Shauna Brimhall receives 50-year pin
Shauna Jean Eyre Brimhall was presented her 50-year membership pin at the opening camp meeting of Daughter of Utah Pioneers Camp Heritage Sept. 19, by Kay Ann Saxton, Wyoming DUP Regional Representative.
Making this camp meeting extra special were special guests, Keith and Kathy Rasmussen. Keith told stories of the history of Fort Bridger and Piedmont in the first-person as Jim Bridger with hats and coats, etc.
Shauna has served as the camp captain three times: 1974-1975; 1984-1986; 2006-2008. She has also served in about every position, either elected or appointed, in the camp. She has also served on the Uinta Wyoming DUP Company Board several times in various positions. Shauna is a very talented musician and shares that talent.
Shauna’s Utah pioneer ancestors came from East Prussia, Switzerland and England. Her ancestors, the Bluemels, Eyres, Rollins and Hamblins, were also pioneers of the Bridger Valley and their descendants are still leaders in the communities of Lyman, Mountain View, Urie and Fort Bridger. The DUP marker, #558, “The Bluemel Homesteads” in Lyman, Wyo., tells the story of Shauna’s maternal grandfather and great-grandfather. Shauna volunteered for seven years at the Family History/Research Center in Evanston expanding the stories of her ancestors.
This was the second time Shauna had accepted a 50-year pin. In 1964, Lottie Burleigh, the Company President, organized five new camps in Uinta County Wyoming. One of those camps was Camp Washakie. At our District Convention held April 28, 2014, at the Heritage Barn in Lyman, charter members of those camps were recognized and received 50-year pins. One of those recognized was Shauna’s mother, Liddie Bluemel Eyre. Shauna accepted the pin for her mother who had passed away two weeks before the convention and just a month shy of being 101 years old. Liddie, among other camp and company offices, served as the 13th president of the Uinta Wyoming DUP Company.