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Jeannine Graves

Jeannine Graves

May 28, 1930 - Feb 11, 2017
Jeannine Graves, 86, of Riverton, WY died at her home on Saturday, February 11, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the Davis Funeral Home. Pastor Echo Klaproth will officiate.

Jeannine Annette O’Bryan was born on May 28, 1930 in Cheyenne, WY to Douglas and Augusta (Drube) O’Bryan, She was raised and graduated high school from the Cheyenne area.

In 1948 she married William H.B. Graves in Wheatland, WY. They moved to Riverton, WY in 1964 and made it their forever home.

While raising her family she was involved as an active member of the Beta Chi Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, was an energetic Cub Scout leader and mentor. She devoted many years working with special needs children and enjoyed it very much.

She and Bill spent decades hosting yearly 4th of July parties with family and friends. They travelled extensively with family and friends to Alaska, Hawaii, The Caribbean, Mexico, and the Southeast United States.

Her greatest joy was returning from her trips to her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, Douglas Graves and his wife, Tracy; grandchildren, Marisha (Jed) Graves, Tyler Graves, and Keith (Aubrey) Kautz; great grandchildren, Lukas “Batman” Graves, Brandon, Brooklyn, Kyson, and Keston Kautz; sister, Kay Ferry; brother-in-law, Frank (Kay) Graves; sister-in-law, Dolly Shultz; Pam Goertz; Bill Angle; nieces and nephews, Robin and Mert Graves, Kent (Jan) Graves, Kin (Tony) Curtis, Ava (Joel) Brix, Sue Shultz, Steve (Nancy) Shultz, Shaun Ferry, Nicole Ferry, Valli Barroz, and Kurian Davis; and a whole bunch of great and great great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William H.B. Graves; parents, Douglas and Beula O’Bryan and Augusta and Frank Shultz; brother, Dean Shultz; sister, Arlene O’Bryan; brothers-in-law, Richard Ferry and Gary Graves; and sister-in-law, Dot Graves.

Memorials may be made to PAWS for Life or Help for Health Hospice in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501. On-line condolences may be made to the family at

Services under direction of Davis Funeral Home.