Earl ShawOct 30, 2015 From staff reports
Earl Shaw, 88, of Riverton, died at Sage West Healthcare-Riverton on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015.
As were his wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life is at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Riverton Elks Club. All family and friends are invited to share memories.
Earl F. Shaw was born Dec. 19, 1926, in Oshkosh, Neb., to Marion Francis and Elsa Josephine (Shindle) Shaw.
He grew up in Nebraska and attended schools there.
On Dec. 12, 1945, he joined the U.S. Army and earned the Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal while serving in Germany immediately following World War II. He was honorably discharged on December 17, 1946.
He returned to his home state of Nebraska then moved to Wheatland in 1950.
He married Lila J. Davis on Sept.15, 1959.
They moved their family to Riverton in 1967 ,where they raised their four children and made it their permanent home.
Mr. Shaw was a master metal fabricator and built custom trailers. He also built custom flagpoles that have been installed around the state flying the flag that he loved.
He was a life time member of the V.F. W., the B.P.O.E., F.O.E. and American Legion.
He is survived by his sons, Timothy A. Shaw and wife Connie, and Casey E. Shaw and wife Kim; his daughters, Tricia Burwell and companion, Ben Darnall, and Tina Shaw and companion Jimmy Drake; his companion, Peggy Knight, and her children, Tim Brown, Patty Brogdon, Tammy Inman and her grandchildren; his brother, Danny Shaw; his sisters, Donna, Helen, Dorothy and Jean; his four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; seven brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Elsa Shaw; his wife, Lila Shaw; his brother William Shaw; his sisters, Lurean and Mary; one brother-in-law and three sister-in-law.
Memorials may be made to Shriners Children Hospital in lieu of flowers in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.
Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home (www.TheDavisFuneralHome.com).