OBITUARY

Shirley Ann Been

June 24, 1935January 3, 2019

Shirley Ann Been (Mum), age 83 of Brookesmith, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2019. She was born in Breckenridge on June 24, 1935. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marion and Opal Gentry, her husband, Art Been and son, Monty Been. She is survived by a son, Terry Been and wife, Robin of Brookesmith; three granddaughters, Lacey Been and husband, John of Ault, Colorado, Kristi Been Hallum and husband Lance of Colorado Springs and Kelby Been of Granbury; daughter-in-law, Kelly Been of Granbury; five great grandchildren, Whitley and Brenden Been of Brookesmith, Jules Hallum and the twins – Hayes and Hawklin Hallum of Colorado Springs. Mum retired in 1984 as Postmaster of her beloved Penwell, Texas Post Office to move to the family ranch in Brookesmith. Mum loved her flowers, plants and the chickens; but her real love was following the grandkids and Whitley in any sporting event in which they participated. Mum and De wore out several vehicles traveling all over the country following the kids. A funeral service celebrating her life will be Sunday, January 6 at 1:00 at the Brookesmith Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Greenleaf Cemetery in Brownwood. Visitation will be held from 2-4 Saturday, January 5 at Davis-Morris Funeral Home.

  • FAMILY

  • Shirley is survived by a son, Terry Been and wife, Robin of Brookesmith; three granddaughters, Lacey Been and husband, John of Ault, Colorado, Kristi Been Hallum and husband Lance of Colorado Springs and Kelby Been of Granbury; daughter-in-law, Kelly Been of Granbury; five great grandchildren, Whitley and Brenden Been of Brookesmith, Jules Hallum and the twins – Hayes and Hawklin Hallum of Colorado Springs.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Brenden Been
  • Calvin Wells
  • Willie Boenicke
  • Jimmy Nunn
  • Greg Harris
  • Randy Allen
  • Glen Bush, Honorary
  • Bobby Conner, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, January 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, January 6, 2019
  • Burial Sunday, January 6, 2019
REMEMBERING

Shirley Ann Been

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Cynthia Means

January 4, 2019

Heaven welcomed a truly lovely lady that I am blessed to have known.

William Allred

January 4, 2019

Shirley was an amazing lady. Through her son Monty, I had the absolute pleasure to spend time with her and Art at the ranch. The memories will stay with me for the rest of my life. She could cook an excellent chicken fried steak. She had a tremendous love for her family and friends. I was so blessed to have her in my life. She will be missed but I do know that she is rejoicing in heaven with her family. God bless.

Marcia Jill & Bill Wells

January 4, 2019

Shirley and Art soon became Mum and De to us as they "took us to raise" when we joined Brookesmith Baptist in December 1999. Both were so loving, so fun, generous, so down-to-earth with common sense, and genuinely interested in others, that it made them very easy to love...and love them much and as family, we surely do! Both Mum & De truly lived their faith and impacted many, many lives.
We've laughed and cried and worshiped and worked and eaten together side by side. And spent so much time just enjoying being together. Such an amazing and precious blessing that Our Lord put the Beens and Wells (the "Bells") together. So thankful for the many cherished memories and for their impact especially on "The Krib Kids"! What an inspiration they both have been, impacting our lifes for all the years to come. "They just don't make 'em like that any more!" So very happy for Mum's Homegoing at last! Only peace & happiness & health in God's presence now---no tears, no sadness, sorrow or sickness! But our hearts hurt because we all miss her so much. And maybe a bit jealous that she beat us home. ;) We shall join her and Our Lord for eternity soon, though. Until then, we shall endeavor to carry on the work from their example.
Mum: "Donin' nothing with you is FUNNER than doin' something with anybody else"! Love you always & forever! <3

George Allison

January 3, 2019

Shirley and Art treated me like I was one of the family when I would trek out to Brookesmith and work on their satellite dish. Shirley always had jelly for me to take home or something she had cooked. She always had a cold drink handy when I was thirsty. They both were as nice a customers as I had in the 24 years I put in satellite dishes. Sorry to hear of her passing as the world loses another nice person.

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FROM THE FAMILY