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Allen Vodopich

Allen Vodopich

Apr 16, 1956 - Mar 17, 2015
Allen Vodopich, 58, of Riverton died at his home on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 with his loving wife by his side. A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 23, 2015, at 11:00 am at Davis Funeral Home. A celebration of life will follow the service at the Riverton Elk’s Lodge.

George Allen Vodopich was born on April 16, 1956 in Paonia, CO to Paul and Lois (Davis) Vodopich. He and his younger sister, Melody, were raised in Crested Butte, CO and he graduated from Gunnison High School.

In 1978 he moved to Jeffrey City, WY to work for Western Nuclear. While there he met his future wife Susan.

On September 3, 1983 at the CWC Field Station in Sinks Canyon, he married the love of his life, Susan Derbish. Together they raised their two children, Cody and Carie, in Riverton, WY.

He worked for over 30 years with the local Ford dealerships (Tom Youtz & Fremont Ford) as a parts associate. He had a passion for cars and liked driving his mustang.

His family said he loved camping and fishing at Brooks Lake. He also loved to travel and see new places. His favorite places were Sanibel Island, Hawaii, Moab and the Rocky Mountains. Along with traveling he enjoyed music of all kinds and going to concerts.

He is survived by his loving family including his wife of 31 years Susan; Cody Vodopich (Rachel Patterson) and their son Grayson Vodopich, Carie (Andrew) Rose and their expected son in June, Melody (Chuck) Dagnan, Jessica (John) Waishwell, Savanna Waishwell, AJ Waishell, Michael Vodopich, Rich (Misae) Derbish, Patty (Harry) Balish, Steve (Dorothy) Derbish, and Debbie Derbish; and many special nieces, nephews and good friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Lois Vodopich; his mother-in-law, Carolyn Derbish; his brother-in-law, Rob Derbish; and his nephew, Justin Vodopich.

On-line condolences may be made to the family at

Memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501. The family has requested these donations to help find cures and ensure access to treatment for blood cancer patients.

Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.