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Melvin Gould

December 23, 1929 — March 20, 2022

Melvin W. Gould, 92, of Cheyenne Wyoming passed away March 20,2022 at Cottonwood Creek in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Mel was born December 23, 1929, in San Luis Obispo, California to Orval and Anna Laura Gould.

Mel graduated High School in 1949, then joined the Air Force in 1950. He was stationed in Greenland, then Cheyenne Wyoming, where he met the love of his life, Opal Dodrill. They were married at the Wyoming Herford Ranch on June 11, 1954. They settled 12 miles east of Cheyenne on Highway 30, where they raised four children. Mel was best noted for his ability to create things out of whatever he had available. His creations included multiple, unique vehicles, tractors, wind powered metal artwork, as well as an underground workshop called Buryville.

Mel was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, Opal, youngest daughter Katherine, and son in-law Guye Smith.

Mel is survived by his children; Glen (Dorothy) Gould, Rick (Lori) Gould and Janet Pease.

Services are entrusted to Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home, 2222 Russell Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001.

Condolences may be offered at www.schradercares.com

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, March 25, 2022

5:00 - 7:00pm (Mountain time)

Lakeview Chapel at Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home

2222 Russell Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Starts at 10:00am (Mountain time)

Lakeview Chapel at Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home

2222 Russell Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001

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Reception

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Starts at 11:00am (Mountain time)

Schrader Reception Center (Lakeview Chapel)

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Interment

Monday, March 28, 2022

Starts at 11:00am (Mountain time)

Lakeview Cemetery, Cheyenne&

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