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Shelley van Lowe is a wastelander and the former owner of the Van Lowe Taxidermy store in Lewisburg in Appalachia, inheriting the store from her parents.[1]


Shelley was Calvin van Lowe's sister and posted the Sheepsquatch ate my brother! posters all over Appalachia following his disappearance just after the Great War.[2]

While Shelley did not believe her brother had been eaten by a sheepsquatch, she was sure that his obsession with the cryptid had something to do with his disappearance.[2] Despite wanting to stay in Lewisburg after his disappearance to get closure with regards to his fate, Shelley had to leave the town to protect some people who she was caring for. She left a note for Calvin on his terminal, indicating that she planned to move to "where Mom and Dad said we'd always live some day," hoping that he would return and read the message.[3]

She was unaware of the full nature of Calvin's employment by the Bysshe Company or of the existence of his secret lab in the basement of the store.[4] She was likely also unaware that the store had been sold to the Bysshe Company prior to her leaving town.[5]

Conversation with Carver Timmerman indicates that Shelley is still alive as of 2103, and works with the Timmerman family in Kentucky.[6] She is employed as a trapper for the Timmermans' hunting business,[7] as she was close with Deborah Timmerman before the bombs dropped.[8]


The spelling of her first name varies, being spelled as "Shelley" and "Shelly."


Shelley van Lowe is mentioned only in Fallout 76, introduced in the Wild Appalachia update. She is also mentioned in the Wastelanders update.

Behind the scenes

Although their relationship is never explicitly stated in-game, Carl McKevitt confirmed that Shelley and Deborah Timmerman are in a relationship, and that Shelley is Carver Timmerman's stepmother.[Non-game 1]


  1. Life with Calvin
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wanted: Sheepsquatch
  3. Van Lowe Taxidermy terminal entries; terminal, Please read, from Shelley
  4. Van Lowe Taxidermy terminal entries; assembly platform, Check-in #1
  5. The property deed for the store is found in Calvin's secret lab, which Shelley would not have known about.
  6. Carver Timmerman: "Well I was born around here actually, but my mom moved us sometime after the war. Now we've live in a settlement out in what used to be Kentucky, I guess. Maybe it still is Kentucky? I don't know, I tried reading some old geography text books as a kid, seemed like a waste of time now, though."
    (Carver Timmerman's dialogue)
  7. Libby Wen: "Is there no one else from your family that can run shipments for you, Carver?"
    Carver Timmerman: "Well my mom used to do this before she got sick. And I guess Shelley could, but then we'd be down a trapper. Why do you ask? I'm not very good at this, am I?"
    (Carver Timmerman and Libby Wen's dialogue)
  8. Van Lowe Taxidermy terminal entries; terminal, Pending Response: 11/17/2077

Non-game sources