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Donald 'Don' L. Caraveau

Donald "Don" L. Caraveau

Dec 23, 1941 - Mar 10, 2024

Donald “Don” Caraveau, 82, of Riverton, Wyoming passed away at his home, Sunday, March 10, 2024. A Celebration of Life will be held for family and friends at a later date.


Donald Lee Caraveau was born December 23, 1941 in Powell, Wyoming to Fay A. and Gertrude L. (Ilse) Caraveau. He grew up on a ranch outside of Powell and graduated from Powell High School with the class of 1960.


After high school he worked at the uranium mines before he found his passion for welding. He moved to Casper, Wyoming for many years and owned Caraveau Hot Shot Service. While in Casper he started welding on pipelines and started another company, DC Welding. In 1984 he moved to Riverton, Wyoming where he worked many years for BTI, he earned numerous awards and pins for driver safety. He finished his working career as a pumper for Tom Brown.


On June 15, 1991 he married Mary Jo Sloan-Campbell in Kinnear, Wyoming. They shared thirty-one years together before she passed on July 28, 2022


Don loved camping, fishing, gambling, evident by the playing cards Don and Jo acquired.  Together the couple enjoyed gardening and Don let Jo plant all the flowers she wanted.  Don and Jo took great pride in their yard, it was always in tip top shape. He and Jo loved sitting on the back porch, Barbequing, and spending time with family, friends, and their two dogs, Lacey and Daisy which were their everything.


He is survived by his daughter, Yvette Spriggs and husband, Vance; sons, Donnie Caraveau and Curtis Caraveau; step-daughter, Valerie Crippen and husband, Trent; step-son, Jason Campbell and wife, Marci; eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jo Caraveau; parents, Fay and Gertude Caraveau; son, Michael Dale Caraveau in 2008; and brother, Gerald Fay Caraveau.


Memorials may be made to Paws for Life Animal Shelter in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, Wyoming 82501.


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Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Crematory, and Monuments.