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Obituaries: Borkenstein; Loveridge

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William Borkenstein

William Borkenstein: 1951 – 2023

William “Bill” Borkenstein, 71, went home to be with his lord and savior on September 26, 2023. He died peacefully with his family by his side.

Bill graduated from the University of Michigan in 1973 with a Bachelor of Arts. He was a diehard Michigan fan and had life-long friends from his time in college.

Bill was the Owner and President of Odyssey Tours Ltd in Kalamazoo, Michigan and planned group travel tours around the world. He traveled extensively, but his favorite place was Paris, a city he loved.

In 2002, Bill moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming and for the next 15 years was dedicated to the Real Estate market, lastly associated with Coldwell Banker, The Property Exchange.

Bill was also a volunteer at Cheyenne’s Old West Museum and was very active with his church.

He was formerly married to Mary. Surviving are two sisters, Susan Fetchero and Mary Cultra, as well as extended family and friends. The family would especially like to thank Joe and Kenya Cooper and Mechelle Kanzler for their care and love for Bill.

No services are planned at his request.


Margaret Loveridge

Margaret Loveridge: 1939 – 2023

Margaret Ann Loveridge, preferred to as Peggy or Grandma, peacefully went to be with the lord on October 4, 2023, in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Born on March 13, 1939, in Cheyenne, Peggy was a beloved wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother and a friend. Her presence brought joy and comfort to all who knew her and her smile would light up the room.

Peggy was a kindergarten teacher at Bain elementary school.

She was a devoted member of Eastern star for 60 plus years; she was the Worthy Grand Matron of the State of Wyoming with Don Heiser Worthy Grand Patron for Eastern Star for the year of 1996 – 1997 in the 100th Session Past, Present, and Future.

She was a charter member of Frontier Methodist church.

She was preceded in death by her parents Margaret and Charles Baillie; sister Lousie Britthouer; and son Matt Loveridge.

Remembered by her loving husband, Charyl (Butch) Loveridge; her brother, Donald (Judy) Baillie; children: Jeremy Loveridge and Melissa Loveridge-Cullen (Ed Cullen); grandchildren: Lissa Hallett, (Rob) Tyler Loveridge, (Britney) Jesi Lofink (Ryley Hoadley) Megan Lofink (Ben Oster); great-grandchildren: Zade and Rainn Hallett, Lily, Matthew, Layla Loveridge; and numerous nieces and nephews and many more.

A memorial service will be held at Frontier United Methodist Church, located at 1888 E Four Mile Rd, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009 on Saturday, the 7th of October at 3:00 p.m. Participants are invited to gather and pay their respects for Peggy’s life and legacy.

The funeral will include the Funeral Service of the Order of the Eastern Star, honoring Peggy’s affiliation and dedication to this cherished organization.

In honor of Peggy’s compassionate spirit and her desire to bring forth goodness in the world, in lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital in her name. Peggy held a special place in her heart for children and supported the hospital’s mission to provide care and support to those in need. Symbols of love and remembrance, are also welcomed as tributes to her cherished memory.

The loss of Peggy is deeply felt by her loving family, close friends, and all those whose lives she touched.

Her legacy serves as a reminder of the power of love, devotion, and kindness that she embodied throughout her life. May her soul find eternal peace.

Here is a quote that she would love.

“Don’t cry because it is over. Smile because it happened.” Dr. Suess.

Peggy has requested bright colors to be worn because of her love of Christmas and color.

A reception will follow in the basement of the church after the service.

To watch the service please go to YouTube and search Frontier Methodist Church Cheyenne Wyoming.


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