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Obituaries: Oldenburg; Williams; Collis

Judith Oldenburg

Judith Oldenburg: March 25, 1956 – January 18, 2023

Judy Oldenburg, 66, passed away at her home in Cheyenne on January 18, 2023, after a long battle with ALS. 

She was born March 25, 1956, in Grand Island, Nebraska, to Richard and Patricia Mann and was the seventh of ten children. She married Dan Oldenburg in 1976. Together they had three children. She worked for the Bureau of Land Management for 30 years and retired in 2016. 


Judy was a social butterfly: she enjoyed concerts, shopping, and being with family and friends. She was a kind soul who made everyone feel welcome and a part of the family. Above all, Judy was generous and always thought of others. She was diligent in her donations to the community and never thought twice about lending a helping hand. Judy liked watching sports and running the family football pool.  She loved to bake. Everyone enjoyed her pies, rolls, and most of all her chocolate chip cookies. 

Judy is survived by her husband, Dan, of Cheyenne; her three children, Katy (Nick) Tompkins of Westminster, CO, Sarah (Luke) Martinson, and Reed (Candace) Oldenburg both of Cheyenne, and five grandchildren: Paloma and Holden Tompkins, Penelope and Tilly Martinson, and Ruby Oldenburg; sisters, Teresa Johnson, Kathryn Schroll, Lou Ann Golden, Cheryl Thibault, Jon Cameron; and brothers Tom Mann and Jerry Mann. She is also survived by a large extended family who loved her fondly.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Jeanne Mann, Connie Grant, and Kym Byron, and two grandchildren Maxwell Martinson and Mabel Jones.


A celebration of life will be held on February 10, 2023 at 3pm at  Kiwanis Community Center, 4603 Lions Park Drive. 

In lieu of flowers or gifts please donate to ALS foundation–Rocky Mountain Chapter

Roger Williams

Roger Williams: April 24, 1940 – January 20, 2023


From 1940-2023, Roger D. Williams, died the 20th of January in Cheyenne, WY.

He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy, whom he was married for 56 years. He was the father of 4 children, 16 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by his many nieces and nephews, and also survived by his brother, Fred, and sister-in-law, Judy. He served 23 years in the U.S. Army retiring as a Lt. Colonel, returning to his hometown of Cheyenne. He loved being outdoors; liked fly fishing, hunting, and camping with his family.


He loved to travel with his fifth wheel sometimes being a snow birding in the winter with his loving wife. He will surely missed by his family and friends.

There will be a memorial service at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1881 (2816 E. 7th St) Monday, January 30, 2023 at 2 pm.

In Lieu of flowers, please send any donations to POW/MIA, St. Jude’s, ASPCA local, and Wounded Warrior.


Marilyn R Collis

Marilyn R Collis: November 20, 1933 – January 13, 2023

Marilyn Ruth Collis, 89, of Cheyenne went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 13th, 2023, at Davis Hospice.  She was born November 20, 1933, in Columbus, NE.  After graduation she met and married the love of her life, Kenneth J Collis on September 1, 1951, at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, CA. 

The family traveled to France, Germany, England, California and New Mexico until Ken was transferred to F. E. Warren AFB in 1962.  She was a teacher at the Peter Pan Pre-school at Warren Air Force Base for 18 years and loved teaching 3–5-year old’s.  She retired in 1987.   Her hobbies were traveling, camping, cross-stitch, high tea with her granddaughters, praying and reading her bible, spending quality time with her family, and dancing with her handsome husband Ken. 


Marilyn was a delight to everyone she met.  She was a perfect example of forgiveness, acceptance and faith.  She was a loyal friend, and her kind and loving nature was felt by all who crossed her path.  She was the most amazing mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was truly beautiful inside and out and she will be dearly missed.

Kenneth and Marilyn have three children, Steven Collis (Donna) of Highlands Ranch, CO, Debbie Hendershot (David) of Denver, and Wendy Stevenson (Brian) of Cheyenne.

Two grandsons, Ryan (Brandy) of Grand Junction, CO and Austin Stevenson (Katherine) of Oxford, England.  Six granddaughters, Lindsey Lamb (Jonathan) of Denver, Heather Volkel (Cody) of Highlands Ranch, CO, Ashley Gates of Cheyenne, Alexis Ivester (Jordan) of Cheyenne, Alayna Ream (Ben) and Addison (Andrew) Reedy of WI.


Six great grandsons Logan and Ben Gates, Colter, Marshall and Wyatt Hendershot and Renlee Ivester.

Six great granddaughters Cadence Gates, Hailey and Madison Volkel, Sophia Stevenson, and Emma and Eloise Ream.

She is survived by her sister Janet Bay (Dave).


Services will be 1:00 pm Friday, January 27,2023 in the Lakeview Chapel at Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers please donate to Davis Hospice.