LaShae Danielle Lihosit Wilcox was born on Oct. 21, 1984, in Carlsbad, N.M. She grew up hunting and fishing with her family, and discovered a deep passion for the outdoors. She played many sports, had many friends, and always kept herself close with family.
She graduated from high school in Carlsbad, N.M., in 2003, continued her education in Albuquerque, and soon after made her way to Montana. She met the love of her life, Ty Wilcox, in Columbus, Mont., and soon thereafter started a family. Their son Teigan, her pride and joy, was born May 10, 2011. Ty and LaShae married at the Nye Church on Valentine’s Day in 2013.
LaShae was an amazing mother, wife, and daughter that took so much pride in her family. She loved to spend her time outdoors hunting, riding horses, fishing, rafting, camping and to share that with her many friends and family. LaShae was tragically taken from us on Sunday Sept. 27, 2015, in a car accident. Her beautiful smile, laughter, and fun loving personality will always remain in our hearts.
LaShae is survived by her husband Ty Wilcox, their son Teigan, parents Kristi and John Lihosit, Wanda and Tini Starkweather, Mike and Sandy Wilcox. Grandparents Boba Cooper, Rollande Lihosit. Aunts and uncles Mike Cooper (Laurie), Julitta Watson (Russel), Mickie Compton (Cliff) and Danny Lihosit. Siblings/cousins Kellie Cooper, Bobbie Jo Mckean, John Cooper, Chris Watson, Monica Watson, Troy Wilcox (Brooke), Jessie Wilcox, Mariah Wilcox, Josey Wilcox. And by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
LaShae was preceded in death by grandfathers Bill Cooper and Frances Lihosit, Uncle David Lihosit, Tom and Gramma Tootsie Barron, and Anna and Ken Wilcox.
The family will be hosting a viewing at the Smith Funeral Chapel in Columbus, Mont., from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 1, 2015. A Celebration of life will take place on the river at the family ranch in Absarokee, 86 North Stillwater Road, on Friday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. Potluck to follow.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial account has been set up to help the family with expenses. Donations can be made at First Interstate Bank, in Absarokee to the LaShae Wilcox Memorial Account or care of Amber Pacheco-Holm.
‘Do Not Stand At My Grave & Weep’
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the mornings hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave & cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
By Mary Elizabeth Frye