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Obituaries: Moore, Perea, Ayers, Biamon

Corina “Cori” Moore

CASPER, Wyo. –

Corina “Cori” Moore: June 27, 1973 ~ April 11, 2021 (age 47)

On Sunday April 11th, 2021, Corina Marie Moore “Cori” passed away suddenly at Wyoming Medical Center.

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Cori was born on June 27, 1973, to Jim and Callie Cole in Sioux City, Iowa.

After a continuing change in work environment, Jim packed up his family and moved them to different locations, ultimately making their final move with 6 of their 8 children to Evansville, WY in 1985.

She went to Kelly Walsh High School, where she met her high school sweetheart and her soulmate, Frank. In 1990, they had a son, Richard and then in 1996, they had a daughter, Brooklyn. A month after Brooklyn was born, Cori and Frank married.

Once they were married her life drastically changed. Cori was all about her kids and what they enjoyed. She sacrificed everything she could to ensure they had what they needed and got to do what they loved. She quickly became an avid sports mom in many different sports including football, volleyball, and wrestling. When it came to these sports it was ride or die, win, or lose, there was not in between because she loved watching just as much as they loved playing.

After her kids were done with sports, she reluctantly adjusted to their adults’ lives, and quickly became involved with her grandkids. Although they were still very young, she was looking forward to and very supportive of their interests.

During the chaotic seasons of sports, she started a new job at Circle C Resources in 1999, to help support not only hers but her children’s expensive lifestyles. She moved up the ladder quickly and furthered her employment in Human Resources. She was ruthless and knew exactly what she needed to do and when to do it with no questions asked.

She decided in 2015, that she needed a change of pace and went to work for her father’s company as a secretary and bookkeeper. She enjoyed the change of pace because that meant more time with her kids and grandkids. 

Cori was known for her caring, outgoing, loving, smartass personality. She was the type of person that would give the shirt off her back without hesitation or thinking twice about it. She loved going out with her siblings and family and having fun. She loved going camping and planting stuff in her garden. Her love for animals took up a big space in her heart. This love resulted in her bringing home a number of, at the time, an unwelcome number of animals which quickly became part of their ranch.

She is preceded in death by brother Daniel, Grandma Jerry, niece Christine, Father-in-Law Butch. She is survived by her parents, Jim and Callie, her mother-in-law Maxine, 5 brothers, Brad, Brian (Ruth), Aaron (Shannon), John (Kristie), Adam and one sister, Missy. She is also survived by her husband, Frank, and their two children Richard (Rachelle) and Brooklyn (Bob), and six grandchildren Reece, Parker, soon to be Cooper, McKinleigh, Natalie, and Daxton. She was survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services will be held at Highland Park Community Church on Friday April 16th at 10am with immediate burial to follow at Highland Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Elks Lodge.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Frank Moore and then they will be disbursed out to Cori’s favorite charities.


Wenceslao Rios Perea

Wenceslao Rios Perea: 1939 – 2021

Wenceslao “Wence” Rios Perea, 81, of Cheyenne, Wyoming passed away Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper, Wyoming. He was born on September 27, 1939 in Saucillo, Chihuahua to Benito and Arcadia Rios Perea. Wence left formal schooling at an early age to help his family on the farm. At about 18 years old he settled in El Paso, Texas with his godparents where he worked at a restaurant and then became self taught in construction, fencing and other talents with his hands. He traveled all over the west for work including Cheyenne.

At 47 Wence moved back to El Paso where he met Maria Rodriguez, together they had four children two of whom were adopted at the time of their marriage. The family moved back to Cheyenne where Wence worked in maintenance, however he really enjoyed working on cars and that became his career that he really enjoyed.

In his free time he played in a band mastering many instruments. He was a great dancer and Maria ill hold the memories of them dancing dear to her. He really looked forward to time with his family, enjoying music and family BBQ’s when they gathered every weekend. He also looked forward to the quiet times with Maria making the family tamales. Wence became especially close to his granddaughter, Leslie whom he and Maria raised from a young age. A special moment was when Wence met Leslie’s first born, Christian Mateo Rios. Wence loved the grandchildren of the family, especially Jaylinn, Georgina, Efrain, Cataleya and Axel.

Wence also had a big love of animals big and small. The family will always remember him as enjoying his time with his music playing and sipping on a whiskey and Coke or his Smirnoff Ice.

He is preceded in death his parents; two brothers; and one sister.

Wence is survived by his wife, Maria Rios; children, Martina Rios, Marcos Rios, Eliazar R. Rodriguez, and Flor Rios; 12 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; one brother, Esteban Rios; and numerous other relatives.


Roechelle Arlone Ayers

Roechelle Arlone Ayers: 1962 – 2021

Roechelle Arlone Ayers, 58, died March 28, 2021 at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Santa Clara, California.

Roechelle was born July 3, 1962 to Richard A. Thompson and Bonnie J. Potter in Gallatin County, Montana.

One of 2 children, Rochelle grew up in Casper, Wyoming and later moved to San Jose, California where she met her lifelong partner, Greg Highfill. Roechelle worked as a Community Association Manger for Cornerstone Property Management and Common Interest Management Services in San Jose for 19 years.

As stated by her co-workers: “Roechelle brought a delightful and dedicated presence to all that she did, demonstrating a caring nature that made her beloved to all who worked with her within our firm and among her clients. She saw life and its changes as opportunities to learn, grow and help others.”

Roechelle was preceded in death by her parents and Greg Highfill. She is survived by a brother, William Adams of Casper. 

A Celebration of Life will be held in Casper, at a later date.


Thomas Luis “Tom” Biamon

Thomas Luis “Tom” Biamon: 1954 – 2021

Thomas Luis Biamon, 66, of Medicine Bow, Wyoming succumbed to his illness on Friday, April 9, 2021 at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Yvonne (Dansereau) and Luis Biamon of Allentown, PA, where he, his brother, Miguel Biamon, and sister, Lois (Biamon) Sunflower, grew up.

Tom relocated to Wyoming in 1979 where he and his first wife, Dolly, gave birth to his pride and joy, Danielle. He is survived by his second wife, Sharon (Ryan), whom he married in 1999; daughter, Danielle (Scott) Biamon; step children, Jay Bame, Amber (Marlin) Perry, Colter (Taylor) Bame; grandchildren, Marshall Perry, Howard, Killian, and Carson Bame; his sister, Lois (Cliff); brother, Miguel (Debbie); and many loved nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends.

Tom was an avid member of the community. For many years he was a volunteer fireman, was on town counsel, played slow pitch softball, and helped in the community garden. Tom was a great pool player and loved to swim, winning several medals at the Wyoming State Games for swimming. Tom retired as a foreman from the Wyoming Department of Transportation department in 2018.

Tom was a true friend of the people. His love of his family, his dogs, the outdoors, sports including The Eagles Football, NASCAR, the Cubs, and, of course, Miller Lite made it easy for everyone who knew Tom to love Tom. The world lost a great friend.

Please come celebrate his life with us at the Community Center in Medicine Bow, Wyoming at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 17, 2021.