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Obituaries: Goodrich; Charles B. “C.B.” Rand; Soto

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Brian Lee Goodrich

Brian Lee Goodrich: 1971 – 2023

Brian Lee Goodrich, 52, passed away on May 3rd, 2023, in the mountains doing what he loved: mountain biking with his best friend, Jamie Anderson.

Brian was born April 2, 1971, in Gillette, Wyoming to Wanda Murray. He was raised in Vernal, Utah and graduated from Uintah High School in 1989. Brian went on to study at the University of Wyoming graduating with a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering and a master’s degree in civil engineering.
He also achieved his professional engineering (PE) license.

Brian was co-owner and President of BridgeTech, Inc.; software engineering company specializing in bridge software and design.

Brian married the love of his life, Jennifer, November 28, 2009, in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Brian’s world revolved around his wife, children, family, and friends. He was an avid motorcyclist, snowboarder, snowmobiler, mountain biker and loved hiking, hunting and rafting. He also loved nerdy sci-fi movies and Dr. Pepper.

Brian will be remembered as a handsome, kind, and generous soul. He was a humble being with a heart that radiated love to everyone in the room. Those that knew him, loved him dearly.

Brian is survived by his wife, Jennifer Goodrich; children, Katheryn Goodrich, Jenna Goodrich, Christos Zympas, Benny Gonzales; parents, Wanda and Rod Murray, Wade Goodrich; sister, Jodi (Stacy) Scott and their families; sister, Shirlyne (Guadalupe) Trevizo; brother, AJ (Erin) Murray; mother-in-law, Joyce Wagner and his many nieces and nephews.

Brian was preceded in death by grandparents, Rulon and Thelma Goodrich, Alex Kunsman, Leah Kunsman Man, Carl Man; uncles, Glen Borges, Ray Kunsman, Joe Kunsman; and aunt, Fern Kunsman.

Services for Brian will be Tuesday, May 9th at 2:00 p.m. at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Event Center: 1230 West 8th Avenue, in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

In honor of Brian’s love of the outdoors, please consider a donation to the Wyoming Homeland Security-Search and Rescue Donation Program at https://his.wyo.org.

Charles B. “C.B.” Rand

Charles B. “C.B.” Rand: 1945 – 2022

Charles B. (C.B.) Rand died December 25, 2022, at Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne. C.B. was born November 24, 1945, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, to Ralph R. and Jean Adams Rand. He was the grandson of Charles Borthwick and Edith Rand of Buffalo, Wyoming.

He graduated from Cheyenne Central High School in 1964 and from the University of Wyoming. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve and was on active duty in the Vietnam War, on the USS Tolovana in Subic Bay. He was a life member of the VFW. He worked for Frontier Refinery in Cheyenne. C.B. was a member of the Wyoming Historical Society and the Old West Museum. He volunteered at the Warren AFB Museum. His hobby was restoring old cars, notably Chryslers.

In 1975 and 1976 he earned Associate of Arts and Sciences and Associate of Applied Science degrees from Laramie County Community College.  He also received an AA degree with distinction in Engineering Technology in 2000. He appreciated the Auto Body program at LCCC and earned and AA degree with distinction in 2001 in Automotive Body Repair.

C.B. was pre-deceased by his parents. Survivors are his sister Sharon Collier; his nephews Kevin Charles Collier and Colby Claiborne Collier and his many friends and neighbors.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 2602 Deming Blvd., Cheyenne, on May 15, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. Interment of cremains will be at Willow Grove Cemetery in Buffalo, Wyoming, on May 17, 2023.

Mary E. Soto

Mary E. Soto: 1938 – 2023

Mary E. Soto, 84 years old, of Evans, CO, passed at Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 07, 1938, in Antonito, Colorado to Telesforo and Epifania Lopez. She married Thomas Soto December 09, 1958. They were married for 43 years. Mary was a homemaker, she enjoyed reading the bible, going shopping, being around her family, and watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow. There wasn’t a person around her she didn’t give a hug to or say hi too. Her kindness and thoughtfulness will always be remembered.

She is survived by her three children, Tommy Soto (Shirley), Brenda Holzmeister (Ron) and Linda (Katie) Saathoff (Doug); two grandchildren, Cristy Stewart (Scott) and Levi Tossie; two great grandchildren, Addison and Aiden Stewart, numerous nieces and nephews, and her special friend, John Aguliar.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Soto; parents; seven sisters (1 deceased at birth); and two infant brothers (both died prior to their first birthdays); Nea Rivera, Alice Lopez, Lydia Lopez, Mercy Brito, Margaret Buss and Orlinda Lopez-Martinez.

Services are pending.

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