Doris Barry, 102, passed away at Morrill County Community Hospital
in Bridgeport on April 30, 2024. Visitation will be at the Prairie Winds
Community Center in Bridgeport, Nebraska on Thursday, May 16 at
1:00 PM and a Celebration of Life will be at the Oregon Trail State
Veterans Cemetery in Evansville, Wyoming on Monday, May 20 at 1:00
PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the Morrill County
Community Hospital or Light Memorial Presbyterian Church in Sidney,
Doris was born on February 1, 1922, in Sheridan, Wyoming to
Warren and Nell (Warriner) Given, grew up on her family’s ranch near
Kaycee, Wyoming, graduated from Sheridan High School and attended
the University of Wyoming. She worked in Sheridan and Casper as an
office assistant for a bank, the US Army Air Corp Base during World War
II (located at Bar Nunn north of Casper), and the oil and gas business.
She married Richard W. Barry in 1949, had two daughters, Evelyn
and Susan, and chose to stay home and raise her daughters while
volunteering at schools, churches, served as president of the Casper
Symphony Guild, and delivered for Casper’s Meals on Wheels with
Richard following his retirement. She enjoyed cooking, sewing,
traveling, various church activities, and her family and friends.
Following her husband’s death in 1999, she moved to Bryan, Texas to
be with Evelyn. After Evelyn’s retirement, Doris and Evelyn moved to
Doris is survived by her daughter Susan Griffiths, son in law Bill
Griffiths, granddaughter Sara Dana (Aaron), and great grandchildren
Will and Abby Dana.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Richard W. Barry,
brother and sister-in-law Willard and Geraldine Given, daughter Evelyn
Barry, numerous cousins, her grandparents, and many dear friends.