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Jean Ann Shively

Jean Ann Shively, age 69, passed away from cancer at her home in San Pedro, CA surrounded by her family on 4/28/2013. Born at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, CA to Harvey and Val Ryan on 1/13/1944. She graduated from Venice High School in the winter of 1962. She married her husband, Ray Shively, the absolute love of her life on 12/20/1963 and dedicated the rest of her life to raising her family and caring for all those near to her. Life around the Shively's was never dull! Jean enjoyed a zest for life that never ceased, even as she struggled with cancer. She assumed the role of wife, mother and homemaker and played it masterfully; a lifestyle she wore as a badge of honor and pride. Jean and Ray were a pair that could not be matched in their love for each other. They enjoyed 49 years of laughter, travels and accomplished dreams, including their home in Lake Havasu and their many friendships there. Jean taught that for every season there was a craft to make with friends and recipes to share with her family. Jean is survived by her husband, Ray; her children, Lisa Wilson (Chris) and John Shively; her grandchildren, Nicole Montemayor, Ryan Wilson and Shelby Wilson; her sister, Kathy Light (Phil); her sister-in-law, Sandy; nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her brother, Tom Ryan and her parents. She was an active member of a long time Bunco Club and Bowling Club, among other close knit group activities. A remembrance gathering will be scheduled at a later date at the discretion of her family. In lieu of flowers, respects can be paid by donating in her name at: www.cancer.org/donate. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Sadly, diagnosed with cancer in late 2004 and re-diagnosed in late 2011; she fought hard against it, with strength and dignity, until the day it took her. She will always be with us in our hearts, our minds and our lives; her positive attitude, infectious spirit and goodness will live on. She was a special woman who left a mark on all of us that cannot be erased. In her words, "It was a good trip." Those who knew her were grateful to be apart of it. The Best of the Best! Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on May 5, 2013
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