Shirley V. McCray

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Shirley V, McCrary December 4, 1927 - March 3, 2013 Shirley V. McCrary, 85, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado in Grand Junction, CO. She was born on December 4, 1927 in Concrete, CO to Charles Francis Jenkins III and Gladys (Drake) Jenkins. Shirley grew up in Canon City and Florence, CO. She graduated from Centennial High School in Pueblo, CO in 1946. She married Harry Lewis McCrary in 1947 in Olathe, KS. They were happily married for 58 years. Shirley worked for Harry McCrary Construction, CO as Vice President. She retired in 1984 after 21 years. Shirley was a member of Girl Scouts (also as a leader), and masonic groups: The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls; Eastern Star; White Shrine; and Daughters of the Nile. She was also a longtime member of the Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed reading, playing piano and the organ, listening to music, the outdoors, crocheting, and especially her many travels. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Harry, parents Charles and Gladys Jenkins, her son Kevin McCrary and daughter Kathryn McCrary-Divinny. Shirley is survived by her daughter Karen McCrary of Grand Junction, CO, her granddaughter Paige Foss (Lance Foss) of Grand Junction, CO and a great-granddaughter. A memorial service will be held at Callahan- Edfast Mortuary 2515 Patterson Rd. at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday March 12, 2013. The family will be greeting friends and relatives at a reception at Callahan-Edfast immediately following the memorial service. Burial and release of doves will follow at Orchard Mesa Cemetery (Masonic section). In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Fairfax Road at Virginia Street, SLT, UT 84103.
Published in The Daily Sentinel on Mar. 10, 2013