Shirley Winter Wylly

November 4, 1929June 15, 2015

Born in Winnipeg, Canada, where ice covers the lakes and ponds six months a year, Shirley taught herself to ice skate at an early age. In time a skating coach saw her and recognized her talent. At age 17, she joined Ice Capades and for the next 15 years was a skating star for both Ice Capades and Holiday On Ice. After the birth of her son, Mark, she settled in Anaheim, California, where she became the Skating Director for the Ice Capades Chalet. Carmel, California was her "2nd home" for many years, then, in 1980, she and her husband made Carmel, then Pebble Beach, their full time home. For several years Shirley owned and operated The Secret Garden. then the Cypress Gallery. She organized and functioned as President of the Central Coast Skating Association. She was former President of the Peninsula Women's Club, and a member of the Carmel Business Association. She is survived by her son, Mark Winter. her Grandson, Roan, her brother John Winter and her loving husband Phillips Wylly.


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BJ Passarella- Lilly

January 18, 2016

I skated at Polar Palace in La Habra, Ca.where I met Shirley, my mom and I became pretty good friends.with her..she was always so helpful, and had that beautiful smile on her face...It wasn't that long ago I got to visit with her, and I am so sad to hear of her passing , but so glad I got to be her friend . love and prayers to her family .


January 18, 2016

Shirley and I became friends in 1962 and remained friends for 53 years. She happily shared her most talented skaters with me when I was starting out as a teacher and brought joy and good advice to my professional career. On occasion, I rented her Carmel Highlands home on long weekends and spent wonderful times staying in that paradise overlooking the crashing Pacicfic. Thank you, SHIRLEY. You have a permanent place in my mind and in my heart.

Barbara McElnea

November 23, 2015

Shirley has been a lifetime friend and inspiration.
Rest in Peace, my dear friend.
Barbara Hunt McElnea

Marlene Van Dusen

November 20, 2015

Shirley will be deeply missed, she was such a Blessing when we worked together at Polar Palace. She would let my daughter be her hairdresser and she was so sweet to her, we will never forget your kindness to Christine when she had too hang out at the rink. Mark and family I'm deeply sorry for your loss.

Laura Vandenberg

October 21, 2015

She was such an inspiration to me as a youngster, she was more then a coach to me. I still remember her driving around in her volvo (hatchback of some sort) and her fur coats and her stern demeanor but her very soft inside. I still think of her today and it's only by googling her that I have found out about her passing, I'm terribly sorry for the families loss. Laura Vandenberg

Rhonda (MacDonald) Kraus

August 7, 2015

Shirley was my first skating coach, I can still hear her lilting laugh and gentle voice. Rest In Paradise Shirley, keep skating on those frozen ponds of gold. My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to her family.

Diana Kelly

August 7, 2015

Shirley was my figure skating teacher at Glacier Falls (Anaheim, Calif) in the 1960's -- she was a wonderful teacher! She really inspired all of us to do our very best. I'm so sorry to hear of her passing.

Lisa-Marie Allen

July 5, 2015

I am so sad to learn of Shirley's passing...My heartfelt best wishes go to her family. I always look forward to her Sun Valley visits. Her lovely skating on the outdoor rink. She will be missed.

July 1, 2015

I'm deeply saddened to hear of Shirley's passing, what a great talent
and beautiful person, I feel so honored to have been a friend and have
worked with her....I had a chance to skate with her in Sun Valley last
summer, she is special, my prayers and thoughts are with family,
Richard Dwyer