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Obituaries: Brannam; Bush; Saner

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Gloria Elaine Brannam

Gloria Elaine Brannam: 1945 – 2024

Gloria Elaine Brannam, 78, was born July 21,1945 to George and Olive Nordman in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was called home on Sunday, May 19, 2024.

She married Elmer George Brannam Jr. August 16, 1963. Together they had six children. They divorced in 1982, however; she remained faithful to her vows and never remarried.

Elmer and Gloria moved to Gillette, Wyoming  in 1980, where she lived out the remainder of her years. She spent many of those years as a loyal employee at Albertson’s until she retired at the age of 62. After retirement she spent her time making wonderful memories with her family and making friends with any cat or dog she came in contact with. She is loved beyond measure and will be missed by everyone who knew her.

Gloria is survived by her children: Russell James, Elmer George III (Karen), Melissa (Humberto), Julie, Tom; her sister, Judy; her grandchildren: Tim(Tana), Daniel, Danielle (James), Eric, Blake (Yadira), Michael (Shelby), Courtney, Katie, Jonathan, Kayla, Taylor, Stevie, Andrew; and many great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother; father; stepfather; daughter, Tina; brothers: David, Donnie, George; and her sister Nancy.

She will be cremated at her request. There will be a family service held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your local animal shelter on Gloria’s behalf.

Charles Edward Bush

Charles Edward Bush: 1933 – 2024

Loving husband and father, Charles E. Bush passed away May 18, 2024, at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming at the age of 90. Charles was born on October 6, 1933, in Columbia County, Wisconsin to Arthur and Violet (Kidney) Bush.

Charles (Chuck) met and married the love of his life, Mary A. Monthey, on August 20, 1955. Within a couple of months, Mary joined Chuck on his Army tour to Germany. While in Germany they took advantage of the opportunity to travel throughout Europe and within a short time, they became busy young parents with their first child Sandra and shortly after discovered they were going to have twins, Deanna and Deborah.

Shortly after the twins were born, Chuck was discharged from the Army and they moved back home to Portage/Pardeeville, Wisconsin area. Chuck got a job as a Manager of the Sears Roebuck Catalog store in Portage. This began the journey of many relocations with the company including: the upper and lower peninsula of Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and finally ending in Wyoming. Wyoming was always the main objective as hunting, traveling and camping have always played a big part in their lives.

Chuck and Mary celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary before Mary passed, still holding hands and kissing each other often. The retirement years were filled with hunting elk, deer, and antelope. They continued traveling including the big RV trip to Alaska for most of the summer. For years they spent the Wyoming winters in the RV on their lot in Texas near the Rio Grande.

Chuck is survived by daughters, Sandra Bush (Clarence Arnold) of Cheyenne, Wyoming and Deanna Sherby (Keith Vandermeir) of Wheaton, Illinois, Deborah (Denny) Kroeger of Eldridge, Iowa; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Violet Bush; four brothers: Gordon, Kenneth, Russell, and Stan Bush.

By request, Chuck was cremated and will be returned to his beloved Mary (Monthey) Bush in St. Andrews Catholic Church Cemetery, which was always their desire that they return home where they met and married. Chuck would often say “Together, Forever.” Immediate family will at a later date return for burial.

Jacob D Saner

Jacob D Saner: 2002 – 2024

Jacob Duane Saner, 22, known to everyone as Jake, passed away on May 17, 2024.

Jake never met a stranger and was always ready to give a big hug. He enjoyed arts, crafts and was known for gifting his creations. His quick wit and humor made Jake a bright light in the lives of everyone he knew.

He was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming on May 7, 2002, to Travis and Stephanie Saner and graduated from South High School in 2020. Jake passed away on May 17, 2024.

He is survived by his mother, Stephanie Gocken; father, Travis (Jenee) Saner; sisters: Jessica Saner, Jennifer Galvan-Beattie, Chelsea (Taylor) Newton; brother, Zach (Anaise) Morgan; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

As General Douglas MacArthur ends his prayer to his son, “Then I, his father, will dare to whisper, ‘I have not lived in vain.’” So we, too, whisper to Jake.