Gretchen Ruth Culpepper, 81, of Cheyenne was gathered into the arms of her Savior on January 29, 2022, after a lengthy battle with dementia. She was born July 28, 1940, to James Clark and Lena Taylor in Cheyenne. She graduated from Cheyenne High in 1960 and married Daniel Culpepper on September 7, 1960 in Cheyenne, WY. They served in the U.S. Navy in Alaska and California where they resided until 1972 then moving to Casper, Wyoming. Two daughters, Crystal Joy and Dawn LeAnn were born to this union. They later divorced and Gretchen moved to Cheyenne in 2000 to be closer to family. She provided daycare to many children in Casper. After moving to Cheyenne, she was a senior companion to many.
She was a faithful member serving in First Church of the Nazarene (Casper and Cheyenne) and SonRise Church of the Nazarene Cheyenne in many different ministries until the time she was no longer able.
She is preceded in death by her parents, brother, and former husband. She is survived by her sister, Martha (Larry) Wall; daughters, Crystal Culpepper and Dawn (Darryl) Cameron; granddaughters, Kathryn (Joshua) Warren, Kayla (Chris) Nadon, Taylor Culpepper; great-grandchildren, Joshua and Jacobi; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Saturday, February 5th, at 3:00 p.m. at Lakeview Chapel at Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home, located at 2222 Russell Ave., Cheyenne, WY. Please join the family at SonRise Nazarene Church, 2811 13th Street, Cheyenne, WY for a dinner reception following the service.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the SonRise Church of the Nazarene, 2811 E 13th St, Cheyenne, WY 82001.
Services are under the care of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home, located at 2222 Russell Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001.