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Obituaries: Bracken; Cartwright

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Mary Barbara Bracken

Mary Barbara Bracken: 1936 – 2024

Mary Barbara Bracken, 87, of Cheyenne, passed away peacefully at Cheyenne Regional Hospital on May 19, 2024 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on September 3, 1936, in New York, New York to Thomas and Sarah Dineen. Mary was a floral designer and owner of a florist in Northport Long Island, New York for over 20 years. She loved gardening, interior design, traveling, painting, riding her bike and taking walks. She loved being at the beach and the mountains anywhere out in nature.

Mary loved her grandchildren dearly and loved spending time with her family. Mary was a member of the Cheyenne Women’s Civic League for 11 years and participated in The Christmas House for many years.

She is survived by her son, Thomas P. Bracken (Annmarie Bracken); daughters: Noreen Collett, Joanne Youssef (Ash Youssef) and Maureen Bracken Giordano; grandchildren: Erin Cute, Cara Grim, Amelia McDonald, Julia Reyes, Alecia Giordano, Justin Giordano, Christian Youssef and Evan Youssef; great-grandchildren, Owen and Liam Cute.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, John William Bracken; parents, Thomas and Sarah Dineen; brothers, Thomas Dineen, John Dineen; sister, Ann Dineen; and son-in-law, Frank Collett.

Request payer cards or prayer service at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Cheyenne. In leu of flowers donate to https://wyomingbreastcancer.org/, National Breast Cancer Foundation or donate to the Arbor Day Foundation.

Marcia LeeAnn Cartwright

Marcia LeeAnn Cartwright: 1962 – 2024

Marcia LeeAnn Cartwright, 62, of Cheyenne, passed at her home June 4, 2024. She was born on April 16, 1962, in Riverton, Wyoming to Donald and Gloria (Griffin) Adams.

She grew up in Rawlins, Wyoming where she graduated from Rawlins High School.

Marcia enjoyed reading, gardening, collecting rocks, thrifting, but most of all she loved spending time with family, friends and her dog, Bella.

She is survived by her daughters, Ashley and Lacy; son, Christopher; daughter-in-law, Amanda; grandkids: Cayden, Landyn and Alyvia; son-in-law, Cody; sister, Donna; brother-in-law, Bill; brothers, Butter and Michael; sister-in-law, Marie; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Marcia was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; and sister-in-law, Donna.

In lieu of flowers the family is accepting donations to cover costs.