Shirley Sinkey

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  • "So very sad to learn of Shirley's passing. A great friend..."
    - Sharon (Holmes) FLiear
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    - Patricia Osterling Hegg
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    - Chuck Peterson
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Sinkey, Shirley



Shirley Sinkey, age 81, a well-known Albuquerque businesswoman and friend, passed away July 12, 2017.

She was born a farmer's daughter on January 25, 1936, in Cherokee, Iowa. Shirley moved to Albuquerque in 1960 with her husband and sons, Greg and Tim. After working 18 years for Xerox she retired in 1986 to begin a new career as the owner of Innovative Ideas and as a realtor for Scott Patrick Homes. Shirley loved the real estate world and became lifelong friends with many of her customers. She was one of the first women business owners to become a member of the Albuquerque Downtown Rotary Club. After 23 years of perfect attendance at Rotary she was granted honorary status when her health began to decline.

Shirley was predeceased by her son Tim and her longtime special friend Travis Zeleny. Shirley is survived by her son Greg Sinkey and his wife Sharon of Florida, granddaughter Megan Sinkey of Albuquerque and two great granddaughters. She is also survived by nephews Rob Butler and Brian Butler and their wives Chris and Debbie, all of Albuquerque, and niece Kendra Cook of Oklahoma.

A celebration of Shirley's life will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017, from 4 â€" 6 pm. Shirley has requested that all guests wear her favorite colors, purple or pink. Please contact the family or one of Shirley's friends for details. In lieu of flowers please make a contribution in Shirley's name to Albuquerque Rotary Charitable Foundation, PO Box 3807, Alb 87190

Published in Albuquerque Journal from July 16 to July 23, 2017
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