Shirley R. Oar
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February 13, 1938
November 8, 2013
Shirley R. Oar was born on February 13, 1938 in Winnemucca, Nevada, and died peacefully in her sleep on November 8, 2013 at her home in Portola, California, after several years of surviving breast cancer.
Shirley was the ninth out of eleven Albee children, and a fourth generation Renoite. She fostered newborns for adoption for many years while her children were growing up. At 50, she studied and became a substance abuse counselor until her retirement, when she moved to her sanctuary in the midst of the trees in Portola. She loved her hobbies of cross-stitching, knitting, and art projects. Her biggest joy was her family, and their offspring. Shirley's compassion and free-loving spirit will be greatly missed by all who had the fortune of knowing her.
She is survived by Louis B. Oar, her husband and high school sweetheart of 58 years, and her four children, Donald (Shirley) Oar, Tammera (Malcolm) Wong, Richard (Teresa) Oar, and Jeannie Lagorio, 9 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren; and her siblings, Sister Dorothy Albee, Sidney Albee, Rosalie Albee-Field, and William Albee, numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a viewing on Friday, November 15, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Walton's Funeral Home, 875 West Second Street, followed by a rosary to be led by Deacon Joe Bell at 7:00 p.m. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, November 16, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral on Second Street, by Father Arlon Vergara and Deacon Joe Bell. In lieu of flowers, Shirley desired that donations be made to St. Judes and/or Hospice of Truckee, California.
Walton's Sierra Chapel, Reno
875 West 2nd Street
Reno, NV 89505
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal from Nov. 13 to Nov. 15, 2013