Patty Jean Shuffield


(Aug. 20, 2007)

Long-time area resident Patty Jean Shuffield died peacefully Monday, Aug. 20 at West Park Long Term Care Center in Cody. She was 73.

She was born Oct. 14, 1933, in Powell to Forest and Alice Menuey, long-time area farmers. In 1949, she married Raymond Francis Shuffield and had three children. They divorced in 1960.

Patty was greatly loved and will be sorely missed. She touched everyone who knew her and was an inspiration to all who knew her as she struggled and smiled through the physical complications of the last four years of her life. Her family will remember that she faced life with a smile and total determination to overcome the bumps along the way.

Patty loved her family and was extremely proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was in total awe that she had a hand in their legacy.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her three brothers, Richard Menuey, Dave Menuey and Gary Menuey.

Survivors include her son and two daughters, Nicolas (Christine) Shuffield of Powell, Nita (Lyle) Bjornestad of Powell and Nina (Elwin) Keever of Cody. She is also surived by eight grandchildren, Shauna Mathews, Mandy (Adam) Coates, Shiloh Armstrong, Elizabeth Shuffield, Sarah (Mike) Massey, Curtis (Kate) Bjornestad, Keely (Justin) Hays and Karlyn (John) Brence; and 11 great-grandchildren.

At her request, she has been cremated, and there will be no service.

For those who wish, memorials may be sent to either the Powell or Cody units of the Boys and Girls Club, Main Office, 608 16th Street, Cody, WY 82414.