OBITUARY

Shirley Jean Waldrip

January 21, 1931October 7, 2012

Shirley Jean Waldrip Shirley Jean Waldrip, 81, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2012. She was born January 21, 1931, in Portland, Oregon. Shirley was a loving homemaker and former owner of Desert Gardens Nursery. She was an active member of the Yuma Mesa Homemakers. She moved to Tulelake, CA, in 1937, and graduated Tulelake High School in 1948. She married Thomas E. Waldrip in January of 1949 and moved to Yuma in 1957, where they raised their three sons, Thomas Jr., Richard W., and Ronald Waldrip. She opened and ran Desert Garden Nursery until she became unable to operate it. Along with gardening, she loved to search out antiques. Shirley is survived by her husband, Thomas E. Waldrip Sr.; sons, Ronald K. Waldrip, and Richard W. (Melissa) Waldrip; sister, Florence (Bill) Beller. She was preceded in death by her son, Thomas E. Waldrip Jr. Visitation will be held at Johnson Mortuary Thursday, October 11, 2012, from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. A funeral service will be held at Johnson Chapel, Friday, October 12, 2012, at 10:00 A.M. Her final resting place will be at Desert Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers please donate to Hospice of Yuma. Pallbearers will be Javier Herrera, Jeff Beller, Rick Waldrip, Bill Beller, Ron Waldrip, and Diane Jung. Honorary pallbearers will be Justo Avalos, Ted Fish, Bill Waldrip, Trish Slezak, Maryann Thompson, and Jim Hill.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, October 11, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 12, 2012
REMEMBERING

Shirley Jean Waldrip

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The Cregars, neighbors

October 17, 2012

I did not know Shirley personally, but the whole Waldrip family is filled with good, honest, hardworking folks. A testiment to Shirley...

Gilbert Taeger

October 16, 2012

Rick and Melissa,
Our love and prayers are with you.
Mary and Gilbert

October 16, 2012

Rick and Melissa,
Our love and prayers are with you.
Mary and Gilbert

October 15, 2012

Aunt Shirley, I loved your laugh and beautiful smile. Your heart was forever giving. Rest in peace dear sweet lady! Love you Laura Waldrip Hopkin. San Antonio TX

Russ McFall & Betty Hanks

October 15, 2012

Tom and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of your loss. Shirley was such a kind and loving person and will be greatly missed.

Sari (Brown) McLaurin

October 13, 2012

I always remember Mrs. Waldrip with fondness. She was a wonderful 4-H leader. My thoughts and prayer are with you.

October 11, 2012

Such a loving person ,we will all miss her happy smile. Thinking of you all with our love, J.D. & Barb Woodman

Barbara Hill

October 10, 2012

Shirley's smile was radiant. She always was happy to give of her time and extensive knowledge about native plants and gardening. Shirley was a genuinely caring, generous lady. Her love for her family and community was evident in all she did. I will miss you Shirley. Tom, Rick and Melissa and Ron we share in your sorrow.

Judy Fotre

October 10, 2012

You're laughter and positive out look on life will be missed. Loved you much, Judy

FROM THE FAMILY