Lillie Mae Shupp, 1918-2005

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Longtime Steamboat Springs resident Lillie Mae Shupp died Sept. 5, 2005. She was 87.

Lillie was born to Essie and Callie Moore on Feb. 15, 1918, in Crocker, Mo. The family included four boys -- Charles, Clarence, George and Harry -- and two girls, Lillie and Nadine.

In 1945, she married Ivan Shupp, a young man stationed in Missouri. He was a private first class serving as a medic. While serving in World War II, their only child, Ivan Jr., was born.

When Ivan Sr. was discharged, they moved back to his native Routt County to take up ranching.

Lillie was a 4-H leader for several years, created several wedding and special-occasion cakes and was a member of the local VFW Women's Auxiliary.

She assisted in raising her siblings and nieces and nephews through the years.

Her greatest love was her gardens and the many, many flowers still in her yard.

Lillie is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and her husband.

She is survived by one sister, Nadine Mack; one brother, Harry Moore; her son, Ivan Shupp Jr., and his wife, Penny; her granddaughter, Samantha Evans, and her husband, George; her granddaughter, Auna Noppe, and her husband, Jim; her grandson, Leon Shupp, and his wife, Tammy; six great-grandsons; two great-granddaughters; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

We would like to leave you with this quote by Helen Keller: "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart."

Rest in God.

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