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Glenis N. Child

Glenis N. Child: 1931 – 2024

Glenis N. Child, age 92, passed away peacefully on May 3, 2024, at the Life Care Center of Cheyenne, surrounded by loving family members. She was born on August 30, 1931, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, the daughter of Oscar and Nellie Cordell Pence.

She is survived by her husband of 73 years, Wayne L. Child; sons: Gary and wife Susan, Mark and wife Debie, and Randy, all of Cheyenne; granddaughters: Kelly Child of Cheyenne, Stacy Broda and husband John of Cheyenne, Codey Stocks and husband Kody of Dixon, Wyoming; grandson, Ryan Child and wife Angelica of Phoenix, Arizona; step-grandson, Josh Daugherty and wife Lee of Columbia Falls, Montana; 13 great-grandchildren overall; and five nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Lois Stone and Mary Ann Pond.

Glenis was raised on the family ranch north of Cheyenne in the community then known as Indian Hill, now commonly referenced as the Little Bear Community. She attended a one-room country schoolhouse on the family’s land called Mud Springs School, where she completed the first seven grades. She transitioned then to school in Chugwater, Wyoming for a period of one year prior to her father’s passing in 1946.

Subsequently, Glenis and her two sisters relocated to Cheyenne with their mother, where she attended McCormick Junior High. Completing course work early, prior to graduation from Cheyenne High School in 1949, she began work at the State Department of Agriculture.

On November 10, 1950, Glenis married her high school sweetheart, Wayne Child in Cheyenne. They spent their lifetime working together building the Child Family Ranch northeast of Cheyenne, raising their three sons.

In later years she was an invaluable partner in her son’s business, the Child Gallery.

Throughout her life, Glenis was guided by her faith and maintained a longstanding affiliation with the First Presbyterian Church.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Glenis dedicated herself to their home and family. She has left a lasting imprint and legacy on all she loved, with unshakeable loyalty. Often affectionally referred to as Gram or Gleny, her sense of humor will forever be remembered and cherished.

Services will be Monday, 10:30 a.m., at First Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the First Presbyterian Church.

David Lee Royer

David Lee Royer: 1960 – 2024

David Lee Royer, age 63, of Cheyenne passed away at home. He was born May 15, 1960 in Cheyenne to Marvin D. Royer and Rozella M. Royer.

He was a construction contractor and superintendent for several companies including Renaissance Homes in Sacramento, California and Homes by Guardian, building The Point, here in Cheyenne. In his youth he was a champion speed skater, a state Soapbox Derby champion, and throughout his life was an avid bowler.

He is survived by his children, Jeremy and Jason Royer; brothers, Eugene and Ronald Royer; and six grandchildren: Jessica, Jaxson, James, Jaron, Kinsey,Autumn.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Rozella and Marvin Royer.

David’s Memorial Service will be Tuesday, May 14, at 10:00 a.m., which will be at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel.

Mary-Jane Schultz

Mary-Jane Schultz: 1964 – 2024

Mary-Jane (Killing) Schultz was born November 26, 1964 in Denver, Colorado to Jane and Walter Killing and passed away on March 8, 2024, surrounded by loved ones in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Mary-Jane (MJ) grew up in Winnemucca, Nevada and graduated from Albert Lowry High School. She studied at the University of Nevada Reno before moving to Cheyenne where she married Alan Schultz. Returning to college in Wyoming, she earned her master’s degree in social work in 2005. She worked for the State of Wyoming Department of Health, Behavioral Health Division as a Policy, and Planning Analyst where she managed the entire state network of mental health and substance abuse providers contract requirements.

She later started her private therapy practice, A Joyful Life, specializing in trauma disorders with children, adolescents, and adults. An active member of the Cheyenne community, MJ volunteered at Meals on Wheels delivering meals to seniors. Combining her love for animals with her passion for helping people, she joined Volunteers with Therapy Dogs bringing comfort and healing to local hospitals and nursing homes. She and her loving partner, Billy Lippard, are members of the Moose Lodge in Cheyenne.
MJ was known for her effervescent spirit, positive attitude, sense of humor, love for animals, and compassion for others.

Demonstrating strength and resilience throughout her life she navigated many obstacles while maintaining her passion for life, using her life experience to help and inspire others. Described by friends as loyal, trustworthy, confident, and fiercely protective of those she loved, she was a force! With an infectious laugh and a fearless quest for fun and adventure she will be deeply missed by friends, family, clients, and the community she loved to serve.

She is predeceased by her husband, Alan Schultz; and her parents. She is survived by her beloved partner Billy Lippard; her treasured dogs, Riley and Gunner; and her favorite sister, Susanne Killing.

Memorial Service will take place in Cheyenne on Saturday May 11, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes, 1900 E 19th Street. Reception to follow at the Moose Lodge, 1019 S. Greeley Highway.