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Obituaries: Qualkinbush; Gilson; Lee

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Neal Qualkinbush

Neal Qualkinbush: 1986 – 2024

Neal Qualkinbush, a beloved son, brother and friend passed away into the loving arms of Jesus on June 22, 2024. Born to Susan Agnes and Lewis Van Qualkinbush on April 1, 1986, in Bitburg, Germany.

Neal’s life was one of laughter, passion, loving kindness and radiance. Neal attended Arvada West High school in Arvada, Colorado and graduated in 2004. He attended college for two years at Metro State then joined the Navy for six years as a Electronics Technician Supervisor. While in the Navy he also got his associates degree in Electronics from Excelisor College. At the end of his tour, he studied and got his brokers license and his career in real estate took off. It was his passion.

He was also an avid golfer, on the course as often as he could. His competitive nature helped him succeed in all he did. Neal had a quick wit and could make anyone laugh. His joy came from your laughter. He would go above the call of duty to help others and felt responsible for all under his care in his family and work. He lit up a room when he entered it with his over-the-top personality. 

Neal is survived and deeply missed by his loving parents, Lewis Van Qualkinbush, Susan Agnes and stepfather Thomas Agnes; and his brothers, Aaron Qualkinbush and Jordan Agnes. Also, a close-knit family of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. 

A service to celebrate his life will be held on July 15, 2024, 11:00 a.m. at Schrader, Aragon, Jacoby Funeral Home 2222 Russell Ave Cheyenne, WY 82001 A reception will be held after in a location yet to be determined. 

Neal’s legacy will live on in the hearts of those who loved him. His life, though cut short was a testament to the impact one individual can have on others. Rest in Jesus’s arms in heaven, dear Neal. We know that we will see you again. 


Randal “Randy” L. Gilson: 1957 – 2024

Randy was born September 7, 1957, in Rawlins, Wyoming. Randy passed away on June 11, 2024, in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

He is survived by his sisters, Connie Craig of Saratoga, Wyoming and Cheryl Boehme of Montpelier, Idaho; brother, Bernie (Pamela) Gilson of Payson, Arizona; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Randy was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard C. Gilson and Rochelle L. Gilson.

He had a kind heart and will be missed dearly.


Michael Ray Lee: 1957 – 2024

Michael Ray Lee, was born July 11, 1957, in Benkelman, Nebraska. He passed away in Cheyenne Wyoming, on July 3, 2024.

He is survived by his two sons, Troy Lee and wife, Tracy Lee, and Justin Lee; daughter, Jessica (Sissy) Bryson and husband, Henderson Bryson; sister, Peggy Weehunt and husband, Tom Myers. He leaves 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his niece and nephew, Rita (Scott) and Jeff; and his great-niece and great-nephew, Mackenzie and Matt. Michael is also survived by many cousins and second cousins.

Michael was preceded in death by his son, Anthony (A.J.) Lee; parents, Lloyd and Doris Lee.

Michael Ray Lee, enjoyed being a truck driver for 19 years with UPS, until he retired. He was a talented carpenter and cabinet maker as well. Prior to working for UPS, he worked as a mechanic for John Deere. He loved being outside. He was a great water skier and fisherman. Michael was a very talented guitar player and singer. He was a great storyteller and jokester, as well as a good teacher, not only for his kids and grand kids, but to just about everyone. He was a good dad, brother and best friend. Having company while enjoying his television shows was always a highlight of each day.

Michael, also known as Mikey or Butch, was a great man, who loved helping people, not just monetarily, but through his wisdom as well. He took care of all of those around him. Friends and family alike were always welcome in his home, because anyone he called family was a big part of his happiness, as well as theirs. We are sure he is up there entertaining all the family in heaven. For those that are still here on earth, we will be missing him dearly. May you be enjoying eternal life up there, until we see you again. We will forever love you.


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