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Obituaries: Hawkes; Broyles; Holmes; Lovato;

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Lowell Ernie Hawkes Sr.

Lowell Ernie Hawkes Sr.: 1948 – 2024

Ernie Sr. Was born to Lowell Creed Hawkes and Doris Caves on August 29, 1948 in Casper, Wyoming.

He loved his family and would do anything for them. He loved working on cars, fishing, and wrestling, and Bingo! He was a great father, brother, grandfather, and son.

He passed in his sleep.

He leaves behind a daughter, Tamara Hawkes; a son, Lowell Ernie Hawkes Jr.; granddaughters: Emillia and Elizabeth; a grandson, Leopold; and the person he trusted with everything, Naomi.


Jayne Adair Broyles

Jayne Adair Broyles: 1925 – 2024

Jayne Adair (Robertson) Broyles was born November 18, 1925, in Casper, Wyoming. She passed on May 6, 2024, in Laramie, Wyoming. She was raised in Cody and Cheyenne and graduated from Cheyenne High School in 1943. She attended the University of Nebraska and the University of Wyoming, where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority.

Jayne married Marshall Broyles in Cheyenne on August 30, 1947. After college, she lived in Cody for three years where Marshall started his teaching career, and they started a family. Cheyenne became their home when Marshall began teaching in the Laramie County School District. Jayne worked for Wyoming Children’s Home Society, the State of Wyoming Bank Examiner, and Dale Oakes’ Engineer Building Specialists. She was an office manager for the National Chiropractic Examiner’s Office in Cheyenne. Jayne is honored with 80 years in Chapter Z PEO (1944) and was a member of the First United Methodist Church for over 80 years. She was a lifetime member of the Women’s Civic League and volunteered for the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Meals on Wheels.

Jayne is survived by sons, Marshall E. (Max) and wife Sue, David and wife Georgia, and daughter Sara Axelson and husband Dave. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Sarah and Sam Case, Lysa and Jeff Burianek, Michael and Aubrey Broyles, Mark Broyles, and Jill Axelson Geis and husband, Gerard. Her great grandchildren: are Joey Deleon, Keaton Case, Montgomery Case, Sophia Adair Case, Bailey Jayne Burianek, Jennifer Wilber, Sawyer Broyles and Sutton Broyles; niece, Pam Robertson Williams and husband Jim and nephew Kirk Robertson; and cousins, Judy Dykstra and Patti Arnieri.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Marshall E. Broyles Sr. who died November 11; parents, Alpha “Peggy” and Ray Robertson; and her brother, Robert Ray Robertson; along with many dear friends.

Jayne is remembered for her sense of humor and graciousness. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and aunt. Her optimism was a driving force in her life and longevity.

A celebration of life will be held May 29, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. at Schrader Funeral Home. Family internment to follow.


Carolyn S. Holmes

Carolyn S. Holmes: 1945 – 2024

On Dec 26, 1945, Carolyn Sue (Burkey) Holmes was born in Princeton, Missouri to Olin and Ruby Burkey.

At a young age, the family relocated to Independence, Missouri, where she attended school, graduating in 1964. During her high school years she met her future husband, Gary Holmes. They married June 20, 1964, going on to have two daughters, Lisa and Kristine.

During their marriage, they moved around before settling in Wyoming. She worked as an insurance underwriter and bookkeeper. But her number one job was her family. She especially loved her grandchildren and they loved her. 

She moved to Cheyenne to be near her daughter, Kris. As circumstances prevailed, she moved into assisted living in the fall of 2023. Carol passed on May 2, 2024 with her daughters and granddaughter holding her hands.

While we are each going to miss her in our own way, we are comforted by the fact that she is no longer in pain.

Carol is survived by her daughters:  Lisa Bossa and husband Grant, Kristine Sayler and husband Eldore; six grandchildren: Jeremy (and Martha) Simkin, Christopher Sayler, Joseph Sayler, Jenifer (and Kody) Crabb,
Joshua (and Jessica) Simkin, Gary Sayler; seven great-grandchildren: Noah Simkin, Brielle Crabb, Carter Simkin, Jack Simkin, Justin Simkin, Elizabeth Sayler, Brooklyn Crabb.

We are all going to miss you Mom. 


Ida Marie Lovato

Ida Marie Lovato: 1949 – 2024

Ida Marie Lovato, 75, peacefully passed away in her Cheyenne home on April 25, 2024. She was born to Onesimo and Celina Martinez on April 12, 1949 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Words can never fully capture the beauty of Ida’s spirit. She had a beauty that resonated deeply with all who had the privilege of knowing her. Even those who only crossed paths with her once were touched by her warmth and kindness.

Ida had nothing but unconditional love, not only to her family and friends but especially to her children and grandchildren. She embraced the essence of motherhood, setting a standard that all mothers aspire to reach. Her love had no bounds and her heart was always forgiving. Through her words and actions she left us the importance of gratitude for every aspect of life, along with the memory of her that will never be forgotten.

Living with unwavering faith, Ida showed us that trusting in God might not always shield us from suffering but that we can endure anything with him by our side . She had a remarkable ability to find beauty and humor in every situation, teaching us to appreciate life’s lighter moments despite its challenges.

Ida was truly a light in this world and her absence will be deeply felt and fondly remembered. She was preceded in death by her parents, Onesimo and Celina Martinez; her husband, Robert O. Lovato; brothers: Johnny, Joe, Delmar, Jesse and Vincent Martinez; and sisters, Mary Cisneros and Louisa Apodaca.

She is survived by her children: Robert Lovato, Carrie and Mary Lovato, Jacob and Cassie Lovato and Matthew Lovato; her grandchildren: Marissa and Andrew Gonzales, Desiree Lovato, David Barker, Breanna Lovato, Ariah Lovato, Jacob Lovato, Jaden Lovato, Mary Elizabeth Lovato, Emileah Lovato and Henry Otto Lovato; and her great-grandchildren: Nevaeh and Andrew Gonzales and Mariana Selby. Also surviving her are her sisters, Lala Martinez and Jane Apodaca; brothers, Steve and Clyde Martinez.

A Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. on May 24, 2024 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be held on May 25, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. The Rosary and Mass will both be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rawlins, Wyoming. Following the funeral services, we invite family and friends to join us at 545 15th Street in Rawlins for a luncheon celebrating cherished memories and the life of Ida.


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