The Lusk Herald
April 8, 1982
J. W. "Wes" Shoults, a Lusk area rancher until his retirement in 1979 when he moved to Torrington, died last Thursday, April 1, in a Cheyenne Hospital.
Funeral service was held Saturday morning at the United Presbyterian Church in Torrington with the Rev. W. Darrell Holmes officiating. Burial was in the Valley View Cemetery, Torrington. A memorial has been established to the Wyoming Lung Association.
J. W. Shoults was born August 6, 1916, at Frederick, Wyo., the son of James A. and Olive (Bailey) Shoults. He attended schools at Guernsey, Mills, and Jay Em and graduated from Torrington High School.
On June 18, 1939, he and Velma Allen were married at Jay Em, the couple moved from Jay Em to Oregon and then returned to Dubois, Wyo., and in 1956 started ranching in the Prairie Center area, south of Lusk.
Mrs. Shoults died in 1969. Mr. Shoults retired and moved to Torrington, in 1979.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Carol Eutsler of Simi Valley, Calif., and Mrs. Sharon Darnall of McCook, Neb., two sons, James Shoults of Torrington and Gary Shoults of Henry, Neb.; a brother, Rex Shoults of Van Tassell; a sister, Mrs. Thelma Harris of Torrington and ten grandchildren.
Edward Norman Allen (October 18, 1907 - February 11, 2005)James H. Harris (July 9, 1916 - October 4, 1977)Edward Lang (November 18, 1903 - October 12, 1981)Evalyn Murl Lang (February 13, 1909 - March 31, 2000)Thelma A. Harris McIntosh (November 26, 1917 - October 4, 2002)James Alan Shoults (December 7, 1891 - August 1, 1973)Olive Agnes Shoults (November 4, 1890 - March 17, 1972)Rex Eugene Shoults (August 15, 1923 - December 1, 2015)Velma Ruby Shoults (September 30, 1920 - March 19, 1969)Donald Everet Shouts (January 16, 1920 - November 18, 1937)
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