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Obituaries: Alksnis; Hayes; Herman

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Deborah Ann Alksnis

Deborah Ann Alksnis: 1968 – 2023

Deborah Alksnis, 55, of Cheyenne, passed at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on May 16, 1968, in Chicago, Illinois to Kathleen Petras.

Deborah was a loving, kind, and caring friend to all, a wonderful mother and wife.

She is survived by her husband, William Moody; daughters, Kathleen Franck, Mary Arlowe, Tapanga Moody and Brandi Moody.

Deborah was preceded in death by her mother, Kathleen Petras; and stepfather, Heinz Petras.
Services will be scheduled at a later date.

Charlens Frances Hayes

Charlens Frances Hayes: 1946 – 2023

Charlene Frances Hayes, 77, of Torrington Wyoming, passed away on September 27, 2023, due to Hepatorenal Syndrome at Poudre Valley Hospital, surrounded by family.

Born Charlene Frances Lovelett on February 16, 1946, in Cheyenne, Wyoming to Clint and Valera (Huddle) Lovelett.

Charlene married Walter Hayes on May 10, 1981. They lived in Cheyenne until they moved to Torrington Wyoming in December of 2020 to be closer to Kim and the grandkids. She started working for the City of Cheyenne in the IT Department, as a data processing technician on May 7, 1984. She retired from the City on June 30, 2020. She loved her time at the City and all of the people who worked there!

Charlene was a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi, joining in 1966. She was currently serving as president of Laureate Zeta chapter and treasurer of Beta Sigma Phi City Council. She received the 50 year Golden Circle member and was awarded the Ceyenne Distinction Recipient in 2016. She was sweetheart and Woman of the year many times. She loved and cherishd all her sorority sisters deeply.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clint and Valera Lovelett; brothers, Elton (Gretchen) Lovelett; Norman Lovelett; and sister, Bonnie Lovelett.

She is survived by husband, Walter Hayes; daughter, Kim (Jason) Cooper; grandchildren, Jesse, Taylor, Garrett and Jade; brother, Mike (Liz) Lovelett; nieces, Chris (Shawn) Delaney; Jennifer (Ralph) Cole; Stephanie Lovelett; nephew, Matthew Lovelett; niece, Terry (Sheldon) Padelio; Lisa (Rich) Pafford; nephew Scott (Becky) Lovelett; and numerous grand nieces and nephews.

She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be missed by all who knew her. She had a way of making everyone feel happy and loved!

Services will be held at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at 2pm. Per the families request, please wear bright colors or flower patterns in celebration of Charlene’s life.

Theresa Selena Herman

Theresa Selena Herman: 1969 – 2023

Theresa Selena Herman was born on December 23, 1969, and departed from this world on September 22, 2023 straight into the loving arms of Jesus. With heavy hearts, we gather to remember and celebrate the life of a remarkable individual whose kindness touched the lives of many.

Theresa was known for her unwavering compassion and her constant dedication to helping others. Her ability to empathize with those in need led her down a path of service and advocacy. Whether it was through volunteering or lending a listening ear to friends and strangers alike, Theresa had an innate ability to make those around her feel loved and heard.

Theresa was very family oriented and upheld the values of love, respect, and integrity throughout her life. She cherished her relationships and nurtured them with immense care and devotion. As a daughter, sister, mother, and friend, she brought joy to the lives of everyone she encountered.

She is preceded in death by her loving parents Barbara Jean Jaramillo and Michael Arthur Herman; grandparents Willie and Hope Herman, Ramona Trujillo-Garcia and Layla E Mitchell; special cousins Squeaky and Delma Abeyta; uncle Fred and granddaughter Jazmine Stowe who she loved and cared for immensely in her last days here on earth.

She is survived by her three beautiful daughters: Christie(Matthew Stowe), Frankie Mata (Sam Leiba) and Saydie Mata. She also loved her godchildren, Dreya Chantel, Andre Medina and Mickey Vasquez; her six grandchildren, whom she loved wholeheartedly and were her world: Sammy Sosa, Naelynn Selena, Josiah Stowe, Jezariah Stowe, Michael Stowe, Thomas Stowe; her beloved siblings: Chris Herman,Elena Duran, Eliza Jaramillo, Rachel Jaramillo and Eddie Jaramillo.

Theresa had an adventurous spirit that fueled her curiosity about the world. Her love for travel inspired her to travel the globe. She planned to eagerly absorb different cultures and share memorable experiences with loved ones. She emphasized the importance of embracing diversity and learning from one another’s unique perspectives so much so that she planned trips for the end of the year with her family and friends.

She was very excited to be reunited with her long time friends that become like sisters Maggie Ewing, Della Armijo, Kris West and Tracy Esquibel who were coming up on 38 years of friendship. She couldn’t wait to share lifelong memories and travel the world with them as plans were being made for much needed vacations and girls trips.

Throughout her life, Theresa devoted herself wholeheartedly to causes that were dear to her heart. One of her lifelong dreams was to mentor women who were homeless or who struggled throughout their lives. She even spoke a lot about getting into prison ministry.

In times of adversity, Theresa displayed remarkable strength and resilience that served as a guiding light to those around her. Her ability to face challenges head-on and maintain a positive outlook was truly admirable. She believed that every obstacle presented an opportunity for personal growth and would often remind others to lean to Jesus in times of trials and tribulations. Her unwavering faith and dedication to church family was apparent she was an active member of Victory World Outreach and loved her church family and Pastors Manny and Ruthi DeHerrera.

Theresa Selena Herman will forever be remembered as a beacon of kindness and compassion. Her legacy lives on through the countless lives she touched and the love she shared. Though our hearts ache with her absence, we find solace in knowing that her spirit will continue to guide and inspire us all.

As we bid farewell to this extraordinary soul, let us cherish the memories we have of Theresa and honor her by carrying forward her compassionate legacy. Rest in eternal peace, dear Theresa, knowing that your life made an indelible impact on our hearts and souls.

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