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Charles 'C.R.' Shaffer

Charles "C.R." Shaffer

Jan 19, 1940 - Jun 18, 2014
Charles “C.R.” Shaffer, 74, of Riverton, died at his home on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. A private family service will be held at a later date.

Charles Renfro Shaffer was born on January 19, 1940 in Thermopolis, WY to Renfro Charles and Dorothy Alma (Camp) Shaffer. He was one of six children. He spent his childhood in Thermopolis graduating from Thermopolis High School.

He lived his entire live in Wyoming. He worked for U.S. Steel for 20 years as a welder. After they closed he worked for Brazel & Sims Construction, Sims Corp, and Circle Paving. He worked the last sixteen years for High Country Construction. He retired in 2013.

On April 1, 2002 in Riverton, WY he married, Jody Nelson. They shared 17 wonderful years together.

His family said that he loved fishing, camping, and his grandchildren. He enjoyed watching the Denver Broncos and PBR.

He is survived by his wife, Jody of the family home; his son Jacob Nelson; his daughters, Briana Rickman, Tanya Redman, Joy Shaffer, Barbara Shaffer, and Debbie Richardson; his brother, Leland (Patty) Shaffer; his sisters, Loyce (Mike) Lewis, Twila (Gene) Stine, Lois (John) Watkins, and Judy (Chuck) Merritt; numerous grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Renfro and Dorothy Shaffer; his grandparents, Charles and Pearl Shaffer and William and Louise Mae Camp.

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Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.