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Shirley Mary Kerlee (1924 - 2013)

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Shirley Mary Kerlee

Shirley Mary Kerlee, 88, longtime resident of Salinas, passed away Thursday, October 31, 2013. Shirley was born November 13, 1924, in Winchester, Massachusetts. She was preceded in death by her husband, Denzil Glen Kerlee.

Shirley was a member of the Active Seniors in Salinas and facilitated the Up from Grief support group at St. Paul's Episcopal Church for many years. She was a spirited person who enjoyed shopping, playing the lottery and driving around town to visit friends and loved ones. Her family and friends will always remember her smile and sassy spirit. They take comfort in knowing that her passing was peaceful and she is now reunited with her husband, the love of her life.

She is survived by her daughters, Janice (Jim) Bogart and Joyce (Howard) Coe of Salinas; grandchildren, David (Diane) Murray II of Ventura, Aaron (Amy) Murray of Henderson, NV, Allison (Darius) Brodeur of Salinas, Emily Coe of Pacific Grove; and great-grandchildren, Reece, Scott, Lauren and Casey.

The family extends sincere gratitude to her caregivers at Windsor Gardens Rehabilitation Center of Salinas.

At Shirley's request, no services will be held. Her ashes will be placed with her husband at Garden of Memories in Salinas.

Shirley requested that in lieu of flowers, please contact a friend or loved one and tell them how much they mean to you.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Alliance on Aging, 247 Main St., Salinas, CA 93901.

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

Published in The Salinas Californian on Nov. 5, 2013
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