Shirley Ann Pinkston

August 8, 1931June 13, 2013

Shirley, beloved wife, devoted mother, loving grandmother, delightful aunt and lifelong friend passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 13, 2013 at her home of 47 years in Boulder, Colorado. Shirley was born on August 8, 1931 in Chillicothe, Missouri to Vernon Hale and Minnie Glennys (Johnson) Trumbo. She grew up in Breckenridge, Missouri and moved to Boulder, Colorado with her father and two sisters in 1946. Prior to her graduation from Boulder High School in 1949, she worked at Kresge's Department Store and started with the First National Bank in Boulder on May 23, 1949. She retired June 7, 1991 with almost 42 years of service. She met her husband at The Mammoth Roller Skating Rink in Denver, Colorado, in 1951. She married James Randall Pinkston (Pinky) on March 29, 1952 at Evangelical United Brethren Church on Broadway in Boulder, Colorado. The building is now part of the University of Colorado. Shirley and Pinky were big square dancers. She loved to sew, crochet, cross-stitch, embroider, paint designs on fabric, knit, and make the most adorable cloth bears you have ever seen. Her little bears have landed in Russia, Japan and Canada. She became interested in pouring, firing and painting her own ceramic designs at her winter home in Sun City, Arizona. There are some beautiful southwestern ceramic pieces she painted that decorate their Arizona home. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Randall of Boulder, Colorado. She is also survived by her daughter, Roxana Madrid and her husband Ron of Berthoud, Colorado, her son Bruce Pinkston of Big Lake, Alaska, her grandson Justin Madrid (Jami) of Johnstown, Colorado, her granddaughter Erica Madrid (Amy) of Aurora, Colorado, great-grandsons Marshall and Corbin Madrid. She is also survived by several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at Crist Mortuary, 3395 Penrose Pl, Boulder, Colorado at 10:00AM on June 19, 2013. Interment will be directly following the service at Green Mountain Cemetery 290 20th Street in Boulder. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent in Shirley's name to TRU Hospice Community Care, 2594 Trailridge Drive East, Lafayette, Colorado, 80026.


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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Bruce Pinkston

June 13, 2014

Oh and please do not my dad for those of you that have his phone numbers. Thank you

Bruce Pinkston

June 13, 2014

June 13th 2014. Thinking of you Mom..... day by day, week by week, month by month. You will alway's be by my side. I love you and miss you....!!!!! Thank you all that have posted on here. I can't tell you enough what it means to me. My father is still lost and I'm not sure if he will ever recover. Again Thank you Folks.....!!!!!!!

Curt Culver

February 6, 2014

Hope you are doing well Bruce and staying warm up there :)

Bill Arnold

July 22, 2013

I knew Shirley for many years at the First National in Boulder. She always had a old and was a wonderful asset to the bank. She was a very intelligent, knowledgeable and faithful employee and the customers adored her
I know she was a super mom and wife to Pinky. They had a true and devoted,wonderful life together. Shirley will be missed greatly by her family all who knew her. I'm ow she is with God and is on a heavenly place.
Mucho e to her famy God. Bless all of you.
Bill Arnold

Donna Oehrtmann

June 20, 2013

Pinky, Left out after leaving Boulder 12 years ago we now are
living in Tiverton, Rhode Island. Often wondered where you
two were. Now we know Shirley is with God and will be taken
good care of just as you did.
Prayers for you and all the family,
Donna and Ray Oehrtmann

Esther Romero

June 20, 2013

Bruce, I know your Mother was a great Mom. She had you. I always thought of you, as one of mine. She'll always be in your heart. Please call us. 970-352-3486 Esther Romero

Bruce Pinkston

June 19, 2013

To my mother, the mother that I wished every body in the world knew or has a wonderful mom like you, cause the world would be a better place and that's is so true. Thank you for the wonderful memories, the laughter's of life..... and the support all those years.
I love MOM.....!!!!!!!!!!
R.I.P. 6-13-13 ??? ???

Bob and Nancy Woltman

June 19, 2013

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for your whole family.

June 19, 2013

Sorry to hear about your mom's passing Bruce. I have lost both my parents in the past five months so know how difficult it is. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Kim Walkenhorst

June 18, 2013

I enjoyed working with Shirley at First National. She was always smiling, and a very hard worker, very intellagent
and never bragged on herself. She will be sadly missed.
Prayers for you Pinky and family. Donna (Tripp) Oehrtmann
and husband Ray.