Wallace LeRoy Moon, 89, in Cody, April 7, 2015.
Loreen J. Van Heule, 83, of Casper, April 9, 2015.
Dianne Nancy Manter Nicklas, in Billings, April 8, 2015.
Melvin Charles 'Chuck' Mills, in Thermopolis, April 8, 2015.
Fred V. Presley, in Billings, April 9, 2015.
Jamye Don Sorelle, 58 of Worland, April 13, 2015.
John Robert 'Jack' Reesy, April 8, 2015.
Albert Ira Good, 87, April 7, 2015 in Lovell.
Justin Paul Scott, 32, April 10, 2015 of Thermopolis.
Paul McKinstray, 54, April 8, 2015 of Kirby.
Karen Joy McLean, 66, April 14, 2015 of Thermopolis.
Martha Ann Sperry, 56, April 13, 2015, of Thermopolis.
Laurie L. Koski, 56, April 15, 2015, of Cody.
Laura Ella Jones, 91, April 18, 2015, of Basin, in Billings, Mont.
Mary Lynn Scheible, 69, April 18, 2015 in Casper.
Alex “Ted” Sterkel Jr., 79, April 21, 2015.
Patricia Ann (Dodge) Spatz, 87, April 20, 2015, of Lexington, Kentucky.
Lt. Col. John Virgil Shaw (USAF), 86, April 26, 2015 of Worland.
Janet Ann (Virgin) Craft, 88, April 25, 2015, of Grand Junction, Colo.
Janet Ann (Virgin) Craft
Janet Ann (Virgin) Craft, 88, died Saturday, April 25, 2015 at her
residence in Grand Junction, Colo. She is survived by her husband
and son of Colorado and sister, Nora Lee Virgin of Thermopolis.
At her request no services will be held. Cremation has taken place and interment will be at Monument Hill Cemetery in Thermopolis.
Lt. Col. John Virgil Shaw (USAF)
Colonel John Virgil Shaw passed away surrounded by his loving family
on Sunday evening, April 26, 2015, at the Washakie Medical Center
after a courageous battle with cancer.
John Virgil Shaw was born on Jan. 2, 1929, in Buffalo. He was the first of three boys to be born of the union of Mary Ellen (Roediger) Shaw and Milton Albert Shaw. The family moved to Worland when John was 5. He entered kindergarten in Worland and graduated from Worland High School in May 1947.
.He received his BA in business administration from the University of Nebraska, Omaha. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.
He joined the United States Air Force on Aug. 22, 1951, as a private. He served in the Korean conflict and flew 174 combat missions in Vietnam. In October 1961, as a captain, John was a pioneer in Midair Refueling. Heavily decorated, John was most proud of the Distinguished Service Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 16 clusters, and the Airman’s Medal.
John married Phyllis Dell Wright on June 10, 1955. They had two children: John David and Dinah Dell Shaw. He reunited with his beloved friend from high school days, Mary Eloise Laird, while stationed at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho. They were married Nov. 1, 1975.
The family retired from the Air Force on June 30, 1976, and returned to Worland. John worked for Ameriprise Financial until he retired on Feb. 10, 2007, and his son, John David took over the business.
He was active in several community boards and organizations including St. Albans Episcopal Church.
John built his life around the love of Eloise, John David and wife Margaret, Dinah and husband Steve, and his grand sons, Matthew and John.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alfred and Dinah Roediger, parents, Milton Albert and Mary Ellen Shaw, first wife Phyllis Wright Shaw, and brother Milton Edward Shaw.
He is survived by wife Eloise Laird Shaw, son John David and his wife, Margaret Douglass Shaw of Thermopolis, and his daughter Dinah Shaw Fuller and her husband, Stephen Fuller, and their two sons, Matthew and wife Krista Fuller, and John Fuller, all of Spokane, Wash. He is also survived by his brother Richard A. Shaw and wife Gayle Tolman Shaw of Worland, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015, at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church with Rev. Ed Farmer officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Memorial Gardens Cemetery with full Military Honors. Visitation for family and friends will be at 7 p.m. Friday, May 1, at the Bryant Funeral Home Chapel and one hour prior to the services at the church.
Online condolences may be made at www.bryantfuneralhomeonline.com.
Bryant Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.