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Obituaries: Cowell; Lucero; Groom; Dager

Steve W. Cowell

Steve W. Cowell: April 14, 1947 – November 11, 2022

Steve W. Cowell, 75, of Cheyenne, passed away Nov. 11, 2022.

He was born April 14, 1947, in Havre, Montana, to Glen and Ethel Cowell. He met Sharon, his wife of 51 years, in Anaconda, Montana, They were married on Aug. 23, 1971.

Steve was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, son and uncle. He was a butcher and retired after 40 years in the industry. He enjoyed watching football, basketball and going to Colorado Rockies baseball games. He loved making meals for his family and neighbors and was considered quite the grill-master.

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He is survived by his wife, Sharon of Cheyenne; three daughters, Stephanie (Doug) Himmelberg of Ft. Collins, Colorado, Heather (Mark) Wilson of Cheyenne, and Dana (Ron) Carvalho of Wellington, Colorado; four grandchildren, whom he loved very much, Brooklyn, Delaney, TJ and Eric; brother Jeff (Laura) Cowell of Big Timber, Montana, and sister Ann (Richard) Kuntz of Harlem, Montana.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, David Cowell.

Cremation has taken place and services will be held at 3 p.m. on Nov. 28, 2022 at Schrader Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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Condolences may be offered at www.schradercares.com.


Cristobal S. Lucero

Cristobal S. Lucero: May 14, 1935 – November 17, 2022

Cristobal “Crist” Saturnino Lucero, 87, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, passed from this life into eternal life on Nov.17, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.

Crist was born May 14, 1935, in Buena Vista, New Mexico, to Saturnino and Elisa Lucero.

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Crist lived with his sister, Katie and brother-in-law, Alfonso Chavez in Santa Fe, NM until he moved to Cheyenne in 1953.

In 1959, he married Josephine “Fina” Garcia. They started their family and had six children.

He loved the outdoors. Enjoyed camping and fishing trips with family and friends. He also enjoyed playing basketball and softball with friends and co-workers.

He was devoted to his work as he loved to paint cars. He also had a few older cars with beautiful paint jobs done by himself. He loved to sing and listen to music, especially Spanish music. Crist worked for Halladay Motors as the best auto painter for 35 years.

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His is survived by six children, Kathy (Robert) Manzanares, Chris (Angel) Lucero, Eliza (Dave) Bell, Vince (Shelly) Lucero, Andrew Lucero, and Reynaldo Lucero; his companion, Corinne Brawley; sister, Katie Chavez of Santa Fe, New Mexico; 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Crist was preceded in death by his father, Saturnino; mother, Elisa; sister, Dlila Martinez; wife, Josephine “Fina”; daughter, Lorraine Lucero; and grandson, Vincent Jr. Lucero.

Vigil for the deceased will be held at 5 p.m. Nov. 28, 2022, in Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel. Funeral Liturgy will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Burial to follow the service.


Eric Groom

Eric Groom: June 30, 1967 – November 16, 2022

Eric Allen Groom, 55, of Cheyenne, passed away on Nov. 16, 2022.

Eric was born on June 30, 1967, in Denver, Colorado, and grew up in Greeley.

Eric was employed with Walden Electric at the time of his death. Eric built many houses in Northern Colorado and Wyoming. Eric enjoyed drawing, watching movies, building custom homes, the outdoors and science fiction.

Eric was a very generous man and wanted no recognition for his good deeds. Eric and his wife frequently paid for other people’s meals and Eric lovingly named this act “Pay & Dash”.

Eric was proceeded in death by his father, Thomas Groom and his grandparents.

Eric is survived by his wife, Dee; his children, Elizabeth, Katie, Samantha, Keefe, Joshua, Tyler, and Jeremy; his mother, Janice Groom, and five grandchildren, Kimberly, Monica, Estrella, Mika, and Dakota.

Condolences may be sent to PO Box 2193, Cheyenne, WY 82003.

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.


Kevin Jo Dager

Kevin Jo Dager: April 28, 1953 – November 14, 2022

Kevin Jo (Stoner) Dager of Cheyenne passed away Nov. 14, 2022, in Loveland, Colorado, surrounded by her loving husband and family. She was greeted in heaven by her loving father Billy Stoner.

She is survived by her mother Betty Stoner; husband Robert Dager, married May 5, 1995; sons Shane (Anna) Pickel and Coy Pickel; grandsons who she adored Zane and Landon Pickel; siblings Ann Rizzuto (late Ray Rizzuto), David (Teresa) Stoner, Rocky (Candy) Stoner; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews who referred to her as Grandma Kevin.

Kevin was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on April 28, 1953, to Billy and Betty Stoner. Kevin graduated from Cheyenne East High School in 1971. She then proceeded to earn her Nursing Degree in Bismarck, North Dakota, and graduated in 1975. Kevin continued to pursue her love for nursing and returned to school to obtain her BSN where she graduated from Regis University in 2010 with honors.

Kevin started her nursing career at DePaul Hospital as a Candy Striper during her teenage years. She returned to DePaul Hospital after earning her nursing degree, working in the ER and ICU. She then furthered her career in the cardiac cath-lab and cardiac rehab, and retired in 2017. Who better to teach you about heart health than someone who had experienced it all first hand with her own health?

Kevin received numerous nursing achievement awards at the national and local levels, including Nurse of the Year three times. While working in the cath-lab she met her future husband and love of her life, Bob Dager.

Kevin worked in her spare time with cardiac patients for Mended Hearts and Milers. She also worked as the state monitor for the Tobacco Cessation program. In addition, she initiated the AED program with the Mended Hearts, which has saved over five lives.

Kevin loved the outdoors, camping, traveling, and gardening. She was very proud of her many beautiful flower gardens. She adored watching her grandsons play sports and earn their many achievements. She was very involved in her church, volunteering as a nurse in many aspects.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 at the Evangelical Free Church, 7006 North College Dr., Cheyenne 82009 and live steam at www.cheyennefree.org. Celebration of life to follow.

Donations in memory of Kevin Jo Dager may be given to local Mended Hearts, Chapter 132, c/o Steve Lee, 8912 East Pershing Boulevard, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009 for Kevin Dager AED Fund.


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