Shirley G. Read(1926 - 2013)


Shirley G. Read

Shirley G. Read, 86, of Salinas, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Knoxville, Illinois and moved to California in 1962.

Shirley was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Salinas.

Her most enjoyable life experiences were being visited by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and traveling the West Coast and Canada with her husband.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Stanley Read; and brother, Gene Anderson.

Shirley is survived by her son, Donald (Jackie) Craghead of Salinas; daughters, Linda (Jerry) Menesez of Santa Barbara, Tara Hill of Salinas; sister, Becky (Gene) Nelson of Illinois; brother, James (Pat) Anderson of Illinois; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to the dedicated staff and volunteers of Windsor The Ridge Rehabilitation Center and Heartland Hospice, Dr. Trost and the many visitors from her church family and friends for the kindness and care extended.

She was loved by all of us and will be missed dearly.

Funeral arrangements by Struve and Laporte Funeral Home. Online condolences to

Funeral Home

Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel
41 West San Luis Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 424-0311

Published in The Salinas Californian on May 4, 2013