Shirley Lorene McGuire

Obituary

Shirley McGuire passed away on December 18th, 2019 at her home in Puyallup, Washington.

She was born in Port Townsend, Washington on July 11th, 1929.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 12 years, Joseph Reese; her husband of 39 years, Joe D. McGuire; her parents, John and Estelle Needham and her brother Walter Needham.

She is survived by son John and wife Deana Reese; daughter Lorene and husband Steve Whitehead; daughter Linda and husband John Crawford.

Grandchildren: Trishia Roberts, Chad Whitehead (Mitchell Smith), Kevin (Shannon) Reese, Kerra (Quint) Tibeau, Jeanna (Seth) Hallock, Cassandra (Aaron) Denn, Angela (Jordon) Skolrud, Bo Roberts (Ashley Ipsen) and Corey Roberts.

Great Grandchildren: Nicole (Zach) Meadows, Reece Crain, Paris Reese, Kyla Reese, Wyatt Tibeau, Audrey Tibeau, Callen Tibeau, Easton Roberts, Charlotte Roberts, Zoe Hallock, Wisdom Hallock, Uriah Hallock, Judah Hallock, Abigail Denn and Gideon Denn.

Shirley graduated from Foster High School where she worked for a time after graduation. She worked at the Foster golf course until she married. After having children, she returned to working outside of the home. She was a secretary at Renton Aviation until moving to Kent, Washington. She worked for the Kent school district as the head secretary at Kent-Meridian High School for 26 years until she moved to the district office working for the athletic director. She retired from the Kent school district after years of service.

Shirley enjoyed spending time with her family, playing cards and games. She enjoyed all her social activities with her friends where she lived.

Please send any memorials to the American Cancer Society or Autism Society.

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Sue Lewis
Sue Lewis
9 months ago

She was head secretary at Kent-meridian high school while I was a student there. I remember that she was well respected.

Steve Jackson
Steve Jackson
9 months ago

I am so saddened to hear of Shirley’s passing. She was a very kind and thoughtful lady, that was always enjoyable to be around. Shirley and my mother (Arlene Wilson) were friends since childhood and remained close friends all these years. My mother asked me to to convey her condolences as well. I know she will miss visiting with her friend.

I’ve had the pleasure of speaking to Shirley numerous times over the past few years and enjoyed every one of our conversations. She will be truly missed by her friends and family

I found Shirley’s senior photo that was in my mom’s school annual and thought I would attach it.

Cindy and John Whitehead
Cindy and John Whitehead
8 months ago

Rest in peace dear sweet lady.

June Myers
June Myers
8 months ago

I have so many memories that I will cherish.
Cocktail party’s. Card party’s. Any reason party’s.
RIP my friend. Until we meet again❤️

Diane Reese
Diane Reese
8 months ago

I have had the privilege of knowing Shirley for about 50 years. She was my ex-mother-in-law and grandmother to my two children, Kevin and Kerra. She has always had a special place in my heart. Shirley lived her life to the fullest and was loved by all who knew her.

Needham
Needham
8 months ago

George

Needham
Needham
8 months ago

Love you Aunt Shirley

Sandra Needham Basquette
Sandra Needham Basquette
8 months ago

My Aunt Shirley was a wonderful women. Always smiling and laughing. As a kid staying with Lorene was always the best as Aunt Shirley always had treats 💕 Loved You❤️