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Shirley Davis-Quaid


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Shirley Davis-Quaid Obituary
Quaid, Shirley Davis Funeral services for Shirley Davis-Quaid, 72, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Calera Church of Christ in Calera, Okla. A beloved mother of three and grandmother of seven, Mrs. Quaid died Monday, Feb. 17, at her home in Bonham following a year-long battle with cancer. She was a retired supervisor in the Child Welfare Division of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, having served 25 years. The former Shirley Ruth Green was born June 20, 1941, at Dallas to Claude and Iva (Malone) Green. She graduated from W.W. Samuel High School in 1959 and attended Abilene Christian College before earning her bachelor's degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State College. On Aug. 24, 1962, she and Guy Gaylon Davis were married at Abilene. They lived most of their married life at Calera, Okla. Mr. Davis died in 1994, and on Aug. 12, 2001, Shirley married Ronnie Quaid in Calera. They made their home at Gainesville before moving to Bonham in October of 2012. Mrs. Quaid was a longtime member of the Church of Christ. Services will be conducted by Howard Horton of Bells and her son-in-law, Judge Spanky Carter of Mulberry. Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Cunningham Funeral Home in Colbert, Okla. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery at Calera. Mrs. Quaid is survived by her second husband, Ronnie Quaid, of the home in Bonham; three children, Karen Talley of Wylie, Guy Davis Jr., Corpus Christi, and Donna Carter, Mulberry; three step-children, Burt Quaid, Caddo, Okla., Susannah Bodine, Boswell, Okla., and Sherri Quaid, New York City; one brother, Gerald Green, Clinton, Okla.; one sister, Joyce LaFerne Beltz, Highland Village; seven grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. Besides her first husband, Mrs. Quaid was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Billy Wayne Green.

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Published in Dallas Morning News on Feb. 20, 2014
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