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Obituaries: Hansen; Nelson

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Margaret Hansen

Margaret Hansen: 1922 – 2024

Margaret I. Hansen passed away in her home on February 4, 2024. Margaret was the daughter of A. Floyd and Hazel Miller. She was born December 14, 1922, in Huntington, Indiana.

Margaret was married to Paul A. Hansen in 1947, in Lima, Ohio for 57 years. They moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1953. They had three daughters: Carol DeLois, and Paula Hansen, both of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Mary Boal of Evanston, Wyoming. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul; and her daughter Carol DeLois. Margaret had six grandchildren: Troy DeLois of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Justin Montgomery of Ft. Collins, Colorado, Stephanie Gross of Phoenix, Arizona, Craig Boal of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Kara Poppe of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Emily Norris of Casper, Wyoming. She has 10 great-grandchildren who loved her very much, as she loved them.

A Vigil for the Deceased will be held at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Monday February 12, 2024 at 7:00 p.m in Cheyenne, Wyoming. On Tuesday February 13, 2024 at 10:00 a.m., a Funeral Liturgy will be held at St. Mary’s Cathedral with a reception to follow. 

Burial will take place on Tuesday February 13, 2024 at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Cheyenne, Wyoming at 12:30 in the afternoon, following the reception.

Barry Allen Nelson: 1944 – 2024

Barry was born in Lovingston, Montana on January 6, 1944, to Jessie (Lee) and Henry Ward Nelson, joining older brother Richard and Later Mary Ellen.

His dad was killed when Barry was only six years old. His mother then married Leonard Vevik, who helped Jessie raise her family. He attended school in Livingston and enlisted in the U.S. Army when he was 17. He was stationed in Germany following boot camp and received an honorable discharge after serving his tour.

In January of 1963, he and Sherry Fuher were married and had two sons, Richard and Larry Nelson. They moved from Livingston to Tacoma, Washington where Barry learned the meat cutting trade, but suffers a serious hand injury. He then began the trade of pipefitting.

He and Sherry later divorced, and Barry relocated to Wyoming and worked in the oil field industry.

Barry loved to fish and tinker with mechanical objects and was quite handy to have around. He was befriended by Frand and Betty Miller and their daughters and family. Irene Martin has been an angel to Barry and our family, looking over him and tending to his every need, doctor’s appointments, cleaning his home, grocery shopping, you name it, she was there. We are very appreciative of everything the Miller family has done over the years for Barry.

Barry’s health deteriorated recently, and he spent many days in the carious VA facilities throughout Wyoming and Colorado. He passed away on Friday, February 2, 2024, under VA Hospice care in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

He is survived by the Miller family: sister, Mary Ellen Kehler (St. Xavier, Montana); nephews, Travis (Billings, MT), Kelly (Jill), Spencer (Rhea), Justin; nieces, Jessica and Madison all of St. Xavier; as well as several first cousins on the Nelson side.

He was preceded in death by his dad; mom; stepdad; grandpa, Bill Lee; grandma, Mollie Kenny; step-grandpa, Floyd Kenny; brother, Richard; brother-in-law, Dick Kehler, and many other relatives.

He will be buried with his mother, dad and brother, Richard in Livingston, Montana with a private family graveside service.

Many thanks to the Veterans Administration overall and the staff particularly in Cheyenne, WY, and most recently VA Hospice.