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Jack C. Sheldon

 

March 28, 2019

Jack C. Sheldon, 72, passed away suddenly March 19, 2019, in Arizona City, Ariz.

Born July 5, 1946 in Riverton, Wyo., he was the 12th child of 13 born to Horace and Harriet (Jones) Sheldon. Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he learned the art of making power, being trained in the engine room. The training and knowledge served him well as he went on the spend the next 40 years in hydro-electric power plants in many various roles. He was proud of being part of the start-up commissioning team in Prudhoe Bay Alaska when the Trans-Alaska Pipeline was first starting to pump. As part of his job with Army Corps of Engineers, he was sent to Iraq and Afghanistan to be part of the restructuring of their power system.

His greatest gift was connecting with everyone on their level that they never forgot. He will leave a void that will not be replaced in many, many lives.

He loved the cowboy way of life. He enjoyed his guitars and joking. His passion for riding his motorcycle competed with his love for horses.

He married the love of his life Pamela Jean Melton December 31, 1995 in Grand Junction, Colorado. They were inseparable and their life was filled with laughter, joy and devotion.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Thermopolis and his commitment to the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ took first precedence over anything.

He is survived by his wife, Pam, of Thermopolis; sons, Jess (Abigail) of Arizona City, Ariz., and Peter (Jessica) of Aloha, Ore .; daughters, Chanel Sheldon of Arizona City, Ariz., and Stephanie (Darin) Dow of Phoenix, Ariz .; brothers, Buzz of Caldwell, Idaho, Bill of Temecula, Calif., and Skeet of Riverton, Wyo .; sisters, Shirley Fulmer of Lahanie, Hawaii, Sharon Widick of Gunnison, Utah, and Adele Belle of Peoria, Arizona; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 1, at 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Thermopolis with Pastor Harvey Seidel officiating. Burial will follow at Monument Hill Cemetery in Thermopolis.

Mortimore Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Online memories may be offered at http://www.mortfh.com.

 

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