Rochelle M. McCrary
Loving wife, mother, and loyal servant of the people, at age 37, passed way on November 22, 2012, in Rancho Cucamonga, CA Shelly was born on June 22, 1975 at Kaiser Hospital, Fontana, CA and graduated from San Dimas High School in 1993. In 1992 she gave birth to her first daughter Robin. After high school she entered Chaffey College and Rio Hondo College graduating in 1996 with an AS degree in Police Science. After College she was hire by the Pomona, CA Police Department. She was a patrol officer and promoted to detective. She was awarded the "Medal of Courage" by the Pomona Police Department. This is where she met her future husband Robert McCrary.
In 1999, Shelly and Robert were married in Hawaii. They settled in Fontana, CA before moving to Rancho Cucamonga, CA. She gave birth to her second daugher, Maya, in 2001. Shelly was a 16 year veteran of the Pomona, CA Police Department. She was a member of Saint George Catholic Church for her entire life.
Shelly was preceded in death by her brother Mario J. Ramirez. She is survived by her husband Robert and her children, Robin Elaine Smith and Maya Elise McCrary, her mother Yolanda R. Girardot of Fontana, CA and father Dennis Ramirez of San Diego, CA, her step-sister, Shannon Prata of Las Vegas, NV and step-brother, Sergeant First Class Alfred J Girardot IV, USA, Junction City, KS.
the funeral mass will be held at St. George Catholic Church at 505 West Palm Avenue, Ontario, CA at 9:30 AM on December 1, 2012. Interment will follow at Belleview Cemetery, 1240 West "G" Street, Ontario, CA. Arrangements are being handled by Draper Mortuary of Ontario, CA.
A special thanks to the Pomona Police Officers' Association for all the help they have provided.
Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on November 28, 2012