Veda Elizabeth <I>Hyatt</I> Dunn

Veda Elizabeth Hyatt Dunn

Hyattville, Big Horn County, Wyoming, USA
Death 30 Jul 2010 (aged 88)
Thermopolis, Hot Springs County, Wyoming, USA
Burial Wakefield, Clay County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 55857630 · View Source
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Occupation: Music teacher

Married (1): VIRGIL BROWN, Hyattville, Big Horn Co., Wyoming

Married (2): PATRICK "PAT" DORAN, Cheyenne, Laramie Co., Wyoming
Three adopted daughters

Married (3): DONALD EMERSON DUNN, Denver, Denver Co., Colorado

Married (4): May 12, 1993, MERTON LLOYD "BUD" CLEVETT, Denver, Denver Co., Colorado

THERMOPOLIS – Former Hyattville resident Veda Hyatt Clevett, 88, of Thermopolis died on Friday evening, July 30, 2010 at Thermopolis Rehabilitation and Healthcare.

Veda was born on May 25, 1922 on the Hyatt Ranch near Hyattville, a daughter of Samuel Calhoun and Lauretta Rouene (Gapen) Hyatt. Veda was raised at Hyattville and attended elementary school in Hyattville. She graduated from Manderson High School where she was active in 4-H, excelling in swine showmanship.

She worked at Stockgrowers State Bank in Worland before going to college in Denver, Colo. where she earned her Master's Degree in Music.

Veda met Virgil Brown in Denver and they were married in Hyattville. They returned to Denver where he was stationed with the U.S. Army. The couple transferred to Munich, Germany. While living in Munich, she studied music at the University of Munich. After they divorced, she returned to Denver where she continued to study and teach music.

She met and married Pat Doran in Cheyenne. The couple moved to Greybull where they lived and adopted three daughters, Gaylene, Tina and Carolyn. The family moved back to Cheyenne. After divorcing, Veda moved back to Denver to live and teach music.

Veda met Emerson Dunn, a fledgling minister and the couple moved to Junction City, Kansas where they built the First Christian Church. Veda enjoyed being a minister's wife. She worked at Fort Riley Army Base. After Emerson's death, she returned to Denver to obtain her doctorate in Christian Counseling.

She worked as a counselor at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver and as a private counselor through her church. She then married Bud Clevett in Denver. He died shortly after their marriage. While living in Denver she won many awards while competing in ballroom dancing.

In 2002, she moved to Thermopolis to be near her two brothers and their wives and her sister. In Thermopolis she was very active in the Hot Springs Christian Church where she was the church musician and led Bible study groups. She always encouraged people to better themselves and she was also an excellent organizer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; her brothers Gene, Wesley and Milton Hyatt; her sister Maxinne Hyatt; her niece Sherry Tencich; her nephews Sam and Lanny Hyatt; and her sister-in-law Dorothy Hyatt. Veda is survived by her daughters; four grandchildren; her sisters-in-law both of Thermopolis; and by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. at Hot Springs Christian Church in Thermopolis with her friend Daryl Lottman officiating. Burial will follow next week at Highland Cemetery in Wakefield, Kans.

Veile Mortuary of Worland is in charge of the arrangements

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'I will give him a helpmate suitable for him Gen. 2:18'

Gravesite Details Veda Hyatt (Dunn) Clevett was buried next to 3rd husband, D. Emerson Dunn.

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  • Added: 4 Aug 2010
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