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Barbara Shirley

Barbara Shirley, 64, of Nevada City died Monday, Feb. 27, in Nevada City.

In accordance with her wishes, there will be no services. Her ashes will be scattered in Washington and California at a later date. A celebration of life will also take place at a later date. For more information, call Eileen at (703) 455-2879.

Mrs. Shirley was born on Sept. 18, 1941, in Tomahawk, Wis., to George Hanley and Ruth (Melang) Hanley. She lived in various places including Alaska, Oregon and Washington before moving to California. She enjoyed her friends and family, talking with people, a cup of tea, Mexican food, her husband’s blackberry pie, thrift shopping and animals. She was a dental assistant before becoming a homemaker. She had been a resident of Nevada City for 18 years.



She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Richard Shirley of Nevada City; daughter and son-in-law Eileen and Patrick Hochstein of Springfield, Va.; son and daughter-in-law Mark and Alex Shirley of Fort Irwin; daughter, Kathleen Shirley of Nevada City; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Chris Hanley of Bishop; sister-in-law, Bernie Hanley of Poway; grandsons Zachary Shirley of Nevada City, and Dominic Shirley and Nickolas Shirley both of Fort Irwin; granddaughter, Melissa Shirley of Fort Irwin; nieces Erica and Stephanie Hanley both of Poway; and nephews William Hanley of Hacienda Heights, and Carl Hanley of Bishop. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Robert Hanley.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, 12399 Nevada City Highway. Grass Valley, 95945, or the American Lung Association, 61 Broadway, New York, N.Y., 10006.




Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.


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