Shirley Castle


(Oct. 28, 2006)

Shirley Castle, Nancy Freudenthal's mother and the mother-in-law of Gov. Dave Freudenthal, died Saturday, Oct. 28 in Cody after being hospitalized for about a week with pneumonia. She was 76.

Castle was president of Shoshone Title and Abstract Co., a position to which she climbed to after starting as a title agent and examiner. She also served on the board of directors of First American Title Co. of Wyoming.

She was born Shirley A. Archer in Cody Jan. 14, 1930. She graduated from Cody High School in 1948 and married Harold W. Roan in 1952. Nancy Freudenthal was one of their five children — three daughters and two sons.

They later divorced, and Shirley married Richard H. "Dick" Castle in 1974.

She is survived by her husband; her sister, Nancy Mansell; sons Neill and Thomas Roan; daughters Nancy Freudenthal and Kathleen Thompson; stepdaughter Kim Castle and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Mildred Archer; daughter Dee Anne; and stepson Jeff Castle.