In Memoriam: Pleaman Shaver leaves legacy of serving humanity

Pleaman Shaver

FFRF Member Pleaman Shaver of Torrington, Wyo., died April 16.

An obituary written by his family began, “The speck of stardust known to the world as Pleaman F. Shaver died in the arms of his wife of more than 49 years with his children close by. The world was brighter because of him and dimmed substantially with his death.”

Shaver served 26 years in the U.S.  Navy, 13 years each in active duty and reserve. He also had a long career in the civil service, serving on both coasts, Germany, and Hawaii. He chose to continue to serve humanity by insisting that his body be donated to science.

Besides his wife, Marci, Shaver is survived by his daughter Misti Simms and her husband Warner of Tucson, Ariz., his son Pleaman A. Shaver of Torrington, two grandchildren, three siblings and numerous nieces and nephews.

He requested memorials be sent to FFRF or the ACLU or autism research.