MCHA lost a
great supporter and true friend with the
passing of longtime Secretary and Treasurer
Shirley Anderson Williams. Shirley, 65, of
Idaho Falls, passed away June 28, 2017, from
injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to her
family, including her sister and brother in
law, Dorothy and John Seymour.
Shirley was born
April 1, 1952, in Paso Robles, California.
She attended Cal Poly State University SLO.
After graduating Cal Poly, she taught school
in a one-room schoolhouse in Polaris,
Montana. In Montana, she met the love of her
life, Dr. Tom Williams. The two were married
in Paso Robles, California, in 1977. She
managed their veterinary practice in Dillon,
Montana, for over 20 years. Shirley and Tom
moved to Idaho Falls in 2004, and she became
a full-time roper and part-time farmer. But
her favorite job was being a mom to her
daughter, Tammy, and a "Momo" to her
grandsons, Tristan and Grant.
main passions in life were her family and
rodeo. As a child in California, she
competed in countless rodeos and horse
shows. She was a member of the rodeo team at
Cal Poly. After moving to Dillon, she
enjoyed roping with Tom. She got to pass on
the love of rodeo to Tammy and was an
enthusiastic high school and college rodeo
mom for many years. After Tammy graduated
college and was done rodeoing, Shirley was
back in the arena again with seasoned
horses. She roped every week with her
"roping friends" in Idaho. They roped a lot
of calves, had even more laughs and a lot of
Shirley was a
friend to everyone she met and always had a
kind word, a warm smile and a word of
survived by her husband, Tom of Idaho Falls;
daughter, Tammy (Jason) Neal of Smyer, TX;
grandsons, Tristan and Grant; sister,
Dorothy (John) Seymour of Dillon, MT; and
numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was
preceded in death by her parents, Grant and
Burial will be
in Shandon Cemetery in Shandon, California.
A celebration of life will be held at a
later date in California.
memory of Shirley can be made to a charity
of the donor's choice.
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- Due to special circumstances, MCHA
Directors approved a one-time exception to
be made to the MCHA Bylaws relating to the
timing of paid-up 2017 memberships in order
to allow earnings from the 2016 UCHA Fall
show and the 2017 ICHA Spring show to count
towards 2017 MCHA Standings so long as the
member is in good standing with a paid-up
MCHA membership postmarked by May 1st, 2017.
For anyone submitting a membership
application after this date earnings from
the 2016 UCHA Fall show and the 2017 ICHA
Spring show will not count towards 2017 MCHA
Congratulations - 2016 – NCHA
AREA 4 Class Champions
Each year the National Cutting Horse
provides awards to the highest money
of each NCHA class by NCHA Area.
NCHA Area 4
consists of Montana and
Wyoming. MCHA would like to
2016 NCHA Area 4 Class Champions!!
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