It is with the deepest of regrets for the Casino Club to report the passing of our longtime manager and owner, Shannon Lynn Beall, lovingly and forever known as “Miss Kitty.” She passed away at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Twin Falls, with family by her side.
Shannon’s move to Ketchum was via Utah and New York City in the late 1970s. While in Utah, her fondest memories are with family exploring the deserts and the mountains. A rock hound forever. In New York, still exploring the museums, libraries and parks. A New York Times reader for life. Two different worlds that made her who she was.
Shannon will always be remembered as a kind and giving person, not only to her many friends, but to her Casino family. There was not a raffle she would not enter, generously (by the way, she never redeemed any gift certificate she won). As for her friends, she would drop everything, do anything and not stop until it was right. As for her Casino family … generous beyond belief. She cared for us and our families, she became part of ours. She was a true friend and mentor, always in our hearts.
One of Shannon’s favorite holidays was Wagon Days. Being a longtime sponsor, she never used the bleacher seats given to her, but gave them away to those who could use a seat in the shade. Shannon loved travel, from Costa Rica to Europe, good friends, food, and wine always a part of the trip. Golf, cribbage, darts and pool where her games of choice. But her favorite pastime was visiting with the old-timers. We are sure she is with them and her dear friends who, like her, went too soon. The many furry pals, Stella, Tabasco and Emma. Together they will laugh. Her pretty smile and dimples will shine on us all. Kitty, you are missed by us all, but we are all blessed to have known you.
A celebration is being planned for the end of September.