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Obituaries: Carter; Chestnutt; Lemme; McAfee; Mould; Robertson; Valentine

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Robert Leslie Carter

Robert Leslie Carter: 1934 – 2023

Robert “Bob” Leslie Carter, 89, of Cheyenne, died on September 22, 2023 in Cheyenne.
He was born on July 13, 1934 in Roanoke, Virginia.

Bob was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served faithfully and was an honorable man. He married Dorothy Ellen Wright in the St. George Temple and loved and honored her their entire life together.

Bob served in the US Air Force for 20 years and after his retirement he worked for the U.S. Postal Office as a letter carrier and The Bicycle Station as an accountant.

He enjoyed building model trains, wood working, flight simulators and train simulators. He loved going to Walmart to restock his candy supply.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Dorothy Carter; his children: Marilyn Bellis (Joe), Brenda Roberts (Ron), and David Carter (Erica); 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Carter; his mother, Dora Carter; his brothers, Edward and Hugh; his sisters, Mary Francis and Nellie May; and a great grandson, Makaili Evans.

Services will be Thursday, 11:00 a.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center with military honors and burial to follow at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens.

Michael Dean Chestnutt

Michael Dean Chestnutt: 1962 – 2023

Michael Chestnutt was born in Topeka, Kansas on November 9, 1962.  He was the second son of Lillie and Jimmy Chestnutt.  

Mike and his family moved often due to Jimmy’s military career.  He spent many years in Germany and really loved it.  

In 1981 he joined the Air Force and was stationed in Cheyenne.  In 1982 he met Dawn Miller and they married in January 1983.  They welcomed their first child, Christopher in 1984 followed by Alyssa in 1986.

Mike left the military and began a long career in civil service at FE Warren.  He retired in 2013 and became a caregiver for his autistic grandson.  

Mike enjoyed fantasy role playing and reading in his spare time.  He was also a great cook and loved being the chef at family gatherings.  Mike is survived by his wife of 40 years; children; and grandson.  He will be deeply missed.

Monica Lemme

Monica Lemme: 1976 – 2023

Monica Mae Lemme of Cheyenne passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2023. Monica loved spending time with her family and friends; she had a very kind heart.

Her number one job was being a mom; she also worked as a CNA.

Monica is survived her children, Taylor Hanisch, Courtney and Trevor Boyd; three grandchildren: Marley, Nelly, and Ashton; and her sister and best friend April.

Monica was preceded in death by her mother Renee Smith; grandparents Laura Chavez, Buck & Dorothy Allstot; and one uncle Greg Peterson.

Monica will be missed very much she had a kind heart and would help a complete stranger, her family will miss her very much.

Wathena Grace “Theany” (Helms) McAfee

Wathena Grace “Theany” (Helms) McAfee: 1932 – 2023

Wathena Grace “Theany” (Helms) McAfee, daughter of Milton and Rosamond Helms, was born on October 31, 1932 in Reece, Kansas. She passed away on September 25, 2023 in Cheyenne at the age of 90.
Theany grew up in the states of Kansas, California, Nevada, and Nebraska, before moving to Mason City, Iowa where she met her husband, Dale B. McAfee. They were married in Grand Island, Nebraska on November 7, 1953.

The couple lived in Virginia, Iowa, and Nebraska before moving to Cheyenne in 1959. After the birth of their five children, Theany worked at the Cheyenne Housing Authority, the Laramie County Chapter of the American Red Cross, and for the State of Wyoming in several agencies until her retirement from the Governor’s Office in 1992.

Theany was a member of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Cheyenne and was active in its Council of Catholic Women and Bishop’s Guild. She enjoyed her children, reading, learning, beading, and crochet.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale; son, Scott; and her parents and siblings, with whom she is now reunited in Christ.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children: Mark McAfee of Cheyenne, Jody McAfee Kole (Jay) of Grand Junction, Colorado, Connie McAfee Kassahn (Ed) of Cheyenne, and Kathie McAfee Peterson (Michael) of Cheyenne; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many treasured nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel.

Vigil for the Deceased will be Thursday, 6:00 p.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Funeral Liturgy will be Friday, 2:00 p.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

The family would like to thank the nurses, CNA’s, and staff at Aspen Winds and Caring Edge Hospice, as well as dear friends, James Evans and Daniel Hancock.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the St. Joseph’s Society thru the Diocese of Cheyenne for retired priests.

Alice Jean Mould

Alice Jean Mould: 1939 – 2023

Alice Jeanne Mould, age 84, of Wasilla, Alaska went to be with Jesus, family, and friends on Sept. 23, 2023.

Alice was born on March 23, 1939 to Alden Northrup and Dorothy (Owens) Northrup. After graduating from Letchworth High School in Gainesville, New York in 1957. She met Robert Mould while she was working at Earl’s Restaurant in Chaffee, New York. She always said that he was a “hunk.” They were married on December 27, 1958. They spent time at numerous Air Force bases: Plattsburgh Air Force Base, Plattsburgh, New York, Malestrom Air Force Base, Great Falls, Montana, Howard Air Force Base Canal Zone, Panama, and F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Cheyenne, Wyoming.

They had three children: Melanie, Lori (Eric), and Robert Jr (Kim). She has six grandchildren: Josh (Jamie), Christina (Rowan), Daniel, Alicia (Bobby), Gregg (Shawna), and Misty. She has nine great-grandchildren: Autum, Anaka, Athena, Nick, James, MacKenzie, Darrion, Kelton, and Maxwell. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert, her parents Alden and Dorothy Northrup, sisters: Deannie and Alberta, and her brothers: Eddie, Earl, Walter, and Don.

Alice was a good and faithful servant of the lord. She always said, “I have a friend who loves you very much and his name is Jesus. He wants you to be a part of his family.” She was the rock who held the
family together. She provided a solid foundation for everyone around her and was always putting others first. One of her goals in life was to make sure that her family, friends, and anyone she encountered knew that Jesus loved them.

Her Celebration of Life will be held at the South Lions Picnic Shelter in Lions Park, Cheyenne, Wyoming on October 7, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. Please bring a camp chair, if needed.

There will be an additional Celebration of Life to be held at Pioneer Christian Fellowship, 303 NY-39, Arcade, New York on November 4, 2023, at 11:00 a.m.

Patricia L. Robertson

Patricia L. Robertson: 1939 – 2023

Patricia Robertson, 84, beloved wife of the late Chuck Robertson, passed away on September 23, 2023. Patricia’s memory will forever be treasured by her family and friends.

Patricia was preceded in death by her mom and dad, Paul Thomas and Jeannette Wofford; brothers and sisters Tom, Belinda, Mickey and Paula.

Patricia is survived by her loving sister, Sherry (Gary) Whiddon; her son, Shawn (Crystal) Bennett; stepdaughter, Marsha (Dave) Woodhams.

Patricia also leaves behind her grandchildren: Briana Bennett, Levi (Rowan) Bennett, Shaun (Kelly) Woodhams, Byron (Damien) Woodhams; and great-grandchildren: Ariana Crawford, Brantley King, Asa Bennett, Blye Bennett, Hannah Woodhams, Ethan Woodhams, and Gabriel Woodhams; along with cousins, nephews and nieces.

Patricia had a zest for life and a passion for exploration. She found joy in traveling and embarking on cruise ship adventures. Patricia’s love for music, reading, and cooking was evident in the way she shared these passions with her loved ones.

Ines M Valentine

Ines M Valentine: 1932 – 2023

Ines Mae Valentine went home to Jesus on September 6, 2023 at the age of 91.

Ines was born to Ned Carson Case and Ethel Lee Case (Wright) on May 13, 1932 in Hugo, Colorado. She had two older brothers, Thornton Leon Case, Lester Carl Case, and a younger sister Nenya Darlene Auckland (Case).

In 1950, she graduated from Canon City High School in Colorado and married James Junior Taylor in August. She went on to have three children: Reyna Denise Tout (Taylor), Charla Rae Hollingsworth (Taylor), and Randall Lynn Taylor. Ines married again, and brought Kevin Duane Huffaker into the world, and shortly thereafter the family moved from Colorado to Wyoming. Her marriage of thirteen years was to Tommy Rayford Valentine. Ines loved the companionship of Dale Doty for decades after she was widowed. He held a special place in Ines’s heart.

In addition to being a dedicated and loving mother, Ines worked at full-time positions at Wonder Bread, Fassett-Nickel Ford, and the State of Wyoming Land Office.

Ines was a generous and selfless woman. Never idle, she loved to sew lovely and unique designs using her embroidery sewing machine. She never once sold an embroidery creation, but instead gave them away to family, friends, and acquaintances.

Ines joins her father, mother, two brothers, her sister, and her dear Ray in heaven.

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