SEGAR, Shirley S. Passed away at home in Santa Rosa January 7, 2015. Born in San Francisco May 27, 1926, and raised in Cazadero. Preceded in death by her husband, Edward Segar, and her brother, Willard Smith. Survived by daughters, Sharilyn (Roy) Parmeter and Kristie (Eric) Breniman; grand and great-great-grandchildren; sister, Margie (Van) Schoell; as well as cousins, nieces and nephews. In high school during World War II she worked as a journeyman welder at Marinship. In 1985 she walked across the U.S. from Dillons Beach to Seabright, NJ. In 1996 she became a Merchant Marine oiler to work on the SS Jeremiah O'Brien on the Canada voyage. She enjoyed watercoloring, carving totem poles, and the piano and violin. She loved her church and the friends she made there. Thank you to Drs. Bozdech and Tucker, Hired Hands and Memorial Hospice for their gentle caring. Services will be held on Jan. 23rd at 10:30 a.m. at Resurrection Church on W. 3rd & Stony Point, Santa Rosa. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The National Liberty Ship Memorial, 1275 Columbus Ave Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94133.
Published in Press Democrat from Jan. 10 to Jan. 13, 2015.