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Apr 4, 2014 - Staff
Shane Grove, 24, of Saratoga, died on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 1:00 pm at the Dubois Headwaters Community Center.
Shane Francis Grove was born on May 30, 1989 in Jackson, WY to Jeffrey Allen and Corinna Marie (Blowers) Grove. He was raised in Dubois and graduated from Dubois High School. He then attended Sheridan College before going to the University of Wyoming were he earned his Bachelors Degree in Rand Land Management.
He was working for the USDA Forest Service as a Wild Land Fire Fighter at the time of his death.
He was of the Christian faith.
As he grew up and while he was attending school, Shane was active in Boy Scouts. Throughout high school, he worked in various different jobs that included wrangling at a local dude ranch, construction, farming, and ranching. After high school, Shane's passion turned to fire fighting with the fire crew of the Forest Service in Dubois and in Saratoga. He also did an internship in Rangeland Management at the Bar Double L Beef ranch in Glenrock, WY where he quickly had a crash course in rattlesnakes 101.
Shane loved horseback riding, pack trips, wrestling, fly fishing, hunting, cooking, spending time with his friends and anything that involved the outdoors.
He is survived by his parents, Jeff and Kathy Grove and Corinna and Rustin Harper; his grandparents, Terry and Lori Blowers; his grandmother, Eileen Grove; his brothers, Brandon Lee Grove and Zebulan Oliver Harper; and his sister, Stephanie Baer.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert A. Grove.
Memorials may be made to The Chance Phelps Foundation" in Shane's memory to
the "Warrior Week" program for Veterans/Military & families. This Event is sponsored by the Absaroka Ranch / Bud & Emilie Betts and the Chance Phelps Foundation. Contributions can be made online in Shane's memory at www.chancephelps.org or by mail : Chance Phelps Foundation PO Box 1715 Dubois, WY 82513.
On-line condolences for the family may be made at www.TheDavisFuneralHome.com.
Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.