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Obituaries: Clark; Jenkins; Kriebel; Osburn; Rasnake; Rice; Wasburn

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Alfred L. Clark

Alfred L. Clark: 1950 – 2023

Al (Alfred L.) Clark, a resident of Wheatland, passed away Friday morning August 11, 2023.

Al resided in Wheatland for 25 years. He was born in Missoula, Montana to Lincoln and Erma Clark. He was raised with five brothers and one sister. Al and Doreen met in Livingston, Montana where they both attended school together.

Al worked for BNSF Railroad for over 30 years. After retiring from the railroad, Al and Doreen moved to Wyoming to enjoy his retirement.

Al is survived by his wife Doreen of Wheatland, Wyoming; two sons, Shawn Clark of Florida, and Kelly (Melissa) of Cheyenne, Wyoming; as well as two grandsons, Ben (Emma) and Chris (Morgan); one granddaughter Megan; and a great-grandson, Ryan; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lincoln and Erma; and also preceded in death by one brother and his sister.

Per Al’s request no services will be held, but to hold good thoughts!

He will be missed!


Marshall Jenkins

Marshall Jenkins: 1946 – 2023

Marshall Jenkins, 76, of Cheyenne, died on August 6, 2023 in Cheyenne.

He was born on August 7, 1946 in Cheyenne to Oliver and Ella Katheryn Jenkins.

Mr. Jenkins retired from the Cheyenne Police Department in 1998 as a Sergeant after serving as a police officer for twenty-five years. He served the police department as the Fleet Maintenance Supervisor for another thirteen years before retiring. Mr. Jenkins had a great love for the outdoors, animals, model railroading, and spending time with his family. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

Mr. Jenkins is survived by his wife, Wannetta Jenkins; his daughter, Julie Anthony; his granddaughters, Katheryn and Jenna Goodrich; his cousin, Paula Qualls; and several beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Oliver Jenkins; his mother, Ella Katheryn Jenkins; his elder sister, Katheryn Starnes; and his elder brother, James Jenkins.

A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, August 23, 11:00 a.m., at First Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to The Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org or the Davis Hospice Center at www.cheyenneregional.org/location/davis-hospice.


Lourdes I. Kriebel

Lourdes I. Kriebel: 1949 – 2023

Lourdes I. Kriebel, 74, of Cheyenne, passed at Davis Hospice Center peacefully with her husband and daughter by her side. She was born August 2, 1949, to Fidel Edale and Placida Reyes, in Pangasinan, Philippines.

Lourdes met her future husband, Edward Kriebel, in the Philippines, while he was a member of the United States Air Force. Following a year and half courtship they married on October 21, 1973, at Clark Airbase, Philippines. Together they had three children, Michael, Alan, and Sherri.

Lourdes, Edward, and Michael came to the United States in 1975, and they added Alan and Sherri soon after arriving. The family moved to several places in Ed’s career, to Missouri, Washington DC, back to the Philippines then finally to Cheyenne. When in all those moves, Lourdes made each place feel like home.

She is survived by her husband, Edward; son, Alan; daughter, Sherri (Ramiro Castillo, Jr.), grandchildren, Steven, Selena, Raquell, Caleb, Ramiro III, Reinna, Shayne; great-grandchild, Lainey; two sisters, numerous nieces and nephews both in the Philippines and the United States.

Lourdes was preceded in death by her father, Fidel; mother, Placida; son, Michael; brother, Berto Edale.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., in Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel. Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, in Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chape, with a reception to follow at Ascension Lutheran Church.


Donald Shannon Osburn

Donald Shannon Osburn: 1965 – 2023

Donny left this world on August 11, 2023  He died in Burns after a lengthy illness, and he can finally be free and rest easy 

He was born October 16, 1965 in Osceola Missouri to Dorsey and Shirley Osburn

Donny loved cars and was a MOPAR man for the most part. As long as it went fast he was down He also loved the water and hanging out with friends and family. And let’s not forget the Dallas Cowboys. Dem Boyz.

Donny came to Wyoming in 2016 he worked several different jobs and had many friends from all walks of life. 

Donny shared a special life with Melaine and her family. He is survived by Melanie and the kids, Byron (Chase), Chelsea (Deron -Ron C); and most importantly, the grandkids, who he lovingly called the monsters: Lukas Karson and his baby girl Kenzlie 

He was also survived by his brother Bob in Missouri; and his sister Jerry in Texas. Last but not least was the best thing anyone ever gave him, his dog Rocky.  She’s going to have to settle for mom and the kids.

Donny was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Stacey; all from Missouri.

Donny was cremated and services will be at a later date.  I ask you to celebrate his life in the way you knew him.


Tammy Rene Rasnake

Tammy Rene Rasnake: 1964 – 2023

Tammy was born December 04, 1964, in Denver, Colorado, and left this Earthly realm to be with her heavenly father on August 02, 2023, and was reunited with her husband James “Jimbo” Rasnake who passed on April 10, 2022.

Her parents are Rosie White-Forbes and the late Edston Forbes; brother, Robert F.V. Johnson Sr. and his wife Susan Johnson; their children Robert Johnson Jr., Breanna Lucky and her husband Devin; brother, Josh Forbes and his wife Janna; and their children Angel and Josiah.

Tammy had deep roots in Cheyenne, Wyoming as a graduate of Central High School and completed her associate degree from Laramie County Community College (LCCC).

She worked at United Medical Center for 23 years as a patient liaison, a position that allowed her to use her warm and caring nature in service of the residents of Cheyenne and the surrounding Wyoming area.

Tammy enjoyed traveling, shopping, and despite her small stature loved to eat. She was a wife, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, and inside and out a beautiful person.

She loved her husband, she loved her family, she loved her community, and she loved her dogs Bixby and Beauregard.

Tammy’s smile could light up a room and her hugs made you feel like you were wrapped in a warm blanket on a cold Wyoming day.

It is impossible to sum up Tammy’s love for others in words, but a quote from Maya Angelou comes closest: “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”


Cathyleen Olivia Rice

Cathyleen Olivia Rice: 1994 – 2023

Cathyleen Olivia Rice, “Cat” also known as, “Cathy,” was born on February 10, 1994 to Benjamin and Pearl Rice at Beaufort Memorial Hospital in Beaufort South Carolina. She was the baby of five girls and the big sister to a brother.

Cathyleen passed away on August 12, 2023 in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Wade Hampton High, and went on to further her education at Winthrop University, graduating with honors with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a focus in Journalism.

Cat began her career as a journalist for the Lancaster News in Lancaster, South Carolina. She then transitioned her writing talents to Palo Verde Valley Times in Blythe, California. Cathyleen endeavored to advance in her career, and became the Public Information Officer for Palo Verde County. While serving in this capacity, she also assisted the Palo School District by teaching future journalist the basics of english, writing and reporting. Cat also served as the Chief Public Information Officer for the National NAACP, West Coast Division. Upon moving to Wyoming, Cathyleen served as the Public Information Officer for the City of Cheyenne, where she served under Mayor Patrick Collins.

Cathyleen was preceded in death by her Ggandmothers, Pearl Garvin and Bessie McPherson; her great-grandmother, Nellie Rice; her grandfathers, Amos Garvin and Earl Ferguson.

She is survived by her father and mother, Benjamin and Pearl Rice of Garnett, South Carolina; four sisters, Karen (Nate) Pinckney of Garnett, South Carolina; Corinthia Rice of Blythewood, South Carolina; Coleathia Rice of Sterling, Virginia and Pearleen Rice of Savannah, Georgia; one brother, Joquan Wright of Hinesville, Georgia; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

At an early age, “Cat,” loved writing poetry, drawing, dancing, and spending time outdoors. She was always a ray of sunshine and was loved by her family, peers, and community. Cat was creative and always seeking adventures; she loved traveling, reading, and spending time with her family. Her smile was infectious and she was wise beyond her years. She was always willing and ready to help and her gestures of kindness were heartfelt and widespread.

Cat lived a fearlessly amazing life, no challenge was too hard and no problem was too big. She lived well, laughed often and loved unconditionally. She was and will forever be an inspiration to us all.


Paul Washburn

Paul Washburn: 1981 – 2023

Captain Paul Washburn, MD, MPH, 41, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, passed away on August 14, 2023. He was born on November 27, 1981, in Willowby, Ohio, to Neil Washburn and Denise Washburn.

Paul grew up in Palmyra, New York, and attended Palmyra Primary School before graduating from Pal Mac High School. He furthered his education at the University of Buffalo, New York, where he completed medical school.

Upon completion of his education, Paul founded Health Medical Institute (HMI) in Cheyenne, where he focused on preventative medicine, hospice, and palliative care. He also had significant involvement with Cottonwood Creek, Eden Home Health, and Hospice, COMEA, and Restorative Medical Fitness in Buffalo, New York. Paul was not a traditional primary care provider, but rather concentrated on innovative approaches to healthcare, a maverick practitioner. Recently, he made the decision to join the VA as a physician, with plans to start serving in that role in the local area. Dr Washburn was the campus physician for COMEA, making “house calls” to the shelter allowing access to affordable healthcare for the uninsured. He understood the fear and anxiety they felt when entering a clinic and brought the services to them helping them feel safe and seen!

A true patriot, answered his nation’s call, joining the air force in April of 2000. He served honorably in various roles and locations before joining the Wyoming Air National Guard. Paul’s dedication to his country and his fellow service members was commendable. As a flight surgeon, his dedication to his country, fellow service members and mission was truly remarkable.

In his personal life, Paul was known for his honorable, authentic, sensitive, and daring nature. He lived life boldly, always willing to experience new things and embark on adventures. He had a love for travel, hiking, motorcycles, and the great outdoors.

Paul is survived by his beloved wife, Jenessa Washburn; his son Masinh Ho; his mother Denise Washburn; his step-father Jack Steinkamp; his brother Nick Washburn and Nick’s wife Alena Washburn, and their children Lila, Finley, and Ruby.

He was predeceased by his father, Neil Washburn; and his paternal grandparents, Beverly and Dening Washburn; and Pete Peterson and Shirley Wilmot.

Paul’s dedication to his medical profession, his military service, and his zest for life will always be remembered by those who knew and loved him. He leaves behind a legacy of compassion, innovation, and fearlessness.

A Celebration of His Life will be Monday, 6:30 p.m., in the CFD Garden area with a reception to follow in the CFD Events Center.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to donate to the Comea Shelter.


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