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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.

Shirley's two 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 good times.

Shirley was a friend to everyone she met and always had a kind word, a warm smile and a word of encouragement.

Shirley is 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 Flossie Anderson.

Burial will be in Shandon Cemetery in Shandon, California. A celebration of life will be held at a later date in California.

Contributions in memory of Shirley can be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at:

2017 Big Sky Futurity & Aged Event
August 3-9, 2017
$34,000 added
New Format with 3 separate go's in all divisions
Unlimited Amateur 4 & 5/6 class added with 2 go's.
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We want you to be an MCHA member!!!

2017 Membership Prices
Individual Membership - $35
Family Membership- $50 (Immediate family members to include Husband, Wife, and Children)
Youth Membership - $10

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Membership Renewals - 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 Standings.

 Congratulations - 2016 NCHA AREA 4 Class Champions

Each year the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA)
recognizes and provides awards to the highest money earner
of each NCHA class by NCHA Area. NCHA Area 4
consists of Montana and Wyoming. MCHA would like to
congratulate the
2016 NCHA Area 4 Class Champions!!



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