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Obituaries: Harris; Scroggins; Taylor

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Ermalee A. Harris

Ermalee A. Harris: 1929 – 2023

Ermalee Ann (Havens) Harris passed away peacefully on November 13, 2023, at age 94, at her home in Casper, Wyoming. Ermalee (Tinky to her family) was born in Kimball, Nebraska on September 1, 1929, to Floyd and Leona (Ackerson) Havens. She was the youngest daughter of eight children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy.

She is survived by five daughters: Sharon, Sandy, Susie, Sindy, and Sheryl; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

A service of remembrance will be held in Cheyenne, December 2, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel, 1900 E. 19th Street. Service will be followed by an interment at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens 4701 Christensen Rd. Burial will be followed by a reception at The Gathering Place 1900 E. 21st.

In lieu of flowers those wishing to remember Ermalee are encouraged to make donations to Hospice of Casper or a charity of your choice.

David Lee Scroggins

David Lee Scroggins: 1951 – 2023

David Lee Scroggins, of Cheyenne, Wyoming passed away on November 19, 2023. He was born May 1, 1951, in Rockford, Illinois to Roland and Edith (Campbell) Scroggins.

David Lee proudly served his country in United States Army. After leaving the military he became a truck driver with all endorsement. He carried many skilled labor positions. He was versed in many trades.

He was a country western fan and lover of movies. Enjoyed being outdoors and driving his prized pickup truck. He was always happiest when family came together.

He is survived by his wife, Michelle; sister, Wanda Garner; son, David Scroggins, Jr.; daughter, Lindsy Huston; many grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

David was preceded in death by his mother, Edith Norris; stepfather, Fredrick Norris; father, Roland Scroggins; daughter, Lynette Scroggins; brother, Charles Allen; sisters, Annabelle Woodman and Sharon Crouse.

Douglas Ray “Doug” Taylor

Douglas Ray “Doug” Taylor: 1949 – 2023

Douglas Ray “Doug” Taylor, 74, of Cheyenne, died on November 21, 2023 in Cheyenne, Wyoming after battling terminal cancer for three years. He liked to tell people he had out-lived his expiration date. We are grateful for the extra years we had with him.

He was born on September 26, 1949 in Cheyenne to Opal and Lester Taylor. His family moved to North Platte, Nebraska when Doug was two months old. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Doug graduated from North Platte High School in 1967. During his high school years he had many jobs. He worked in a bakery, and restaurants doing dishes and cooking. He also pumped gas at two different locations. He hired out on the Union Pacific Rail Road, starting in the clerk department, then as a switchman. Doug joined the Army National Guard, and upon returning home from active duty he continued his job with the railroad. He also met and 3 years later married Teresa Lynne “Teri” Cain on June 19, 1971. He worked as a yardmaster for two years, during which time they welcomed their son Cory. In 1974, they moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming where he worked as a brakemen and conductor. Before long they welcomed another son, John, and their daughter, Heidi. He retired in 2010 after 42 years of service with the Union Pacific.

Doug was a man of many hobbies: He always took time out to play with his kids and it usually meant making a mess. He loved to water ski, swim, play basketball, and he was an avid Denver Nuggets fan. He also enjoyed tennis, racket ball, lifting weights, snow skiing, going camping and fishing, bird and big game hunting and he loved reading. He coached baseball for 17 years. He was a Webelo scout leader for several years with the church group. He enjoyed teaching them what they were supposed to be learning, but mostly he loved teaching them to play! Because of his love of history, he researched and authentically painted miniatures figurines, and reenacted battles with his friends. He loved to play games online with friends from all over the world. Doug also loved to shoot craps and play Texas Holdem, especially with his brother-in-law Henry Whitcomb.

He is survived by his, wife Teresa Lynne “Teri” Taylor; sons, Cory Douglas (Erin) Taylor of Castle Rock, Colorado, and John Keith Taylor of Jackson, Wyoming; daughter Heidi Lyn McMillan; grandsons: Michael Alan McMillan and David Ray McMillan, all of Cheyenne, Wyoming; sisters, Katherine Marie Stoddard of Hersey, Nebraska, Barbara June Taylor of Riverton, Utah; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Doug was preceded in death by his brother, Lester Keith Taylor Jr.; parents, Lester Keith Taylor and Opal E. Taylor; niece, Mitsi Jo Stoddard; and nephew, Ronald Lee Stoddard Jr.; aunt Marie and uncle Ivan Toburen of Cheyenne; and many other family and friends.

Services will be Thursday, 10:00 a.m., at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel with a reception to immediately follow at The Gathering Place.