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Shirley F. Asay

Feb 28, 2012 - Staff

Longtime Riverton/Pavillion area resident Shirley F. Asay, 79, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.

Funeral mass is 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Riverton. Burial follows at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton, with a reception following at St. Margaret's gym.

Viewing at the Davis Funeral Home in Riverton is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28. A rosary follows at 7 p.m.

Shirley Fern Traweek was born March 3, 1932, in Billings, Mont., the only daughter born to Everett D. and Sybil F. Traweek. She attended Willard Elementary, a country school near Baker, Mont. She graduated from Baker High School and attended Billings Business College, graduating in 1950.

She met Kenneth Asay in April 1952, and they were married Sept. 24, 1952, in Billings, Mont. The couple lived in various states while Mr. Asay worked in the oil fields. They then made their home in Lovell for many years while their children were young.

In 1967, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department transferred Mr. Asay to the Ocean Lake Unit near Riverton. In 1987, Mr. and Mrs. Asay built a home just north of the lake, where they retired.

The couple took numerous trips in their camper, visiting Alaska, California and Minnesota. Her family said that Mrs. Asay took pride working with her flowers in the yard, enjoyed reading, working on puzzles and loved spending time with her family and friends.

Mrs. Asay is survived by her husband, Ken; daughters Jacque Hall and husband Kent, Linda Glenn and husband Tim; son David Asay and wife Amelia, all of Riverton; grandchildren Jason Lacey and Erin Lacey of Riverton, Brian Lahnert and wife Irene of Cheyenne, Brandy Lacey of Riverton, Cori Cosner-Burton and husband Richard of Casper, Andrea Cosner of Riverton, Patrick Cosner of Denver, Kristie Asay and Marie Kane of Riverton, and Willie Chavez and wife Shila of Missoula, Mont.; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Gordon Traweek ; grandsons Craig Asay and Nathan Lacey; and a great-grandson, Joseph Lahnert.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main St., Riverton, WY 82501.

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