Doris Louella Denton

Doris Louella Denton, 89, passed away November 24, 2021.

Doris was born in Olmsted Illinois to James and Bessie Wright Odle. Lou was the youngest of 10 children and grew up a member of the Methodist church.

In 1951, she married William Denton Sr. of Rock Springs in St. Louis, Missouri. Two years later the family moved to Wyoming. He passed in 1970.

She married Don Nichols of Rock Springs in 1972. They divorced in 1979.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Son Johnny Denton of Rock Springs, a grandson Joseph Seppie of Rock Springs, five sisters, and four brothers.

Survivors include one son, William Denton Jr. and his wife Joann of Grand Junction, Colorado; two daughters, Cindy Christmas of Ogden, Utah, Tonja Barnum, and her husband Bob of Midland, Texas; eight grandchildren, Brandi Seppie Coudrain of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Cristi Seppie Gear of Anchorage, Alaska, Krystal Thompson of Grand Junction, Colorado, Lewis Story of Queens, New York, Laura Denton of Denver, Colorado, Kearu Williamson of Midland, Texas, Casey Barnum of Rock Springs, Wyoming, Billy Denton Vincent of Gillette, Wyoming; 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter, and nieces and nephews.

She was the book keeper for the family business, Rocky Mountain Casing then later waitressed at both the New Grand and Glow Room Café, managed the Candy and Cookie Connection in the White Mountain mall and was employed by Herberger's, but the work that was the most meaningful to her was the years she'd spent volunteering at the Young at Heart Senior Center in Rock Springs.

In 2012, she relocated to Ogden, Utah, to spend time with her daughter.

Then in 2018, she moved to Grand Junction, Colorado, to spend time with her son, his wife, and their family.

Cremation has taken place; a private family service will be conducted.

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