Gordon and Joyce Schaffer Named Downtown Rock Springs Volunteers of the Month

Gordon and Joyce Schaffer Named Downtown Rock Springs Volunteers of the Month

Gordon and Joyce Schaffer have been Rock Springs residents for more than 50 years and stay active with many different projects in their retirement.

ROCK SPRINGS — Gordon and Joyce Schaffer have been named the Rock Springs Main Street/URA Volunteers of the Month for February.

Gordon and Joyce live Cheyenne and have been Rock Springs residents for about 50 years. Their daughter, Stacy Jones, is the vice-chairwoman of the Rock Springs Main Street/URA so Gordon and Joyce were recruited to help.

Following the Christmas holiday, a department store in Cheyenne was selling their old Christmas decorations, which would be perfect for the Broadway Theater. With no easy way to grab them from Rock Springs, it was Gordon and Joyce to the rescue.

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They quickly made a trip to the department store and loaded up their truck. They then stored the decorations in their basement until they could be brought back to Rock Springs. 

Gordon and Joyce have two daughters, Lori Hart (Derek) and Stacy Jones (Taylor) and four grandchildren, Logan, Lorin, Kellen and Kylie. They are both retired from long careers: Gordon from Bureau of Land Management; and Joyce from Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

They are both alumni from the University of Wyoming and Gordon served in the United States Air Force. They’re now enjoying retirement by following sports teams of the Wyoming Cowboys, Denver Broncos and Dallas Cowboys, to name a few.

They are avid readers, love to stay up on current events/politics and watch their favorite TV shows. Joyce loves to do crafts and sometimes Gordon is called in to assist.