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ROBERTA MAY (BYBEE) CAYTON
December 21, 1935 ~ September 24, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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A funeral service for Roberta May (Bybee) Cayton, 87, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, October 2, 2023 at the First Christian Church in Wheatland, Wyoming with Pastor Casey Schroeder officiating.
Roberta Cayton passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2023 at the Platte County Legacy home after a short battle with cancer.
Roberta was the fifth child of Irvin and Harriet (Deal) Bybee. She born on Saturday, December 21, 1935 in Riverton, Wyoming. Her parents owned the Red and Black Grocery Store in Riverton and had another store in Arapahoe. Roberta graduated from Riverton High School. After high school, she attended beauty school in Douglas, Wyoming. It turned out not to be her niche, so she returned to Riverton where she worked at First National Bank until her marriage.
She met her husband, James Cayton, at the bowling alley in Riverton. They were married in 1961. In 1962, they welcomed their daughter, Elizabeth, and in 1964, they adopted their son, Daniel. The family moved to Wheatland in 1963 when James went to work at Basins Engineering. Roberta was a homemaker while her children were in school. She enjoyed her Monday night ladies league bowling and she and James enjoyed couples bowling leagues. Roberta was involved in overseeing youth bowling leagues for several years as well as being involved in Girls Scouts. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed crocheting and gifting those items to family and friends.
She and James lived in Dinosaur, Utah for a few years, while James’ drilling company provided air shafts for the gilsonite mines in the early 1980’s. When they returned to Wheatland during James cancer battle, she worked at various jobs before retiring.
She is survived by her daughter, Betsy (Don) Coolidge of Falls City, Nebraska; grandchildren; Jaime (Matt) Sallman of Olathe, Kansas; Kelsey (Ryan) Dethlefsen of Wahoo, Nebraska; Deven Cayton of Wheatland; Wyatt Cayton of Wheatland; and great- grandchildren, Ella and Ezra Sallman, Luke and Grace Dethlefsen, and Aspen Cayton; sister, Margaret Young; and brother and sister-in law, Tommy and Donna Bybee of Houston, Texas as well as numerous extended family members scattered throughout the United States and Great Britain.
She is preceded in death by her husband, James; son and daughter-in-law, Daniel James and Irene (Woolsey); parents; siblings and their spouses, Luella (Bybee) and J.C. Coates; Helen Jean Bybee; and Donald and Gloria Bybee; in-laws, Billie and Martha (Cayton) Haden, Mary Jane (Cayton) DeArmond, Wallie and Jane Cayton and Orin Young.
A memorial to the Daniel Cayton Memorial Fund in care of Platte Valley Bank, 200 16th Street, Wheatland, Wyoming 82201 would be appreciated by the family.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland are in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com