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Obituaries: Amen; Berry; Clary; Cruz; Kodis; Mejia; Roberto; Treat; Worthington

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Nadine Amen

Nadine Amen: 1935 – 2024

In loving memory of Nadine Amen, a cherished homemaker who dedicated nearly 71 years to her beloved husband and children. Nadine, born in Cheyenne, Wyoming on August 10, 1935, peacefully passed away on June 10 2024, at Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming due to complications from pneumonia.

Nadine Amen was a beacon of light who brightened every room with her infectious smile and joyful spirit. Her patience knew no bounds, and her endless love and prayers were a comfort to her family, friends, and anyone in need. She exuded a gentle warmth that welcomed all into her presence, creating a sense of calmness that touched everyone around her.

Some of the most cherished memories of Nadine include spending time in the Tetons with her family, enjoying hikes and meals. Holidays were always special in the Amen household, with Nadine’s elegant table settings setting the perfect backdrop for memorable gatherings. She was always ready to lend a helping hand, even assisting her children with their newspaper routes during inclement weather.

Nadine found joy in simple pleasures such as daily walks with her husband Jim and exploring nature through hiking excursions abroad. Her love for classical music and talent in the kitchen were unparalleled—she took great delight in trying new recipes and compiling her own cookbooks.

Throughout her life, Nadine accomplished remarkable feats that brought immense pride to her loved ones. A devoted member of various churches, (EUB, First Baptist and most recently First Presbyterian) she taught Sunday school and devoted herself tirelessly to church activities. Alongside her husband, she generously supported initiatives assisting children worldwide.

Nadine’s crowning achievement was raising her three children: Colleen Johnson (Gary), and Kevin Amen (Meg) and Kyle Amen. She is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, James Amen; daughter, Colleen; son Kevin; grandchildren: Andrew Amen, Rachel Amen, Trevor Woodall, Kayla Carreon; great-grandchildren: Lilly, Emmalyn, Issabella, Aiden, and Beckett; sister-in-law, Shirley Amen; nephews, Robin Stiles (Barb), Duwayne Amen (Cinda); nieces: Kathy Amen, Christine Amen, Christy Britton.
She is preceded in death by both parents, Floyd and Edna Stiles; brother, Robert Stiles; and son, Kyle Amen

A graceful soul whose impact will resonate for generations to come, Nadine Amen’s memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know and love her. A visitation will be held at Schrader Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home on Monday June 17, 2024, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Cheyenne on Thursday June 20 at 1:00 p.m. A memorial gathering will follow the Memorial Service.

Rosalind Berry

Rosalind Berry: 1952 – 2024

The world has lost a remarkable soul with the passing of Rosalind Berry, Cheyenne, Wyoming. Born on November 22, 1952, in Loveland, Colorado, Rosalind’s life journey was a tapestry woven with love, dedication, and unwavering passion.

Rosalind began her academic pursuits with rodeo scholarships that took her to Oklahoma and northern Colorado. She eventually went on to earn her Master’s degree in English Literature from University of Wyoming. Her career path led her to become a teacher for 31 years, a profession she embraced wholeheartedly. Though she initially ventured into teaching for the advantage of summers off for rodeo events, Rosalind discovered a deep-seated love for educating young minds. Her impact extended far beyond the classroom, as countless students fondly remember her as “the teacher who shaped their futures.”

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Rosalind excelled in various hobbies and interests such as rodeo, creek fishing, fly fishing, golfing, bowling and yoga. She found solace and joy in being outdoors, surrounded by the beauty of nature that she cherished deeply.

Known for her infectious laughter and radiant smile, Rosalind possessed a blend of qualities that endeared her to all who had the privilege of knowing her. Described as classy, witty, athletic, loving, and possessing an “old soul,” she was a true role model whose wisdom and kindness left a lasting imprint on those around her.

Despite facing challenges towards the end of her life due to an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, Rosalind remained resilient and continued to inspire others with her grace and strength. She took immense pride in many accomplishments throughout her life, but considered raising her daughter Hadley, alongside her former husband, Dave Berry, as her greatest blessing.

Rosalind is reunited in eternity with her father, Albert Walbye; grandson, Zaden Aldrich; and uncle, Jerry Langley. She leaves behind a life well lived, full of love and cherished memories for her surviving family including: daughter, Hadley Nave and son-in-law, Derek Nave; grandchildren: Caden, Jackson, and Millie; mother, Earlene Walbye; sister, Joan Evans (Robert); sister, Jamie Gibson (Sam); nieces: Emma, Tess, Sally and Layne Gibson; significant other, Mark Millan; along with numerous other family members and friends who will continue to honor Rosalind’s spirit through their shared memories.

In honoring the life of Rosalind Berry, we celebrate a woman whose light will forever shine brightly in the hearts of all who knew her. Her legacy of kindness and compassion will continue to inspire generations to come.

Services will be held Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. at North Christian Church (2015 Tranquility Road) immediately followed by a reception at Cheyenne Country Club (800 Stinner Road).

Robert Dennis Clary

Robert Dennis Clary: 1939 – 2024

Robert “Bob” Clary, 85, was called Home on June 4, 2024. Bob was born April 19, 1939, in Lewellen Nebraska to Oren V. Clary and Naomi (Riggs) Clary. He was the youngest of two sons. He grew up on the Clary Ranch in Ash Hollow and had an enviable childhood. He loved discovering fossils, exploring caves, and playing “Cowboys and Bandits” with his older brother and live horses. He aspired to be a “singing cowboy” like Gene Autry. At age six, he performed his first solo in the Lewellen Methodist Church that his great-grandfather, Denis B. Clary, founded.

Robert married his college sweetheart, Deanna “Dee” (Smith) Clary on August 27, 1962 in Cozad, Nebraska. He later graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in Civil Engineering.

The couple moved to Utah when he began working for the Bureau of Reclamation. Their first child, Maryella, was born in Utah. Still with the Bureau, the Clary family then moved to Glenwood Springs, Colorado and welcomed son Daren.

Another job transfer landed the family in Pueblo, Colorado for several years until the Clary’s moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1973. Robert managed the Rocky Mountain Prestress Plant before joining a Business Development Partnership. 

His next venture was as a sole proprietor which he continued until his retirement. Robert collaborated with many other construction professionals on numerous projects in Cheyenne, including renovating the Train Depot, DePaul Hospital, Atlas Theatre, and two major renovations at First United Methodist Church. His construction projects include two award- winning downtown parking structures, several auto dealerships, and office buildings and retail centers in both Cheyenne and Laramie. All of the stone pedestals supporting the bronze statues around downtown Cheyenne were each designed by Robert in his 80’s as a gift to the city. 

Robert had many service projects and gave freely of his time and talent as an engineer: he served on numerous committees at First United Methodist Church, Lions Club, Boy Scouts and the City of Cheyenne. He was passionate about revitalizing downtown Cheyenne. 

Robert’s hobbies include fishing, photography, oil painting, gardening, cross-country skiing, singing, and travel to 19 counties, all of which he did into his late seventies. He was active in the Wyomingaires Barbershop Chorus, sang in the church choir, and sang lead in several quartets.

Bob cared deeply about his family. He is survived by his brother, Warren Clary; daughter, Maryella (Clary) Young; son, Daren Clary; grandson, Nathan Young; Nathan’s wife, Molly; great-grandson, Leo Young; as well as cousins; nephews; and nieces. 

Those gone before him include his parents, and wife, Dee. 

Bob’s legacy lives on through the buildings and structures that will stand the test of time, his numerous service projects, the Church he gave his time and talent to, his many friends, and the family he loved. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to an organization that Robert supported: 

  1. Lions Foundation of Wyoming – specify Lions Camp or Vision Project
  2. First United Methodist Church of Cheyenne
  3. Alzheimer’s Association

Services will be at First United Methodist Church of Cheyenne at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 19, 2024. Livestreaming on the First United Methodist Church – Cheyenne, WY Facebook page. 

Robert never forgot his Clary Ranch roots in Ash Hollow Nebraska. He was especially proud of numerous Paleoindian Archeological Excavations that took place there from 1979-2004. 

He will be surrounded by family and close friends when he is placed to rest at the family site at Ash Hollow Cemetery in Lewellen on Friday June 21, 11:00 a.m. 

Jake S Cruz

Jake S Cruz: 1954 – 2024

Jake Samuel Cruz passed on June 9, 2024 in Cheyenne, surrounded by family.

Jake was born Jan 28, 1954 to Abel and Margaret Cruz in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Jake is survived by four siblings: Marsha (Gary) Roberts of Cheyenne; Marie (Rod) Smith of Gering, Nebraska; Elecia (Henry) Uhden, and Scott (Micah) Cruz of Cheyenne, Wyoming.

He is also survived by seven nieces and one nephew.

Robert J. Kodis: 1941 – 2024

Robert J. Kodis passed away June 9th at the Veterans Hospice in Cheyenne. He was born in Missoula, Montana to Charles and Judith Kodis. He was employed by the United States Air Force for 30 years. He then did civil service for 20 years.

Bob enjoyed biking, especially in the Rockies. He was an avid Colorado Rockies and Denver Bronco fan. He enjoyed volunteering for and with seniors. He was highly intelligent and friendly to all. Robert had an undeniable love for God and His country.

He is survived by his wife, Joan, and his children, Stephen and Michelle.

Military honors and a burial will be held on June 18, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cheyenne National Cemetery in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Nathan Christopher Mejia

Nathan Christopher Mejia: 1996 – 2024

Nathan “Nate” Christopher Mejia, 27, of Cheyenne, passed away on May 29, 2024. He was born on September 14, 1996, in Cheyenne, Wyoming to Saul Mejia and Sherah Bumford.

Nate grew up in Cheyenne. He enjoyed listening to music and learning the history behind it, this gave him much peace. Nathan like to watch and talk about movies. He loved to eat Mexican food, but would always rave over his most favorite dishes that his dad makes. Nate enjoyed having long conversations with people that he cared about.

His true passion in life was his two young children; they were his world.

Nate is survived by his sons, Nathan and Andreas; father, Saul; step-mother, Misty; brother, Zach; stepsisters: Vanessa, Elizabeth, and Katie; and grandparent, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandfathers: Tony Mejia, Benjamin Abeyta and Jesse Sherman; grandfathers, Conrad Mejia and Robert Bumford; great-grandmother, Doris Sherman; uncles, Gary Burdict and Steven Abeyta.

Nathan had a heart of gold and was so loving. He was greatly loved and will be missed dearly by those that knew him.

Mario Cabigao Roberto

Mario Cabigao Roberto: 1965 – 2024

Mario Roberto, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away on June 11, 2024, in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He was born to Cecilia Cabigao Roberto and Vicente Roberto on May 25, 1965 in Malolos City, Philippines.

Mario’s early years were shared with his siblings, Yolanda, Paterno, Celeste, and Flordeliza, creating a tapestry of memories filled with laughter. In 1987, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering at Bulacan State University.

Professionally, Mario was a cornerstone in the civil engineering community, from Asia to the United States.  His vision and dedication were evident in his works from the iconic bridge of the Petronas Towers in Malaysia to the bustling projects in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

In 1987, Mario married his college sweetheart, Luzviminda De Leon, in a ceremony that remains a cherished memory for all who attended. Together, they built a life filled with love, laughter, and the joyous hustle and bustle of raising their four children: Lisette, Michael, Michelle, and Mark. Mario’s legacy is also carried on by his adored grandchildren: Gabrielle and Luke.
Predeceased by his father, Vicente Roberto and his brother, Paterno. Mario’s memory is honored and kept alive by his loving wife, Luz; his children; his cherished grandchildren; his mother; and his sisters.

A rosary prayer service and viewing will be held on June 20, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. St. Mary’s Cathedral, Cheyenne, Wyoming. The funeral mass will be held on June 21, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Cheyenne, Wyoming, with a reception to follow at the St. Mary’s Cathedral’s Hartmann Hall. Livestream of the funeral mass will be available.

Mario Roberto’s story is one of dedication, love, and an unwavering commitment to his family. He will be deeply missed, but the seeds he planted in the hearts of those who knew him will continue to grow and flourish for generations to come.

Terry A. Treat

Terry A. Treat: 1956 – 2024

Terry Treat, 68, of Cheyenne, passed at CRMC on June 11, 2024, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on March 6, 1956, in Watervliet, Michigan to Joan and Jack Treat.

Terry was passionate about working on helicopters. He obtained his A+P license and traveled all over the United States. Terry loved to fix anything and everything. You could always find him in his shop drinking a beer and working on a project.

He loved showing his grandson Ayden all the right ways to use tools and be a handyman.

He is survived by his wife, Wendy Treat; daughter, Samantha Treat (Jeremy Nell); son, Drew Adels (Danielle Berg); son, Matthew Treat; son, Brandon (Miranda) Treat; brother, Jeffery (Carol) Treat; sister, Jaci LaClair; and mother-in-law, Judy Porter; grandchildren: Ayden, Paisleigh, Anna, Lillian, Mikayla, Dalton, Vivi-Anne, Lathem, Carter, and Charlie.

Terry was preceded in death by mother, Joan Treat and father, Jack Treat. \

A Memorial Service will be held at Wiederspahn Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes on Saturday July 13, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. followed by a luncheon at Applebee’s banquet room. To send the family condolences please visit www.wrcfuneral.com In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to Wiederspahn-Radosmky Chapel on behalf of the Treat family.

Nancy Worthington

Nancy Worthington: 1943 – 2024

Nancy Worthington (Pequignot) 80, passed away in Cheyenne, Wyoming on June 10, after a five-year battle with Alzheimer’s.

She was born to Arthur and Dorothy Pequignot in Sidney, Ohio on August 12, 1943. Nancy loved traveling and new adventures took her all over the US and Europe. Once established in Cheyenne, she became a volunteer firefighter for fire district #8 and worked most of her life for the USDA.

She is survived by her son, Michael (Charity) Worthington and her daughter in-law, Lieve Worthington; her five grandchildren: Meghan (Randi) Mayberry, Dustin (Averi) Worthington, Cody (Savannah) Worthington, Alec Payton and Tessa Payton; her two great-grandchildren: Sophie Mayberry and Arbor Worthington; and her only sibling, sister, Karen Pequignot of Georgia.

She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Mark Worthington.

There will be no services held at this time.