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Shirley R. McLaughlin

1955 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Shirley R. McLaughlin Obituary
McLaughlin, Shirley R.

Shirley R. McLaughlin, 61, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016. She was born in Sheboygan, WI on April 10, 1955, to James and Elanora. She was born during Easter dinner, which let her mother know she was going to be a handful, and that she was. Shirley was vivacious, stubborn, hardheaded and opinionated, always moving and shaking something up, mostly her family. She was adventurous when younger, trying almost everything at least once. She bucked nearly everything that was standard to the normal, until she got somewhat older, but was still with a little hint of rebel in her. She was on the writing staff in her high school years, and she loved writing; her favorite author of all time was Edgar Allen Poe.

Shirley graduated from Manzano High School, went to DeWolff Institute, and out of there started her hairdressing career. She worked for a wonderful lady, Stella, who proved to be Shirley's mentor, and then went on to work at Las Colinas Retirement Home in her own shop. She worked there for 30+ years.

Shirley married Tom Erisman, deceased in 2006 at age 55, and they had one son, Beau C. Erisman. After 11 years that marriage ended in divorce, and Shirley met and married Mac McLaughlin. Along with the marriage, she helped raise Mac's three girls, Shannon, Christina and Jennifer McLaughlin. They were together until Mac's untimely death in 2011, also at age 55.

Shirley's passions were family and friends, animals, Custer, and the Green Bay Packers. Shirley said to pass along to her family and friends: "Be comforted in knowing that I am happy, I have rejoined my loved ones and beloved pets that have passed before me . . . Christ has taken me home . . . death is only sad to the living."

A memorial service will be held Monday, August 8, 2016, 10:00 a.m. at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Carlisle Chapel, 3113 Carlisle Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87110.

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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Aug. 6, 2016
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