Darla Janet Saam

Dec. 6, 1936 - Jan. 22, 2023


Darla moved to Shell, Wyo. with her husband Richard in 2003. She was a beautiful addition to the small community that she enjoyed so much. She was active in many things around the close-knit community of Shell like the Water Board, Shell Hall Board and Eastern Star to name a few. Darla and Richard enjoyed date nights with friends to the movies in Lovell, dinners in Greybull, or just drinks with friends. The only thing she complained about was the cold in the winter. 

She will be missed by many. 

She sold her home in 2021 and moved in with her daughter Terri Miller in Merced, Calif., until her daughter Debra Watson’s home was built in Baytown, Texas, in March of 2022. 

She is proceeded in death by her mother Arleta Cochron, husband Richard Saam and brother Stan Cochron. 

She is survived by her daughters Debra Watson, Terri Miller, and son David Bottel and her brother Jimmy Cochron. She was lucky enough to enjoy her last days with her grandkids, Bradley R. Watson, Monique M. Miller and Thomas J. Miller, and her great-grandkids, Camille Long, Sophie Long, Nicholas Watson, Landon Long and Gunner Watson. Her great-great-grandson Bryson was the newest joy of her life. 

A celebration of life will be held at Shell Hall on Monday, Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Shell Hall or Shell Fire Department.