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Obituaries: Cunningham; Lambert; Mabie

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Teresa Cunningham

Teresa Cunningham: 1954 – 2023

With great sadness we have lost our friend, mother, and grandmother, Teresa Cunningham, age 69. Teresa was born on February 17, 1954, in Johnson City, Tennessee, and died on August 10, 2023, at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.

Teresa is survived by her husband, Allan; her daughters Amanda (Matt) Swift, Jackie (Evan) Baxter; and her grandchildren, Anabelle Baumhover-Swift, Brandt Baumhover, Sivanna Baumhover, Haven Baxter, and Sylas Baxter. She is also survived by her mother, Elcie Salts; brother Keith (Patti) Salts; and sister Sandra Salts, all of Port Orange, Florida. She was preceded in death by her father, Harold Salts.

She was previously employed with the State Engineer’s Office, Casey Family Programs, and Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power. She also worked as the Administrative Assistant and Youth Director at First Christian Church. Her fondest memories were working with youth at Church; especially Vacation Bible School.

She will be greatly missed. She faced her ordeal with bravery and dignity. She will live on in our hearts and minds as well as the hearts and minds of everyone she met. Services will be held at First Christian Church on Thursday, August 17, at 1:00 p.m., followed by a graveside service at Memorial Gardens and finally a reception at First Christian Church. All are welcome to come and share this day when we celebrate the gift she was in this world and to each of us.


Barbara Marie Lambert

Barbara Marie Lambert: 1942 – 2023

Barbara Marie Lambert, 81, of Cheyenne, passed early morning August 5, 2023.
After a courageous battle of cancer for 1 ½ years, she left us to go to her heavenly home. She was surrounded by her friend and caregiver, Sally Jo Larson, a friend Denice Burns Simon and may loved ones who had her in their hearts and prayers. Those who knew her will never forget her fight and positive outlook on her illness. We will of course never forget the big, beautiful smile that would melt your heart and light up the room.

Barbara was born on July 8, 1942 in Bismarck, North Dakota to Joseph and Besse Gette.
She moved to Rock Springs, Wyoming and worked for the railroad. There she met the love of her life, Buddy Allen. For 18 years they enjoyed their married life of fishing, camping, snowmobiling, at traveling until Buddy passe away.

In the 1980’s Barbara moved to Cheyenne. She worked at the Airport Golf Course and Two Bar Bowl as a bartender. She met Lee Snow and was his companion for 18 years. In later years, when he became sick, she would be his only caregiver, until he passed in 2017.

Barbara was an avid reader and you would always find her nose buried in a book. She enjoyed bowling and went to and won many state tournaments. He favorite sport was golfing. She was so proud when she got a Hole in One.

Watching football was a favorite pastime. She was so excited to go to San Diego for Superbowl XXXII in 1998 and watch the Broncos become Superbowl champs.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; three siblings; husband, Buddy Allen; and companion, Lee Snow.

She is survived by a sister, Marilyn Edwards, of Georgetown, Texas; a brother, Michael Gette of Jamestown, California; and Sally Jo Larson, her friend and caregiver..

Sally would like to thank the following: Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Home Care Service. The nurse’s and physical therapists were compassionate and caring. To the CRMC Transport System drivers. Everyone of them were so patient and helped getting us to Barbara’s radiation, chemotherapy treatments, and doctor’s appointments. To Davis Hospice Center, they made Barbara’s wish to stay in her home. The compassion of her regular nurse, Tiffany, and all the CAN’s who came to help was so appreciated.

Per her request, there will be no funeral services. Remember her beautiful soul and that smile. May we one day find a cure for all cancers.


Richard E. “Dick” Mabie

Richard E. “Dick” Mabie: 1932 – 2023

Richard E. “Dick” Mabie, 91, of Cheyenne, died on Monday, August 7, 2023 in Cheyenne.
He was born on June 1, 1932 in Cheyenne.

Mr. Mabie earned a degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters degree in Physics from the University of Wyoming. He worked at Hughes Aircraft Company. He was a professor at the University of Wyoming and the University of Colorado. He taught at F.E. Warren Air Force Base and ended his working career at the Wyoming Highway Department.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Margie O. Mabie; daughter, Marsha (Jim) Rucker of Vacaville, California; son, Tim (Cindy) Mabie of Cheyenne, Wyoming; grandchildren, Mirriah Paz of Vacaville, California, Olivia (Cody) Lipps, Justin (Taylor) Mabie, Brandon (Becca) Mabie of Cheyenne, and seven great-grandchildren.

Mr. Mabie was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Marion Mabie; brother, Donald Mabie; and his sister, Nancy Harrington.

Services will be Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., with a viewing at 9:30 a.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Lincolnway Building with burial to follow at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens.


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