A true Oregonian Shirley was born in Lakeview in April 1941. She has one older brother – he works in Alaska as a plumber, but, she says he’s not as cute as she is.
A second marriage brought two children into the world. A son that sadly passed away in 1988 and a daughter Shelle, that she lives with in Central Point.
Shirley had many job opportunities – cook, waitress, maid at a motel, working in a wood facility tying wood bundles and a care giver. Her favorite was being a care giver. She met lots of people and really enjoyed caring for them. It was also a heartbreaking time when she would lose them and that’s why she eventually left that field.
While she was working at Diamond Lake as a maid she met Charlie Daniels. She and her husband met Robert Craig Knievel, professionally known as Evil Knievel, the stunt performer and entertainer while in Los Angeles, CA.
She enjoys meeting people and making friends. She’s made friends since joining the Senior Center. One of her hobbies is crocheting and working with plastic canvas, commonly known as vinyl weave. She makes awesome items with the canvas and yarn. She jokes “it keeps me off the streets and out of the bars”. (I thought that was my line.)
Her words of wisdom are “do unto others as they would do unto you” – sounds like the “Golden Rule” to me.
Shirley says she looks forward to “the good life”