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Oct 19, 2012 - Staff
Cecilia Duhring, formerly from Riverton, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at St. Joseph's Villa in Salt Lake City. She was 86 years old.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church. Father Demetrio Penascozo will officiate with burial to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church.
Cecilia Mary Auby was born Sept. 3, 1926, the daughter of Lee Auby and Marie (St. Pierre) Auby in Sandwich, Ontario, Canada. As a child the family moved to Detroit where she attended school.
She started working when she was 13 years old as a clerk in a grocery store. She also worked as a billing clerk and data entry clerk, which was a new thing in 1943, for Detroit Power and Gas Co.
On July 4, 1944, she married Frank C. Duhring in Detroit. They made Detroit their home until after World War II when they moved to California. They had their first three children in Detroit and the next four in California. After moving to California, she again worked as a checker in a large grocery chain. Going against the trend, she continued to work until she was eight months pregnant because of customer demand that she stay.
In 1971 she and her husband bought a farm near Pavillion and began an adventurous new career as ranchers and farmers. With the gracious help of their new Wyoming neighbors, they successfully raised sheep, cattle and children. She also worked as a teacher's aide at Wind River Elementary School and always spoke fondly of her students and teachers.
In 1993 they retired and moved into town, where Cecilia enjoyed playing bridge, attending daily mass and having tea and toast with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughters, Yvette, Marie, Diane and Suzanne; sons Frank and Douglas Lee; sister Estelle; brother Lee; 28 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three siblings; husband Frank; and son Lee.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Online condolences may be left at www.thedavisfuneralhome.com.