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Obituaries: Allen; Duran; Palmer; Robison

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Kay Allen

Kay Allen: 1953 – 2023

Kay Allen, of Cheyenne Wyoming passed away unexpectedly on December 15, 2023. She was born Sep 24, 1953 in Deadwood, South Dakota to Jean and Clark Allen and grew up and lived most of her life in Cheyenne. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from the University of Wyoming and achieved a Masters degree in Special Ed from Denver University. Kay had a 39-year teaching career within the Cheyenne school system. She dedicated her career to helping children with special needs and the under privileged. Kay loved working with her students and cared deeply for them.

Growing up Kay had a love of riding horses and raised Suffolk sheep in 4H. She enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe. She had a passion for children’s books, a fondness for writing humorous poetry, was known to play a joke or two on friends and never met a book store or gift shop she could pass by.

Kay was very generous and giving of her time; tutoring when needed and volunteering in various organizations. She had many interests and was a member of the Cheyenne kennel club and the Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority.

Kay was a loving daughter and sister and is survived by her brother, Steve (Gayle) of Longmont, Colorado and a large extended family of cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jean and Clark Allen.

A celebration of Kay’s life will be held on May 17, 12:30 p.m. at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Cheyenne. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to a charity of your choice.

Danielle Breanne Duran

Danielle Breanne Duran: 1994 – 2024

Our beloved Danielle Breanne Duran, 29, a beloved figure of Cheyenne, Wyoming, suddenly passed away on May 12, 2024, in Bushnell, Nebraska. Her loss is completely unexpected, and her family is profoundly saddened.

Danielle was born September 28, 1994, to Danny Duran and Brenda Valencia. She was a beacon of light and hope in our family and community touching lives as a caregiver for Home Instead Senior Care and loved her clients and job. She played softball for “Where my Pitches At” a team out of Cheyenne and loved camping and being outdoors. She LOVED being with her family, especially her niece Sarina and nephew Roman.

She is survived by her dog, Ghost; father, Danny Duran; mother, Brenda Valenci;a and John Valencia; brother, Danny J Duran and Patrice Duran; stepbrother, Johnathan Valencia; niece, Sarina Duran; nephew, Roman Duran; her boyfriend, Cody; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by Ambrosea Fernandez; Trinity Pacheco; Ernie Duran; Rufus Chaves; Ted Chavez; and Issac Trujillo.

Her departure comes as a great shock and a deep wound, and it is gravely felt by her entire family and countless others who loved her deeply.

Services will be held on Monday, May 20, 2:00 p.m. at Wiederspahn_Radomsky Chapel.

Reception to follow 4:00 p.m. at the Louise Event Center located 110 E 17th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Henry August “Augie” Palmer

Henry August “Augie” Palmer: 1964 – 2024

Henry August “Augie” Palmer passed away May 9, surrounded by family members and friends.

He was born on April 16, 1964, to Robert I. Palmer, Sr., and Orlee (Hanson) Palmer. He attended Cheyenne schools and graduated from East High School in 1982.

He attended Laramie County Community College and the University of Wyoming with a degree in accounting. He worked as a mechanic and a manager for Palmer’s Auto Service. He enjoyed big game hunting, wood working, remodeling his home doing his own carpentry, plumbing and electricity. He served in ministry in Gideons International. He was deeply involved in Christianity, ensuring anyone he met knew about the lord. He was invited to speak at various churches in Cheyenne.

He is survived by his wife, Patty Palmer; his father, Robert I. Palmer, Sr.; his sister, Melanie (Al) Tibbitts; his brother, Robert I. (Sandy) Palmer, Jr.; niece, Monica Ramirez; great nieces, Joelene and Natalee; great nephew, Coleton; and great-great nephew, Eli.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Orlee Palmer; grandparents; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He served in the 1022nd Army Guard in Desert Storm and later transferred to the Air Guard, retiring after twenty-four years as a Master Seargent. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 11453.

His service will be held at Family Harvest Church on Wednesday, May 22, at 10:00 a.m. with burial at the Cheyenne National Cemetery with military honors. The service will be livestreamed at this site:
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice in honor of Augie.

Linda Rose Robison

Linda Rose Robison: 1940 – 2024

Linda Rose Robison, 84, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, peacefully passed away on May 16, 2024, surrounded by a small circle of friends after a difficult battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

Linda was born on April 4, 1940, to Harry and Irene Lipiec in the city of Detroit, Michigan. After graduating high school, Linda pursued a career in nursing, securing her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wyoming. She retired as a Registered Nurse in 1976.

In 1972, she met Bill Robison at Ann Arbor, Michigan. They were married a year later, on April 27, 1973, and enjoyed over 50 years together, traveling and exploring the world. She lived an active and vibrant life and enjoyed a wide range of pursuits, including weaving and fiber crafts, gardening, hiking, skiing, and scuba diving. 

Linda was predeceased by her parents and her sister, Sharon; and survived by her husband, Bill; and her son, David; and brother, Leroy. No services are scheduled at this time.