April 27, 1945 – August 8, 2016
Shell Valley resident Steven J Cannady, age 71, passed away Monday, Aug. 8, 2016 at his home in Shell, Wyo., after a brief illness.
Steven J Cannady was born in Denver, Colo., on April 27, 1945, to James Max Cannady and Catherine Jane (Myers) Cannady. He graduated from high school in Idaho Springs, Colo. He and his father packed in fire crew and power line supplies by horseback into the High Country of Colorado for the Forest Service.
He moved to Otto, Wyo., in 1970 and began ranching and raising his children, Cody and Cammy. In 1976, he moved to Shell, Wyo., where he continued a life in agriculture. He thought he was the luckiest man in the world to live in the Shell Valley where he had the greatest friends and family and where he was doing what he loved – ranching!
In 1989 Steven married Margo Nina (Asp) Nielsen and she and her children, Travis, Terry, and Tiffany joined the family.
He lived every day to the fullest and had no regrets.
Steven adored his grandchildren, and they were the light of his life.
He had a kind and generous spirit and was always willing to lend a hand.
Steven is preceded in death by his parents, Max and Catherine Cannady, and his twin sister, Sandy.
He is survived by his wife Margo; his children and their spouses, Cody Cannady, Cammy and Lawrence Griffin, Travis and Dawn Nielsen, Terry and Brad Johnson, and Tiffany Nielsen; his grandchildren, Danielle, Allie, and Sawyer Nielsen, Cache and Drayton Griffin, Christine Nielsen, Alexus and Blake Johnson; and his brothers, Wes, Jim and Dan Cannady.
Services will be held at the Shell Community Hall on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Michael McMillan as officiant. Burial will follow at the Whaley Cemetery. Immediately following the services, a luncheon for family and friends will be held at the Shell Community Hall.
In leiu of flowers, memorials in Steven’s name can be sent to Security State Bank, P.O. Box 531, Basin, WY 82410-0531 with proceeds to go to Hands Across the Saddle.
Atwood Family Funeral Directors assisted the family with the arrangements.