Shirley May Parlow

November 2, 1935March 5, 2018

Shirley Parlow was born November 2, 1935 to Pearl (Pete) and Kathryn Pearcy. She was born at home in Lovington, Illinois. She passed away March 5, 2018.

Shirley moved with her family to Colorado Springs in 1946. She attended Colorado Springs High School. She left school early to marry the love of her life Donald L. Parlow in 1953. They were married March 7, 1953. They celebrated just shy of 65 years of marriage.

Shirley was mother to three daughters: Janet Parlow, Catherine (husband James) Wilson , and Donna Parlow. She was longtime caregiver to her mother. She also was a homemaker. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents Pearl F. and Kathryn E. Pearcy, her brother Robert L. Pearcy, and eldest daughter Janet L. Parlow.

Shirley is survived by her husband Donald L. Parlow, daughters Catherine A. Wilson and Donna Parlow. She has five grandchildren and six great grandchildren as well as a nephew and nieces, and cousins.


  • Donald Parlow, Husband
  • Donna May Parlow, Daughter
  • Catherine Ann Wilson, Daughter
  • 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren


  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 10, 2018

Shirley May Parlow

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Kim McClintock

March 10, 2018

When I see Red Velvet Cake, I think of Shirley. Years ago Don and Shirley had invited Tom and me to picnic with them at their property in Lake George and Shirley had brought Red Velvet Cake to share for dessert.