January 15, 1928August 6, 2018

Shirley Vione Speirs Haycock peaceably passed away on the 6th day of August 2018 at the complete age of 90. She is gloriously reunited with her sweetheart Gordon, her son Steven and her two grandsons Gregory Barry and Cody Haycock.

On a cold 15th day of January in 1928 she entered this world in Salt Lake City, Utah. Born to William Leigh and Eunice June Speirs, she was the eldest of three children. Her sister Barbara Flannery and her brother Alan Speirs preceded her in death.

Shirley's family moved from Salt Lake City to Helper, Utah as a young girl, then returned back to SLC. She graduated from South High and attended the University of Utah. She was sealed to Gordon Haycock (deceased) in 1947 in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they had five children, three sons and two daughters.

She flourished through her long life armed with a wicked sense of humor, a quick wit, many eccentric quirks and good taste in music-- if you like the Ray Conniff singers, Robert Goulet and Andy Williams.

Shirley had a strong testimony of Christ and lived his gospel.

"Grandma Eggy" loved her children. She especially loved her grandchildren--helping many when parents were unable. She listened, cared and gave unconditionally. She literally stitched her way into the hearts of all. There was not a pair of jeans grandma could not resurrect.

Grandma was a prolific doll maker and provided handmade dolls for all of her granddaughters. Faithful to the end she "apparated" to every Harry Potter movie with one of her grandsons.

You could always rely on an abundance of pre-made egg salad sandwiches and shrimp salad at every party. Or you could drop in for canned oranges, a Fresca and as many soup crackers as you could fit into a baggie.

Shirley's living children are Emory and Laurel Barry, Janet and Lester Perry, Gordy and Jody Haycock and Corey and Liz Haycock. She is survived by 22 grandchildren and 55 great-grandchildren with several more on the way.

We are extremely grateful to Elevation for the loving care they gave to mom. We will also never be able to repay her dear friend and caregiver Chris for her love and devotion during mom's declining years.

Graveside services will be held at 2pm on Thursday August 9th at the Salt Lake City Cemetery, directly east of the Mausoleum.



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August 16, 2018

I have a heavy heart not knowing that Shirley had passed away recently. I would have been there to support the family and remember such a lovely lady. She is in the arms of her loved ones and celebrating with them. I hope that My Mom was there to welcome her and they are shopping and laughing together today. I am grateful for the love that she always showed me growing up. She is truly a special Angel now. My love goes out to the whole family.

Debby Burton Donoghue