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Obituaries: Henan; Huff; Kiddie; Zaugg

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Priscilla B. Henan

Priscilla B. Henan: 1931 – 2023

Priscilla B. Henan, Age 91, of Cheyenne, passed away peacefully September 11, 2023 at Aspen Winds.
She was the youngest of 12 children born to John and Rosa (Winters) Gettel on November 28, 1931, in Kimball, Nebraska .

Like so many of her generation, she learned to work hard and faced each new challenge with determination. In the 1970s she married Ben Henan, a welcome addition to the family. Priscilla retired from the state of Wyoming Ad Valorem, taxation department in the 1990s. Despite having a tough life, Priscilla always faced a new day with a smile. Her children and grandchildren brought her pride and smiles. Priscilla enjoyed watching her family’s sporting events, the Packers, Cornhuskers, and Rockies. She also enjoyed shopping, gardening, her dogs, and reading the Bible.

She is survived by her four children: Gerry (Richard) DeVille, Jackie (Al) Benson,
Trent Birt, and Roy (MaryJo) Birt; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Priscilla was preceded in death by her parents; siblings; and her husband, Ben Henan in August of 2021.

As per her request, there will not be funeral services. If you are so inclined, have a cup of hot black coffee and something sweet in her memory. Monetary gifts may be given to the Animal Shelter or Salvation Army in her honor.

David Lee Huff, “Little”

David Lee Huff, “Little: 1975 – 2023

David Lee Huff, “Little”, 47, of Cheyenne, passed at his home on September 12, 2023, with his loving family there. He was born on December 25, 1975, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, to David Lee “Big” and Sue Huff.

David has always been a hard worker; he has worked for Aztec Construction, Merrill INC, and 2MM Excavation, working the heavy equipment to get the job done.

He was a HUGE Denver Bronco fan that never missed a game. David enjoyed fishing, camping, video games, hanging out with friends and family in the garage chair. But his true passion in life was taking care of his beloved daughters and his amazing wife.

David is survived by his loving wife, Kindra Huff; daughters: Mystical, Ayrieana, LeeAnn (Jasia), and Neveah; grandchildren: Amilia and Odin Valdez; brother, Chris Wickham; sister, Renee Huff.

Was preceded by his grandparents, Charles and Hazel Huff, George and Dorothy Johnson; and an unborn child and grandchild.

A Celebration of Life will be October 6, 2023, at 5:00 p.m., in American Legion Post 6, 2100 E. Lincolnway. 1975 – 2023.

Tracy S Kiddie

Tracy S Kiddie: 1954 – 2023

Tracy Sue Kiddie, a beloved Registered Nurse who found her calling in Hospice care, has passed away suddenly at the age of 69. Tracy was born on April 8, 1954, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and it was in this picturesque town that she breathed her last breath on September 8, 2023.

Tracy’s journey as a nurse was nothing short of inspiring. After dedicating her life to raising her family and working hard outside her home, she made the courageous decision to return to school at the age of 55 to pursue her dream of becoming a Registered Nurse. Her passion and dedication were evident as she embarked on this new chapter of her life.

Throughout her career, Tracy exemplified empathy and compassion in caring for those nearing the end of their lives. Working in Hospice was not merely a job for Tracy; it was an opportunity to offer solace and comfort to individuals when they needed it most. Her gentle touch and attentive nature brought profound comfort to countless patients and their families during their most challenging moments.

Tracy will always be remembered as a loving wife and devoted mother. She shared an unbreakable bond with her husband Richard for over three decades. Their marriage was a testament to love’s enduring power and served as an inspiration to all who knew them. Together, they built a strong foundation of trust, support, and unwavering commitment.

As a mother, Tracy poured her heart into nurturing her daughter Jennifer Eckert. She cherished their relationship deeply, always going above and beyond to ensure Jennifer’s happiness and well-being. Tracy’s love knew no boundaries when it came to her family; they were truly the light of her life.

Beyond nursing, Tracy had numerous interests that brought joy to her days outside of work. Quilting became one of her passions; she lovingly crafted blankets and quilts for family members, infusing each stitch with warmth and love. Tracy’s creative spirit extended to her gardening, as she meticulously tended to her beautiful yard filled with vibrant flowers. She found solace and tranquility in the beauty of nature and relished in the serene moments spent among her blooming plants.

Tracy’s thirst for knowledge led her to be an avid reader. She was continually expanding her mind through books, immersing herself in stories that transported her to different worlds. Tracy’s curious nature and thirst for knowledge were admired by all who knew her.

In addition to leaving behind a lasting impact on those whose lives she touched through her nursing career, Tracy leaves behind a legacy of love and kindness. Her presence brightened the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing her. Tracy’s warm smile and nurturing nature will be deeply missed, but the memories she created will forever be cherished. Tracy had a very significant and profound love for Jesus Christ her savior. He guided her in life as he will guide her now.

Tracy is survived by her loving husband Richard Kiddie; their daughter Jennifer Eckert; sister Monica Mallon; brother Randy Knudson; sister Rhea Knudson; and dear friend Leatrice Huffman. She is predeceased by her father Charlie Knudson and mother Betty Knudson.

In honor of Tracy’s memory, let us cherish the time we have with our loved ones and carry forward the same compassion and selflessness that defined her life. Rest in peace, Tracy S Kiddie; your light will continue to shine brightly in our hearts forever.

Phillip Lewis Zaugg

Phillip Lewis Zaugg: 1985 – 2023

Phillip Lewis Zaugg, 37, of Rapid City, South Dakota, passed away peacefully on September 13, 2023, surrounded by his family and loved ones.

Phillip was born on September 24, 1985, to Tracy Zaugg and Patricia Jacobsen in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Growing up, Phill spent a great deal of time fishing with his grandfather, Marlin, and throwing the baseball around with his dad. He attended Stevens High School in Rapid City, South Dakota and graduated from Sturgis Brown High School in 2004. Soon after, he pursued a career in the food industry as a chef and later worked as an electrician’s apprentice. 

In 2010, Phill met Christina Fischer at the restaurant they worked at, and for an entire year he tried tirelessly to impress her. Finally, in 2012, Christina and Phill made it official and have been together every day thereafter. The two of them made a beautiful, loving home together raising their four children: Zoey, Isabelle, Adalynn, and Ellroy. 

Phillip was a force of nature, constantly entertaining his friends and family with his goofy sense of humor. Phill was determined to provide for his family and give them the life he felt they deserved. His family meant more to him than anything else in the world, and he often mentioned that at any chance he got. Phill was unendingly proud of his children and Christina and always tried his best to support them in all their activities by cheering loudly at softball games and track meets and by coaching Ellroy’s little league baseball team.

Phillip enjoyed gaming with his friends and son, loved all things Batman, and could be found jamming out to his favorite musicians Michael Jackson and Eric Clapton. Phill was an avid sports fan and cheered his heart out for the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Eagles. He was a passionate outdoors man and loved fishing, camping, and spending his time in the sunshine when he wasn’t at home. 

Anyone who knew Phillip knew that he was the most loving father, son, brother, and fiancé a family could ask for.

Phillip was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents and uncle; his maternal grandmother; and his father-in-law.

Phillip is survived by his fiancé Christina and their children: Zoey Fischer, Isabelle Fischer, Adalynn Fischer, and Ellroy Zaugg; his parents Tracy Zaugg (Susan), Patricia Jacobsen (Rick) and Lynn Bitterman; his mother-in-law Catherine Morris; his siblings: Cynthia Laakso (Ryan), Allison Gammon (Colton), Trevor Bitterman (Miranda), Kimberly King (David), and Thomas Zaugg (Kayli); his step-siblings: Trisha Toews, Alexander Kessel, Zach Kessel, Richard Jacobsen, and Lia Jacobsen; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

The family requests that all flowers and notes are sent to Kinkade Funeral Home in Sturgis, South Dakota. There will be a celebration of life for Phill on September 24, 2023.

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