Garry Lynne Shearer

January 25, 1939 ~ January 2, 2020 (age 80)


Garry Lynne Shearer was born Jan. 25, 1939 in Buckhannon, WV. Her parents were John and Helen Shock of Webster Springs, WV. She has one sibling, her brother John Paul Shock of Little Rock, AR. She was a 1956 Valedictorian graduate of Webster Springs High School in Webster Springs, WV. She continued her education at West Virginia University where she graduated with a degree in Secondary Education, certified to teach both Social Studies and English. She worked as an educator in both Buckhannon and Weston, West Virginia most of her adult life. After retirement, she continued to be an advocate for education as President of the West Virginia Association of Retired School Employees and locally as a President of the Lewis County, WV chapter of AARP. She was always active in politics and lobbied the West Virginia Legislature tirelessly for causes she felt were important. She also served as President of the Lewis County Chapter of the West Virginia Federation of Democratic Women. She served as President of the Lewis County Rotary Club as well. She was active in Church and was a longtime member of the Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church Congregation in Weston, WV. Garry Lynne moved to Wyoming in February of 2017 to be near her son, Michael Thompson, his wife Pamela, and her two grandchildren Piper and Parker. Health issues forced her into an Assisted Living Facility where she furthered her connections of friends and Faith Family. For the past two years the other residents of Beyond Home in Afton, WY readily accepted her friendship and they all became very close. She also started attending Holy Family Catholic Church in Thayne, WY. The Deacon and the Council of Catholic Women would visit her each Tuesday and give her communion and sit and chat about life in general. Garry Lynne was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Roger Lee Thompson and 2nd husband Robert Conrad Shearer. She is survived by her brother John Paul Shock, son Michael R. Thompson, 4 step-daughters Cindy, Theresa, Tina, and Debbie Shearer, and adopted son William Shearer. A Celebration of her life will take place this summer in West Virginia and details are still being arranged. Friends and family will be notified with details in the near future.


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