Cecilia Ann Kuzara, 77, died gracefully in her home Aug. 26, 2019, in Sheridan, Wyoming, due to a rare, incurable, progressive disease. She was fully cognizant and exemplified amazing resolve, strength, and bravery. At the end, she was in the company of her husband, children, and a devoted family friend. To die loved is to be dearly missed.
Cecilia was born June 3, 1942, in Sheridan, Wyoming, as the second of six children of Sylvester (Cecil) and Anne Aksamit of Kooi, Wyoming. The family moved to Ranchester, Wyojming, where she attended grade school through high school. She met her husband Richard (Dick) Kuzara at a dance in Ranchester and they were married in 1961. Upon Dick’s graduation from the University of Wyoming, the family moved to various locations around the U.S. and lived five years in Germany. Cecilia and Dick returned to their native Sheridan area in 1997, where they owned and ran the local moving company before retiring.
Through the years, Cecilia completed a number of college courses and achieved an associate degree in horticulture. She had many part time jobs including Avon, florist helper, greenhouse nursery, and as a Hallmark store clerking. She loved her plants and flowers, the birds, and the small critters.
Cecilia was a devoted wife and mother as well as an excellent homemaker and cook with many old-fashioned traits.
She is survived by her husband, daughter Deborah Bates (Jim) of Littleton, Colorado, and son Byron (Farnaz) of West Linn, Oregon, and their two daughters, Emma and Nora.
She is preceded in death by her adventuresome, multi-lingual son Kevin.
No services are planned. For any desired memorials, please help someone that is hungry or needy. Their marriage exemplified “to have and to hold … until death do us part” (with a few rocky times).
It is hopefully some comfort to one (my wife Cecilia) to know and to be told that you are loved when you are dying, but it also may cause that one to worry about loved ones remaining behind.
Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com.
Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with local arrangements.
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