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Obituaries: Hernandez; Kepley

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Lasaro Martinez Hernandez

Lasaro Martinez Hernandez: 1931 – 2023

Lasaro Martinez Hernandez passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving children and wife on September 30, 2023. He was born on March 20, 1931, to Gregorio and Bonificia Hernandez in Oxford, Kansas. Dad was blessed to be part of a large loving family; he had loving relationships throughout his life with his siblings: Pamfilo, Demeterio (Pete), Elias, John, Juanita (Janet), Domingo (Paul), George, Jennie, Ramona (Mona, whom he was especially close to), Victoria (Ruth) and Angela (Angel).

Dad was very proud to have served in the United States Army during the Korean War; upon receiving an honorable discharge he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Korean Service Medal W/1 Bronze Service Star, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, and the Infantry Combat Badge. Upon returning from active duty, dad continued his employment with the Union Pacific Railroad, went on to work for Santa Fe Railroad, the Episcopal Church, and the General Service Administration (GSA).

Dad lived most of his life in North Platte, Nebraska, moved to Cheyenne, with his wife Rose in 2006 to be closer to his children. He enjoyed loving on his dog Princess, being outside, gardening/mowing the lawn, watching old westerns/scary movies, visiting family, dancing with his wife and kids/grandkids, listening to Mexican music and going to the casino. Dad had a kind and generous heart, he adored his wife and children, he never met a stranger and would give away his last dollar to someone in need.

Dad is survived by his wife of thirty-one years Rose Marie; his sisters: Ruth (Willie) Martinez, Angel (Mauro) Sanchez; his son, Alex (Junior) Hernandez; his daughters: Angie (Rick) Lara, Lisa (Glenn) Reed, Connie (Andre) Torres, Vina Hernandez, Lesa Perez; and step-children: Kim, Sally, Robert; grandchildren: David, Tiffany, Ashley, Mia, Matteo, Kortnee, Tyler, Jeffrey, Tiffanee, Xander, Jessee, Kylee, Joshua, Joseph, Kayla, Trust, Tristan, Taylor, Joe, Juana, Sabrina; and step-grandchildren: Kasey, Hunter, Nicole, Eric, Jessica, Samantha, Dakota; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren.

To our cousin David Munoz, thank you for all the visits to our dad over the years, it meant the world to him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gregorio and Bonifacia; siblings: Pamfilo, Demetrio, Elias, John, George, Jennie, Janet, and Ramona; brothers-in-law: Andrew Gonzales, Salvador Munoz, Dennis Mora; sisters-in-law: Modesta, Carmen, Abora, and Christina; grandson Donte’ Lara; and great granddaughter Angelina Harrison.

Vigil for the Deceased will be held at 6:15 p.m., Wednesday, in Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel. The Funeral Liturgy will be at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, in St. Mary’s Cathedral. Burial will follow at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens.

Condolence cards can be sent to 5009 McCue Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82009, or fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at https://www.wrcfuneral.com/obituaries for the Hernandez family. We would love to hear a wonderful memory you have of our dad.

Sally Ann Kepley

Sally Ann Kepley: 1958 – 2023

Sally Ann Kepley, 65, of Cheyenne passed in the comfort of her home on September 16, 2023. She was born on July 9, 1958 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Georgianna (Waldrip) and Ernest Jr. Kepley.

Sally worked a variety of jobs throughout Cheyenne, Wyoming. She worked for the Laramie County School district as a teacher’s aid, hairstylist at Chris’s Hair Port (Logan Ave.), video store clerk (S. Greeley Highway) and was a Papyrus Card Company employee.

She loved to babysit nieces and nephews. Other hobbies include needle point, sewing, and taking care of her pets.

She is survived by her sister Susan L. Chambers (Rick); and her brothers Steven L. Kepley (Dee), and Stanley G. Kepley; nieces and nephews: Tia Clark (Troy), Cara Nett (Jeremy), Sean Chambers (Cara), Josh Kepley, Taylor Kepley; great-nieces and nephews: Thayne Nett, Charlotte Chambers, Max Chambers; and many other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Georgianna and Ernest Jr. Kepley.

The family will hold a private service.

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