Lanore Wagner

March 12, 1923 – Dec. 20, 2013

Lanore “Jeane” (Shannon) Wagner, 90, of Cheyenne died on Dec. 20, 2013, at her home in Cheyenne.

She was born March 12, 1923, in Denver, and had lived in Cheyenne since 1976.

During World War II, she was a civilian working as the payroll clerk at the 10th Mountain Division training camp at Camp Hale, Colo.

She loved gardening, and her rose and flower gardens were always the envy of her neighbors. She was also a passionate writer and wrote feature articles for the Lovell Chronicle, and she later wrote and published a book.

She also worked as a volunteer in an adult literacy program in Cheyenne and worked in the Wyoming State Treasurer’s Office until she retired. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and Daughters of the American Revolution.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Charles E. “Chuck” Wagner; a son, Steve Wagner; a daughter, Charla (Bob) Nelson; one grandson, Aaron (Lori) Wagner; and two great-granddaughters, Andra and Allie Wagner.

Jeane was preceded in death by her parents Lowry and Julia (Plattner) Shannon.

Services were Dec. 26, 2013, at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel with the Rev. Joshua Scheer and Dr. Arni Burron officiating. Pallbearers were Aaron Wagner, Justin Mordahl, James Nelson, Todd Nelson, Rick Wagner and Bill Getz. Interment was in Beth El Cemetery. Friends who wish may contribute to the Cheyenne Botanical Gardens. Please sign her online guestbook at

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