Shoshoni’s Currah received Leadership Fremont County’s top Award Friday night

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Leadership Fremont County presented it’s 2014 Leadership Award Friday night to Gayle Currah of Shoshoni for his lifelong efforts of going above and beyond for his community.

Picture 5At the graduation of the Leadership Fremont County Class of 2013-14 at the Fremont Center, FLC Board Member Lindy Linn announced Currah’s selection and noted that he “is a delight to be around.”

Currah has been a resident of Shoshoni since he was 15, Linn said, was a 1944 graduate of Shoshoni High School, a World War II Veteran whose initial job after the war was with the Bureau of Reclamation. He then spent 41 years at the Shoshoni Garage and worked for Colorado Interstate Gas for 13 years after the garage closed. He’s still the mail carrier on the Boysen Route, “and a real fixture in the Shoshoni Community,” she said. “He’s always willing to lend a hand.

In addition to work experiences, Currah is the president of the Shoshoni Senior Center for the past four years, a member of the Masons for 64 years and a Shiner for 48 years. “He’s also one of those Shriners on the scooter patrol, which is a parade favorite,” Linn noted. He was named Shoshoni’s Citizen of the Year twice, in 1983 and again in 1997 and he’s a 31-year member of the Shoshoni Fire Department. He served 20 years on the Town Council and was involved with the the Shoshoni Chamber of Commerce for 30-plus years. He was also instrumental in bringing the Wyoming State Fiddle Contest to Shoshoni and was the chair of that activity from 1973 to 2006, when the event moved to Thermopolis.

In accepting the award, Currah said he was “at a loss for words, but a lot went on over the years,” he said. “Everything in Shoshoni is done with volunteers. Nothing can get done without a little leadership and a lot of good helpers.” Currah went on to say that he thought the idea for Leadership Fremont County was a good one, especially that the group pushes leadership for the entire county. He also lamented the loss of the fiddle contest, but he said the event “ran out of volunteers and younger people to help.” In closing, he thanked his family and the audience. “Thank you so much,” he said.




  1. Jennifer Parkhurst

    Congratulations Uncle Gayle!!!! So proud of you :-)

  2. Ron Howard

    Congratulations, Gayle!!

  3. Linda Kobel Moench

    My buttons are bursting right off my shirt for you, Gayle. An honor much deserved!!!
    Congratulations, my good friend.

  4. Congratulations Gayle. Keep up the good work as long as you can. You are looking really good for age. God Bless ya and Proud of you.

  5. Lois Herbst

    What a terrific summary of a good life in a small community that has produced many leaders. Congratulations, Gayle, you are so very deserving of recognition for your many years of work on behalf of your community.

  6. Rusty Havens

    Congratulations Gayle. An inspiration to us all!!

  7. Katherine Van Dell

    Congratulations, Gayle!

  8. Jane Ferries

    Congratulations Dagwood! I am proud of you and "the other Dagwood" would be real proud too! You stay so young and never let up!…….just like a Dagwood!!

  9. Rita Isabell

    Congratulations to Gayle–one of our favorite people; a perfect winner of an award for those who do good things over and over and over; he is a true ambassador for Shoshoni. Glad to call him a friend <3

  10. Jarvis Wallage

    A very well deserved award. As one of my dad's closest friends he is someone who I will always remember while growing up. I spent a lot of time around the Shoshoni Garage when I was a kid and will always remember his friendly character that he brought to the business. Gayle hasn't changed since my first days of remembering him and continues to be the same man. Gayle if this gets back to you congratulations!

  11. Teresa LaGois

    Congrats Cob!! You have always been a part of my life growing up and with that has been a ton of amazing memories!! Thank you for all you have done to keep our little town going!

  12. Patty Collins

    Gayle, congratulations!! You are so very deserving of this award. I look up to you and we truly enjoy having lunches with you.

  13. Darla Miller-Keever

    Congratulations Gayle! When I heard you got this award I was very excited. You are a vital positive force in this community.

  14. Jason Darren

    Guys u must chkout, you'll like dis.. I wish I found this years back..

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