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Katherine V. (Unger) Tinney


Katherine “Kathie” V. (Unger) Tinney, 60, of Cheyenne passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013, at the Davis Hospice Center after a long battle with leukemia.

Kathie was born in Mobile, Ala. on May 20, 1952, to Don and Alice Unger. They then moved to Scotland, Texas and then Colorado. She graduated from Northglenn High School and attended BYU and LCCC. Kathie married her sweetheart, Bob Tinney, on January 1, 1973. Their children are Chris Tinney of Arizona, Daniel Tinney, of Wyoming, and Suzy Tinney, of Wyoming.

Kathie was an exemplary mother and her children were her life.

The couple took in many foster kids over the years as well as foreign exchange students. Anyone who was friends with Kathie felt like family. She enjoyed crafts, fishing, garage sales and minerals. Kathie loved everybody unconditionally and would give anybody the shirt off of her back. She worked many jobs, the most recent was at McCormick Junior High School in the Behavior Lab.

Kathie and Bob has a second home in Encampment and planned to retire in Encampment. She was a dedicated volunteer at the Grand Encampment Museum and was in the process of organizing the mineral specimen collection.

Kathie is survived by her husband, Bob; two sons, Chris and Dan; her daughter, Suzy; and her grandchildren, Brianna, Celeste, Riley, Summer, Eryn, Marc, Sean, Chaisley, Zack, Isaiah and Mariah.

She is preceded in death by both parents, Don and Alice Unger; and her brother, Bruce Unger

Kathie’s family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., on Friday, March 22, 2013, at the Schrader Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. ß∑on Saturday, March 23 at the Saratoga Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 950 Hugus Ave., in Saratoga. There will be a viewing beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the church with a funeral service to follow at noon. Kathie will be buried in the Encampment Cemetery in Encampment.

Kathie will be missed, not only by family, but by all who came to know her.

Memorials in her name may be sent to the Grand Encampment Museum, P.O. Box 43, Encampment, WY 82325 for the caboose project, another major interest she had in the museum.

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