A funeral service for Shelley Hayden will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at the New Life Wesleyan Church with Pastor Wes Smith, Pastor Isaac Smith and Pastor Billy Wilson officiating.
Burial will follow in the Gillette Mount Pisgah Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at the Gillette Memorial Chapel.
Shelley Denise Hayden (Handrick), age 58, of Gillette, Wyo., died from cancer on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at her home.
Shelley was born on June 9, 1954, in Oakland, Calif. Growing up, she lived in Farmington, N.M., Miles City, Mont., and eventually made her way with her family to Gillette, where she graduated from Campbell County High School in 1972.
After graduating, Shelley married her high school sweetheart, Randy Hayden on April 21, 1972, and moved away to Laramie, Wyo. That fall, their daughter was born.
Shelley was a very dedicated daughter, sister, mother and friend, putting her entire heart and soul into her daily life and relationships. She was a wonderful stay-at-home mom and a fabulous homemaker; she was involved in her daughter’s life and activities and was a wonderful support to the children throughout our community. She was a wonderful grandmother (aka Granny), snagging kisses and hugs every time she got the chance, and will forever be remembered by them for the quality time she spent with them just hanging out, playing games or doing crafts.
In her free time, Shelley enjoyed reading, furniture refinishing, bowling, sewing/quilting, baking, gardening, spending time with her family and friends, and being an active member of the Savageton Homebuilders Club.
She always has been an active member of her church and community; helping others, teaching Sunday school, helping with 4H and the Campbell County Fair, volunteering at the Cancer Information Center of CCMH for many years. Shelley was also an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for Emergency Services of CCMH and worked in the Campbell County Fair Office for many years, where she met and helped many wonderful people.
She always will be remembered for her bright smile that lit up every room she entered, her contagious laughter that made everyone smile, her fabulous sense of fashion/style and love of bright colors (especially fluorescent green) and animal prints.
Shelley is survived by her husband of 40 years, Randy Hayden of Gillette; daughter Celeste (Jeff) Robinson of Gillette; her parents, Velva and Bob Hicks of Gillette; her brother, Alan (Mary) Handrick of Rock Springs; her sister, Tami (Jeff) Beckham of Gillette; her granddaughters, Ali Robinson, Sydney Robinson and Hayden Robinson; and her nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Carl Eugene Handrick, and her paternal and maternal grandparents.
Memorials and condolences may be sent Shelley’s family in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. Fifth Street, Gillette, WY 82716 or condolences via the internet at www.gillettememorialchapel.com.
Memorial are suggested to benefit — Hospice of Campbell County and the Savageton Homebuilders.