Shirley was born in Alberta, Canada and immigrated to the U. S. in 1964. She had 8 children - 2 girls and 6 boys. Shirley loved children so very much and spent her life and effort’s doing what she thought best for her children. In addition to being a full time mother, she worked for many years as a teletype operator for the CPR Railway and then Western Union. Her tireless efforts took a toll on her, but she never wavered in her love for her 8 children, 12 grandchildren and 12 plus one on the way great grandchildren. She’ll be missed by family, friends and many caregivers.
She joins three sons and a granddaughter in heaven. A memorial service will be held at St. Matthew Lutheran Church (10390 SW Canyon Rd., Beaverton OR) on Sunday January 7, 2024 at 2 pm. Reception following at the church.
Remembrances can be made to mental health NAMIOR.ORG. (Specify Washington County Oregon). OR, ST. MATTHEW LUTHERAN CHURCH to the food pantry or the Stephens Ministry program.