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Theresa J. Witt

Theresa J. Witt

Jan 14, 1957 - May 31, 2009
A Praise and Worship Service for Theresa J. Witt of Riverton will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Pastor Kirk Clark of the Hudson Baptist Fellowship will officiate.

Mrs. Witt died on Sunday night, May 31, 2009, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 52.

She was born on Jan. 14, 1957, the daughter of Stanley Jerol and Helen (Anselm) Yocum. She grew up in Riverton and was graduated from Riverton High School with the Class of 1975.

She received her Bachelor's degree in elementary education from Chadron State College in Nebraska in 1979 and was working on her Master’s degree in education.

She married William Charles "Willie" Witt on May 29, 1982, at the Sinks Canyon Field Station the couple just celebrated their 27th anniversary.

Mrs. Witt was a school teacher who taught a variety of subjects in first through sixth grades in many communities.

She had lived in New Braufels, Texas, for five years, in Fort Collins, Colo., for five years and in Riverton since August of 1994.

Mrs. Witt was of the Christian faith. She taught Sunday School at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Fort Collins, at the Hillcrest Baptist Church in Riverton, and in many other churches.

She was a member of the Jaycee-ettes in Riverton and had served as president. Her family said Mrs. Witt loved to teach and enjoyed art, photography, and collecting miniatures and tins. She was a member of the Artists' Guild.

Survivors include her husband, Willie; her mother-in-law, Kay Witt; brothers, Jerry Knight of Riverton, Steven Yocum and wife Donna of Colorado, and Andy Yocum and wife Pat of Cheyenne; a sister, Regina Yocum of Vista, Calif.; nephews, Danny and Rob; nieces, Laurie Gottfried and husband Joe of Vista, Calif., Morgan Sanderson and her husband Charles of Alaska, Sarah Jordan and husband Jason of Cheyenne, Carmen, Niki, and Tori; many great nieces and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister Martha Ore, and father-in-law, Gordon Witt in 2008.

Memorials may be made to the Help for Health Hospice Home in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main, Riverton, WY 82501.

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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.