Hope D. Cavaness

Feb 15, 2014 Staff

Hope D. Cavaness died of congestive heart failure Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at her home in Riverton. She was 35 years old.

Cremation will take place. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Davis Funeral Home. Pastor Doug Hill will officiate. A carry-in dinner will follow the service, and directions will be announced at the memorial service.

Hope Dawn Cavaness was born Dec. 14, 1978, in Fullerton, Calif., the daughter of Donald Howard and Dianne (Linkous) Cavaness. When she was 3 years old, the family moved to Riverton. She was raised and attended schools in Riverton, graduating in 1997.

During her high school years, she worked at many fast food restaurants in Riverton. After high school, she moved to Gillette where she worked in the coal mines as a parts delivery person. While there she obtained her commercial driver's license.

She returned to Riverton two years ago. After coming back, she drove for Gator Taxi. She also was enrolled in Central Wyoming College where she was pursuing a degree in psychology.

Her family said she enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing video games and taking care of others. She loved being around friends and mentoring teenagers.

She is survived by her mother, Dianne Cavaness of Riverton; sister Danielle Kimberly Cavaness of Denver; and nephew Jesse Ray Cavaness.

She was preceded in death by her father, Donald H. "Catfish" Cavaness on Dec. 19, 2012, and her grandparents, Phyllis and Howard Cavaness and Paul and Mickey Linkous.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Online condolences may be left at

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