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Richard Vandegrift, 86, of Cheyenne passed away March 16, 2020 in Cheyenne.
He was born June 5, 1933 in Idalia, Colorado, graduated from high school in Rifle, CO and enlisted in the US Air Force in 1952. He served during the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts, was stationed in New Mexico, Missouri and came to Warren Air Force Base in 1967. He retired as a SM/SGT in 1973.
After attending Laramie County Community College, he worked for various auto dealerships in Cheyenne doing auto bodywork and painting. He loved the mountains, and enjoyed hunting and fishing until a stroke in 2000 curtailed his activities. He then kept busy working in his yard.
He is survived by his wife Mary Lou Lambert Vandegrift, whom he married in Clovis NM in 1956. Also surviving is his son, Craig of Cheyenne; granddaughter, Brooke; grandson, Thomas of Ft. Collins, CO; brother, Don (Joy) Vandegrift of Denver, CO and numerous nieces and nephews that he loved to spend time with.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Carol Patch of Denver.
Per his request, there will be no services. Condolences may be offered at www.schradercares.com.

Anna Marie McDonald

Graveside service for Anna Marie McDonald, age 90, of Farwell, Texas, is scheduled for 2:00 PM, Monday, March 9, 2020 at Lazbuddie Cemetery with Clay Mimms officiating. Anna died Wednesday, March 4, 2020 in Amarillo, Texas. She was born February 28, 1930 in Sudan, Texas to George and Clara Belle (Webb) Crain. She married J.J. McDonald in Lazbuddie, Texas on August 3, 1947.
Memorials can be sent to the New Mexico Children’s Home, 1356 NM 236, Portales, New Mexico, 88130 or the Children’s Home of Lubbock, 4404 Idalou Highway, Lubbock, Texas, 79403. Online condolences may be made at www.ellisfuneralhomes.com.



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