Memorials, 1021 WYBJ, Vol. 44 No. 5. 62

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No. Vol. 44 No. 5 Pg. 62

Wyoming Bar Journal

October, 2021

Tom D. Capshaw

Tom D. Capshaw, 84, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away early Friday morning February 5, 2021. He was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on September 20, 1936.

Tom had an incredible life full of accomplishment from humble beginnings. Upon completing a law degree from the University of Arkansas, he began a career of public service. After beginning his legal career as a published trial attorney, he served for over 30 years as a distinguished Social Security Federal Judge and member of the Evansville Bar Association. Tom also spent time during his career as an educator of federal judges, Hospice volunteer through Deaconess Hospital for over 10 years and Boy Scout troop leader where he was also a recipient of the prestigious Silver Beaver award.

As impressive as Tom's professional life was, it was exceeded only by his efforts as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, mentor of youth and citizen in his community. Tom had a long and beautiful marriage of over 62 years to Dian Capshaw and will be remembered by friends and family for the love he shared with his wonderful wife.

Tom is preceded in Death by his father Clifford "Cap" Cap-shaw, mother Carmalita, brothers Jim Lee, Fred Gene, Clifford Burton Jr. and son Charles William Capshaw I.

Tom is survived by his wife Dian Capshaw, grandson Charles William Capshaw II (Danielle), granddaughter Hayley Harrison (Seth), great-grandsons Dean and Graham Harrison.

Greg L. Goddard

Gregory L. Goddard was born on June 4, 1947, in Torrington, Wyoming, to Chet and Mareen Goddard. His grandparents homesteaded north of Torrington. Greg grew up and went to school in Torrington and graduated from Tor-rington High School with the class of 1965. After high school he attended the University of Wyoming. Following a bachelor’s degree at Wyoming he attended the University of Denver where he received a Juris Doctor and later earned an M.B.A. He was married on March 2, 1974, in Vail, Colorado, to Connie and they made their home in Buffalo where he went into private law practice and also opened the Ben Franklin Store as a family business. Greg began as Deputy County Attorney in 1975 and was elected County Attorney in 1976. He served as the Johnson County Attorney until 1998 and again as Deputy through 2010. Greg and Connie raised two boys and he continued practicing law and living in Buffalo until his death.

Greg maintained a Martindale Hubbell rating of A.V., the highest rating for attorneys. He served three years on the State Bar Commission for the Fourth Judicial District and on the Criminal Rules Committee by Supreme Court appointment for 12 years. He was a member of Johnson County, Wyoming, and Colorado Bar Associations and was the past President of the Johnson...

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