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Obituaries: Maiden; Beardsley; Haberkorn; Maier; Ocheskey; Solomon; Stewart III

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Amar'e D. Maiden

Amar’e D. Maiden: 2007 – 2023

Our son Amar’e Maiden’s short life was unexpectedly ended on Thursday April 20, 2023. He was born May 31, 2007 to Tronald Maiden and Rachel Crozier in Aurora, Colorado.

Amar’e will be remembered by his contagious laugh and his smile that lit up every room he walked into. He had a very kind and beautiful soul.


Amar’e was a sophomore at South High School in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He liked to listen to music, crack jokes, and hang out with family and friends. He also enjoyed his video games.

He is survived by his mother, Rachel Crozier; stepfather, Derrik Geisler; father, Tronald Maiden, of Nebraska; grandparents, Kathy and Fred Serrano, David Tutson, Mississippi, Jozette Maiden-Thomas and James Thomas of Mississippi; aunts, Sara Crozier, Jasmine Edmondson of Texas, Kimeyatta Clark of Mississippi, and countless cousins and other relatives.

Amar’e was preceded in death by his grandfather, Tab Crozier and great-grandfather, Emerson Maiden of Mississippi.


Memorial service was held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, in Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel.

LaVonne June Beardsley

LaVonne June Beardsley: 1929 – 2023

LaVonne June Beardsley, 93, of Cheyenne, passed away at Cottonwood Creek Memory Care Facility of Cheyenne on April 18, 2023. LaVonne was born September 25, 1929, in St. Paul, Nebraska to Allen Brophy Snyder and Blanche Eberle-Snyder.


She grew up in Broken Bow, Nebraska. While still in High School she met Guy Beardsley on a blind date. Guy and LaVonne married on September 3, 1950, shortly before he left for the Korean Conflict.

After the war they started a family and moved around Nebraska eventually settling in North Platte in 1966. She worked as a secretary throughout her life for attorneys and City government. But mostly she became a homemaker and focused on her family. She learned to sew and do needle work from her mother and continued that throughout her life. She used her talents to not only make clothing for herself and family but to donate items to multiple charities.

LaVonne was always active in her church and community. The Sertoma-LaSertoma organization was a passion of hers and she donated countless hours to commit to their motto: ‘Service to All Mankind.’
She loved music, musicals, and she loved to dance. She also loved to travel. Guy and LaVonne visited every state but Alabama. They traveled to Ireland, England, Scotland, Switzerland, Mexico, Austria, The Caribbean, and Germany. As an avid Husker fan, Nebraska always called her back home.


She was a wonderful hostess and anyone who entered their home always felt welcome. But above all, her love and dedication to family was her greatest gift. She would drop everything if she was needed and be by your side at a moment’s notice. She attended and cheered for any activity she could that her children and grandchildren participated in.

After moving to Wyoming in 1990 she honed in on her fan skills laughing and cheering to the Central High fight song along with Cowboy Joe and the Rockies.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Duane Gene; and grandson, Cameron Wade Smith.
She is survived by her loving husband, Guy; daughters, Karen (Terry) Smith, Wheatland and Lorna (Kevin) Cherry, Cheyenne; six grandchildren, Michael (Leanne) Warren, Wheatland, Tony (Tamara) Warren, Chur, Switzerland, James Warren, Mullen, Nebraska, Travis (Gert) Warren, Stapleton, Nebraska, Cora (Link) Lanter, Severance, Colorado, Jacob (Whitney) Cherry, Pocatello, Idaho; and eleven great-grandchildren.


Services were held at First Presbyterian Church in Cheyenne, Wyoming at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, 2023. Interment will take place at Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, Nebraska Thursday April 27, 2023, at 1:00 pm Central Time.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Cheyenne First Presbyterian Church through their Deacon’s Fund for disaster relief.

The Family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the incredible staff at the Cottonwood Creek Facility where Love and Compassion knows no bounds, and to Landon with Enhabit Hospice.


Services and Interment are under the direction of Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel.

Virginia May Haberkorn

Virginia May Haberkorn: 1931 – 2023

Virginia May Haberkorn, 92, passed away on April 23, 2023 at Davis Hospice in Cheyenne.


She was born on January 25, 1931, in Fairmont, Kansas to Fredrick Edmund and Dorothy Williams Northern.

She is survived by her brother James (Teresa) Northern and sister-in-law Eleanor Northern.

She was preceded in death by brothers Howard and Fred, Jr. Northern and sister Sharon Northern.


Cremation has been completed and no services have been scheduled.

Sandra Lee Maier

Sandra Lee Maier: 1940 – 2023

Sandra Lee Maier, 83, Of Cheyenne, Wyoming, died on April 19, 2023, in Cheyenne. She was born April 14, 1940, in Ft. Collins, Colorado.


Sandy was a Godly woman who was loved and respected by many and will be missed terribly. In 1958, her Senior year in high school, she started dating her husband of 64 years Larry. She was a cheerleader and Larry a basketball player, as well as prom king and queen that year. The competitive duo married in 1959 and moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming and continued to enjoy athletics together, which they both excelled at.

Sandy was on numerous softball, volleyball, and bowling teams and when she wasn’t participating, she was coaching Larry’s men’s softball team. Always competitive, usually successful teams that even won an award or two.

Sandy absolutely loved animals, especially horses. She rode as a Pivot for 10 years at CFD, barrel raced, belonged to the Barrel Race Club and served as president, rode with the Golden Spikes Drill Team where she also served as president, rode in the Rose Bowl Parade, CFD parade, and many others. She showed and managed the drill team for Cheyenne Saddle Tramps where she also served as president.


Competitive riding to trail riding with family & friends, Sandy loved anything horses. Sandy started working in 1970 with the Wyoming Army National Guard as an Administrative Assistant. She was a dedicated and respected employee for numerous General Officers, Senior Advisors and Colonels for 40 years. She received several awards during her time there and was recognized for her exceptional performance on several different occasions. Sandy loved God and was dedicated to serving Him and her church. She belonged to several committees in the church and published the Hillsdale Chatter Newspaper. She took pride in the Newsletter and received recognition for her work on that as well. She belonged to the Hilsdale and Methodist Ladies groups and always did what she could to volunteer.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Maier; daughters, Nancy Jessop (Randy) and Jeannie Brown; grandkids, Trystin Green (Mike), Britt Jessop (Teresa), and Shelby Wardell (Levi); great grandkids, Anthony Green (Carly), Madison Green, Kadie Brown, Bailey Martinez, Dakota Martinez, Easton Martinez, Jhett Jessop, Oakley Wardell; and great-great grandkid, Benzley Green.

Sandy was preceded in death by both of her parents; siblings; son, Michael Maier; and grandson, Shawn Brown.

Services were at Wiederspahn-Radomsky on Tuesday, April 25, 2023.

Brenda Marie Ocheskey

Brenda Marie Ocheskey: 1963 – 2023

Brenda Marie (Patton) Ocheskey, 59, passed away at home with Robert holding her hand, and the Lord’s welcoming arms around her. It was a brave and brutal fight with cancer.

Brenda was born on July 31, 1963, at the US AFB in Berlin, Germany to Billie and Retha Sisler Patton. Both parents were in the Air Force. Brenda and her parents were stationed at FE Warren AFB beginning in 1965.
Retha raised John and Brenda as a single mother. John was stricken with meningitis at six months which left him challenged. Brenda became his protector from the neighborhood bullies. When John went to the state school in Lander, the bullies switched to her.

Brenda’s first job was at Burger Chef as a server. She tried a few other jobs but went back to serving at the Albany where she found her niche. She moved to Poor Richard’s where she perfected her serving technique. She met many wonderful people there and had a lot of devoted patrons for 16 years. She would work double shifts and take on extra shifts when asked. She was working there in 1992 when Robert met her downtown and fell for her sparkly personality and beauty. They were married in 1996.
She would cocktail at the Redwood during CFD where she met many new friends and patrons. She also bartended at Scooter’s for seven years and filled in at Alf’s for years.

Later, she took a job at LCSD1 as a nutritional services worker. She loved dressing up for all the holidays and making the kids smile.

Her last year she moved to Johnson Jr. High. All her co-workers were so kind to her this last year as she fought cancer. She worked her last shift about three weeks prior to her passing.

Brenda loved being outside in the summer but not so much in the winter. Brenda and Robert camped, boated, and played softball. Many of the last years were spent chasing golf balls around the local courses.
Brenda loved collecting unicorns, and feral cats, and had many. Mostly she collected friends, smiles, and laughter. It is amazing that despite very difficult childhoods for John and Brenda, they are and were two of the most loving and giving people you could meet.

Brenda is survived by her husband Robert; stepdaughters Nichole and Krystal; brother John C. Patton (JP); and a large Ocheskey and in-law clan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; in-laws Jimmy and Virginia Torres, Linda Olson, Patricia Wertz; and son Troy Wertz. She will be missed by so many who will miss her smile, laugh, and dedication to serving everyone.

A Memorial Service will be held at The Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. The service will be lived streamed beginning at 10:00 a.m. A reception will be held at The East Lincolnway Event Hall, 3839 E. Lincolnway, beginning at 12:00 p.m.

Donations can be made to an animal charity.

William “Bill” Solomon

William “Bill” Solomon: 1934 – 2023

Bill Solomon passed away peacefully on April 18, 2023 surrounded by his family. Bill was born March 27, 1934 to Carl E. and Minnie M. Solomon in Windsor, Colorado. He graduated from Greeley Central and attended CSU.

After college, he moved to Gering/Scottsbluff, Nebraska. With partners Larry D. Scott and Cal Stout, he opened Triple S Laboratories. In 1964, he moved his family and business to Loveland, Colorado. In 1983, he moved to Carr, Colorado. He retired in 1994. After retirement, he continued to work on numerous projects.

Bill married Myrna R. Tregoning on March 15, 1953. They had two children, Will and Kathy. They had many wonderful years together.

Bill enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, auctions, and projects in his shop. He had a great disposition and a special way with animals, working with cattle, horses, and dogs.

Bill is preceded in death by his wife, Myrna; his parents; brothers Bob, Bing, and Dale; and a very loving friend, Joann Daily.

He is survived by his sister, Elsie Fisher; children, Will (Dee) Solomon and Kathy Black; grandchildren, Kristina Black and Bailey (Dalton) Nelson; and great-grandchild, Trinity Dotson. He also leaves many nieces and nephews and wonderful friends and neighbors.

His wishes were no flowers or donations.

Charles Lee Stewart III

Charles Lee Stewart III: 1996 – 2023

Full obituary to follow.

A memorial services will be held on Friday, April 28, at the Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes, located at 1900 East 19th Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82001. It will begin at 2:00 p.m.

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