Shirley Marie Stuart
August 7, 1934 – September 20, 2019
Shirley Marie (McVeigh) Stuart, aged 85, died peacefully on September 20, 2019, surrounded by love. Shirley’s husband of 62 years, Floyd (Stu), was by her side, as he was throughout her life.
A San Francisco native, Shirley met Stu in high school, and their shared adventures began. Shirley was the consummate military spouse and mother, moving 28 times over the nearly 30 years Stu was in the Air Force. Shirley managed their home and four children with grace, humor and style. Post Air Force, Shirley and Stu lived in Tokyo for three years. Shirley loved to travel and explore new places with Stu while also visiting friends and family. Shirley loved a good party, sharing stories, and her large extended family - most particularly her grandchildren and great-grandsons.
Shirley is survived by the love of her life, Stu, their four children Theresa (Jim), Nancy (Tiela), John (Meluz), and Jim (Maya); her grandchildren Julie (Matt), Lauren (Rob), Joanne (Jeff), Seamus, Matthew, Emma, and Bridget; her step-grandchildren Shannon and Sebastian; and her delightful great-grandsons Jackson and Owen.
Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life and Mass at St. Elizabeth’s Church in Guerneville, on October 5th at noon. Reception following at Farmhand restaurant and deli in Guerneville. Dress will be casual.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford or a charity of your choice.