Shirley Fore – August 19, 1930 – April 13, 2005 |

Shirley Fore – August 19, 1930 – April 13, 2005

Shirley Fore, a vivacious Anglo-Scotch redhead, passed peacefully into rest on April 13, 2005 after a long illness. She was born in New Brunswick, Canada to Chesley and Amanda Weddleton on August 19, 1930. She lived in Boston as a child and trained as a nurse before entering the Army. While stationed at the Presidio in San Francisco, she recieved many medals with the Sixth Army Rifle and Pistol team and met her future husband, long-time Grass Valley resident Dr. Lawrence Fore. The couple moved to Grass Valley in 1959 band together established Dr. Fore’s dental practice.

Shirley worked with the American Red Cross for over 25 years. As Water Safety Chairman for Nevada County, she conducted CPR, First Aid and water safety classes. In 1987, she was honored as Citizen of the Year by the Nevada County Board of Realtors, and she worked extensively with a Special Needs Student Swim Program.

She was an outgoing and energetic person with an acerbic wit, who enjoyed helping others and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Her hobbies included journal writing, painting, gardening, as well as hunting, fishing and shooting with her husband. She is survived by her husband Lawrence Fore; children Stacy Fore, Dana Fore Mei-Lung Koch, Elizabeth Hargadon and Alvan Rodenhizer; sister Joan Perry; brothers Barry, Ray and Chesley Weddleton; grandchildren Tara, Courtney, Tristin and Westin Koch; Michelle Chinn, Kathryn Rodenhizer.

Friends and family are invited to a memorial service on Monday, April 18 at 1:00 at Hooper and Weaver Mortuary with a reception at Miners Foundry at 3pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, Animal Save and Hospice of the Foothills.

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