Shirley Ruth Barbrack, 81, longtime resident of Mercer Island died January 29. Shirley was born in Oakland, CA and raised throughout Northern California. She was a devoted wife of 57 years to Richard Barbrack and loving mother to David Barbrack. Shirley met Dick at Clear Lake, CA and the two were inseparable ever since. It was a rare moment when they weren't holding hands.
Shirley loved cats, music, cooking, gardening, painting, boating, travel and the sun. A sun worshiper, she loved the heat. As a result Hawaii held a special place in her heart, spending most every October on Maui. In later years, the travel bug took hold as she and Dick cruised all over the world. Shirley is survived by her husband, Richard, son, David, daughter-in-law, Janet, grandchildren, Taylor Barbrack, Clayton Spears and Kim Spears, and great-grand children Cash and Everly Spears.
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