Swan-Law Funeral Directors

501 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO


Shirley C. Waddill

July 13, 1935February 25, 2020

Shirley C. Waddill 84 of Colorado Springs, Colorado passed away peacefully on February 25, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 13, 1935 at the Pinewood Ranch in Teller County Colorado to the late Leslie and Edith Neppel.

Shirley had many passions; she enjoyed playing the accordion with her husband Jim, sewing and making clothing and painting china plates. Shirley was active member of the Pleasant Valley Community. She travelled to Europe twice to sing with the Pueblo Chorale. She worked, volunteered and was a dedicated member of Grace Episcopal and St. George's Anglican Church.

Shirley worked for Colorado State Hospital as a Med Tech for 24 years before retirement.

Shirley is preceded in passing by her husband of 56 years, Jim Waddill, their 5 children, Pam, Michael, Leslie, Mark and Jennifer; parents, Leslie and Edith Neppel; Brothers Dean and Lyle Neppel; Sisters, Jean and Joan Neppel and Brother-in-law, Leslie Clark.

She is survived by her Sisters, Carol (Ernie) Ferguson, Laurel Clark and Selma (Tim) Williams, Brother-in-law; Tom (Vicki) Waddill as well 11 nieces and nephews, 14 great nieces and nephews and 7 great great nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers donation may be made in Shirley's name to Wilson's Disease Association, 1732 First Avenue #20043 New York, NY. 10128.

Celebration of life will be held Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO. 80903 with burial service to follow at Evergreen Cemetery.


  • Carol Ferguson (Ernie), Sister
  • Laurel Clark, Sister
  • Selma Williams (Tim), Sister
  • Jim Waddill, Husband (deceased)
  • Leslie Neppel, Father (deceased)
  • Edith Neppel, Mother (deceased)
  • Dean Neppel, Brother (deceased)
  • Lyle Neppel, Brother (deceased)
  • Jean Neppel, Sister (deceased)
  • Joan Neppel, Sister (deceased)
  • Leslie Clark, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Pam, Michael, Leslie, Mark and Jennifer, Children (deceased)
  • Tom Waddill (Vicki), Brother-in-law
  • Shirley is also survived by11 nieces and nephews, 14 great nieces and nephews and7 great great nieces and nephews.

  • Wilson's Disease Association


  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, July 11, 2020

  • Reception

    Saturday, July 11, 2020


Shirley C. Waddill

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Holly Wiepking

March 13, 2020

Shirley Waddill was a wonderful neighbor and friend. She was highly esteemed by myself and all of our neighbors. I remember Shirley’s gentleness yet she would be firm in her convictions! I am so sorry for your loss.

Kathy Cook

March 7, 2020

I grew up with Shirley's daughter, Pam. After Pam's death in 1974, I remained in contact with Jim and Shirley until his death and then continued seeing her whenever I was in Colorado.
I think the thing that warms my hear the most was the radiating smile she had whenever I saw her. And the times we could sit and share memories and hear her giggle.
She was such a graceful and classy woman and I will always miss her.