Shane Alan Fross was born 01-Jul-70 in Denver Colorado. He grew up in Eastern Colorado in an area called the “German Settlement”, which is North of Burlington & Bethune by about 11 miles. He is the son of James J. & Edna M. Fross of Bethune, Colorado, and brother of Susan M. Hipley of Meridian, California.
Shane graduated from Burlington High School and went on to pursue a Petroleum Engineering Degree at Colorado School of Mines. He commenced work for Anadarko Petroleum in Liberal, Kansas post-graduation where he met his wife Bridget (Knapek) Fross while she was working for the NRCS in Perryton, TX. They were married on 01-Jul-95 and moved to Houston, Texas.
Shane & Bridget have four children (James, Shaneann, Tristan, and Xavier) and suffered two miscarriages.
After a fight with cancer, Shane passed on 14-Jul-21. He was preceded in death by his father James J. Fross, nephew Brandon Weber & two unborn children.
Shane enjoyed a career in the Oil/Gas Industry working 28+ years with Anadarko Petroleum and 2+ years with Whiting Petroleum. During this period the family lived in Texas, Canada, England, Wyoming, Montana and Colorado and met many wonderful people associated with the industry.
Shane’s hobbies were eclectic and varied – as he tried to learn a new skill every year. Among his favorites over the years were reloading, amateur radio (KC5VPT), fishing, painting, marble carving, and clay shooting.
Living by a personal and professional motto of “Live a life that at the time of my death anybody I have worked with can look into the eyes of my children and say with full sincerity that I made a difference in their life”; he tried to enjoy life to it's fullest at all times.
A Funeral Mass for Shane will be held on Monday, July 26, 2021 at 11:15 a.m. There will be a Rosary prayed ahead of Mass for those who wish to attend. A reception will follow the service and then Shane will be laid to rest at Sacred Heart of Mary Cemetery in Boulder, Colorado.
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