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Shane Troy Moulton
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Shane Troy Moulton passed away on the evening of 2 March, 2018 in a tragic accident in Snake River Canyon, near Alpine, Lincoln County, Wyoming.
On April 15, 1984 Robert and Jolene hurried to church with three boys in hand. Friends kept on quizzing Jolene about the due date and the answer was the due date had come and gone. No signs that the event was going to take place anytime soon. Spring was there and cooking a roast on the barbeque was the task of the day. The roast was done and Shane decided his mom did not need to eat as he was late for the party. Because he was late for dinner, he believed the best bet is to keep the rest of the family waiting for his arrival home. He and his mom took a mini vacation spending several days at the hospital while he spent time under bilirubin lights to develop a nice sun tan. Growing up in a small 3 bedroom house created challenges as the children shared rooms until his older brothers one by one served a mission.
Having a father who learned to work at a young age it meant that his children also needed to develop a strong work ethic. Not being on a ranch meant alternative ways were used to teach him there is nothing wrong with working. News papers were the answer and Shane along with his bothers had routes with the Lander Journal and the Advertiser. This taught him responsibility that carried on throughout his life.
Shane found it hard to sit in the chapel and would sneak away and find someone to play with. More than once his dad would catch him playing a game with a grownup. Not odd for him, except it was often with the stake president. The stake president would look up and smile and say “I like your boy.”
He did the typical boy stuff growing up. The boys invented a game called torpedo. A fun activity as one of the boys would stand high on the couch pretending to be a torpedo and the others would run by the couch like a battleship and then get sunk by the torpedo. End result was one of several broken arms.
Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts were some of his youth activities. Shane earned all the ranks in Cub Scouts and became an Eagle Scout. His Eagle project was removing a buck rail fence on public land, cutting it up for firewood and making it available through a pastoral organization for those who could not afford firewood.
Shane in high school joined the wresting team and was on the golf club team, lettering in both sports. He enjoyed those activities and learned a lot. One of his favorite activities and high school course was a videography class. He would shoot videos, edit them, and present them to the class. One of his favorite videos was shooting about snowmobile jumping.
Shane loved doing mechanics and working with his hands. These skills started to developed in high school and continued throughout his life.
His love for the mountains was not only because he was raised by the mountains, but many of his jobs were in the mountains. One of his first summer jobs was working as a back country trail crew, leaving home with a backpack in hand and spending a week in the mountains coming home dirty with a big smile on his face.
After high school Shane was chosen by his Heavenly Father to serve a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Raleigh, North Carolina. Shane was well known for developing his own special way of teaching and spreading the gospel. He served his Heavenly Father with love, zest, and a very contagious smile.
After Shane returned from his mission he moved to Jackson Hole where he first worked for Eddie Bauer and Avis Car Rentals. Shane’s love for cars continued to grow and he soon felt the need to make this a life time goal. He attended school at WYOTECH in Laramie, Wyoming getting his Associate degree in business and auto / diesel mechanic. After graduation Shane moved to Salt Lake City where he had multiple jobs working on cars. During that time he found himself head over heels for two beautiful young ladies, Natalie Lin and her full of energy and hugs daughter Kayla. Natalie and Shane where married for time and all eternity on September 5, 2009 in the Draper LDS Temple. They moved back to Jackson Wyoming. In August, 2011 Shane and Natalie Lin welcomed a daughter, Claire Lynette fondly known as “Claire Bear” to their family. Later they moved to Alpine and Star Valley Ranch. Shane held numerous jobs while in Wyoming, last working as a mechanic at Scenic Safari in Jackson.
Shane leaves behind the love of his life, Natalie Lin, his two daughters, Kayla Rosalie and Claire Lynette. Also left behind are Shane’s parents Robert Reed and Jolene Moulton, three brothers, Aaron (Mary) Moulton, Ryan (Natalie) Moulton and Travis (Ashley) Moulton and one sister his best buddy Hayley Moulton, three nephews and eight nieces and his Grandma Shirley Moulton Burzynski.
Family Visitation was held Friday, March 9, 2018 at Schwab Funeral Chapel in Thayne. Funeral Services were held on Saturday March 10th, 208 at Cedar Creek Ward in Freedom, Wyoming with Bishop Casperson conducting. Burial was on Saturday March 10th at the Victor Cemetery in Victor Idaho. A Memorial Fund for Shane Moulton has been set up at the Bank of Star Valley PO Box 8007, Afton, Wyoming 83110.

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7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Schwab Funeral Chapel

Highway 89
Thayne, Wyoming 83127

Family Visitation was held at this time.





10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Cedar Creek Ward

Freedom, Wyoming .

Funeral Service





2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Victor Cemetery

Victor, Idaho .

Graveside Service

Cemetery Details


Victor Cemetery

Victor, Idaho .

Memorial Contribution

Shane Moulton Memorial Fund

PO Box 8007
Afton, Wyoming 83110

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