Donald H. Jevne

May 28, 2014 Staff

Donald H. Jevne, formerly of Riverton, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at his home in Springdale, Ark. He was 70 years old.

A viewing will be 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at Davis Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 30, at the First Church of the Nazarene in Riverton. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Donald Harry Jevne was born Jan. 12, 1944, in Minot, N.D., the son of Harry Oscar and Louise Priscilla (Armstrong) Jevne. He was one of four children. He was raised in Minot, N.D., and graduated from Minot Model High School in 1962.

He lived and worked in Minot, N.D., until 1971 when he moved to Riverton. In 2006, he moved to Colorado, and in 2012 he moved to Springdale, Ark., to be close to two of his daughters. He worked in the oil and gas fields his entire career, having worked all over the western states.

In November 1983, he married Vivian "Sue" Hamilton in Riverton. She preceded him in death on March 5, 2010.

He had a strong faith and attended the First Church of the Nazarene.

His family said he enjoyed cars, motorcycles, tractors and airplanes and attending all types of shows associated with them. He also enjoyed watching all types of women's sports at the college and professional level.

He is survived by his daughters, Laura Coyle of Riverton, Melissa Jevne of Colcord, Okla., and Jean (David) Douglas of Springdale, Ark.; stepsons Heath Hamilton and Jim (Sara) Hamilton of Green River; brothers Gene (Ellen) Jevne and Terry (Joan) Jevne; brother-in-law Dennis Holmgren; grandchildren Austin Coyle, Tylyn Coyle, Harlee Dawn Jevne, Kennedy Douglas, Jody Hamilton, Jaimee Hamilton, Clay Hamilton, Jakob Hamilton, Jimmy Hamilton and Destini Mckenzie; great-grandchild KelliAnne Blake; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Louise Jevne; wife Vivian "Sue" Jevne; sister Vallie Ann Holmgren; and grandson Jacob Smith.

Memorials may be made to PAWS for Life in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main St., Riverton, WY 82501.

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

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