Yarington's/White Center Funeral Home

10708 16th Ave Sw, Seattle, WA


Shirley Maye Boser

July 11, 1933February 6, 2020
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Shirley Boser was born in Helena Montana on July 11th, 1933 to her parents Ed and Evelyn DeVries. She grew up in Everett Washington and had a very close relationship to both her parents and grandparents.

Shirley met husband Bill Boser in the airline business. The two of them eloped and married in 1961. They had three children before renewing their wedding vows in Maui for their 30th anniversary. Shirley was also the proud Grandmother to two boys.

Shirley excelled at being a realtor and was a top agent in the Burien area where she lived. She loved spending time with her kids and was happy to have them around her as often as possible. She reluctantly retired in 2011

Sadly, Shirley passed away on February 6th 2020, four years after her husband died. She passed surrounded with the love and compassion of her family. Shirley requested that there not be a memorial service after her death.

Shirley is survived by her three children; Karyn, Karyl and Karl, a daughter-in-law Crystal and two grandchildren Zack and Landon.

In lieu of flowers, please leave a memory of Shirley or message for the family.


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Deb Dennison

February 26, 2020

I met Shirley when she already was quite ill, but that did not obscure her sense of humor and her ever present queenliness. I loved getting to know her and I was always surprised by what she could do, even in the many disadvantaged circumstances.

Shirley deeply loved her "children" and she was fortunate to be surrounded by them during her long illness.

I will never forget Shirley and her wonderful laughter.

George Strohofer

February 24, 2020

New to the area 30 years ago, we were very fortunate to have Shirley as a real estate agent. We will always remember her as an exceptionally kind, helpful and considerate person. She was infinitely patient with us and truly interested in us as a couple. She made a marvelous impression on us that is still vivid after all this time. We are sad to hear of her passing. She was an exceptional person.

Maureen Jones

February 24, 2020

Karyn, Karyl, Karl and family- I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing. Shirley was such an incredible loving, caring, calming and inspiring lady! I loved growing up with you and the picnics Shirley would take us to at Point Defiance. She was such a blessing to many people. I hope that with your beautiful memories you can smile through the tears especially on the hard days.
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Love Maureen

Curly & Judy McNamee

February 24, 2020

We're so sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. She and Bill became our very good friends at Windward Passage Condominium. We shared lots of struggles while Bill and Judy were on the condo board. Shirley was always on hand with a supportive word and yummy goodies to take our minds off the issues. She will be missed.

Curly & Judy McNamee

Carole Crawford

February 24, 2020

We're so sorry for your loss. We hope that the memories of your beautiful mother will be a comfort to you as you move through this difficult time.

Our hearts are with you--

Carole & John

Linda Nicholson

February 23, 2020

My sincere condolences for the family. I worked with Shirley and Karyn as an appraiser over the years. Shirley had a keen sense of humor as did Karyn and was professional and well respected in the Community. She will be missed.

Debbie Callow

February 22, 2020

Shirley Boser, my caring friend whom I miss dearly. Eighteen years we visited sharing stories, opinions, learning recipes, great restaurants, sales and so much more… With every story, recipe, She knew just what to do or add to make the event or cookie taste that much more special. She was like that with all her endevours. She always added to anything and made things that much better. She could have ran a restaurant, any business…. and made it work that much better. I love that about her, adventurous & smart.
Also, loved hearing her brag about the talents of her family. Knowing each of them is experiencing her very heart. Her family is without a doubt her prize & joy. They all have made this world a better place. Please accept my deepest condolences to each of you.
Thank you Mrs Shirley Boser for having the sweetest family. Moreover, Thank You for treating me so kindly all those years; You’re a Mother to me. I know you’re a powerful Angel wearing a bright red jacket looking over us all. I Love & miss you so much. Heavenly hugs, Mrs. Shirley.

roberta rudy

February 20, 2020

Your smile was so beautiful and welcomed me right into your heart. I am grateful to have known you and been able to spend time with you and with music. It is a gift to have known your lovely children. They are gracious, positive and remarkable for their generous spirits fostered by your loving attention. Thank you! Roberta Rudy

Karyl Boser

February 16, 2020

Miss you immensely Mom. I wish we could sit in your kitchen and visit with each other over a pot of tea. Then I would give you a big hug and tell you how much I love you ❤️