Shirley M. Dupre, age 70, passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 in Maryville TN after a courageous struggle with lung cancer.
A private service will be held.
She is survived by her son, Roy Navarre, daughter-in-law S. Silvia Navarre and two grandsons, Luke and Dominic, in Zillah, Washington; her twin sister Anne Mackenzie and brother Archie Black; and her companion and caregiver Thomas Urban of Cleveland, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her husband Lee Dupre of Bayou Blue; her parents, James and Thomasina Black; and brothers Jim and Brian Black from Edinburgh, Scotland.
Shirley was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she met her former husband Duroy J. Navarre of Houma, who was stationed there with the United States Air Force.
Shirley lived in Houma from the 70s, until 2008, when after one hurricane evacuation and aftermath too many she moved to Walland, Tenn. to be near the Smokey Mountains, which she had loved for decades.
Shirley had many friends in Houma, was soft-hearted and helped many in times of need. Shirley enjoyed spoiling her young grandsons, loved trailer camping around the south with her two German shepherds, fishing, bowling, and was a passionate animal lover.
Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from October 14 to October 16, 2012