Doris D. 'Dori' Gilpatrick

Doris D. "Dori" Gilpatrick

Jan 29, 1924 - Aug 16, 2009
Doris D. “Dori” Gilpatrick of Riverton died Sunday, August 16, 2009 at Wind River Health Care. She was 85 years old.

According to her wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal services will be held. Private family services and burial of cremated remains will take place at Mountain View Cemetery at a later date.

Doris Darlene Ross was born January 29, 1924 in Concordia, Kansas, the daughter of Claude Ross and Grace (Clift) Ross.

Her mother worked for Western Union, and they lived in many western states before moving to Riverton in 1937. She was graduated from Riverton High School in 1942 and spent the next year attending the University of Wyoming.

On April 18, 1943 she married Gerald Edwin Gilpatrick in Glendale, Calif., where he was stationed with the U.S. Navy. The couple moved back to Riverton following World War II.

Mrs. Gilpatrick was a homemaker. She was a member of P.E.O. Chapter AZ, Compassionate Friends, and a past member of the Eastern Star.

The family said she loved doing crossword puzzles. She also enjoyed music and played the violin and piano.

Mrs. Gilpatrick is survived by a sister-in-law Vi Gilpatrick; brother-in-law Dennis Gilpatrick and his wife Sharon; nieces and nephews, Rick Gilpatrick and his wife Josephine, Phyllis Townsley and her husband Justin, Paul Gilpatrick and his wife Theresa, Cindy Gilpatrick, Christa Mannisto and her husband Curtis; extended family members, Dick and Sandi Fruchey and family, Jeff and Shelly Martin and family, Fred and Linda Kilfoy and family, and Kraig and Joyce Skaggs and family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Gerald Edwin Gilpatrick on May 23, 1973; daughter Cherie Gilpatrick Johnson; her mother Grace Lawler; and brother-in-law M.J. “Dick” Gilpatrick, Jr.

Memorial donations may be made for the staff at Wind River Health Care, made payable to the Doris Gilpatrick Memorial, in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main, Riverton, WY 82501.

On-line obituaries are available and condolences for the family may be made at: thedavisfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home.