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Thelma Shamley

Thelma “Tim” Marie (Wright) Shamley, 96, passed away Dec. 2, 2017, in Bismarck, N.D. Thelma was born to Frank and Anna (Stanley) Wright Nov. 24, 1921, in Oswego, Mont. She had three siblings, Della Ruffatto, J. Stewart Wright and Nathalia “Dixie” O’Brien. 


She attended school at Prairie Elk School and Frazer High School, graduating in 1938. She then obtained a two-year teaching certificate from Northern Montana College in Havre, Mont. 
She taught school at Cow Creek, Circle and Wolf Point. 
Thelma was married to Harold E. “Doc” Shamley on Sept. 3, 1945 in Wolf Point, Mont. They had four daughters: Ann, Jean, Diane and Patricia. They lived in Prairie Elk, Choteau and Big Sandy. 
After Doc’s passing in 2001, Thelma lived in Billings, Poulsbo, Plentywood and Bismarck.
Thelma is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law: Ann Shamley of Butte, Mont.; Jean and George Snider of Bismarck, N.D.; Diane and Dion Ligon of Poulsbo, Wash.; Mike Mayott (Patty) of Billings; her grandchildren, Taber (Tiffany) Ligon, Todd (Jami) Taylor; Natalie (Tavis) Crandall; Amanda (Lee) Winterberg; Toby (Amby) Ligon; Eric (Dana) Taylor, Chelsey Ligon; and great-grandchildren:  Tyler, Annalyse, Trenton, Bryce, Kamdyn, Elise, Kelby, Grant, Jackson, Riley, Wyatt, Carson, Eli and Regan; nieces and nephews: Jay, Bruce and Frank Wright, Jan Pratt, and Mike O’Brien.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Patty Taylor-Mayott and her siblings.
Services will be held in the spring in Miles City, Mont., and she will be buried with her husband at the Eastern Montana Veterans Cemetery.
(Paid Obituary)