Miriam Pittman

Dec 2, 2012 Staff

Miriam Pittman of Dubois died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.

She was 80 years old.

Cremation has taken place, and there will be a memorial service sometime in the spring of 2013.

Miriam Joy Waughman was born Jan. 15, 1932, in Snoqualmie, Wash., the daughter of Frank and Lane D. (Endicott) Waughman.

She grew up on the West Coast in Oregon, California and Washington.

She graduated from Officers Training School on July 24, 1951, at Fort Lee Virginia and served in the Army (WAC) as a First Lieutenant during the Korean War.

She continued to serve until Aug. 2, 1953, when she was honorably discharged.

She met her husband, Jerold Franklin Pittman, while both were on "R&R" leave. They married March 28, 1952, in Petersburg, Va.

After leaving the Army, she and her husband made their home in Clemson, S.C., where her husband was a professor at Clemson University and a general in the U.S. Army Reserves.

Mrs. Pittman was a homemaker and raised their two sons.

The family took vacations to the Cross-Mill Iron Ranch in the Dubois area on a regular basis. Thirty-one years ago she decided to move to Dubois.

She worked for the Cross-Mill Iron Ranch as a cook for pack trips and then worked as a cook at Red Rocks, Ziggys and The Cowboy. She was a member of Mensa.

She is survived by her sons, Jeffrey Pittman and wife Kelly of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., and Brian Pittman and wife Keri of Tensleep; grandchildren Brittany Pittman, Brandon Pittman, Brock Pittman, Jessi Crain and husband Cody, Timothy Pittman, Aaron Pittman and Adriel Pittman; and one great-grandchild, Addy Crain.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a sister, Marybeth Morse.

Memorials may be made to Dubois Assisted Living Project through Davis Funeral Home (

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