Kenneth “Bobby” Shakespeare was born December 24, 1930 to Elizabeth (Underwood) and Nickerson West Shakespeare in a tent at Ethete, WY. He passed away April 17, 2021 in Casper, WY.
Bobby grew up in Ethete, WY with his 7 siblings. He attended school at St. Michael’s Mission school up to the 5th grade. He enlisted in the US Army and was stationed in Newport, Virgina. When he returned home he married his first wife Angela Antelope and they had 5 kids, before she passed away in 1964. Bobby married Josephine O’Neal and together they had 9 children. Bobby worked at Arapahoe Ranch, Brassel and Sims, City of Lander, Northern Arapahoe CHR, he was also a lifeguard at Hot Springs and a bus driver for St. Stephen’s Indian School.
Bobby spent his days farming his fields, fixing fences, and taking care of his horses. His favorite thing to do was go to the Wind River Casino. Bobby enjoyed spending his time with all his grandkids.
Bobby is survived by his children Lynelle Shakespeare (Richard Brown) Vernita Shakespeare, Victoria Shakespeare, John Lee Crispin, Raymond (Letha) Shakespeare, Darrell O’Neal Sr., Elizabeth Antone, Francene Shakespeare, Jimmy (Cathy) Shakespeare.
Adopted sons Jerry Lawson, Leo Headly, Steven Headly, Wally Oldman, Lester Fasthorse Grandchildren Levi Manzanares, Darsyl Posey (Skyler Dixey), Mallorie Posey (Bryant Tillman).Josephine Posey, ColeBoy Posey, Whisper SunRhodes (Beau Venne), Daniel and Dallas Manzanares, Neomi (Wally, Sr.) Perrote Ludell Ferguson, RayAnn Fergueson (Ruben Roman) Glenn (Vivian) and Angela Spotted Elk, John Charlie and Annette McAdams, Dallasia Manzanares, Darrell Jr., Lynette, Ruthie, Charlie, Ozaddie O’Neal, Johnny Jr. and Kaiya Friday, Autumn Tillman, Todd, Nicholas Sr. and Mary N. Brown, Shaun Farris, Dallen (Helen), Jami and Weston Shakespeare, Ethan and Jeana Harris, Cedric Jr., Maria, Travis Shakepeare and Tallie Maranda.
50 plus Great Grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter, followed by numerous nieces and nephews and grandchildren, numerous cousins and Family; Shakespeare’s, Underwood’s, Redman’s, O’Neal’s of Wyoming, Stewarts’ and NotAfraid’s of Montana, Brings ThemBack ofSouth Dakota, Pratt and Little Raven, of Oklahoma.
Bobby is preceded in death by his wife Josephine Shakespeare, His Parents Elizabeth and N. West Shakespeare and first wife Angela Antelope, his brothers Richard ‘Big Rock’, Nickerson John, George W. Shakespeare. His Sisters Lydia Friday, Mary Christine Shakespeare, Maria Martinez and numerous other adopted brothers, sisters and cousins.Sons Dallas Shakespeare, Cedric Shakespeare, Medford Shakespeare, Daughters Justina Shakespeare Lucy Shakespeare and Annette O’Neal Grandchildren Anthony ‘Tony’ Harris, and two great grandchildren.