Lives Lived: Shirley Leitherer |

Lives Lived: Shirley Leitherer

Shirley Ann Leitherer, of Grass Valley, died Sunday, Feb. 14. She was 70.

A service will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Grass Valley.

She was born Oct. 8, 1939, in Los Angeles to Earl and Gertrude Ebisch Smith.

Mrs. Leitherer was a member of Business and Professional Women’s Club and was also a Girl Scout leader.

She enjoyed knitting and crocheting.

She is survived by her husband, Art (Luke) Leitherer, of Grass Valley; daughters and sons-in-law Cary and Tim Harrington of Orangevale, Calif., Trudi and Tim Dick of Orangevale, and Liz and Mike Eelkema of Grass Valley; sons and daughters-in-law, Earl and Rhonda Leitherer, Jerald and Leslie Leitherer of Grass Valley, and Arthur and Carolyn Leitherer of Tigard, Ore.; and 21 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her father, Earl Smith, in 1991; her mother, Gertrude Smith, in 2001; and brother, Phil Smith, in 1982.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 1332 Halsted St., Suite 201, Chicago, IL 60642.

Arrangements are by Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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