Shirley Gray Garies

June 26, 1934November 28, 2019

Shirley Ann Gray Garies was born June 26, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama and passed away November 28, 2019 in Houston, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fritz Durand Gray and Elizabeth Collier Gray, her husband of 65 years, John Allan Garies, her brother Fritz Durand Gray Jr., and her sons Michael Scott Garies and John Allan Garies, Jr. She is survived by her daughter Wendy Garies Musachia and husband John, daughters-in-law Janet Garies and Ricka Garies, Grandchildren John Joel Garies, (Kletia), Annie Grace Garies Pierce, (Joe Bob), Paul Anthony Musachia, (Crystal), Allan Michael Garies, Daniel Scott Garies, Elizabeth Anne Musachia Fedell,(Zach), and Jennifer Garies Esneul, (Stephen), Great-grandchildren McCaffrey Musachia, Morwenn Musachia, Juniper Kadence Garies, Maslyn Davis Garies and Elizabeth Joy Esnuel. Shirley was employed with the Harris County Library system for many years, retiring in 1998. She fostered a love of books and the written word in all of her children and grandchildren. Shirley was a member of Lake Houston United Methodist Church. Shirley was proud of her Southern Heritage. She enjoyed her family, pets, RV camping and travel, square dancing, birding and the friendships she shared with those involved.


  • Visitation Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, December 5, 2019


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Wanda Burnette

December 4, 2019

Mrs. Shirley, always such a sweet person to me. God Bless all the Family at this time. Wanda k. Burnette.