Margaret Pickett

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Margaret Ann Pickett, 86, of Laramie, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016 at the home of her daughter with her family by her side.

Margaret was born October 30, 1929 in Laramie to C E “Doc” Roberts and Anna J (McDonald) Roberts.  She graduated from Laramie High School in 1947.  On August 20, 1951 she married Donald D. “Scotty” Pickett in Laramie.  They often times laughed when they went to get their marriage license, the clerk asked Scotty for his name. He said “Donald D. Pickett”.  She said she looked around to see who that person was.. not knowing his real name was Donald, and not “Scotty”  Together they raised four children, Alan, Marcia, Ricky and Debbie.


While raising her family, she managed to work full time, first at Montgomery Ward as a bookkeeper, then First National Bank (now First Interstate Bank) as a proof operator and lastly for the now defunct Gibsons.  She eventually retired and when Scotty retired in 1987 from the US Post Office they began traveling..many times to Illinois to see Alan and family and other times to New Hampshire and eventually to Arizona to see Marcia and family.  She was a great journalist.  She journaled every trip they took including restaurants they visited.


While working and raising children, she still managed to develop a talent for ceramics She made wonderful ceramics for all of her children as well as friends and relatives.  Alan has several really special pieces in his home, including a family of ducks hanging on their wall giving them a reminder daily of her ceramic ability.  There is a wrestler to commemorate his success as a Laramie High School wrestler and a beautiful wedding plate to honor his marriage to Pam. Mom made Marcia and Debbie each an 18 piece Nativity set which they lovingly display during Christmas.  They also have wonderful pieces of yard art and bowling gals.


Margaret held several offices as a member of the Women of the Moose and received her Academy of Friendship Degree in 1994.

She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren and was very proud of all their accomplishments.


She is survived by son, Alan (Pam) Pickett of Manteno, Il, daughters, Marcia (Frank) Gaudioso of Sun Lakes, AZ, Debbie (Bob Peterson) Pickett of Laramie; grandchildren, Nicole Pickett, Gretchen Bladek, Tammy Peters, Scott (Josie) Pickett, Jeanne (Jason) Skube, Criag Pickett, Kayci Pickett, April Pickett, Kevin Pickett, Deanne (Bill) Hammond, Frank Jr. (Amie) Gaudioso, and numerous nephews and nieces. Also surviving great-grandchildren, Jaiden Peters, Molly Peters, Theo Pickett, Isla Perez, Michael Hammond, Ariana Gaudioso, Tiana Gaudioso, and Giovanni Gaudioso.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Scotty, May 15, 2016, son Richard, sister Rosemary McCabe, and half-brother, James Fitzgibbons.

Funeral services will be held 9:00 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home with Debra Juarez, officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 8:00 a.m Saturday until service time.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Laramie, 710 Garfield St. Suite #339 Laramie, WY 82070, for their wonderful care and compassion in taking care of both Margaret and Scotty.

Since Scotty’s passing on May 15th, she has been sad, missing him terribly. It is with thanks to God that she has gone to be with him and Ricky.

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  • Anonymous

    The Pickett Family, It will be so different not to see your parents around town. It is very difficult to lose one parent but you lost 2 in such a short time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! The Rawson Family - Keith, Donna, DeAnne and George, III

  • Betty Dawson

    Betty Dawson. Once again, and so very soon I write condolences to Debbie. Your mom was always so kind and gentle to me. When I would be with "the group" or with Ricky your parents always opened their home to me. I pray that your healing will be filled with light and love. Betty Dawson, Dallas, Texas.

  • Carla Helm

    Marcia, Debbie Alan and family, Please accept my sincerest sympathy on the passing of your mother, and also your father. I can't imagine the sorrow of losing both parents in such a short time period. I got to see them and chat with them often in the hospital cafeteria. It was always a delight, they were a dear couple. My thoughts and prayers for comfort are with you

  • Anonymous

    Debbie & Bob: My sincere condolences. Your mom was a very good friend to me and I missed her a lot when I left Laramie. May she rest in Peace. Good for you for keeping her close the last weeks of her life. Hugs. Loretta Matheson

  • Anonymous

    Debbie, Please accept my sincerest sympathy on the passing of your mother. She was always so delightful. Patti Aultman (Collins)

  • Peggy and Billy Joyce

    Debbie, your Mom and Dad were so cute running around town in the Brat. They both always had such sweet smiles. I'm so sorry for your loss and your families loss, but so happy Scotty and Margaret are together again where they should be, holding each others hands. Peggy and Billy

  • J R Sandoval

    Alan, Marcia, Debbie: So sorry to hear about losing your Mom shortly after losing your Dad. It is never easy to say good-bye but you are all so fortunate to have had two truly loving parents for such a long time who truly loved each other and each of you and your families. Life does not get better than that, ever. Take special care

  • DuWayne and Katherine Keeney

    Debbie, we were so sorry to learn of the passing of your parents. It is difficult saying goodbye to such important people in our lives, but losing them so close together is even more difficult. I hope you find comfort knowing that they are together again. Cherish the times and memories you had with them and know that you have many friends who care deeply for you. Hugs and prayers for comfort and healing.

  • Anonymous

    Alan, Marcia and Debbie, May God bless you and your families as you lay your mother to rest. Your parents raised a wonderful family and their values and honorable lives show in their children that they were good people. Carol Hartman Schwartz

  • Bob Trumbull

    To Debbie, Marcia, Alan and the entire Pickett family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. My life has been made better by knowing both Margaret and Scotty. I will never forget the countless trips I took with them to Colorado, South Dakota, and up to our cabin where I managed to get Margaret on the back of my 4 wheeler. I will miss them every day. God bless you all.

  • Mike & Nancy Meyers

    Marcia, Alan,Debbie & Families So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom especially after the recent loss of your Dad. They were great people and we know they will be greatly missed! Know our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Mike & Nancy Soll Meyers

  • Mike and Ellen Gashler

    Debbie and Family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your parents. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, in this difficult time. I pray for God to heal your heavy hearts.

  • Bobby & Rhonda Berger

    Mommy, It is with great joy/sadness that we say, "until tomorrow". We are so glad to have been with you so closely over the past few weeks. To be able to see & talk to Daddy before he left you briefly, paving the way with beautiful white clouds & stunning blue skies. So sad you're gone, but so joyous knowing that you are holding the hand again with the one that's been there for you the last 65 years. Even though we didn't ever get to run naked in the yard together, it gives me much pleasure, knowing that in a very, very sad time in your life, it brought a smile to your face. I also promise, no bananas or Orange Jello at the luncheon. Give our love to Scotty & Ricky, & know you were greatly loved & appreciated. Bobby & Rhonda

  • Debbie Pickett

    As some people know, mom came to live with me when daddy passed away. What a gift and privilege to take care of my mom with help from Hospice and various caregivers. My only regret is not asking questions thinking I would have more time with both of the folks. They both will be greatly missed. Alan, Marcia and I always knew you were proud of us, but I want you to know we are very proud of you also. You showed us kids by example how to love, respect and live with your soul mate for 65 years. Love you and you will be greatly missed.

  • Kathleen "Kathy" Walters McCoy

    My Prayers goes out to you Debbie and the rest of your family for the loss of your mother... I'm so sorry to hear of your loss and such a short time after losing your father... They are together again and with Ricky... Remember all of the good times... The Lord will help you through this difficult time.... My Prayers and Thoughts are with you... God Bless...


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