NLJ Staff


Nov. 20, 1935–July 8, 2021

Doris Jean Wiggins, 85, died Thursday, July 8, 2021, in Douglas, Wyo.

A family and public visitation was held on Sunday, July 11, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel in Douglas, and then a gathering at 275 Esterbrook Road, Douglas Wyoming. There will be no formal funeral services per Doris’s request. 

Inurnment will be in the Douglas Park Cemetery at a later date.

Doris was born Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1935, in Oshkosh, Neb., the daughter of John Clifton and Edith Leota (Garrick) Teppert. She went to grade school in Oshkosh and graduated from Oshkosh High School.

She married Gene Lewis Wiggins on May 8, 1954. They moved from Nebraska to Gillette, Wyo., in the early 1960s. They ranched in the local Gillette area, Douglas area, and Upton area. Doris cooked at the Memorial Hospital in Douglas for several years before retiring. Everyone loved her “Chicken noodle soup.”

Doris loved crocheting, knitting, baking, gardening, and sewing. She loved her family and all the grand- and great-grandchildren very much. You never left her house feeling hungry. When her children were young Doris sewed all their clothes and they loved all of her baked sweets and treats. She is going to be greatly missed by her family and all of her friends. She loved babysitting her grandbabies and her grand-animals. Doris enjoyed her country life and setting on the front porch in the evenings.

She is survived by her four children, Cathy (Gary) Lamb of Newcastle, Wyo., Vickie (Steve) Erickson of Douglas, Becky (Don) Swisher of Douglas, and Danny Gene Wiggins of Lander, Wyo.; two brothers, Larry (Myrt) Teppert and Rich (BJ) Teppert both of McGrew, Neb.; three sisters, Shirley Fincher of Springfield, Mo., Julie (Herb) Norton of Hudson, Colo., and Marilyn McGaughey (Rod Thyme) of Brush, Colo.; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Doris was preceded in death by her father, John, in 1968; mother, Edith, in 1958; husband, Gene, on Sept. 24, 2013; and brothers, Charles Robert Teppert on Jan. 13, 2012, and William “Bill” Teppert on Nov. 26, 2008.

The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas is in charge of the arrangements.

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