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Brian Wade Frye

Brian Wade Frye: August 14, 1966 – July 27, 2022

Brian Wade Frye age 55, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday July 27, 2022. Brian was born on August 14th,1966 in Douglas, Wyoming.

He attended Douglas High School, Northwest Community College, the University of Wyoming, then off to the Physician’s Assistant program at the University of Birmingham in Alabama.


He was a very accomplished academic, and devoted his career to caring for people at various hospitals. After graduating college he dedicated his time to becoming the most wonderful family man and successful Cardiac Physician’s Assistant for roughly 30 years. Brian was married to his late wife, Jolene Frye (1968-2017) for 18 cherished years. After Jolene’s passing Brian finally retired so that he could enjoy spending time with his loved ones, and getting in every camping trip he possibly could. He is survived by his children, Jordan Bricker, Austin Bricker (Meryl Ford), Mackenzie Northcutt (Shae Northcutt), and Mackayla Frye; his parents, Merlen Frye (Amy Frye), Joanne McElderry (Richard McElderry); and siblings, Bret Frye (Arly Frye), Brandon Frye (Beth Frye), Kayla Moore (Josh Moore), and Curtis Maxwell (Heather Maxwell).

He truly was the kind of man who just wanted to make others’ days better. He loved camping, fishing, playing his guitar by the campfire, singing, and telling jokes. He was a proud father, husband, son, brother, and uncle. Brian knew how to make sure that everyone around him knew how special he thought they were. He will be remembered by his unique sense of humor, fighting spirit, kind heart, and his joyous laugh. Brian left a mark on many hearts, and will be missed so deeply by countless people. Our guardian angel on earth, and now in heaven.

Remember Me
Don’t remember me with sadness,
Don’t remember me with tears,
Remember all the laughter,
We’ve shared throughout the years,
Now I am contented,
That my life it was worthwhile,
Knowing that I passed along the way
I made someone smile.
When you are walking down the street
And you’ve got me on your mind, I’m walking in your footsteps
Only half a step behind.
So please don’t be unhappy
Just because I’m out of sight,
Remember that I’m with you
Each morning, noon and night.


Services will be Friday, August 26th, 10:00 a.m. at Wiederspahn Radomsky Chapel of Chimes, 1900 East 19th St, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001, for close friends and family.

A Celebration of Life will be at 1:00 p.m., in Lions Park at the North most Picnic Shelter closest to the Cheyenne Aquatic Center. All are welcome, bring your own lawn chairs just in case.

Expect lots of love, lots of laughs, and lots of memories being shared. Feel free to bring a dish or side to the Potluck.


Debra Jean Cordova

Debra Jean Cordova: June 7, 1957 – August 1, 2022

Debra Jean Cordova, 65, passed away on August 1, 2022 at her home in Cheyenne, due to health complications.

Born June 7, 1957 to Joseph C. and Doris (Sheppard) Cordova. Debra is survived by her son, Tyler Cordova, his wife Kambria, and their children, Antheia, Xzekial, Domitryus and Rybel, whom Debra loved dearly. She is also survived by her brothers, Joey and John Cordova.


Debra was preceded in death by her mother Doris (Sheppard) Cordova; father, Joseph C. Cordova; brother, Ronald “Marc” Cordova; maternal grandmother, Zella Stanton; and paternal grandparents, Mary and John Cordova.

Debra was a 1976 graduate of Cheyenne East High school and was a lifelong resident of Cheyenne. No matter where life took her she always returned to her hometown.

Debra was a paralegal and worked for the State of Wyoming and several private law firms. Debra enjoyed bartending part time at several of Cheyenne’s bars.


Services will be Friday, 2 p.m., at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel on Aug. 12.
Be Kind. For everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. – Toby Mac

Patricia A. “Pat” Jacoby

Patricia A. “Pat” Jacoby: July 2, 1950 – August 5, 2022

Patricia A. “Pat” Jacoby, 72, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, passed away Friday, August 5, 2022 at the Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne following a sudden onset of pancreatic cancer.


A native of Hastings, Nebraska, Pat was born in Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital on July 2, 1950, the second of seven children of Harlan R. and Neva E. (Gerloff) Walker.

Pat graduated from Hastings High School and within three days of her 18th birthday, she married Steven F. Jacoby in Hastings. The couple made their home in Hastings and raised two children, Jeff and Angie.  Because of Angie’s disabilities at birth, Pat became a lifelong advocate for children with special needs. In 1973, Pat enrolled Angie in Head Start and served as a volunteer where she was a source of encouragement to Head Start families and staff in caring for the needs of handicapped children. In 1987, she was hired as the Head Start Parent Involvement Social Services Coordinator and later served as Early Development Network Region 9 Services Coordinator where she made home visits to meet with families of children with special needs from birth to age five.  During this period, Pat served on the Preschool Interagency Council for ESU 9 Six County Area in South Central Nebraska.

Pat’s willingness to help those in need was not limited to children.  She worked for Midland Area Agency for Aging and later served as a guardian for Guardian Angels protecting the interests of young adults with special needs. Shortly after the death of her daughter in 2013, she and her husband moved to Cheyenne to be closer to her son’s family. Her passion for life and sweet personality led her to work part-time as hostess at Applebee’s in Cheyenne where she enjoyed meeting new people. As her health began to decline, she continued her daily routine as an Applebee’s customer, enjoying her many new friends with a glass of beer.  Pat had a strong faith in Jesus Christ and enjoyed attending Cheyenne Hills Church and continued worshiping via livestream when her health deteriorated.


Pat’s greatest source of pride and enjoyment was the love that she shared with her two granddaughters, Abigail and Madeline.  Known as both “Gram” and “Grammie”, she was often a confidant and always a source of encouragement to them both. When the girls were younger, she enjoyed playing racquetball, riding bikes and taking a cruise in her convertible during long visits to Hastings at the end of the school year.  After moving to Cheyenne, she loved attending choir concerts, sharing meals at her home, playing Go Fish and Old Maid, and meeting for special lunches during the school year. 

Pat is survived by her husband, Steve Jacoby of Cheyenne; her son, Jeff and wife, Wendy, of Cheyenne; two granddaughters, Abigail Jacoby and fiancée, Laura Walker, of Billings, Montana, and Madeline Jacoby of Cheyenne; four siblings, Pam Arntt of Tyler, Texas, Rick (Pam) Walker of Hastings, Becky (Larry) Beam of Hastings, and Rod (Rachelle) Walker of Hastings; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and countless lifelong friends in Hastings, Wyoming and Colorado.

She is preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Vicky Levander and Penny Walker Goings.


Visitation will be held on Monday, August 8, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home in Cheyenne.  Visitation will also be held on Tuesday, August 9th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home in Hastings with a private family interment to follow in Parkview Cemetery.

In living, Pat taught us compassion, tolerance, kindness, perseverance, patience and strength.  In dying, she demonstrated courage, humor, determination, and unending, unconditional love.

Expressions of sympathy in Pat’s memory may be made to Angie’s Place, c/o Wyoming Bank & Trust, 5827 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, WY 82009. 


Angie’s Place was established to provide families a place to stay at no charge while a loved one recovers from treatment or while visiting a terminally ill patient or family member receiving hospice care. More information is available at www.angiesplacecheyenne.com.