Obituary of Shirley Hofheinz |

Obituary of Shirley Hofheinz

Shirley Mae Hofheinz of Grass Valley, California, passed away peacefully in her home on Oct. 22, 2014. She was 91.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5 at Hooper & Weaver, 459 Hollow Way, Nevada City, California.

Shirley was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on April 13, 1923, to Charles and Mary Stephensen. She spent her childhood in Fairbury, Nebraska, before moving with her family to Seattle, Washington. As a young adult, she was involved in the USO (United Service Organizations) during World War II, and then later moved to San Francisco, California, where she worked for the Standard Oil Company and met her future husband Martin Hofheinz. They were married on Treasure Island and celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary this past July.

Shirley was a homemaker and raised their four sons in Stockton, California. She volunteered her time with the Junior Aid of Stockton helping with many charity events. Shirley also had the privilege to travel the world with her husband during their years together. She was an avid golfer and past member of Woodbridge Country Club in Lodi, California. Shirley and Martin loved to dance and were members of the Stockton Elks Lodge 218. They loved jazz music and even traveled to China with her favorite jazz band Natural Gas. The world is minus one less fashionista. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Martin Hofheinz Sr., Grass Valley; sons, Martin (Mary) Hofheinz Jr. Stockton, Corey Hofheinz (the late Helen Anzuoni), Tahoe City, Ross (Veronica) Hofheinz, Nevada City and Dirk (Dana) Hofheinz , Colfax; and brother, Don Stephensen , New Mexico; grandchildren Christopher, Hillary, Jake, Becca, Dominik and Danielle Hofheinz.

She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Steve Stephensen.

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