Shirley A. Wangelin July 20, 1935 – January 16, 2018 was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi to Charles Otto and Mary Helen Chaddon. Oldest of 3 children she moved to California, then to Alaska where she married Gray Christian Wangelin in 1953. She had 2 children Charles Gray and Cary Norman Wangelin. They moved to Kansas City, Missouri in1964 where she graduated from Park College in 1971 with a degree in arts.
She taught High School English at North Kansas City High School then Oak Park High School. In 1975 she moved to Casper, Wyoming. In 1976 she began teaching at Natrona County High School where she stayed for the remainder of her career. During the time she taught at N.C.H.S. she attended the University of Wyoming and received her Master’s in Arts degree. Shirley retired from teaching in 2002.
After her retirement she volunteered at a self-help center where she helped felons and addicts. For the rest of her retirement she enjoyed taking care of her animals and traveling. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, ex-husband Gray, brother Bud and life partner Carol Eckstrom. She is survived by her brother Alan Chaddon (Vasso), sons Charles “Chip” Wangelin (Barb), Cary Wangelin (Grace), Grandson Justin Christman (Jennifer), Granddaughter Stacy Bullock (Wes), Grandson Jones and 5 great grandchildren.
A memorial service for Shirley will be held June 9, 2018 at Bustards Funeral home at 11 a.m.