Mass of Christian Burial for Doris Badwound will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 12, 2019, at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Gillette, Wyoming, with Father Cliff Jacobson officiating; interment to follow at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2019, at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church; with Rosary at 7 p.m., followed by a traditional wake throughout the night.
Doris Ann Badwound was born to Minnie (Little) and Albert Six Feathers Sr. May 6, 1939, in Allen, South Dakota. She was educated and grew up in the Allen complex where her family lived. Doris began her spiritual journey on July 3, 2019, when she succumbed to heart failure in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
She married Joy Badwound March 1, 1957, after his discharge from the U.S. Army. Their first child, son Joy Badwound was born Jan. 6, 1958, but died shortly after. Doris and Joy moved to Kimball, Nebraska, where Joy began working in the oilfield and two of their children were born. For awhile, they lived in Hermosa, South Dakota, where Joy worked on the Kaiser ranch. In 1962, they moved to Gillette, Wyoming, where they settled and raised their eight children together, as well as several grandchildren. The Badwound home was always open and all were welcome.
Mr. and Mrs. Badwound devoted themselves to their children and grandchildren, and supported their various activities. They enjoyed attending many events, which included band concerts, plays, wrestling tournaments, baseball, basketball, and football games. Doris attended St. Matthew’s Catholic Church and enjoyed playing bingo and traveling, often making trips to Deadwood and the Black Hills.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents; infant son Joy; husband Joy Sr.; brothers Gene, Frank, Patrick, and Albert; sister, Francis; special friend Al Provost; grandson, Christopher; and son, Tony.
She is survived by her sister, Phoebe Davila of Gillette, Wyoming; daughters Patricia Badwound of Denver, Colorado and Melody Wright of Thornton, Colorado; sons Joy, Bruce, Reynold, Eric, and Charles Badwound, all of Gillette, Wyoming; 23 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; and countless nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Memorials and condolences may be sent in Doris’ name in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 W. Fifth St., Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel.com