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Shirley F. Asay Pavillion area resident

Submitted by Tracy Coston on February 27, 2012 – 8:31 amNo Comment

Longtime Riverton, Pavillion area resident, Shirely F. Asay, 79, died February 24, 2012 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. There will be a viewing and rosary at Davis Funeral Home, in Riverton on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 starting a 6:00 p.m. a rosary follows at 7:00 p.m.  Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton with a reception following at St. Margaret’s Gym.  Shirley Fern Traweek was born Thursday, March 3, 1932, in Billings, MT. She was the only daughter born to Everett D. and Sybil F. Traweek. She attended Willard Elementary; a country school near Baker MT. Mrs. Asay graduated from Baker High School and attended Billings Business College, graduating in 1950.  She met Kenneth Asay in April 1952 and they were married on September 24, 1952 in Billings Mt. The couple enjoyed living in various states while Ken worked in the oil fields. They then made their home in Lovell, WY for many years while their children were young. In 1967, the Wyoming Game & Fish transferred Ken to the Ocean Lake Unit near Riverton. In 1987, Shirley and Ken built a home, just north of the lake, where they retired.  Shirley and Ken took numerous trips with their camper visiting Alaska, California, and Minnesota. Her family said that she 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 and their three children: daughters; Jacque and her husband Kent Hall, Linda and her husband Tim Glenn, son; David and his wife Amelia Asay all of Riverton. Grandchildren; Jason Lacey, 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, MT.; and 13 great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Asay was preceded in death by her parents, brother; Gordon Traweek , grandsons; Craig Asay and Nathan Lacey, and great-grandson, Joseph Lahnert.  Memorials may be made to the Donor’s Choice in care of the Davis Funeral Home.  On-line condolences for the family may be made at: theDavisFuneralHome.com.  Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.

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