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Obituaries: Fearneyhough; O’Grady; Williams

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Robert Gary Fearneyhough

Robert Gary Fearneyhough: 1935 – 2024

Robert Gary Fearneyhough was born on July 26, 1935 in Winchester, Illinois. He was the youngest of eight children. He passed away at his home on July 5, 2024. 

As a child, he attended school in Bluffs, Illinois. He graduated from Bluffs High School in 1953 and enlisted and proudly served in the United States Army. After being honorably discharged from the Army in 1956, he attended Colorado State Teacher’s College, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree. His teaching career began in Torrington, Wyoming at Goshen County High School. He later taught in Laramie County School District #1 and at Laramie County Community College. His teaching career spanned over 35 years. 

Bob married Veronica Peeks on August 21, 1965. They had three children: Andrea, Jason and Cara.

He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. He enjoyed working on projects, traveling and watching his granddaughter’s activities.

He is survived by his wife; his children: Andrea of Washington, D.C., Jason (Tina) of Cheyenne, and Cara (Mike Hollingsworth) of Middleton, Idaho; and granddaughters: Abby of Los Alamos, Nexico, and Ellie of Cheyenne. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. 

Memorials may be given to Good Shepherd Lutheran, the Bob and Veronica Fearneyhough scholarship fund at LCCC or charity of choice.

If you wish to honor Bob’s memory, encourage young people, stand up for your country, respect those who serve, eat a bowl of ice cream, cheer for the home team, be generous and love your family.

Daniel O’Grady: 1954 – 2024

Dan “Danny” O’Grady passed away peacefully in his sleep on the morning of July 1, 2024 with his beautiful wife by his side. 

Danny was always a man with a great sense of humor. His biggest passion was woodworking specifically making rocking chairs and rocking horses. In his younger adult life, he enjoyed flying remote controlled airplanes and spending time outdoors.

For over 40 years, he worked as a dental lab technician, making many friends that became family. Danny was always the one to call if someone needed help with anything whether it was moving or making something. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Timothy and Carol O’Grady.

He is survived by his wife, Trish O’Grady; and his sons: Casey O’Grady, Sean O’Grady (Janelle), Charlie O’Grady (Kyra); and his grandchildren: Kaisley, Aleva, and Amelia; his brothers and sisters: Linda, Mike, Pat, Steve, and Tammy; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

 Services will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at Cheyenne Hills Church.

Reception will follow right after at The Barn at Cheyenne Hills. 

J. Richard Williams: 1935 – 2024

J. Richard (“Dick”) Williams passed away in Cheyenne, Wyoming on July 3, 2024. Dick grew up in Laurel, Montana where he was the high school Athletics Manager and selected to attend Boys State. 

Dick completed his undergraduate and MBA degrees at the University of Wyoming and his doctorate at the University of Colorado. 

Following a successful blind date, Dick married Hjalma Person on the 4th of July.

Dick most enjoyed teaching college business and economics and worked at several colleges and universities, including a long career at Laramie County Community College, where he was the Dean of Business for 20+ years. 

He was an active Rotarian, served on the School Board, the Cheyenne Little Theatre board, played bridge, and was an avid square/round dancer.

Dick was predeceased by his wife, Hjalma (Person); and parents, Harold and LaRue (Burdett) Williams.

Dick is survived by his children and their spouses: Kirsten (Jeff Fanning) and Dirk Williams (Ricardo Ferrer), grandson, Jared Fanning; and great-grandchildren: Colby and Norah. The family plans a celebration of life, TBD. Remembrances can be sent to the charity of your choice, the Cheyenne Animal Shelter, or Cheyenne Little Theatre.