Shirley Ione Werbelow

Jan. 17, 1943 – Jan. 26, 2013

Memorial services for Shirley Ione Werbelow were held Feb. 4 at the First Baptist Church in Powell. Shirley, 70, died Jan. 26 at Spirit Mountain Hospice in Cody.

She was born Jan. 17, 1943, at Lewiston, Idaho, the daughter of Horace David and Margaret Isabel Watkins Clements.

She lived  in California and Washinton for many years. She taught fourth grade in Tacoma, Wash., for 28 years and also tutored children. She enjoyed landscaping and collecting bears.

Shirley married Pete Werbelow July 7, 2007, at Kent, Wash. They moved to Powell in 2007.

Shirley attended the First Baptist Church at Powell and helped with the AWANA program. She was a member of the Red Hat Society. A lifelong Republican she worked for the presidential campaigns of both Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan.

Shirley is survived by her husband Pete of Powell; her son Sam Rama of Washington; four stepchildren, Richard Werbelow of Billings, Troy Werbelow and Teresa Werbelow both of Gillette and Leeann Werbelow of Albuquerque, N.M.; one grandson, five step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.