Teran Elizabeth Dickinson, 34, died on Monday, April 29, 2019, in Williston, North Dakota.
Teran entered this world on Feb. 19, 1985, with guns a blazing to the delight of her parents Toby and Christie Dickinson. At five years old, she was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. She was relentless in her battle with the disease, refusing to let it alter her life.
Teran attended grades K-12 in Gillette Wyoming. She participated in rodeo, winning several buckles in goat tying, barrel racing, pole bending, and all around cowgirl. In addition, she was crowned princess of the Broadus and Gillette Little Levi Rodeos.
During her youth, she played basketball, soccer, and volleyball on both school and traveling teams. Her track career ended abruptly when she discovered she had to run to participate.
After high school, she attended Wichita State College in Kansas, where she enjoyed extra curricular activities. After college, she lived and worked in Phoenix, Arizona until deciding to go to work in Williston, North Dakota.
Teran truly lived life to the fullest. She left nothing on the table. Her passing has left a hole that her family will be unable to fill. From birth, she filled her family with love and joy. Her father, Toby, preceded her in death as did grandparents Keith and Carol Dickinson, Grandpa Bus Waltman, Uncle Marlin Dickinson, Cousin Maggie Krejci, and Uncle Larry Merrill.
She is survived by her mother Christie (Andy Andrews) Dickinson, Grandma Betty Waltman, Step grandparents Jean Mellon and Andy (Glora) Andrews, Aunt Kay Merrill, Uncle Riley (Dee) Waltman, Aunt Delinda Royse, and numerous cousins.
Cremation has already occurred. A gathering of family and friends is scheduled for Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 4 – 6 p.m. at Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 West Fifth Street in Gillette, Wyoming 82716. A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 6, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Gillette Memorial Chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Barbara Davis Center for Juvenile Diabetes, and the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami Florida. Memorials and condolences may also be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West Fifth Street, Gillette, Wyoming 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel.com