Shirley Martin Menzies

SAN ANGELO Shirley Martin Menzies passed to a better place in her sleep Monday afternoon, June 30, 2014. She was 81 years old, born Jan. 16, 1933, in Junction, Texas. Her parents were John Rowland and Ada Martin. Shirley grew up in Menard, Texas, and was active in the band and was a twirler for the band while in high school. She graduated in 1950, and attended San Angelo Junior College where she continued her twirling career. Shirley transferred to Texas Tech after her freshman year. Shirley met her future husband, Carl, while attending first grade in Menard. They grew up and went to school together through high school and married in 1951, living in Lubbock until Carl graduated from Tech. Carl and Shirley moved to Brownwood, Texas, for a short time and then lived in Manhattan, Kansas, Lexington, Kentucky, and Brookings, South Dakota, before returning home to West Texas and San Angelo in 1971. Here they lived and maintained homes in Menard and San Angelo and operated the C&S Menzies Ranch in Menard. Shirley's pride and joy was her family. They always came first and she loved them all. She spent many happy hours with the grandkids at the Menard Ranch teaching them about nature things, how to drive a car and how to enjoy delicious jelly toast. Shirley was a friendly person who loved people, loved company, smiled a lot and seldom complained. She leaves many friends from all over. Her final year was spent at the Springs Alzheimer's Care Unit in San Angelo where she made many new friends. Her greeting to any and all visitors was, "I'm so glad to see you." The family is grateful to the First United Methodist Church "Cheers" class and their support. Shirley often asked about the Cheers group. The family is also especially thankful for the good, loving care provided by the staff at the Springs. Special thanks also to San Angelo Hospice and particularly Tracie Phillips. Survivors include husband Carl Menzies; son Dr. Steve Menzies and wife Kay; daughter Linda Menzies Crocker and son-in-law Dr. Scott Crocker; granddaughter Lauren Napier Harris and husband Madison Harris and great-grandkids Preston and Nathan; grandson Harris Napier III; and granddaughters Bryce Menzies Simmons and husband Jeremy, Cara Crocker and Megan Crocker. You are my sunshine, My only sunshine. You make me happy when skies were gray. I believe you knew dear, how much I loved you. Lord, I'm glad my Sunshine is now with you. In place of flowers, please make donations to the . A celebration of Shirley's life will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 3, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sam Hunnicutt officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the online register book at johnsons-funeralhome.com.

Funeral Home

Johnson's Funeral Home
435 West Beauregard San Angelo, TX 76903
(325) 655-3113

Published in GoSanAngelo from July 2 to July 3, 2014