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Shirley Ann (Hascall) Jennings

Jul 13, 2012 - Staff

Shirley Ann (Hascall) Jennings, 76, formerly of Lander, died July 7, 2012, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at the Word of Faith Family Church, 515 S. Second St., Lander. Internment will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery in Lander.

Shirley Ann Jennings was born Sept. 4, 1935, in Cheyenne, the oldest of six children born to Ivan Victor Hascall and Helen June Barker Hascall.

Mrs. Jennings was raised and educated in Cheyenne. She married her high school sweetheart, Austin W. Jennings, on May 10, 1952. Mr. Jennings began his lifelong energy industry career soon after, moving his family all over Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska and Colorado and in same places abroad.

In 1959, as their four young children approached school age, they chose to settle down in Powell. In the early 1970s, after sons Kit and Mark graduated from high school, Austin accepted a position with OSCO as a well site supervisor based out of Tehran, Iran. The family moved to Tehran for what would become a nearly decade-long hitch. While in Tehran, Mrs. Jennings taught art classes to Americans and Iranians.

The family returned to the United States in 1979. Mr. Jennings accepted a position with Chevron, which allowed the couple to return to their beloved Rocky Mountains where Mrs. Jennings continued to teach art and build her body of work.

Her family said she loved the Denver Broncos and had season tickets for decades, and she enjoyed tending her flower garden and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Austin of Lander; sons Kit and his wife Sheridan of Casper, Mark and Jim; daughter Jeanette; her brothers, Dick and Steve; her sister, Jane; grandchildren Austin, Stefanie, Cameron, Jessica, Melissa, Nebula, Venessa and Justin; and at least a dozen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ivan and Helen; her brother, Jimmy; her sister, Nancy Hascall Loghry; and her poodles, Kuchilou, Killer and Bubba.

expressions of sympathy can be mailed to Austin at P.O. Box 51190, Casper, WY 82605.

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