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Obituaries: Aipperspach; Lewis; Schneider

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Tichun Xaivier Aipperspach

Tichun Xaivier Aipperspach: 1995 – 2023

Early Tuesday morning, May 16th, Tichun Aipperspach unexpectedly died in his home in Gillette, Wyoming. A light in his family, he was gentle, kind and deserved so much more than this life had offered.

Tichun Xaivier Aipperspach came into this world on June 9th, 1995. He graduated from Campbell County High School in 2014 and attended Washington State University. He spent his life playing and loving sports– football, track and sometimes wrestling. His heart held a passion for music and art. A trumpet player in school, he taught himself the guitar and keyboard in his own time. In his adult years, he took on a love for carpentry with aspirations of refining and one day mastering his skills.


Though quiet and reserved, Tichun was well-received by everyone he encountered. The gravity of his smile, sincerity, and humor shaped him as a loved and respectable young man among family, friends, and the community.

He is survived by his younger brother, Keion Aipperspach; his older sister, Antonia (Cody) Montgomery; his parents, Keith and Paulette Aipperspach; nephew, Eden Montgomery; as well as a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He is preceded in his transition from life by his uncles, Preston Wilburn and Christopher Washington and his grandmother, Clara Bell Wilburn.


Words will never be enough to eloquently piece together the now gaping hole left by his absence. His smile, his laugh, and the radiating joy that followed him can never be duplicated.

Services to honor and celebrate the life of Tichun Xaivier Aipperspach will be held at Gillette Memorial Chapel on Thursday, June 1st at 1:00 p.m. A time of fellowship will follow the services at Greenway Event Center from 3:00 p.m-5:00p.m.

A viewing will be held on May 31st from 5:00pm-7:00pm for those who may not be able to attend the service.


Robina “Robbie” Lewis

Robina “Robbie” Lewis: 1934 – 2023

Robina R. “Robbie / Nan” Lewis, 89 years of age, of Cheyenne, passed away peacefully at her home on May 24, 2023.

Robbie was born on January 26th, 1934, to James B. and Clara F. Hewitt in East Suffolk U.K. Robbie was raised in the village of Blaxhall and eventually was employed at the BX on RAF Bentwaters. During that time, she met and married the love of her life William “Bill” Lewis, her husband of almost 68 years. After moving to the states, Michigan became one of her favorite bases, but FE Warren Air Force base was where the family retired. Cheyenne became their permanent home. She was employed at Montgomery Wards in the credit department where she retired after 30 years of service.


Robbie was a member of the British Wife’s club. She enjoyed trips to Vedauwoo and dancing with her husband at the NCO club. She loved taking care of their numerous dogs and enjoyed their walks in the park. Her greatest joy was taking care of her granddaughter and attending all her school events.

Robbie is survived by their four children, Carol (Steve) Hornsby, Raymond Lewis, Lynne (Joe) Dolwick and Karen (Jeff) Calahan and one granddaughter, Angela Vaughn.

Robbie was proceeded in death by her husband; her parents; 3 siblings; granddaughter Erica Lewis; and daughter-in-law Joan Hernandez.


A memorial service will be held at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel on June 2nd at 10 a.m with a reception to follow at The Gathering Place. Interment will follow at Beth El cemetery.

If lieu of flowers those who desire may contribute to the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), Alzheimer’s Association, or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Alice Marie Schneider

Alice Marie Schneider: 1934 – 2023


Alice Marie Schneider, died peacefully on May 23, 2023 in Cheyenne. She was born March 12, 1934 in Greeley, Nebraska, to Frank and Maude Hensman.

Her family moved to Cheyenne in 1938. Alice graduated from Cheyenne High School in 1952.

Alice met her husband, Kenneth, while she was working at Cheyenne Federal Savings and Loan as a bookkeeper and teller. They married on March 14, 1954. She retired as a corporate Secretary in 1987.


Alice and Ken were square dancers for 22 years on Dazee Bristol’s Frontier Days parade float. They wintered in El Mirage, Arizona, for 20 years. Alice also volunteered at the Old West Museum and had a love for the history of Cheyenne. She collected old postcards from around the city and enjoyed touring the many great historic homes in Cheyenne. Alice and Ken attended many yearly Vanosdall Family reunions with her sisters and cousins from around the country.

Alice is survived by her children, daughter Gayle (Tracy) Ourada, son, Alan (Pam) Schneider and son Glen Schneider, all of Cheyenne. Alice has four grandchildren, Tessa and Mason Rosenau, and Kaitlynn and Joshuah Schneider. She also has two great-grandchildren, Renessme and Lucian.

Alice was preceded in death by her loving husband, Kenny, in 2018; her parents; and two sisters, Fran Fennel and Bernice Schreiner.


The family is very grateful for the wonderful care Alice received by the staff and caregivers at Pointe Frontier and later at Aspen Wind. They helped her through many difficult times in her final years. Private services will be held by the family.

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