Shirley Florence Avedon

August 10, 1928March 5, 2019

Shirley Florence Avedon, daughter of Florence (Hagen) and Frederick B. Young, was born on August 10, 1928 in Washington DC. She moved to New Haven, CT at an early age and graduated from Hamden High School and Larson College (Quinnipiac University). Shirley married Bruce Avedon in 1951 and had two children, Linda M. and Bruce F. Shirley spent several years in the in the banking industry in New Haven before being married. After being stationed in several communities during the Korean War, the family resided in Shrewsbury, MA from 1954 to 1968 where Shirley was an active member of the Artemis Ward Chapter Order of Eastern Star (Stella Chapter) and a member of the First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury. In 1969, the family moved to Cincinnati, OH where Shirley was an active volunteer with Maddox Elementary School, Anderson Middle School of Forest Hills School District, The Welcome Wagon, and Anderson Hills United Methodist Church. In 2005, Shirley and Bruce moved to Houston, TX to be closer to their son, Bruce. Shirley and family are members of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Houston, TX. She will be most remembered as a great storyteller, homemaker, devoted wife, and mother. Shirley is survived by her daughter, Linda; and son, Bruce, both of Houston, TX. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the many caregivers who took such great care of Shirley over the past 15 years. For Funeral service information, please contact Heights Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her remembrance to the Marginal Way Preservation Fund, PO Box 1455, Ogunquit, Maine 03907.


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Lisa Robinson

March 11, 2019

May God forever hold you in his arms . Rest In Peace Mrs Shirley Avedon

John Labmeier

March 11, 2019

Linda and Bruce,

Sorry about Mom's passing. Please accept my condolences.

Your Mom and Dad were wonderful, and very kind to me over the years!

I have a lot of great memories of both Bruce and Shirley, for which I'm very grateful.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Tom & Marion (Mickey) Rametta

March 9, 2019

We shared so many beautiful memories, in college and later in Florida, with Shirley and Bruce. Memories we shall never forget. Our prayers are with young Bruce and Linda in their time of sorrow; and prayers of thanksgiving that Shirley and Bruce Senior are together again and past their suffering. With Love , Mickey & Tom

Jim and Joan Rothel

March 9, 2019

Linda and Bruce,
We wish we lived closer to you so we could be with you on Tuesday for your Mom's funeral.
We enjoyed the friendship so much with your Mom and Dad when our families were young.
Best wishes and God Bless.
Jim & Joan

Bobby Johnson

March 8, 2019

Mrs. Shirley Avedon was a friend and very close companion. I’ve been her caregiver for over 9 years, those years I could never keep up with, but my love for her was strong, I watched a many of Lucy shows with her, the Temptations was her and I favorite music group. I’m going to truly miss her, but I’m happy she’s gone to a better resting place. I love you Mira. Shirley to the moon and back!😘😘

Tarisha Solano

March 7, 2019

Shirley was a very loving and compassionate woman. I had the pleasure of taking care of Shirley for the past 9 months and we had a lot in common, being that I’m a Leo as well and also an Eastern Star. You will truly be missed and I’m glad I had the honor of taking good care of you ... SLEEP in PEACE