Jack C. Sheldon, 72, passed away suddenly March 19, 2019 in Arizona City, Arizona.
July 5, 1945 in Riverton, Wyoming, he was the 12th of 13 children of
Horace and Harriet (Jones) Sheldon. Following high school he enlisted
in the Navy where he learned the art of making power, being trained in
the engine room. That training and knowledge served him well as he went
on to spend the next 40 years in hydro-electric power plants in many
various roles. He was proud of being part of the start-up commissioning
team in Prudhoe Bay Alaska when the Trans-Alaska Pipeline was first
starting to pump. As part of his last job with the Army Corps of
Engineers, he was sent to Iraq and Afghanistan to be part of the
restructuring of their power systems..
can be a cowboy, or you can be an oilman yet Jack chose to be both. He
rode saddle bronc horses until he was 42 and he loved team roping which
he was still actively pursuing. He enjoyed playing his guitars and
joked that you couldn’t have too many! His passion for riding his
motorcycle was just as strong as his love for horses and many times
couldn’t decide which one was going to win the day.
greatest gift was the fact that he never met a stranger, every person
he met he made them feel they were special. He had a way of connecting
with everyone on their level that they never forgot. He genuinely liked
people and it showed in the way he loved and respected them. He will
leave a void that will not be replaced in many lives. He could bless
without making you feel insulted as shown with this story: A young
guitar player came to play at church one night with holes in his cowboy
boots and duct tape holding them together. Another cowboy attending had
just bought a new pair of boots and this man said to the youngster,
“What size are your cowboy boots? Well, that’s the same size that I
wear. These new boots are hurting my feet. Would you like to try these
on and see if they fit you?” the young man said yes and the couboy
slipped on the youngsters boots and said, “Oh, these are so
comfortable! Would you mind trading me?” The young man agreed and his
life was forever changed. The cowboy was Jack Sheldon and the youngster
was Kerry Herrick of the bank “Herrick”.
married the love of his life, Pamela Jean Melton, December 31, 1995 in
Grand Junction, Colorado. They were inseparable and their life was
filled with laughter, joy and devotion.
cherishing his memory include his wife, Pam, of Thermopolis; sons, Jess
(Abigail), Arizona City, AZ, and Peter (Jessica), Aloha, OR; daughters,
Chanel Sheldon, Arizona City, AZ and Stephanie (Darin) Dow, Phoenix,
AZ; brothers, Buzz, Caldwell, ID, Bill, Temecula, CA, and Skeet,
Riverton, WY; sisters, Shirley Fulmer, Lahania, HI,Sharon Widick,
Gunnison, UT and Adele Belle, Peoria, AZ; eleven grandchildren, one
great, grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
was a member of First Baptist Church and his commitment to his Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ took precedence over everything. He loved everyone
that came in his path with the unselfish love of the Father and he
always said, “The greatest messages are lived, not preached.” That was
the true essence of Jack Sheldon.