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Obituaries: Glaser; Drehmer; Haller; Martinez; Skinner; Smith

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Dolores Rae Glaser

Dolores Rae Glaser: 1927 – 2024

Dolores Rae Glaser, 96, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Davis Hospice Center.
She was adopted by Chester and Marcia Taylor when she was three hours old. Her parents happily returned with her to Milliken, Colorado to meet her new sisters: Dorothy (one year) and Doris (two months). Her sister Donna arrived three years later. Tragically, at the age of four, she lost her mother in a car accident. Her father later remarried, and together they welcomed two more siblings, Shirley and Chester.

Dolores remained in Milliken where she attended school until 8th grade, where she then entered the workforce to help support her family. Although the start of her life was met with hardship, Dolores took it in stride and used her experiences to shape her loving, kind character. At the age of 18, Dolores met the love of her life, Edwin Glaser, in Loveland, Colorado; they wed in 1946 after a whirlwind six-week courtship. She often described this as “when her life began”. They settled in Cheyenne, welcoming children: Eddie Glaser, Sharon Cicarelli, Ron Glaser, David Glaser, and Carolyn GrandPre (Bill).

Dolores spent many years as a doting mother and caregiver to her own children as well as those of her friends and neighbors. Her jobs included waitressing at “Peterson’s Café” and “The Coffee Cup” as well as cafeteria work for LCSD1.

She had many hobbies including loving on her furry companion, Lexi, quilting, gardening, knitting, cooking, and her favorite of all being fishing. Some of Dolores’ most joyous moments were out fishing with her husband. She also enjoyed spending time as an active member of the Archer Friendly Club doing civic projects for the Cheyenne community.

From her five loving children came 12 grandchildren: Kimberly Hatch (Ryan), Brandy Glaser, Jessica Sayers (John), Misty Hall (Ryan), Jed Cicarelli (Jaela), Sara Saunders (Dan), Billy GrandPre, Jonny Cicarelli (Kelly), Lindsey Belmonte (Brandon), Gina Maez-Howland (Logan), Emily Myers (Kyle), and Heather Glaser. From her grandchildren came 21 great-grandchildren; all of which reside within 100 miles of her.

“Nana” Dolores doted on her family whom she kept well-fed and showered in love. What a joy it was to see her eyes light up every time they walked in the room. In 96 years of life, her greatest pride and accomplishment was her family who visited often and loved her dearly. Our lives will forever be touched by our precious Mom and Nana.

In 2015, at 87 years of age, she discovered her biological father and acquired two “new” surviving sisters, Claudia Blaser and Shirley Lange. Her connection to her sisters was undeniable and she cherished every moment and phone call they shared. If only we could’ve found them sooner.

Dolores is survived by sisters-in-law, Eleanor Glaser and Jan Glaser; as well as sisters, Claudia and Shirley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin; son, Ron; granddaughter, Brandy; and numerous brothers and sisters.

Funeral will be held at Weiderspahn-Radomsky on Friday, March 1, at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow after gravesite interment. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Black Dog Animal Rescue in memory of Dolores.

Edith Drehmer: 1934 – 2024

Edith “Eddy” Drehmer was born December 30, 1934 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany to Aguste Amalie Halli Dttilie and Rudolph Bobe.  Edith passed away February 23, 2024 in Cheyenne.   

Edith received her U.S. Naturalization in Phoenix, Arizona on September 17, 1982.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

We would like to thank Polaris Rehab and Care Center for their care of Eddy, and Schrader, Aragon & Jacoby Funeral Home for her final care. Condolences can be submitted through Schrader, Aragon & Jacoby Funeral Home.

Thomas A. Haller

Thomas A. Haller: 1959 – 2024

Thomas A. Haller passed away Sunday February 25, 2024 surrounded by his family after a long illness. He was comforted by many friends during his final days. Tom was born on July 8th, 1959 in Omaha, Nebraska, was a longtime resident of Cheyenne, and was a1978 graduate of St. Mary’s High School. He spent time in Denver, Omaha, and Kansas City before returning to Cheyenne in 1990.  

Over the years he worked at Peoples Sporting Goods, Air Gas, Connecting Point, Sixteen Street Audio and Stereo (as part owner), and Peak Wellness for twelve years as a lead behavioral health technician. He was well known in and committed to the Recovery Community. He was a music, audio, photography, computer and electronic music aficionado, and amateur horologist. He enjoyed the Cheyenne Symphony, concerts with friends throughout Colorado and the nation, recreational shooting, and fishing. He enjoyed the company of his extended family as well as cats Samantha and Smokey for many years.  

Tom is survived by brother, James (Debbie) Haller II of Cheyenne; sister-in-law, Laurie Vogler Haller of Carlsbad, California; sister, Karen Sacco Haller of Omaha, Nebraska; brother, Joseph (Karen) Haller of Las Vegas, Nevada; sister, Janet (Jeff) Stander of Waverly, Nebraska; nieces and nephews: James Haller III, Jessica (Zeb) McWilliams, Michael Haller, Samantha Haller, Alexander Haller, Cheyenne Trimels, Kara Trimels, Rodney (Annaell) Haller, Steven (Stephanie) Cowley, Benjamin Lemmerman, Matthew Lemmerman, Mark Haller, Sarah Haller, Jay Stander, Jackson Stander; as well as many great nieces and nephews.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. James G. Haller and Irene A. Haller; brother, Robert A. Haller; nephews, Lars C. Haller and Anthony T. Haller.

A vigil for the deceased will be held at Holy Trinity Parish in Cheyenne on Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at Holy Trinity Parish on Monday, March 4, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. followed by internment at Olivet Cemetery and reception afterward at Holy Trinity.

The family offers special thanks to the friends of Bill; many community doctors, nurses and medical staff; Granite Rehabilitation and Wellness; and Enhabit Hospice, who cared for Tom.

Contributions in his memory may be made to COMEA House & Resource Center, Meals on Wheels of Cheyenne, or the Cheyenne Animal Shelter Safe Harbor Programs for Owned Pets. 

Onesimo Vincente Martinez

Onesimo Vincente Martinez: 1952 – 2024

Onesimo Vincente Martinez, affectionately known as Vin, was born in Rawlins, Wyoming on November 20, 1952. He passed away on February 23, 2024 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, leaving behind a legacy that will forever be cherished by those who knew and loved him.

Vin’s life was marked by a deep love for music and an unwavering spirit of determination. He taught himself how to play the guitar and found solace in the melodies that he created. Among his many musical influences, Johnny Rivers held a special place in Vin’s heart. The day he met Johnny Rivers in person and shook his hand was a moment of pure joy and fulfillment for Vin.

Despite facing a prolonged battle with Parkinson’s disease, Vin never wavered in his faith or his courage. His family stood witness to his unwavering belief in the Lord, even in the midst of his struggles. Vin’s resilience and strength were truly exceptional, serving as an inspiration to all who knew him.

Vin is now reunited with his late father, Onesimo; mother, Celina; brothers: Johnny, Joe, Delmar, Oats; and sisters, Mary and Louisa. He will be dearly missed by his surviving family members, including his daughters Kara Martinez and Chandra deBlasio; his grandchildren, Alexis and Evan; his ex-wife, Mary Dexter; sisters: Lala, Ida, Jane; brothers, Steve, Clyde; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a wide circle of friends.

In every chord strummed on his guitar and every note sung along to Johnny Rivers’ melodies, Vin’s spirit lives on. His memory will continue to resonate in the hearts of those who were privileged to have known him. May he rest in peace knowing that he touched many lives with his music and unwavering faith.

John Randolph Skinner III

John Randolph Skinner III: 1939 – 2024

Jack Skinner, 84, passed away on February 23, 2024 at home in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He was born in 1939 in Washington, D.C. Jack was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Judy. He is survived by his brother, Walter; his daughter, Ann; his two sons, John and Joe; and his three grandchildren: John, Zakary, and Scott. 

Jack was a veteran, having served eight years in the Air Force. He was in a special activities unit in which he became a computer expert. He was stationed in Korea for 18 months and eventually ended up at the Pentagon working with Defense Intelligence. He then was hired by IBM and worked on many projects including the software for the original personal computer (PC) and the international e-mail address that is used today. 

My dad told me many stories of his life growing up in Washington, D.C., his summers on his grandparents’ farm in Manassas, Virginia, his time in Korea, and his business travels around the world. He passed his love of traveling to me. My son, Zakary, and I were lucky to be able to cruise with my parents to many different places. After my mom passed away, Dad and I were able to cruise and make memories I will always cherish. He will be missed by all that knew him. 

Delores J Smith

Delores J Smith: 1931 – 2024

Delores J. Smith, 92, passed at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 22, 1931, in Faribault, Minnesota to Frank and Bertha Piepho. She worked at the Hitching Post Inn for 20 years as head housekeeper. Then, the School district in food service, then back to hotels as the breakfast lady. She loved NASCAR, going to Colorado eagle’s hockey games and watching the Rockies baseball games. She loved spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by son, Larry C. Smith; granddaughter, Michelle Mangus and her husband, Mark; great-granddaughter, Tianna Castro and her husband, Adrian; great-great-granddaughter, Alizayah Rodda; great-great-grandsons, Atreyu and Xeniq Castro; grandson, Phillip Smith; great-grandson, John Braydon Mangus; daughter, Kathryn M. Payton and her husband, Ray Payton; grandson, Ray Payton Jr.; and son, John L. Smith.

Delores is preceded in death by Frank and Bertha Piepho; brothers: Norman, Reuben, Ralph, Floyd, Wayne; sisters, Gladys Long, Lilias Langer; daughter-in-law, Iona Smith; grandson; and Christopher Payton.
Services at 2:00 p.m. on February 29, at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes.