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Robert "Hiram" Catlett

Robert “Hiram” Catlett: 1941 – 2024

Robert Hiram Catlett, 83, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2024 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He
was born on February 25, 1941 in Frederick, Oklahoma, to Robert Harold Catlett and Arteen
Dean Catlett.

Hiram was the caboose of the family and quickly became the darling of his three older sisters,
who equally spoiled him in every way possible and tormented him as only older sisters could.
But lest we feel sorry for him, Hiram, always with a twinkle in his eyes, regaled us with many
stories of his particular methods of pestering the girls; Sarah Jane in particular. The adventures of
Carolyn, Peggy, Sarah Jane and Hiram have entertained us all over the years!

In 1960, Hiram joined the United States Navy and served in Vietnam as a US Navy Diver. While
stationed in San Diego, he met and married Byrldine Marie Rix on May 9, 1964. In 1966 they
had their first son in Honolulu, Hawaii, Robert Barton Catlett. After moving back to California,
they had two more sons, Corwin Nowlin Catlett in 1968 and Toby Dean Catlett in 1971. Their
fourth son Jamey Tyler Catlett was born in Texas in 1973. Two years after Jamey was born, Deenie
was taken away from this world after the family experienced a tragic car accident, leaving Hiram
a single parent. Rather than splitting up the family, Hiram cinched down the saddle and rode on.

His sense of wonder and love for new places and adventures started early on family camping
trips. He spent many family trips hunting and fishing. “Jesus loves me this I know” was a song
he was taught early and he sang it all his life, sometimes he sang it robustly and sometimes it was
barely a whisper. Hiram knew Jesus.

If Hiram had a superpower, it was being sociable. He was an extrovert in the truest sense of the
word and he never met a stranger. He taught us all lessons on how to love strangers. Hiram was
an exceptional cook and there wasn’t a dish he wouldn’t attempt and there wasn’t an unwelcome
guest at his table. If you ever spent time in a kitchen with Hiram you were quickly offered the
chance to be his sous chef. You might chop, season, stir or saute or you might wash, dry and put
away but when the meal was over you knew that you were loved. Despite his kitchen expertise,
not every dish was a masterpiece. There were lumps, bumps and burned edges, but he never
stopped cooking. Life for Hiram was like his cooking: sometimes it was great and sometimes it
wasn’t, but he never stopped trying. He often told us to learn from what he did right and what he
did wrong. We will miss him and we will remember the lessons he taught us.

Hiram is preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Teena Catlett; his sisters: Carolyn Burrows,
Peggy McClure, Sarah Jane Morgan; and his first wife, Bryldine Marie Rix Catlett; and son,
Robert Barton Catlett.

He is survived by sons: Corwin “Cory” Nowlin Catlett and wife Kristen, Toby Dean Catlett and
wife JoAnn, Jamey Tyler Catlett and wife Maki and daughter-in-law Amy Catlett; his
grandchildren: Alissa Catlett Pean and husband Kyle, Jessica Catlett Williams and husband Isaac,
Olivia Catlett, Julia Catlett, Nichole Catlett Wamsley and husband Justin, Justin Catlett and wife
DeLane, Rachel Catlett, Mia Catlett, Dillon Catlett, Sheon Catlett, and Chase Saviano. Hiram
was blessed with eight great-grandchildren: Elizabeth Pean, Jack Pean, Samuel Pean, Max
Wamsley, James Wamsley, Lilah Wamsley, Ayla Catlett, and Vynn Catlett.

Memorial service to be held Saturday, April 13, 2024 at Laramie County Community College in
Cheyenne, Wyoming, 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers please share thoughtful memories, donate to the Catlett Family Farm, or donate
to Veterans’ Rock Cheyenne.


Victoria D Crozier

Victoria D Crozier: 1974 – 2024

Victoria D. Cozier, 50, passed away on April 10, 2024 in Cheyenne. She was born on February 3, 1974 in Brigham City, Utah to Gerald and Shannon Barber Cook.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 15, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel. Interment will take place at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens immediately following the service.


Thomas Joseph Kelly

Thomas Joseph Kelly: 1948 – 2024

Thomas Joseph Kelly, 75, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, passed away on the evening of April 7 at home, surrounded by his loving family.

Tom was born in Waterloo, Iowa to Raymond and Marjorie Kelly.

Tom was a proud 40-year Union member of the IBEW (Int’l Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Local #8 out of Denver, Colorado, retiring in 2014.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lynda; son, Sean; stepchildren, Bodie and Kierdyn; and many blended family members and friends throughout the world.

Tom was preceded in death by his father and mother; and a sister-in-law, Claire Kelly.

A private Celebration of Life will be held at one of Tom’s favorite fishing holes when the snows melt down! 


Gerad “Red” Magee

Gerad “Red” Magee: 1928 – 2024

Gerad (Red) M. Magee, 95, passed at Davis Hospice April 5, 2024. He was born on November 7, 1928 in Maxwell, Nebraska to Elmer F. Magee and Amy D. (Van Natta) Magee.

Red was raised by his grandparents after losing his mother at an early age. He grew up on the farm where he was taught to work hard and take care of yourself. That served him well in his adult life. He married Mary Reynolds on November 17, 1951 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. He worked for the railroad for 10 years. Red developed an interest in construction after his father passed from a construction accident and Red took over his trucking for Teton. He moved the family to Cheyenne in 1961 where Red built his own business as Magee Trucking and developed Magee Mobile Home Park. These businesses served him and Mary well through the years and gave them the opportunity to travel and do some snow birding in Arizona and Texas. He enjoyed time spent traveling in their motor home to different states and fishing along the way. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and was on the board of directors for the Southside Water and Sewer District. Red always supported the kids in 4-H by purchasing a hog or beef to donate to Meals On Wheels. Always a farmer at heart.

Red is survived by his son, Albert Leroy “Bud” (Diana); grandchildren: Julia (Tom) Senn, Justin (Cheri) Naish, Timothy (Rebecca) Naish; ten great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Red was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; wife of 61 years, Mary; brother, Cecil; son, Frederick Harold Naish; and his wife, Maryann.

A graveside service will be held on May 17, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. Reception at the Moose Lodge, 1019 S. Greeley Hwy, Cheyenne, Wyoming.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to your favorite charity.


Douglas McCoy

Douglas McCoy: 1955 – 2024

Douglas Wade McCoy 68, of Cheyenne passed away on April 5, 2024, at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.

He was born May 26,1955 in Cheyenne to Milton R. and Georgia L. (Stoddard) McCoy. The family moved to Laramie, Wyoming where he grew up and graduated from Laramie High School.

He relocated to Cheyenne where he eventually retired and resided at the time of his death. He loved music, was a man of faith, and often helped those in need.

He is survived by sisters, Sheila Duffy of Worland, Wyoming, Stephanie (Ric) Chappell of Cheyenne; a son, Conor, of Cheyenne; three grandchildren; and loved nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; aunts and uncles.

Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.


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