Shirley Burton

Shirley K. Burton, age 67 of Las Cruces passed away March 19, 2014 at her home. Shirley was born January 10, 1947 in Deming, the youngest of five children born to Ralph and Ruby Haddox. She was raised In Yuma, Arizona and graduated from Yuma High School in 1965. Shirley attended nursing school in El Paso, Texas, and enjoyed gardening, especially with her grandchildren. She is survived by a son, Gene Burton and wife Andi; daughters, Elizabeth Rall and Michelle Shugars; brother, Wayne Haddox and wife Judy Tessier; sister, Marian Huggins and husband Bob; grandchildren Kiersten and Kevin Rall, Elijah Burton, Aidan Smith, Cherokee and Jordan Kern and Grace Burton, as well as two great-grandchildren, Isabella Placencio and Rosella Rall. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Patsy Nolen and Jane Green. At her request cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date in Idaho. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Sunset Crematory of Las Cruces. 527-2222 For online condolences logon to

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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Apr. 2, 2014