Tichun Xaivier Aipperspach: 1995 – 2023
Early Tuesday morning, May 16th, Tichun Aipperspach unexpectedly died in his home in Gillette, Wyoming. A light in his family, he was gentle, kind and deserved so much more than this life had offered.
Tichun Xaivier Aipperspach came into this world on June 9th, 1995. He graduated from Campbell County High School in 2014 and attended Washington State University. He spent his life playing and loving sports– football, track and sometimes wrestling. His heart held a passion for music and art. A trumpet player in school, he taught himself the guitar and keyboard in his own time. In his adult years, he took on a love for carpentry with aspirations of refining and one day mastering his skills.
Though quiet and reserved, Tichun was well-received by everyone he encountered. The gravity of his smile, sincerity, and humor shaped him as a loved and respectable young man among family, friends, and the community.
He is survived by his younger brother, Keion Aipperspach; his older sister, Antonia (Cody) Montgomery; his parents, Keith and Paulette Aipperspach; nephew, Eden Montgomery; as well as a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He is preceded in his transition from life by his uncles, Preston Wilburn and Christopher Washington and his grandmother, Clara Bell Wilburn.
Words will never be enough to eloquently piece together the now gaping hole left by his absence. His smile, his laugh, and the radiating joy that followed him can never be duplicated.
Services to honor and celebrate the life of Tichun Xaivier Aipperspach will be held at Gillette Memorial Chapel on Thursday, June 1st at 1:00 p.m. A time of fellowship will follow the services at Greenway Event Center from 3:00 p.m-5:00p.m.
A viewing will be held on May 31st from 5:00pm-7:00pm for those who may not be able to attend the service.
Wendy K. Garrison: 1952 – 2023
Wendy K. Garrison, 71, of Casper, Wyoming, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, May 19th, 2023, after a long battle with a chronic respiratory illness.
Wendy was born February 28th, 1952, in Xenia, Ohio, where she grew up as the sixth of eight siblings. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Wright State University in Fairborn, Ohio in education with a reading emphasis. She loved teaching and was a long time member of the Ohio, Wyoming, and National Education Associations, and instilled a love of reading in countless students and both of her own children.
She married Calvin Lewis Garrison in August of 1981, and in 1988 relocated with him to Wyoming after the birth of their children. She fell in love with the vast, open skies and spaces of the West immediately and loved the sound of a rushing river in the mountains more than anything. She never forgot her Ohio roots but never lost the sense of wonder at the place in which she spent the second half of her life.
Wendy is survived by her husband, Calvin Lewis Garrison; her children, Elaine and Jack Garrison; and son-in-law Kendall Conley.
Private family services will be held on Friday, May 26th in Casper, after which she will be returned to the earth in one of the rushing rivers in which she found so much peace in life.
In lieu of sending gifts to the family, we ask that you please consider making a donation to your local library or any charity that puts books in kids’ hands, as there was no more important cause to her.