Dolores Shangle, 84, received eternal glory on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, surrounded by loved ones at MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland. Born Dolores Genevieve Dunham, Jan. 30, 1930, to Jesse and Elizabeth (Wegner) Dunham, Dolores lived her life with a love and smile that could light up any room. Through her many challenges, she always saw her cup as "half-full" and she not only saw the bright side of every situation, she taught others to do the same.
Dolores had a 20-year career as a secretary with Bullock Creek High School. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her greatest pride and joy. If there was a baby in the room, you would find it on Dolores' lap. Dolores was a talented organist, loved to sew, work needlepoint, play bingo and cards and spend time with her family and friends.
Dolores fell in love and married Lyle H. Shangle on July 9, 1949 and they shared 42 wonderful years together, raising their children. Their core values were family and friends and they had many dear friends. Some of the best memories were made on Wixom Lake, where they lived and shared every Sunday with their family, boating, tubing and having fabulous barbeques.
Dolores spent her later years with Paul Goodrich, whom she married Sept. 15, 1995. Dolores and Paul enjoyed cruises together, lived in Lakeland, Fla. for many years, recently moving back to Midland in the fall of 2013. Paul was a devoted husband and companion to Dolores.
Dolores is survived by her children, Kirk (Julie) Shangle of Midland, Kris (Lisa) Shangle of Midland; her grandchildren, Shannon (Christian) Walters, Gabriel (Jane) Shangle, Nicholas Shangle, Bethany (Ryan) Bartlett, Brian Shangle and Cameron (Brandy) Shangle; and six great-grandchildren. Dolores is also survived by her stepchildren, Jon (Brenda) Goodrich of Shelbyville, Tenn. and Denise (Dave) Jacklyn of Grayling; her stepgrandchildren, Jeff (Kim) Goodrich, Andy Goodrich, Brandy (Scott) Tinkey and Cheri (Jessie) Reynolds; and four stepgreat-grandchildren. Dolores is also survived by her siblings, Darlene Katzinger, Patricia (Ronald) VanSteenhouse, Gary (Deanna) Dunham and Jesse (Sandra) Dunham; brother-in-law, Ronald (Barbara) Shangle; and many neices and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Dolores was preceded in death by one son, Rick Alan Shangle; and by one daughter, Jeri Lynn Shangle.
Funeral and committal services for Dolores will take place at 11 a.m., Monday, March 10, 2014, from the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 W. Wheeler St., with burial in Midland City Cemetery. Dolores' family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 4-7 p.m. and on Monday from 10 a.m. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the
in Dolores' memory.