Shirley Ann (McDonald) Fort
Prunedale - Shirley Ann (McDonald) Fort, 82, of Prunedale, CA passed away on Monday, May 24, 2021. She was born on April 22, 1939 in Salinas, CA.
Shirley was a 1957 graduate of Salinas High School. That same year she married the love of her life, Carrol Fort, a 1955 graduate of Salinas High School. Shirley was a Home Maker and loved to bowl. She was on many leagues throughout the years. She continued to bowl up until COVID shut down the bowling alley. She was a member of the USBC, the AHS Booster Club, and the Salinas Valley Street Rodders. Her and her husband also delivered Meals on Wheels for many years. Through the years she could be seen at her children and grandchildren's Little League games, Softball games, Basketball games, Swim meets, and Football games. She also enjoyed going to the Races at the Watsonville Speedway.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Chester Allen McDonald and Lahoma Fay McDonald of Salinas. She was also preceded in death by her brother, David Lee McDonald of Weiser, Idaho.
Shirley is survived by her husband of over 63 years, Carrol Eugene Fort; three children, Valarie (her husband Billy) Coffey of Prunedale, CA, Sandra (her husband William) Jackson of Dripping Springs, TX, and Darren (his wife Ligia) Fort of Salinas, CA; seven grandchildren, Ryan (his wife Krystle) Coffey, Corey (his wife Chyanne) Coffey, and Sean (his wife Kimberly) Coffey all of Coeur D'Alene, ID, William Jackson of Dripping Springs, TX, Mandi (her husband Matt) Kime of Puyallup, WA, Roy Calderon of Clovis, CA, Kevin (his wife Jackie) Calderon of Salinas, CA; two nieces, Toni McDonald and Micki Oechel of Topeka, KS; two sisters, Marie Wiggs of Groveland, CA and Gail Jester of Overton, TX; and twelve great grandchildren.
Celebration of Life will be held on June 11, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Echoes from Calvary Church, 1025 Post Drive, Salinas, CA.
Published by The Salinas Californian from Jun. 3 to Jun. 9, 2021.