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Shirley Louise Davis

August 28, 1923 — October 15, 2010

Shirley Louise (Scott) Davis, 87, formerly of La Grande, died Oct. 15 at Wyoming Medical Center with family by her side. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Friday in the Community Baptist Church at 301 S Second St. in Glenrock, Wyo.

She was born Aug. 28, 1923, to Robert Maxwell Scott and Bertha Mable McCallister Scott in La Grande. In August 1941, Shirley started dating George Henry Davis Jr. while he was attending radio school in La Grande. The day after the Pearl Harbor attack, George enlisted in the U.S. Army and was sent to Fort Lewis to train. Shirley and George were married June 5, 1942, in Seattle. Four children were born to this couple: Cindy, Gary, Chuck and Debbie Kay. In 1947 Shirley and George moved from La Grande to Bend where George worked for Pacific Power and Light. In 1961, they moved from Bend to Portland and in 1966, transferred to Glenrock, Wyo.

She was an avid outdoorswoman and loved to accompany George hunting, camping, fishing and to all family gatherings. She was active in the Glenrock Little Theater, Beta Sigma Phi and the American Legion Auxiliary. Shirley was on the board of directors at the Paleon Museum and a volunteer there for 17 years. She found a great deal of enjoyment being one of the "Bone Biddys," who cleaned the dinosaur bones.

Shirley was an active volunteer for the Glenrock Historical Society. She worked for Gambles Hardware Store until it burned down and then for Kay's Clothing Store until George's retirement. Those who knew Shirley say she made wonderful pies and cookies. Her family meant everything to her and her greatest joy was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Cindy and her husband, Ken Fuerst, of Yakima, Wash.; sons, Gary and his wife, Wynell, of Casper, Wyo., and Charles and his wife, Jeannie, of Douglas, Wyo.; sister, Evelyn Fuller of La Grande; and brother, Bill and his wife, Connie Davis, of Oxbow; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, George; parents; daughter, Deborah Kay Krevanic; sister, Winifred Braden; three sisters-in-law; and five brothers-in-law.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Paleon Museum or any charity.


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