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Shirley (Crews) Finlason

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SHIRLEY FINLASON (CREWS) Shirley passed away at home in Wildomar, CA. on July 6, 2013. She was born January 22, 1921 in St. Louis, MO. During the depression, her father got work as a blacksmith for the Panama Canal Co., and she and her family traveled by ship from NYC to Colon, Panama in 1936. Shirley was 15. She remained in the Panama Canal Zone for the next 40 years, working as a stenographer well-known for her considerable skills, marrying and raising three children there: Jack (Patti) of Wichita, KS; Frank (Maritza) of Panama; and Lois (Keith) Larson of Wildomar. She leaves behind her sister Bette Greer, beloved nieces, nephews, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren who adored her. Her husband John of 66 years passed away five years ago. Shirley was a generous and loving mother and friend. We will miss her and remember her always. Services will be held at 2:00p.m. Friday, August, 2, 2013 at Rockridge Church in Temecula, CA. 27570 Commerce Center Dr., Ste. 125,Temecula, CA. 92590.


Published in Press-Enterprise on July 28, 2013
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