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Katy Funeral Home

23350 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX

OBITUARY

Shirley Ann Hall

July 11, 1935September 11, 2020

Shirley Ann Hall passed away peacefully on September 11th in Richmond, Texas after a lengthy struggle with dementia.

Born Shirley Ann Maria Nimegeers at Ceylon, Saskatchewan in Canada on July 11, 1935, Shirley graduated from the Regina Grey Nuns Hospital Nursing program in 1955. She then studied Nursing Education for a year at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, and returned to Regina as a Nursing Instructor. In 1962 she and a friend saw the need for nurses in California and decided to apply. Her friend backed out at the last minute, but Shirley persisted and went on her own to Santa Maria, CA. She was hired by the Sisters of Perpetual Help and soon became night nursing supervisor at the Sisters Hospital. When the new 125 bed Marian Hospital opened, she spent time in both the Operating Room and Recovery Room, finally finding her true calling in the Emergency Room, from which she retired 38 years later in 2004.

A few years after moving to Santa Maria, Shirley met Brian Hall, an architect also from Canada, and they were married in 1968. They lived together and raised a family in Santa Maria, moving to Orcutt in 1988, and living there until relocating to Texas in October 2019 to be close to daughter Michele and family.

Shirley enjoyed travelling with her family on frequent trips to visit relatives in Canada, as well as to Belgium to meet some of her cousins there. She also enjoyed gardening, sewing, knitting and crocheting, and was an active member of OASIS (Orcutt Area Seniors In Service) after her retirement, working on the monthly breakfast crew with Brian for many years. She was unfailingly supportive and giving, selflessly encouraging and enabling Brian and their children to pursue their interests and various endeavors over the years. Lastly, in her final days in Texas, Shirley continued to be the nurse and caregiver she was at heart by supporting, caring for and inspiring her neighbors and caregivers with her compassionate heart and grace.

Shirley is survived by her husband Brian, sons Patrick (Dorothy) and Jim (Jacki) and daughter Michele (Temo), and Grandsons Ben Hall and Gabriel Sepulveda, as well as many nieces and nephews in Canada. She was preceded in death by her mother Marguerite, father Michel, sister Diane and brothers Melvin and Robert. Due to distance and current protocols, an outdoor memorial service will be held at Saint Louis de Montfort Catholic Church in Santa Maria, CA which will also be broadcast virtually. Inurnment will occur at a later date. Service timing may be found and condolences may be left for the family at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/katy-tx/shirley-hall-9354384. Memorial donations may be made to OASIS at www.oasis.org.

Services

26 September

Memorial Mass

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Saint Louis de Montfort Catholic Church


Santa Maria, CA

*Service times are PST

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Connie Rich

September 24, 2020

I remember Shirley when I worked at Marian Hospital, such a kind person. Sorry for your loss

Carol Duncan

September 24, 2020

We were blessed to have Shirley as our aunt and thankful for the efforts she and Brian made to keep in touch with us in Saskatchewan. Always looked forward to their visits and loved the Christmas letters. I will always remember her quiet compassion and strength and her thoughtfulness in everything she did. She was very special to our family. We love her and will miss her dearly. We are proud of the person she was and of her accomplishments. She made this world a better place for all who had the good fortune to know her. Family was most important to her. She excelled in every aspect of her life. Our deepest condolences to uncle Brian, Pat & Dorothy, Jim, Jacki and Ben, Michele, Temo & Gabriel. Thinking of you all. Rest In Peace Auntie Shirley.

Tony & Liz Yaksh

September 22, 2020

Tony and I were very sad to learn of Shirley's passing and we are thinking of all of you. We have always enjoyed our times with Shirley and Brian and have always thought we are so to lucky to share our grandson with such a wonderful family. Our deepest sympathy and thoughts go out to all of you.

Liz and Tony

Nancy Felton

September 21, 2020

I worked with Shirley for many years, and found her to be totally professional, caring, and competent. A friend's husband died in the E.D. and Shirley was so compassionate and supportive. She sat with and conforted my friend and me and told us what we needed to hear. I will never forget this amazing lady.

Debbie Silva-Careaga

September 21, 2020

My most sincere condolences go out to Brian, Patrick, Jimmy and Michele. I will never forget Shirley, or the Hall family. Shirley was the most pleasant, kindest woman I have ever met. I worked for Brian at Kerr.Hall.Hurley.Deutsch many, many years ago...that’s how I met Shirley and their family. They have always had a special place in my heart. Rest In Peace, Shirley.

Jerry Farmer

September 19, 2020

My condolences to her family, Shirley was a great lady I was a new nurse in 1992, at Marian Medical Center. Shirley was one of the best nurses I have ever worked with in my entire career, which is coming up on 30 years, her integrity, compassion and knowledge was a pivotal part to my nursing career today.. I don’t know if I would be the nurse I am today if it was not for her. She took me under her wing and taught me how to be the nurse I am today and I will forever be grateful. Thank you Shirley Hall, may you rest in peace🙏

Diane Alleman-Stevens

September 19, 2020

Farewell lovely lady

Katy Holicky

September 19, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Shirley for many years in the Emergency Room at Marian. She was always more than willing to share her vast knowledge with newer nurses and always had time to answer questions. I know she will be missed by all who knew her.

Linda Bachmann

September 15, 2020

We were saddened to learn of Shirley's passing. On behalf of the RGNH Grads, please accept our heartfelt condolences.
With Sincere Sympathy,
Linda Bachmann (on behalf of the RGNN Alumnae)

Michele Hall

September 15, 2020

One of my favorite photos of Mom and Dad (and brothers behind!)

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