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Obituaries: Glunz; Doughty; Hutchinson; Johnston; Wagner

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Daniel Glunz

Daniel Glunz: 1963 – 2023

Daniel Glunz, 60, passed away on November 22, 2023. He was born on March 7, 1963 in San Mateo, California to Jerry and Junita McDowell Glunz. He is survived by his daughter, Jaimie Green; sister, Sherry, and grandson, Kevin. No services have been scheduled at this time.

Allita Doughty: 1950 – 2023

Allita Doughty, 73, of Cheyenne, passed away November 18, 2023, at home by the side of her loving husband, Glenn Doughty.

She was born on February 14, 1950, in Meridian, Mississippi, to John and Anita Graybeal.

Allita was a nurse (LPN and RN), and she enjoyed traveling.

She is survived by her husband; cousin, Frederick Richardson and family; cousins Clara and Rita Graybeal; and her adopted family, the Cranes.

Allita was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Benny Keatts.

There will be a celebration of life on December 16 at 10:00 am at The Gathering Place, 1900 E. 21st St., Cheyenne, WY 82001.

William Earhart Hutchinson

William Earhart Hutchinson: 1937 – 2023

William Earhart Hutchinson passed away on November 24, 2023 at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He was born in his grandfather’s house on February 22, 1937, in Bohannon, Matthews County, Virginia.

In 1956 he joined the California National Guard, the 40th Armored Division, 215 Armored Field Artillery Battalion, Battery B. In January 1959 he graduated from Azusa High School. That same year he joined the regular army, where he graduated from Crooks and Baker’s School at Fort Ord, California. In 1960 he was sent Germany for 2 years.

After the army, he worked as a fireman for the Santa Fe Railroad. At the end of 1964, he with his brother Jack went to Hawaii. In 1967, their father Jack W. Hutchinson Sr., passed away. Bill stayed on in California to join the Air Force. In 1969 he was sent to Bien Hoa Air Base Vietnam.

In 1973 he married Gloria Turko in the Los Angeles LDS Temple. He adopted her four children: Andrew, Wendy, Michael, and Michelle.

In 1985, he retired from the Air Force after serving 18 years with a total of 24 years served.

In 2012, Bill and Gloria divorced. Bill bought a home in Chugwater and moved there, where he met Barbara; whom he would marry just months before his death on Valentine’s Day, 2023.

Bill will be missed by all who loved him. His service will be held on Monday December 4, 2023 at 3pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Wheatland, Wyoming.

Kenneth Johnston

Kenneth Johnston: 1951 – 2023

A life well lived unexpectedly ended today. We regretfully announce the passing of Kenneth Johnston, 72, of Cheyenne, passed away at home on November 25, 2023.

He will be forever loved and forever remembered.

He was born in Rolla, North Dakota. Ken moved to Cheyenne in 1985 and made a career as a mechanical and civil engineer.

Kenneth Johnston retired from the 90th Civil engineering squadron at F.E. Warren AFB, after 30 years of civil service.

He is survived by his sister, Becky Gustofson of Rolla, North Dakota and sister-in-law, Eunice Johnston, of Fargo, North Dakota. He is also survived by his nephews: Nathan Johnston and Ryan Charbenux of Rolla, North Dakota, and Shawn Johnston of Fargo, North Dakota.

Join us in remembering the life of Kenneth Johnston for a celebration of life on December 9, 2023 at the VFW post 1881, upstairs. The address is 2826 E. 7th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming.

We will have refreshments and desserts. If you would like to contribute, please bring your favorite dessert dish.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a food bank in your area.

Robert Everett Wagner

Robert Everett Wagner: 1931 – 2023

Robert Everett Wagner, known to friends and family as Bob, passed away on November 21, 2023.  He leaves behind a legacy of dedication, service, and warm memories that will forever be remembered by those who knew him.

Bob was born on October 2, 1931, in a small farm outside Windsor, Colorado.  From an early age, he displayed a strong work ethic and a thirst for knowledge.   After completing his high school education, Bob enlisted in the Marine Corps to serve his country during the Korean War.  True to his nature as a responsible and caring individual, he made sure to finish the harvest on his father’s farm before joining the military.

Following his honorable discharge from the Marine Corps, Bob embarked on an interesting career in public service.  He worked for several decades in both the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service.  His expertise in range management led him to present numerous papers for organizations such as the Society for Range Management.  Bob’s dedication to his field was recognized by the US Department of the Interior, which awarded him for his outstanding contributions to the Bureau of Land Management and Soil Conservation Service National Range Handbook.

Despite his professional achievements, Bob always placed family at the center of his life.  For 69 years, he shared a beautiful journey with his beloved wife, Wilma.  Together they traveled to many states and countries, creating unforgettable memories along the way.  As snowbirds, they enjoyed spending time in Brownsville, Texas, and Lake Havasu City, Arizona.  These adventures allowed Bob and Wilma to immerse themselves in new cultures and experiences that enriched their lives.

Beyond his commitment to work and family, Bob had a curious mind eager to explore different interests.  Investment became one of his greatest passions; he would spend hours diligently following financial channels and staying up-to-date with world events.  His wealth of knowledge allowed him to engage in thought-provoking conversations with friends, always willing to share his insights and opinions.

While Bob’s accomplishments and hobbies are remarkable, it is the personal connections he formed that truly defined him.  He treasured the moments spent with his cousins, often gathering together for meals and storytelling sessions filled with laughter and reminiscing.  The warmth and kindness he experienced from the staff at Pointe Frontier left a lasting impression on him, reminding him of the importance of genuine human connection.

Bob will be remembered as a dedicated individual who approached every aspect of his life with unwavering commitment.  His genuine love for family, his thirst for knowledge, and his willingness to engage in meaningful conversations will forever inspire those who had the privilege of knowing him.  Bob was a lifetime member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.

Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Lee Wagner; his cousin, Johnny Cagle; and cousins, Richard and Joanne Weinmeister.  

Robert is survived by his daughter, Teresa Jo (Jim) Manzanares; his son, Bret (Teresa) Wagner; his grandchildren: Thaddeus (Melissa) Manzanares, Shaun (Tiffany) Manzanares; and his great-grandchildren, Aiden and Alexander Manzanares; and cousin, Dorthy Cagle.

In honor of Bob’s life, all are welcome to attend a memorial service planned to celebrate his remarkable journey on Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lakeview Chapel located at the Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  

As we say our final goodbyes, let us also take solace in knowing that his spirit will live on in our hearts and memories.