Shirley L. Schultz


(Dec. 26, 2005)

Shirley L. Schultz Former Powell resident Shirley Schultz died Dec. 26, 2005, after celebrating Christmas with her family in Yuma, Ariz. She was 85.

Shirley Louella Graham was born May 29, 1920, in Longmont, Colo., the youngest of six children.

She moved to Wyoming where she met and married drilling contractor John Lohrenz of Powell. She often said this was the happiest time of her life, raising her family and enjoying being part of the large Lohrenz family. She and John enjoyed many good times together.

After JohnÕs early death in 1968, she moved to Moab, Utah, where she operated a dress shop with her sister, Dorothy Gross. She was active in the Lutheran Church in Moab and there met the pastor, the Rev. Dale Schultz. When he was widowed in 1970, he and Shirley were married in 1973 in Cortez, Colo., where they lived until 1978.

They were married for 33 years, moving often to found several new Lutheran congregations. They retired to Emerald Springs retirement facility in Yuma, Ariz., in 2002 and were members of Calvary Lutheran church there. She was an avid dominoes player and enjoyed the social activities of her new home.

She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Dale E. Schultz of Yuma, Ariz.; daughters Judy Lind of Anchorage, Alaska, Jana Lohrenz of Yuma, Ariz., Kay Christopherson of Shoshone, Jean Stevens of Salt Lake City, Utah, stepdaughters Neoma Schultz and Gail Schultz of Hayward, Calif., Carol Schultz of Columbia, Mo., and stepson David Schultz of Melbourne, Australia, and her sister Mary Ann Clark of Fruita, Colo., and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Lohrenz; daughter Wilma Heiserman-Robinson and four siblings.

She is being buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Powell.