Shirley Church
1935 - 2021
Gilbertson Funeral Home and Cremation Service - Stanwood
27001 88th Ave NW
Stanwood, WA
Shirley June Shelton Church
Shirley passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 17, at the age of 86, surrounded by loved ones .
Born to Robert and Maude Shelton, October 28th, 1935, Tioga, ND. The youngest of four children. Moving to New York and then settling in Seattle, WA in 1961. Throughout her life Shirley loved gardening, teaching, and helping others. She was a loving Wife, Mother and Aunt. Her happiest times were spent with her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.
Shirley leaves behind her loving husband of 58 years, John Church, Sister Lorraine McIntosh, Daughters Brenda (Jeffrey Spreen) and Carla (John Donohue), Grandchildren Kayla (Michael Thom), Nicholas (Kim Donohue) and Melissa (Carlos Ortiz) Great Grandchildren Melvin and Malcolm Thom, Nataley Donohue.
A celebration of her life will be next summer. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to The American Cancer Society.
Please feel free to sign her guestbook at
October 28, 1935 - November 17, 2021
Published by The Herald (Everett) from Nov. 28 to Nov. 29, 2021.
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Linda and I will miss seeing Shirley walking the neighborhood. Love her walk up Library.
Jeff& Linda Partridge
December 23, 2021
Shirley and I had many conversations at the Ballard Curves. Though we haven’t spoken since I left Seattle in 2013, I remember her fondly for her gentle demeanor and soft spoken words as we worked our way around the exercise circuit. My thoughts of comfort, peace and healing reach out to her family. May she Rest In Peace.
Deborah Lazar
November 30, 2021
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