Richard E. Shaulis


(December 5, 2002)

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. at Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home for Powell pioneer, Richard E. Shaulis, 92, who died Thursday, Dec. 5 at West Park Long Term Care Center in Cody.

The Rev. David Hunter will officiate at services and burial in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Shaulis was born May 31, 1910, to William and Anna Shaulis who homesteaded in Powell in 1911. He was 1 year old when the family moved to Powell from Cozad, Neb.

He married Doris Sheridan Rimbey on Sept. 3, 1936. They were married 62 years before her death in 1998. To this union, two daughters, Deloris Keller and Jeanette Schuster, were born.

Mr. Shaulis liked to camp, hunt and fish. He farmed on his father's original homestead until he retired, and it was sold. He spent winters in Arizona and summers at Buffalo Bill Reservoir. For the last two years, he was quite ill.

Survivors include his daughter Jeanette Schuster and husband Jerry of Powell; one granddaughter, Jewel Keller; four grandsons, Richard Shaulis, Kim Keller, Joe Keller and Kelly Keller; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Doris, on Jan. 6, 1998; his daughter, Deloris Keller; a granddaughter, Dana Keller; a brother, Edward Shaulis; and four sisters, Marvel Rauchfuss, Gladys LaFollette, Agnes Evans and Wanda Proctor.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.