Olen Leroy Shanor


(December 27, 2002)

Graveside services are scheduled at 1 p.m. today (Tuesday), Dec. 31 at the Deaver Cemetery for Olen Leroy Shanor, 84, of Deaver, who died Friday, Dec. 27 at New Horizon Care Center in Lovell.

He was born June 19, 1918, in Sheridan to Jesse Owen Shanor and Charolette (Verley) Shanor.

A veteran of the U.S. Army with service in World War II, he married Merece Evelyn Gadbaw on July 6, 1945, at Kalispell, Mont.

He was a farmer by occupation and farmed many years in the Deaver and Garland areas. He enjoyed fishing, hunting prairie dogs, working with plexiglass and playing games with friends and family.

Survivors include three daughters, Carol Powers and husband Jack of Deaver, Jean Rekdal of Riverton and Diana L. Johns of Rapid City, S.D.; three brothers, Martin Shanor of Kalispell, Bill Shanor of Columbia Falls, Mont., and Bob Shanor and wife Inger of Powell; a sister, Betty Dalke and husband Vernon of East Wenatchee, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two brothers and one sister.

Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.