LeRoy Shumway

1937 -
Thermopolis

LeRoy Shumway

LeRoy Shumway is a third generation Wyoming rancher on his father’s side and fourth generation on his mother’s side. His love has always been horses. Often, he would ride to school or in parades on horses that he broke and trained himself. He was an expert roper and throughout his youth and adulthood competed in several races at fairs including the three-horse relay race. While attending Hot Springs County High School he was awarded the FFA State Farmer of the Year. LeRoy’s nickname in high school was “Horse Trader.” LeRoy attended Utah State College and Brigham Young University. While living in Utah he married Jessie Leona Quadro. After their marriage they moved to the Bar H Bar Ranch on Owl Creek near Thermopolis. There they raised grain, hay, cattle, horses, and their eight children. LeRoy spent 17 years working in the oil fields while maintaining his own ranch and helping on his father’s place as well. LeRoy remains active in the community. He received the Lions Ranch Rodeo Award in 1998 and the Centurion Award in 2015. For many years he provided hay for 4-H fundraisers. Over the years he and Jessie have opened the Bar H Bar to numerous Boy Scout troops and church youth groups.