Lee Roy Shiderly

May 7, 1953June 25, 2010

Roy Shiderly, 57, passed away Friday, June 25, 2010 in Wichita Falls. Memorial Services will be held at 10 AM on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at the Crestview Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel with Chaplain Keith Jenkins officiating. Services are under the direction of Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home.

Roy was born May 7, 1953 in Williams Air Force Base, AZ to Daniel Charles Shiderly and Jo Ann Shiderly Nelson. He was raised in a military family, living in several states, as well as Japan and Germany. He graduated from Wichita Falls High School in May of 1971; then attended and graduated from Southern Methodist University in December of 1974 with his Bachelor degree. Roy was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force in 1975, worked for 35 years as a computer specialist and was a consultant for Apple Computers. His greatest treasures were his cat, Carmina, his car, and computers. He was preceded in death by his father in 1975. His family greatly admired his insatiable quest for knowledge and his empathy for others.

Surviving relatives include his mother, Jo Ann Nelson of Wichita Falls; one brother, Daniel Charles Shiderly, Jr. and his wife, Kay of Humble, TX; three sisters, Sandra McCarthy and her husband, John; Gail Ferguson and her husband, Skip Chappell; and Cathy Jackson and her husband, James, all of Wichita Falls; five nephews; and his 14 year old cat, Carmina.

Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Wichita County, 4360 Iowa Park Road, Wichita Falls, TX 76301.


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, June 30, 2010

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Mark Leavitt

November 10, 2010

Just heard of Roy's passing. No words can express my sorrow. I'll miss his absence in this world. Roy was my friend.

Lou Yelgin

July 17, 2010

Roy-man, you were a great guy and friend. I enjoyed working with you at DEC and will miss you very much.

Dominic Pischetola

July 15, 2010

I'm very sorry to hear about Roy. He was a great friend as we both worked for Digital during our Ultrix Days. Rest in Peace.

Kathy Walker

July 6, 2010

Cathy: I was so sorry to hear of your brother's passing. I know this is a great loss for you and your family. I'll be thinking of you.....

Tom Chmielewski

July 1, 2010

We hadn't talked for a while but you will be missed. I enjoyed all the DEC UNIX(TM) trade shows we worked together, and an occasional ski trip afterwords (if we were in SanFran). Those were some unique, and fun times.

lee kearns

June 30, 2010

Steaks at Texas Roadhouse.

Nine ball in side pocket.

Smoke 'em, if you got 'em.

Top down rides in the Back9.

Smile Roy, in the midst of chaos,

we shared some laughs and had some fun.

You will be missed.

June 30, 2010

The last time I saw Roy was in 1970 and he was still in high school. I'm so sorry I never got to know him as an adult, but from everything I've read in these memorials I know he was a unique and talented man. To me he was always my baby nephew. I know he is hanging out with his Grandmother now and probably thinking we shouldn't cry for him because his Grandma is taking good care of him and he knows we will all meet again someday.


Aunt Kay

Rick Platt

June 30, 2010

Roy was a good fellow and a great friend.

I admired his keen understanding of stock and financial markets, his ability to quickly complete even the Wall St. Journal crossword, and his affection and advice on cats. Rare qualities to find in a guy.

I was lucky enough to enjoy several lunches with him even after we'd both left Digital, and, even after he moved, received an occasional good laugh via email.

A great guy. I will miss him, but will cherish his memory.

June 29, 2010

Roy was always the rubic's cube kid in my mind. When he wasn't taking everything apart to see how it worked, he was working the most complicated puzzles imaginable! We used to love giving him the hardest puzzles we could find, only to discover that it was a piece of cake for him to solve!

As the youngest of us five siblings, we never dreamed he would be the first to go. This seems so unreal! Roy was the most hyper little brother, and managed to grow up to be a patient, gentle man. We have treasured the last year and a half with him.

Thank you, Roy, for traveling with me and my sons, many years ago now, showing us Boston, Washington, New York, and Martha's Vineyard. We all have wonderful memories of those two weeks!

Roy, I am so sorry I made you eat that tiny frog! (grins) I miss picking on you and expected to have many more years of laughs and good times!

Until we meet again, Roy!

your loving sister,


June 29, 2010

Roy - You were always a kind and considerate gentleman and a good colleage at Digital and even after everything fell apart we still stayed friends and you remained unchanged. You will be missed my friend. Gary Fisher (Milford NH)