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Betty R. Devish

Betty R. Devish

Jun 15, 1926 - Jan 16, 2018

Funeral services for Betty R. Devish, 91, will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Davis Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Mrs. Devish passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the Wind River Rehab and Wellness in Riverton, WY.

She was born on June 15, 1926 in Belle Fourche, S.D., daughter of Raymond W. and Georgia C. (Raber) Francisco. She graduated High School in Spearfish, S.D. in 1944.

On October 19, 1946, she married Marvin G. Devish at the Baptist Church Parsonage in Riverton. The couple met on a blind date, arranged by Marvin’s sister, while S. Sgt Devish was on furlough from the Army Air Corp.

Mr. and Mrs. Devish farmed and raised livestock in the Missouri Valley for forty years, raising their three children, Louella, Karen and Kurt. They retired in 1985 and moved into Riverton.

Betty was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, Riverton Hospital Auxiliary, and a 30+year member of the O.A.O. Extension Club. She was a project leader for the Tri-Valley 4-H club and supportive of her kids school involvement. Betty loved to tend to her flower gardens, Camp, play cards and crochet blankets for her grandchildren. The Denver Broncos and the Utah Jazz were her favorite professional teams. Her great grandchildren called her GG and the family looked forward to her Angel Food cake as a tradition for birthday celebrations.

Survivors include her immediate family; daughters, Louella Wilson of Arizona; Karen Redfern and husband Dave of Riverton; son, Kurt Devish and wife Debbie of Fort Bridger, Wy. Grandchildren; Kara Wilson, wife of the late Rick Wilson of Colorado, Amy Redfern of Riverton, Ryan Redfern and wife, Karen of Or, Megan Gipfert and husband Mike of Cheyenne, Kameron Devish and wife Chelsie of Rock Springs, and Audrey Vascuez of Elko, NV. Also surviving, many great grandchildren. A special recognition of Grace Getty, Betty’s in home caretaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Marvin G. Devish on June 7, 2009; grandson, Rick Wilson; and son-in-law, Stan Wilson.

Memorial Contributions may be made to The Riverton Garden Club or contributors choice, in care of Davis Funeral Home.

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Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.