(March 29, 1933 – Oct. 12, 2013)
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Shirley Daniels Hagar, on Oct. 12, 2013, went to be with the Lord after battling a long illness. She was surrounded by family.
Shirley was born in 1933 in Northern California. She graduated from Acalanes High School, and attended both the University of the Pacific and UC Berkeley. In 1955 she married her high school sweetheart, George Barrows Hagar. They had three children, Steven, Jack (John) and Leslie.
Shirley was a homemaker, and devoted her life to raising her family first in Orinda, Calif., then in subsequent moves to Honolulu, Hawaii in 1966, to Atlanta, Ga., in 1968 and back to Honolulu in 1972. She was a leader in the PTA at Punahou School in Honolulu, and passionately involved in all of her children's activities.
In 1982, Shirley and George moved to Big Sky, Mont. to retire with their beloved dogs and horses. They loved to entertain their friends and family with gourmet meals and picnics in Yellowstone Park. Shirley was active in the Big Sky community with fundraising and volunteering at the Big Sky Chapel. It was in Montana, that Shirley was finally able to focus on and fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a painter. Her incredible wildlife paintings and American Indian portraits were featured in local galleries and purchased for many private collections.
Shirley was a caring and dedicated wife, mother and friend. She lived her life with grace and always put others needs above her own. She is survived by her son, Steve, (wife) Susan, (children) Andy and Kendall; her son, Jack (children) John and Allie; her daughter, Leslie Price, (husband) Mike, (children) Peter and Jack; her sister, Marilynn Carlson; her sisters-in-law, Julie Rumsey and Mary Hafner; her brother-in-law, Dick Hafner and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Bozeman Deaconess Foundation, 931 Highland Blvd., Suite 3200, Bozeman, MT 59715 (with a notation: Hospice/Shirley Hagar).
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle from Oct. 16 to Oct. 18, 2013