Shirley, 85, died February 16 at her home in Sublimity. She
was born in Swea City, IA, to Merle and Dorothy Robinson and
lived in Minnesota as a child, graduating from Brookston High
School as valedictorian. She married William “Bill” Beck
on March 15, 1952 in Duluth, MN.
Shirley worked as an
accounting clerk at an insurance company and at California
State University, Northridge. Shirley was a very devoted
mother and grandmother and enjoyed sending cards for
birthdays, holidays, and anniversaries with significant words
or phrases underlined. She also enjoyed camping, horses, dogs,
and anything done with her family.
She was a wonderful cook (especially banana nut bread),
entertainer, and loved hosting her family and friends. Shirley
and Bill moved to their beloved log home outside of Sisters,
Oregon in 1989 (heaven on earth) until moving to Sublimity in
She is survived by
her husband: William H. of Sublimity; children: Robin (Gary)
Hedrick of Grants Pass and William J. Beck (Sharon) of
Stayton; four grandchildren: Scott (Val) Hedrick of Klamath
Falls, William C. Beck (Corinne) of Houston, Texas, Laura
Murray of Keizer, Oregon and Karen (Elliott) Ramos of
Tualatin, Oregon; great-grandchildren: Katelyn and Eli
Hedrick, Julie Murray, and baby Beck due at the end of May.
Shirley was preceded in death by three brothers.
services have been held. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.