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Obituaries: Franklin; Fisher; Guthrie

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Doris Franklin

Doris Franklin: 1945 – 2024

Mother Doris Franklin, 79, transitioned to her heavenly home on Saturday February 3, 2024, in Cheyenne.

Doris, the second of five children, was born in Doyle, Texas on January 22, 1945, to the late Nokomis and Ethelene Jackson. In 1960, the family moved to Midland, Texas where they united at Antioch Baptist Church. At a young age Doris publicly accepted Christ as her personal lord and savior and was actively involved in the youth ministry and other church auxiliaries. Doris graduated from Carver Junior-Senior High School in 1962 and later attended a business school in San Antonio, Texas.

Doris met and married the love of her life, Charlie Franklin on July 15, 1973, in Midland, Texas. They relocated to Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1974 with their son Marvin. Doris was employed by the General Motors Acceptance Corporation for nineteen years and then retired to work at Dillard’s for over eleven years. She united with the Second Baptist Church of Cheyenne and in her later years united with Holy Temple Church of God in Christ where she was a faithful servant and the mother of her church.

Doris was a strong, faithful woman of God, who loved the lord. Her passion for the word was evident in her life, what she said, how she did things, and her strong belief that God will always see you through.

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me.” (John 14:1)

Doris had a spirit of giving and blessed everyone that had the privilege of knowing her. She enjoyed sending cards and gifts to her family, friends and church community. She was well known for sending two-dollar bills with a card. The bill, albeit small, was a keepsake to remember that she cared greatly for you.

With Doris living far away from her Texas roots, her family always looked forward to her visits with great anticipation. She loved traveling home yearly to Texas to attend the Jackson family reunion to which she donated many nice gifts that garnered the appreciation and excitement of family members. She was sweet and encouraging and generous in sharing with others. Even as she struggled with illness, in her last years, she was always trying to give to and encourage others.

She is survived by her loving husband, Charlie Franklin of Cheyenne, Wyoming; her sister, Joann Green of Harker Heights, Texas; sisters-in-law, Carolyn Jackson of Bryan, Texas and Doris Jackson of Fort Worth, Texas; grandchildren, Alexis and Maya Jackson of Cheyenne, Wyoming; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Nokomis Sr. and Ethelene Jackson; brothers, Nokomis “Butch” and Milton “Chub” Jackson; sister, Barbara Mack; son, Marvin Jackson; and brother-in-law, Robert Green.

Visitation will be Saturday, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel.

Services will be Monday, 10:30 a.m., at Holy Temple Church of God in Christ.

Burial will be in Cheyenne Memorial Gardens.


Wendell “Todd” Fisher

Wendell “Todd” Fisher: 1965 – 2024

Wendell “Todd” Fisher, 58, of Cheyenne, died on February 2, 2024 in Cheyenne.

He was born on February 13, 1965 in Cheyenne.

Todd dedicated 40 years to Albertson’s grocery store, working his way from bag boy to management in both Cheyenne and Colorado.

He was a jack-of-all-trades, passionate about collecting tools, movies, or even computer parts. He often had just the right part ready for any home repair needed. Todd was also known for his green thumb, expertly caring for his many houseplants. He often shared his self-canned goods as well as his homemade jerky. Todd cherished time with his family, especially his grandchildren, whom he adored and babysat with love and care (He was an expert potty trainer).

He was a wonderful caretaker for his elderly parents-in-law; they often tell anyone who will listen just how great he is. In their words “Todd can do anything”.

He fought polycystic kidney disease and was a transplant recipient in 2023 to much celebration; please consider becoming an organ donor in his memory.

He is survived by his wife, Vicki Fisher; mother-in-law, Tillie Pacheco; sister-in-law, Cathy Lujan; children: Janee Fernandez, Briana Avila, Tori Launer, Keith Launer, and Michael Launer; grandchildren: Lyric (19), Andres (14), Amron (11), Lucca (5), Zaiden (14), Ezequiel (13), Ariana (9), Alviah (7), and Stella (2); and too many nieces; nephews; family; and friends to name.

Todd was preceded in death by Wendell Fisher (father); Peggy Johns (mother); Danny Fisher (brother); Pedro Pacheco (father-in-law); Stephanie Fisher (niece); and his beloved dogs, Honey and Jr.

A celebration of Todd’s life will be Tuesday, 2:00 p.m., at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel with a reception to immediately follow at The Gathering Place.


Charles N. Guthrie: 1939 – 2024

Charles Nelson Guthrie, 84, of Cheyenne, passed away February 6, 2024, at Granite Rehabilitation and Wellness.

He was born on June 2, 1939, in Lubbock, Texas, to William Nelson Guthrie and Mildred Oliver Guthrie.

Charles worked hard all his life and was known as a master car mechanic and highly respected remodeling carpenter. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps, with much of his time spent in Korea. He dearly loved spending time in the mountains, even trying his hand at panning for gold. In his younger days, he enjoyed riding a motorcycle and playing the steel guitar.

Charles is survived by a brother, Leo Guthrie (Gayle) of Denison, Texas; a sister, Ellen Goodson (Henry) of Denton, Texas; nephews: Eric Fretz, Evan Fretz, Terry Trammell, James Guthrie; and nieces: Karen Keele, Michele Hooker, and Jaymie Tischmacher-Holley.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Leone Fretz; and nieces, Stephanie Fretz and Jennifer Fretz.

Arrangements are being handled by Weiderspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes in Cheyenne.


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