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SHIRLEY DOUGLAS

Shirley was born to Charles and Lottie Mangum in Arnett, OK on May 7, 1922. The family moved to Glenn County in 1937. Shirley graduated from Orland High School in 1939 and married David Tharpe the same year. Three sons Ronald, Lendal and Arthur followed.

Shirley graduated from

Chico State College with a Bachelor of Arts degree and teaching credential in 1962. She was a special education teacher for 30 years and earned many awards and recognitions for her teaching and community activities.

Shirley married James Douglas in 1972 and gained two step-sons: Russ and Paul Douglas. She and Jim traveled extensively during their time together, as well as enjoying community events

Shirley was preceded in death by her son, Ronald, her husband James, step-son Paul, and her two brothers, Bernard and Howell Mangum. She is survived by Lendal and Art Tharpe, Russ Douglas, 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Friday at 10 am at the F.D. Sweet Mortuary in Orland.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Aug. 2, 2012
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