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September 5, 1961 ~ October 15, 2022 (age 61) 61 Years Old


A private family funeral service will be held for Russell Lee “Russ” Caves, 61, at a later time.

Russ Caves died Saturday, October 15, 2022 due to injuries received in a motor vehicle accident near Rolling Hills, Wyoming.

Russ was born Tuesday, September 5, 1961 in Casper, Wyoming the son of Billy Ray and Sandra Jean (Allen) Caves.  He was raised and educated in Casper, Douglas, and Cheyenne, Wyoming.  He graduated from Cheyenne East High School, but always held Douglas High School schoolmate as special people in his life.

Following graduation, he worked in various construction jobs.  He first worked for Pines Construction in Carr, Colorado, then Buckley Dozer Service, and Carr Construction in Casper.  He started a career in working at various coal mines in Wyoming which included Glenrock Coal, North Rochelle, Antelope Coal, and Bridger Coal.  Russ’ favorite pieces of equipment to operate were the dozer and drag line.  He was forced into early retirement because of health issues in December, 2014.

Russ was married to Shaula Faris on July 18, 1987 in Casper, Wyoming.

Russ enjoyed going to the mountains, hunting, and riding his 4-Wheelers and Side-by-Sides.  He really enjoyed spending time with his family.

Russ is survived by his children, Kerby (Kimberly) Caves of Douglas and Kyla (Lance) Pierce of Guernsey, Wyoming; siblings, Raymond (Leslie) Caves of Greeley, Colorado and Jeanene (Paul) Lang of Casper; grandchildren, Luka Pierce and Kynlee Caves; mother of his children, Shaula Caves, of Douglas; nieces, Kelsey and Jessica; and nephews, Dan and Blake.

He was preceded in death by his parents and nephew, Clint.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Russell L. Caves Education Fund for his grandchildren in care of the Converse County Bank, P.O. Box 689, Douglas, Wyoming 82633 would be appreciated by the family.           

The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyoming is in charge of the arrangements.

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