Shawn Michael Rivett of Casper, WY passed away unexpectedly on March 16th, 2020. He was 43 years old. Shawn is survived by his parents Dennis and Sherry Rivett, as well as his younger brother and sister in law, Shane and Mikla Rivett.
Shawn was born on February 23rd, 1977 in Kennewick, WA. In 1980, Shawn welcomed his loving brother and best friend, Shane, into the world with open arms and a huge smile. The family moved to Casper, WY in 1981, where they still reside today.
Shawn graduated from Natrona County High School in 1995 and went on to pursue his passion for photography and design by opening Shawn Rivett Design Studio and The Haven Art Gallery in downtown Casper. Shawn quickly became widely known for his large format photography and unique designs that captured the beauty and toughness of Wyoming. Shawn is best known for creating the world’s largest infused antler sculpture, and is recognized worldwide for his design of the Wyoming tiny house for HGTV and the antler sculpture he created for the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center at the University of Wyoming. Through these creations and many others, Shawn’s legacy will live on for future generations to relish.
Shawn had an extraordinary hunger to experience life that took him to every corner of the world. His passion for fishing took him to Alaska and to the Amazon River, where he made some of his fondest and most cherished memories with his fishing companions. Shawn also traveled to India, where he was able to photograph many wonderful sights and share his amazing vision with the locals. Shawn shared his love of history by hunting fossils with beloved friends and creating many large format prints that hang on walls locally and worldwide to this day. Shawn was an extremely caring and generous person, and he donated to numerous charities in the Casper area over the years.
Shawn is loved by many and will be missed dearly. His legacy will be carried on through his many creations and he will never be forgotten.
Cremation has taken place and a service will be planned for a later date.
Arrangements are entrusted to Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Ave. Casper, WY 82601.
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