss) Moulton, and Jazmin Doss all of Cheyenne, Wy; great nieces, Jaenai Robinson, Machaela Moulton, Aribella Moulton and Presley Moulton all of Cheyenne, Wy; and great nephew, Travaras Robinson of Cheyenne, Wy.

A private Celebration of Jessi’s Life will be held at a later date.

Lloyd Milton “Pete” Peterson

Lloyd Milton “Pete” Peterson: September 5, 1930 – June 15, 2022

Lloyd Milton Peterson, 91, of Cheyenne, passed away on June 15, 2022 in Loveland, Colorado.
He was born on September 5, 1930 in Wheatland, Wyoming.

Lloyd (Pete as all his friends called him) graduated from Lamme School of Photography in Denver in 1948, opening up Pete’s Studio in Torrington WY in 1949 and operating that photography studio until 1964.

He moved his family to Cheyenne WY in 1964 and opened Peterson’s Portrait Studio seeking a better life for his family. Lloyd and Barbara ran that well respected business in the Cheyenne area until retirement in 1994.

He served as President of the Wyoming Photographers Assoc. in 1957 and of the Rocky Mountain Professional Association in 1960. He received a Masters of Photography in 1962 and the highest honor in photography the Photographic Craftsman Degree in 1974. He was also presented with the Professional Photographers of America International Award by the WPPA and RMPPA.

Lloyd was a member of the Torrington Masonic Lodge and served as Worshipful Master in 1960. He received his 32nd degree in the Scottish Rite in Cheyenne in 1964 and joined the Masonic Shriners shortly afterward. He was a member of the Order of Eastern Star 22, Torrington and Mizpah 36 Order of Eastern Star.

Lloyd loved to travel, fish, golf, snowmobile and do woodturning.

He lived in Cheyenne until Dec 2019 and then moved to Loveland, CO.

He is survived by his wife Barbara Peterson; 3 sons, Jerry Peterson (Nadine) of Cheyenne, Thomas Peterson (Debra) of Windsor, CO, and David Peterson (Laura) of Kansas City, MO. In total Lloyd had 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Lloyd Peterson was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Peterson (1975) and
his mother Alma Peterson (1996) of Torrington Wy; and step-sister Mary Alice Pettis (2021) of Morrill, NE.

Services will be announced at a later date.