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Shirley Anne Pelham Wood


1934 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Shirley Anne Pelham Wood Obituary
Shirley Anne Pelham Wood 1934 - 2012 Shirley was born to Samuel and Ila Raye Pelham in Rosedale. She grew up in Wasco, attended schools there and was graduated from Wasco High School in 1952. Shirley married Wayne Wood in 1953 and moved to Cheltenham, England where Wayne was serving in the USAF. In 1955 they returned to California and settled in Shafter where Shirley was employed by Bank of America. After many attacks of Asthma they moved to Bakersfield to be closer to the hospital. After her retirement from Kern County Social Services, Shirley and Wayne moved to Kern City where Shirley loved to work in her garden. Alzheimer's disease began its slow progress on Shirley and finally took her life on July 19, 2012. Shirley is survived by Wayne; son, Daryn (Shelle); daughters, Stacy and Melissa Sealy; four grandchildren; sister, June Pope (Warren); brother, Ronald (Norma); and sisters-in-law, Jeanne Pelham and Marjorie Devine. She was preceded in death by infant son, Terry; her parents; brother, Wendall; and brother-in-law, Everett Devine. The family wishes to thank special friend Marilyn Kendig for the love and care she has shown to Shirley and Wayne; the staff at LifeHouse Parkview and Optimal Hospice. If you wish, please make a donation to the Alzheimer's Disease Association of Kern County, 5500 Olive Drive Building One, Bakersfield, CA 93308. Services will be held Tuesday, July 24 at 10 am, at the Shafter Memorial Park. Chaplain David Berg with Optimal Hospice will officiate the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Please sign Shirley's guest book at www.GoldenValleyMemorialCare.com Peter's Funeral Home - Shafter www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on July 22, 2012
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