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Obituaries: Martinez; Lucero; Hiebert

Paul J Martinez

Paul J Martinez: June 28, 1995 – September 7, 2022

Paul Joseph Martinez was born on June 28, 1995, in Cheyenne, WY. He passed away on September 7, 2022, at the young age of 27.

If you knew Paul, then you knew he always had the biggest smile on his face. He knew how to light up any room he walked into! He gave the best hugs, had the best personality, and was always the funniest person in the room. He loved to make everyone laugh.

Pablo liked to play pool, listen to music, and he especially loved oldies, and to sing and dance. We will always remember his favorite karaoke song to sing since he was little was Me and Mrs. Jones. He would sing that song at the top of his lungs with all his heart! Pablo was very athletic and could have done any sport he wanted to. He loved the Denver Broncos.

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Depending on what part of Paul’s life that you knew him, he had many different nicknames like PJ, Pablo, Lil Paul, Baby Paul, Bubba (only by his sister), and Manos.

Pablo is survived by his Mom & Step-Dad, Shannon & Jerry Barela; his favorite person in the world, his sissy, Savannah Martinez; Step Brothers, Auston Martinez (Belinda), and Michael Barela; Step Sister, Destiny Barela; Dad, Paul Martinez (Jodie); little brother, Isaac Martinez; step-brothers, Vincent & Anthony Garcia; step-sister, Layla Martinez; children, Aiden & Davina Martinez, whom he loved very much; grandparents, Peggy & Eddie Salas, Rudy & Charlotte Martinez, Brenda Jacoby, and Jerry & Elaine Barela; aunts & Uncles, Amy Hassinger (Dan), Jason Salas (Leanna), Lorri Garibay (Damien), Jenny Jacoby, Jordan Salas (Brad), Dominic Jacoby, Mariah Mancha (Alex), Emilio Salas (Sarah), Priscilla Barela (Justin), Raoul Barela, and many numerous cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandpa, Joe Roybal, Jr., who we knew was waiting for him in heaven, and many numerous great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Our Pablo will never be forgotten. He touched many lives in so many ways. If you, or anyone you know are struggling with addiction or life in general, please reach out to someone. You are not alone. There are people who care and love you. Pablo’s legacy will live forever, our family will make sure of that.

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Supporting the fighters, admiring the survivors and honoring the taken.

There will be a public viewing on Tuesday at Wiederspahn- Radomsky from 10am to 4pm. His Celebration of Life will be on Wednesday, at Restoration Fellowship at 10am, followed by a reception at Blue Federal Credit Union Headquarters. All are welcome.


Lorraine Anita Lucero

Lorraine Anita Lucero: July 11, 1961 – Sept. 5, 2022

Lorraine A. Lucero, “Sweet Lorraine”, 61 of Cheyenne, Wyoming, passed from this life into eternal life surrounded by her loving family on September 5, 2022.

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Lorraine was born on July 11th, 1961, in Cheyenne, Wyoming to Cristobal “Crist” and Josephine “Fina” Lucero.

Lorraine grew up in Cheyenne. She attended and was a cheerleader at Central High School, where she graduated in 1979.

She was a dedicated mother and grandmother. She was affectionately named “Mocka,” by her grandson Vicente Jr., whom she lovingly called “Goo Goo Doll.” They truly had a unique bond.

She took great pride in waking up and going to work every morning. She never failed to provide for her family. Lorraine enjoyed shopping, especially when it came to her girls and her grandson.

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A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again. She will never truly be gone, but she will forever live in the hearts and memory of those who loved her, and that she loved back.

Lorraine is survived by her loving daughters, Rhiannon (Vicente) Gutierrez and Kristin Gaines; grandson, Vicente Gutierrez Jr.; father, Cristobal “Crist” Lucero; siblings, Kathy (Robert) Manzanares, Chris (Angel) Lucero, Eliza (Dave) Bell, Vince (Shelley) Lucero, Andrew Lucero, Reynaldo Lucero; 10 nieces and nephews, 12 great nieces and nephews and 1 great-great niece, and countless other family and friends who loved and adored her.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her mother, Josephine “Fina” Lucero; and nephew, Vincent Lucero Jr.

A Funeral Liturgy will be Friday, September 16, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church with an interment to follow at Olivet Cemetery.


Teresa Mae Hiebert

Teresa Mae Hiebert: 1963 – 2022

Some angels receive their wings long before their time seems fair. Teresa was one of those angels. In the early morning hours of Sept 9th the Lord decided her wings were a priority.

Teresa was a light in the lives of all who were blessed to know her. She was a stranger to no one, and a friend to everyone.

She was born on June 8th, 1963 in St. Anthony, Idaho to Richard and Anna Belle Swaner. She spent the early years of her life in Idaho, later moved to Butte, Montana. In 1976 Richard packed up his family for work, and brought them to small town Douglas, Wyoming, where she would spend the remainder of her days. Soon after moving to Wyoming Teresa’s life changed.

At a very young age Teresa became a mother. She welcomed her only daughter Tiffany into the world. She embraced motherhood, and made it her priority. Not long after she welcomed a son, Jason. With the help of both families Teresa took on single motherhood.

Until 1984 When she met Lonnie, the absolute love of her life. Lonnie was her knight, and shining armor. He loved Teresa, and completely embraced her children. So much so, that he later adopted them. Her family was her life, and being a stay at home mom was her calling. Home cooked meals at the dinner table , and church on Sunday were a staple for many years.

Her love of caring for others transitioned into her role as a grandmother. In 2001 she was overjoyed with pride when her first grandson Bryce was born. She had a huge hand in helping raise Bryce. They became best friends, and almost inseparable.

Throughout the years she would welcome 4 more grandchildren. All with whom she loved dearly, and raved about constantly. Teresa found many hobbies throughout her life. If shopping was one, she’d have mastered it. When her kids had grown, and her grandkids started school she took it upon herself to learn the art of pin striping, which would turn into a side gig along side Lonnie’s paint and body business.

She had a love for muscle cars. She helped Lonnie in the restoration of her very own 1967 GTO. She rode a Harley, loved Jesus, took pride in her beautiful yard, and loved watching old tv programs with her dad. Later in her life she started work at Irwin Towers. There she met Kathy Johnson who, would become her best friend. Kathy was a huge part of getting Teresa through rough days after her cancer treatments. Through her work at the towers Teresa made incredible friendships. She truly was a ray of light.  

A funeral service will be held on September 14th @ 3:00.  LDS church in Douglas. 1930 Cheyenne St.   Teresa proceeded in death by, her father Richard Swaner.

She is survived by her mother Anna Belle Swaner. Husband Lonnie Hiebert. Daughter Tiffany Hiebert. Son Jason Hiebert. Grandchildren Bryce Tschida, Tessa Bailey-Tschida, Kalynn Tschida, Brady Tschida, Marrisa Hiebert and Jace Hiebert. Her uncle David Goldsmith. Sister Brenda Powell, and brother Jeff Swaner.


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