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Peter Lavern Skelley

October 14, 1942 — April 1, 2023


Peter Lavern Skelley of Cheyenne, Wyoming, passed away April 1st, 2023, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, at Cheyenne Regional Medical center. He was born in Monticello, Iowa, on October 14, 1942, at the home of his parents, Howard and Marie Skelley (Ehrisman). Growing up in Monticello, he helped out at the Skelley’s Market then attended the University of Dubuque for 2 years. At the university, he met Lorna Uhde who later became his wife. They wed on December 28th, 1967 in Colorado Spring, CO, and shared 37 happy years together.

Peter joined the Air Force in December of 1964 serving a total of 20 years 5 months and retiring as a weather specialist Tech Sergeant. He was stationed in London, England, the Philippines, Wisconsin, Illinois, Georgia, Utah and retired while in Grand Forks, North Dakota in 1985. Along the way he had 3 daughters Joanna, Susanna, and Bonnie. He spent his time providing a good life for his wife and 3 daughters.

After his retirement in 1985 he moved to Cheyenne and found employment with the City of Cheyenne and spent a lot of his time attending Church activities at Cheyenne Berean, the W.I.N.G.S program, and keeping up with his daughters. After his retirement from the water department in 2004, his wife Lorna passed away in November. However, he was able to find happiness in Jean Howard who he married in 2006. Pete and Jean enjoyed a few trips and time with family and friends and continued to serve at the church, meals on wheels, and the Gideons as long as they were able. They would have been married 17 years on April 8,2023.

Later in his life Peter struggled with several medical issues that caused him to take a step back from society. Peter was a quiet gentle man with a servant’s heart, along with being a good and loving Husband, Dad, and Grandfather.

Survived by his brothers Paul (Dorthy) Skelley, Phil (Ellen) Skelley, sister Julie Arnie, Wife Jean Skelley, Daughters Joanna (Doug) Andrews, Susanna (Jason) Weese, Bonnie (Keith) Banville, grandchildren Brandyn, Kassey and Benjamyn Banville, Eric Andrews, Bryan and Connor Weese. Preceded in death by his parents Howard and Marie Skelley, sisters Anne and Shirley Skelley, and Carol(Skelley)Fox, brothers Richard and Don Skelley, and wife Lorna Skelley If Peter impacted your life at all we ask you to come remember the good times with us at Cheyenne Berean at 10:30am on Saturday, April 8th, 2023. There will be a meal to follow the service and instead of flowers you can donate to Cheyenne Berean the Awana program there or the Gideons.

Services will be held on Saturday April 8th, 2023; 1030am at the Cheyenne Berean Church 5716 Powderhouse Road Cheyenne, WY. Services will be livestreamed or can be view at a different time at

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Saturday, April 8, 2023

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