Shirley Martin Menzies

January 16, 1933June 30, 2014

Shirley Martin Menzies passed to a better place in her sleep Monday afternoon June 30th. She was 81 years old, born January 16th, 1933 in Junction, Texas. Her parents were John Rowland and Ada Martin. Shirley grew up in Menard, Texas and was active in the band and was a twirler for the band while in high school. She graduated in 1950 and attended San Angelo Junior College where she continued her twirling career. Shirley transferred to Texas Tech after her freshman year. Shirley met her future husband Carl while attending first grade in Menard. They grew up and went to school together through high school and married in 1951, living in Lubbock until Carl graduated from Tech. Carl and Shirley moved to Brownwood, Texas for a short time and then lived in Manhattan, Kansas, Lexington, Kentucky and Brookings, South Dakota before returning home to West Texas and San Angelo in 1971. Here they lived and maintained homes in Menard and San Angelo and operated the C&S Menzies Ranch in Menard. Shirley’s pride and joy was her family. They always came first and she loved them all! She spent many happy hours with the grandkids at the Menard Ranch teaching them about nature things, how to drive a car, and how to enjoy delicious jelly toast. Shirley was a friendly person who loved people, loved company, smiled a lot and seldom complained. She leaves many friends from all over. Her final year was spent at the Springs Alzheimer’s Care Unit in San Angelo where she made many new friends. Her greeting to any and all visitors was, “I’m so glad to see you.” The family is grateful to the First United Methodist Church “Cheers” class and their support. Shirley often asked about the Cheers group. The family is also especially thankful for the good, loving care provided by the staff at the Springs. Special thanks also to San Angelo Hospice and particularly Tracie Phillips. Survivors include husband Carl Menzies; son Dr. Steve Menzies and wife Kay; daughter Linda Menzies Crocker and son in-law Dr. Scott Crocker; granddaughter Lauren Napier Harris and husband Madison Harris and great-grandkids Preston and Nathan; grandson Harris Napier, III; and granddaughters: Bryce Menzies Simmons and husband Jeremy, Cara Crocker and Megan Crocker. You are my sunshine, My only sunshine. You make me happy when skies were gray. I believe you knew dear, how much I loved you. Lord, I’m glad my Sunshine is now with you! In place of flowers, please make donations to the charity of your choice. A celebration of Shirley’s life will take place Thursday, July 3rd at 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Sam Hunnicutt officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson’s Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the online register book at


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Bobbie Haire

July 7, 2014

Carl, I am so sorry for your loss. I was glad to know you and Shirley while my mother was at the Springs. Even through her illness, Shirley was a good friend to my mother. The love and dedication that you gave Shirley is a testament of your love for her. You will be in my prayers.

Melody Kovar

July 5, 2014

I'm sorry to hear about Shirley's passing. I looked forward to seeing her smiling face every morning at Chick-fil-a. she will be missed.

July 3, 2014

Carl & Family, sorry to hear of Shirley"s passing. My prayers & thoughts are with you.

Katie (Low) Cox (Victoria, TX.)

Mike Salisbury

July 3, 2014

Dear Dr. Menzies, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless all of you.

Carolyn Gilbert

July 3, 2014

I was so sorry to learn of Shirley's death. I remember her bright, happy smile. She was a very gracious lady. Deepest sympathy to the family.

Lowell Slyter

July 2, 2014

Carl and family,
Sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. Always have fond memories of time shared with you both. Glad I got to see you at the recent JT reunion and share a bit of your impact on me. God Bless you and comfort you at this time.

Chris and Maggie Lupton

July 2, 2014

Dear Menzies Family,
Can it possibly be 40 years since we first met Shirley? And in all that time, we never saw her without receiving a smile, a hug, and a happy greeting. Shirley will be sorely missed by family and her many friends. Please accept our heartfelt condoleces.

Dan Waldron

July 2, 2014

My impression of Shirley was formed by the hospitality she showed us on our first visit to San Angelo.

Buddy and Julie Napier

July 2, 2014

We are so sorry for your loss. Shirley was such a wonderful woman and so loved by her family and everyone who knew her. She will be deeply missed by all of her friends and family, but we know she is now in a place of perfect peace, happiness and joy.

Bubba-Lynn Jonas

July 2, 2014

We are so sorry for your loss. We know God has one more smiling person by His side. Lean on Him during this time of sorrow.