Shauna Irwin


(July 11, 2004)

Family members know Shauna Irwin was doing something she truly loved when she had a fatal accident Sunday, July 11, while riding horses with her family in the Big Horn Mountains.

She was born in Salt Lake City to Marshall and Adella Egbert Bennion, the second of five children born to the Bennions. Randy Bradshaw joined the family when Shauna's mother married Newel Bradshaw. She grew up on a ranch near Lyman. Having four brothers, there was always mischief about.

She met the love of her life, Tom Irwin, in the summer of 1968, and they were married Jan. 18, 1969. To this union were born two children, Becky and Brad. In the summer of 1978, the family returned to Tom's hometown of Lovell where they raised their children.

In 1979, Tom and Shauna joined the North Big Horn County Search and Rescue. In 1981, she took her first Emergency Medical Technician class and joined the North Big Horn Hospital Ambulance Service. She was an active member at the time of her death. Serving her community and caring for the sick and injured were very important to her.

In 1990, Shauna began her career as a postal employee, starting out at the small Byron Post Office, then moving to Lovell and finally to the Powell Post Office.

In 1993, she became a grandma, and her grandchildren quickly became the light of her life. She will be greatly missed and loved by her family and all who knew her.

Survivors include her husband, Tom of Lovell; daughter, Becky (Bert) Hetland of Lovell; son, Brad Irwin of Lovell; her mother, Adella Bradshaw of North Salt Lake; brothers, David (Sue) Bennion of Centerville, Utah, Robert (Debbie) Bennion of Bountiful, Utah, Brent Bennion of North Salt Lake and Randy (Alicia) Bradshaw of Florida; and two granddaughters, Tyler and Kassidy Hetland of Lovell.

Funeral services will be Friday, July 16 at 10 a.m. at the Lovell LDS Chapel. Burial will be in the Lovell Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Haskell Funeral Home.