Obituary of Shirley Day |

Obituary of Shirley Day

Shirley L. (Scott) Day passed away peacefully, Oct. 8, 2014, at her residence in Auburn, Calif. She moved to Auburn in July 2010 from Palm Desert, Calif. where she had lived for over 40 years.

Services will be held in Southern California, and are pending at this time.

Shirley was born Jan. 1, 1914 in Wood River, Neb., to William C. and Flora E. (Decker) Scott. Shirley’s family moved to North Platte, Neb. in 1919. The Scott children attended Miller School near the family farm and she graduated from North Platte High School in 1933.

In 1938, Shirley and her sister moved to Calif. She met and married William Ronald Mullenax in 1940 and they had a daughter, Sharon Lee. During World War II, Shirley was an aircraft inspector. Returning to North Platte, she worked various jobs in North Platte, Denver, Colo. and Pasadena, Calif. over the years.

Shirley remarried in Dec. 1957 to Ralph C. Day of Portland, Ore. and they established a home in Orange, Calif. for their daughters, Sharon and Nanci. Shirley enjoyed helping her husband design and decorate homes that he built. She had an eye for color and made many beautiful quilts, wall hangings and other crafts. They also enjoyed traveling all over the world. They also enjoyed traveling in their motor home across America.

After Ralph’s death in 1998, Shirley bought a unit at Laguna Woods to spend time with her sisters. She moved from Palm Desert, Calif. where she had lived for over 40 years, after breaking her shoulder. She moved to the Oaks of Auburn to be near her daughter, Sharon.

In Dec. 2013 the family celebrated Shirley’s 100th Birthday. It was a great time of celebration.

Shirley is survived by her sisters, Thelma Wainz, and Ibbie Majors; daughters, Sharon (Jack) Eskelson Nanci Webster (Gary) Bell; grandsons, Scott (Angel) Eskelson and Colman Webster; granddaughter Laurel Webster; great-grandsons, Brett and Carson Eskelson; nephews, Bill, Bob and Bruce Majors and niece Melissa Wainz Hannigan.

The family would like to thank Medina’s Caregiving staff, the Oaks of Auburn residents and staff and Dr. Kevin Maxwell and staff for the care, compassion and kindness they showed Shirley and her family over the years.

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