Ned R.  Shelley

Ned R. Shelley

Nov 13, 1919 - Sep 25, 2010
Former Riverton resident Ned R. Shelley, Sr., of Glendale, Ariz., died in Phoenix, Ariz., on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010. He was 90.

Funeral services will be at the new Riverton Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on West Main in Riverton at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2. Bishop Martin Devries will officiate.

A viewing will precede the service at the church.

Interment will follow at the Mount View Cemetery in Basin.

Ned Russell Shelley was born in Kokomo, Ind., on Nov. 13, 1919, son of Charles Roscoe Shelley and Eva Ann (Wilson) Shelley.

He moved to Riverton with his family at the age of 14 and graduated from Riverton High School. He moved to Casper 30 years later, then moved to Utah, and retired in Arizona at the age of 70. His family said he always missed Wyoming.

He married Deaun Dalley of Riverton in Thermopolis on May 6, 1941.

Mr. Shelley was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as records clerk, a youth leader, and Sunday School teacher.

For many years, he was Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 76 in Riverton.

Mr. Shelley was a retired irrigation contractor. He had worked in farming, as a seismographer doing location work for oil fields, in excavation, and as a heavy equipment mechanic. With his sons and sons-in-law, he invented and built the Concrete Auto-Liner, which installed concrete ditch that controlled and conserved water for irrigation.

His family said his interests included his family, camping, fishing, hunting, working with horses, photography, and writing letters to Congressmen and Senators.

Survivors include his daughters, Janet Irene Davis and her husband Ted of Peoria Ariz., and Lois Elaine Hull and husband Chuck of Lovell; 11 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren; a sister, Maxine Maddock of Aladdin, Wyo. He was preceded in death by his wife, Deaun Dalley Shelley; parents, Charles Roscoe and Eva Ann Shelley; brothers, Frank and Charles, Jr.; a twin brother, Fred; sons, Ned Russell Shelley, Jr., and Ben Weldon Shelley.

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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.