Shirley L. Grimes
July 17, 1935 – August 27, 2014

Shirley L. Grimes, 79, passed away peacefully on August 27 in Portland, with family and close friends by her side. Shirley was born in Mill City and grew up in Lyons, graduating from Stayton High School. She lived in various places throughout her life and settled back in Salem many years ago.

She worked in Quality Control at Norpac for over 20 years as a dedicated employee. Shirley enjoyed being a member of the Eagles, Moose Lodge, Keizer Senior Center and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shaw. She enjoyed playing bunco, bingo, and beating everyone at card games.  Shirley loved to travel anywhere-anytime as far away as Hawaii, Hong Kong and Japan. 

Shirley lovingly welcomed all company with open arms and her ‘door is always open’ spirit.  Visiting with family and friends was always a special time for her.

Shirley is survived by her sister: Beverly (Doug) Barrow of Salem, OR; lifelong friends:  Julie and Doug Ames of Renton, WA; numerous family and friends; and remained close to the extended Grimes family. Aunt Shirley played a very active roll in raising her many nieces and nephews who will miss her greatly. She was preceded in death by parents, Forrest and Effie Nydegger, brother, Cletus and sister, Mabel.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, September 13,  11:00 am, St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shaw.  Reception immediately following in the church hall. The Interment will be at Fox Valley Cemetery, Lyons afterwards. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.

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