Born: Wed., Jan. 26, 1972
Died: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Sat., Oct. 28, 2017
Location: First Baptist Church

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A memorial service will be held for Shawn Dion Connolly at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, October 28th , 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Douglas, Wyoming with Pastor Frank Wiederrecht officiating.  A reception will immediately follow at The Gathering in Douglas.
            Shawn Connolly of Douglas passed away in his home the evening of Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at the age of 45.
           Shawn was preceded in death by his father, Charles Andrew Connolly, as well as both of his paternal grandparents and maternal grandparents.
           He is remembered in life by his wife, Dawn C. Connolly of 21 years; his four children, Zenaida Huerta (24), Selina Huerta (22), Payton Connolly (20), and Journey Connolly(17); his grandchildren, Mylah (5) and Kaij (3) Koehler and Adesza (7 months) Connolly; his mother Bernice Diane Connolly; his seven brothers and sisters; and his many nieces and nephews.
           Shawn was born Wednesday, January 26th, 1972 to Charles and Bernice (Schmidt) Connolly.  He was born in Elkland, Pennsylvania.  The family moved to Glenrock, Wyoming when he was five years old. He was reared and educated in Glenrock and Douglas, and graduated from Douglas High School in 1991. He then went into the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1994.  Shawn and Dawn made a life in Douglas, Wyoming where Shawn worked in the oil field, uranium field, and drove cement truck.
            Shawn loved to spend time with his family, watching his kids doing the things they love, his passion and love was watching his boys wrestling. He enjoyed traveling all over the western United States for the boys to wrestle. Shawn enjoyed fishing with his children and grandchildren. He loved his many cats and dogs and spent time growing plants in his home.
             Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Tim Connolly, Duane Connolly, Cyle Connolly, and Shane Connolly.
             A Shawn D. Connolly Memorial Fund has been established at the Converse County Bank, P.O. Box 689, Douglas, Wyoming 82633.
            The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyoming is in charge of the arrangements.
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Shelley Stiles
   Posted Mon October 23, 2017
My deepest condolences to the Connolly family. I hope your wonderful memories of time spent together with Shawn help bring you comfort and ease your pain in this time of sadness. Death is such a hard thing to cope with, but never forget the promise found in Revelation 21:3-4 where it promises that “pain and death will be no more”. In the very near future, Acts 24:15 gives us the hope of being reunited with our loved ones. Until that time, may the “God of All Comfort” be with your hearts. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

Sharon Harvey
   Posted Tue October 24, 2017
My sincere condolences to family and friends. May you find comfort in your loving memories, and in God's promise to soon "swallow up death forever" and "wipe away the tears from all faces." (Isaiah 25;8) Rev 21:4  “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” With deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers.

Lucile Taylor
   Posted Tue October 24, 2017
I am so sorry that his journey in life ended so soon. May Shawn rest in peace and may the family all find comfort in the days and years to come.

Elizabeth Bull
   Posted Thu October 26, 2017
Im very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with the family . May the Lord be with you through this difficult time.

Gerald and Jane Killion and family
   Posted Fri October 27, 2017
Dawn, Zenaida, Selina, Payton, Journey, and all others I haven't mentioned.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. What a wonderful man he was. May you remember the good times and live on as Shawn would want you to. Be patient with yourselves, you will get through this. Lean on God, he is always available.

tena white lashbrook
   Posted Fri October 27, 2017
So sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in our prayers and we send lots of love . Wish I could meet this wonderful man. You are in my thought cousin.

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