Obituary: Shirley Ann Gunyan


Shirley Ann Gunyan, 76, of Daniel, Wyo., passed away due to complications from an infection on Aug. 23, surrounded by family.

Shirley was born Aug. 27, 1946, to William and Elizabeth Daley in Waltham, Mass., and later she and her brothers, William Daley and James Daley, would attend schools in Summerville, Mass.

In the summer of 1962, she met the man that would change her life forever. Richard James Gunyan, the love of her life, was a Navy petty officer on shore leave. Shirley and Richard carried a relationship through the next year and were married Dec. 30, 1963.
Shirley was also married to the Navy and spent the next 18 years giving birth to and raising four children, Diane Elizabeth, Joseph Edward, Karen Michelle and Deborah Ann, while living the Navy life.

Shirley often reflected on those years and the people she met, and the friendships she made, often saying they were some of her fondest memories. Shirley was looking forward to her 60th

wedding anniversary and renewing her vows to Richard. Shirley was a longtime resident of

Daniel, Wyo., and proud to call Daniel her home.

Shirley was predeceased by her parents William and Elizabeth Daley, her brother William Daley, and her daughter Diane Elizabeth Gunyan.
She is survived by her husband Richard James Gunyan, their son Joseph Edward Gunyan, daughters Karen Michelle Gonzalez and Deborah Anne Gunyan, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Shirley was a kind and loving soul and will be missed and remembered by the many lives she


Shirley, everyone you left in this world hates that you are gone but we are happy that you are home free and painless. We will always love and miss you until we can meet again.

No services are planned at this time.