(May 11, 2005)
Lois Ann (Shan) Pinney, 68, went to be with her Lord and Savior peacefully on Wednesday, May 11 in Apache Junction, Ariz.
She was born Feb. 10, 1937 in Glenrock to Alvah F. and Ida G. Brubaker. She graduated from Glenrock High School, attended Casper College, and graduated with a BA degree in Fine Arts from the University of Wyoming. She earned a Master of Music in Education from Arizona State University.
She married Donald Joe Pinney on May 23, 1959. She was an elementary music teacher for School District No. 1 in Powell for 26 years. Upon retirement in 1992, she and her husband traveled and wintered in Arizona.
Among her hobbies, she enjoyed singing, swimming, oil painting, camping, traveling and playing "Dirty Board." She was a very loving and giving person as an outgrowth of growing up in a home full of love, music, and strong Christian teaching. Her Savior, husband, children, grandchildren and extended family were the joys of her life.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Joe, of Cody; daughter, Gerry Ann, son-in-law, Jeff Scott and grandchildren, Jacob, Matthew, and Allison of Cody; daughter, Kari Kay of Cody; son, Wesley Joe, daughter-in-law, Keri and grandchildren Alexander and Samuel of Seattle, Wash. Other survivors include sisters, Mabel Rose Hannah of Forest Grove, Ore., Mary Elizabeth Neiswanger of California, Jane (Missy) Nickerson of Casper, Catherine (Chick) Proffitt of Laredo, Texas; brothers, Louis Hoffman (Lewy) Brubaker of Bonita Springs, Fla., Richard Lee (Dick) Brubaker of Payson, Ariz.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Elbridge Leroy (Bru) Brubaker, William Ellis (Bill) Brubaker, Allen Thayer (Al) Brubaker, Jack Pershing Brubaker; and sister, Cherie Oswald.
Memorial services and a celebration of her life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 28 at the Cody Missionary and Alliance Church, 147 Cooper Lane East on the Powell-Cody highway. Interment will be in Cody. For those who wish, memorials may be sent in Lois Ann's name to Sunshine Acres Orphanage, 3405 N. Higley, Mesa, AZ 85215. When sending the memorial, please ask that Sunshine Acres send an acknowledgment to Joe Pinney at 901 Gloria CT., Cody, WY 82414.