D. Hyde Shoop
Oct 15, 1954 - May 3, 2013
Daniel Hyde Shoop, longtime resident of Lysite WY, died Friday, May 3, 2013 at Help for Health Hospice after a fierce battle with cancer. He was 58 years old.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Davis Funeral Home. Interment will be held prior to services at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday at Lakeview Cemetery in Shoshoni, Wyoming.
Hyde was born October 15, 1954 in Riverton, Wyoming, to Gary G. Shoop and Nancy J. (Dewey) Shoop. He graduated from Shoshoni High School in 1973 and immediately went to work constructing steel buildings in Gillette WY. He attended Casper College and received his Associates Degree in Electronics in 1977.
In 1977 that same year, Hyde went to work for Dresser Industries Magcobar Division in Lysite. He was employed there during the deep gas well boom of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. He then went to work for Philp Sheep Company doing ranch and oilfield work. Hyde was to remain in that position for the rest of his life and he truly loved the as a reflection of his love for the people and the culture of Bridger Creek.
Hyde loved Fremont County and the communities of Lysite, Bridger Creek, Lost Cabin, and Badwater. He was instrumental in forming the Lysite Fire Department, and served as Fire Chief and Zone Rep for many years. Hyde went on to serve as a fire fighter for 34 years and was active in advocating for rural fire departments. Hyde was also worked with Emergency Medical Services as a Basic Emergency Care provider for 31 years. Hyde was passionate and dedicated to these two causes. He served as President of Lysite Utilities Association and he was a founding member of the B.R.A.
An engineer by nature, Hyde was fascinated by the science of our world, he read every manual to everything he ever owned.. He loved television, motorcycles, guns, electronics, NASCAR, fire-fighting, and rescuing people. Hyde was extremely dedicated to his family and friends. Any event or celebration, he was there; he treasured his nieces and nephews and was an incredible source of support for them in all they did.. Hyde loved to travel with family and was fortunate to visit Europe three times, South America once and Mexico on multiple occasions. He saw all the major art pieces in London and Italy; straddled the equator in Quito, floated down the Amazon and hiked in the rain forest; he drove on the left side of the road through the Irish country side and drank Guiness beer in Dublin. A family trip to Kaui, Hawaii satisfied his appreciation for the beach.
Hyde is survived by his parents, Gary and Nancy (Missouri Valley); brother Hays and wife Nancy (Denver); brother Scott and wife Carma (Newcastle); sister Zannie and husband Sen. Ogden Driskill (Devils Tower); nieces Andrea Driskill Wood (Matt), Madison Shoop Ferguson (Dustin), Katerie Driskill, Carson Shoop Harding (Jason) and Sydney Shoop; nephews Spencer Shoop and Lincoln Driskill, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is preceded in death by paternal grandparents Henry and Jeanette (Lamboley) Shoop and maternal grandparents Howard and Marian (Otto) Dewey.
The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to the Philp family for their compassion and support; Nancy Zupan Shoop for her incredible heart, knowledge and skill; . Kathy McCoy for always being there for Hyde and coming through in the eleventh hour to facilitate getting him home with. Nick Bebout, Mark Matthews, and Bill Hitt. Finally, the family would like to recognize Help for Health Hospice for their superb accommodation and excellent care.
Any one wishing to give a memorial may do so to the Lysite fire department to establish a scholarship fund for fire fighting or EMT training.