Caroline Shirley, 78, passed away Aug. 14, 2014. Survived by her children, Steve (Cheryl) Shirley, Tom (Joy) Shirley and Cathy (Mark) Persons all of Pueblo; son-in-law, Duane Enck; grandchildren, Stephanie (Josh) Thompson, Stacie (Mario) Mattivi, Megan Shirley, Michael Shirley, Matthew Enck, Erica Enck, Cindy St. Clair, John Persons and Deanna Persons; great-granddaughters, Jocelyn and Jordyn Thompson and Allison St. Clair; lifelong best friends, June and Hank Saldana; and many devoted, special friends. Preceded in death by her husband, William R. 'Bill' Shirley; son, Michael Shirley; daughter, Susan Enck; and brother, Charles Gordon. Caroline was born to Charles and Katie Gordon on March 23, 1936, in Denver. She graduated from Centennial High School in 1954. Caroline was a member of First United Methodist Church and PEO Chapter F. Funeral service, 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church or Wayside Cross Mission through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Dear friends,
    Please know you have been in my thoughts and prayers with the passing of your sweet, precious Mother. What a jewel she was, and what a wonderful family she raised….Charlene Himes, Lifecare Center weekend Receptionist

  2. Dear friends,
    Please know you have been in my thoughts and prayers with the passing of your sweet, precious Mother. What a jewel she was, and what a wonderful family she raised….Charlene Himes, Lifecare Center weekend Receptionist

  3. I’m so sorry to hear of Caroline’s passing. I so enjoyed singing for her at Life Care. All the best to her family and friends.

  4. I’m so sorry to hear of Caroline’s passing. I so enjoyed singing for her at Life Care. All the best to her family and friends.

  5. Dear Shirley Family,
    While I was working on 5 Tower at Parkview I had the opportunity of having Caroline as a patient. She was simply a delightful person and a pleasure to know. People like her take the work out of nursing and make it very enjoyable!
    My sincerest sympathy to the family, I am sure you have many fond memories of Caroline.
    Cindy Frankmore

  6. Steve, Cheryl and Family
    I didn’t know your Mom well, but she never failed to greet me and ask about my family when I saw her in church. She was truly a beautiful lady.

  7. Shirley Family,

    We had the pleasure of knowing Mrs. Shirley and her Family for many years. It is with our deepest sympathy that we wish you our condolences. We pray that she is in peace. We know she raised a wonderful family and are gratefu for their friendship. Steve and Cheryl, thank you for your friendship throughout the years and please know we are always there for you. Unfortunately, we will not be able to attend the funeral services as I will be traveling on Business and Rhonda will be in a conference. Please know the entire family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Respectfully, Scott and Rhonda Bridgman

  8. Dear Steve, Stephanie and family, So sorry for your loss. Will keep you all in my prayers. Rest assured she is resting with the angels. Sincerely, Sue Snyder

  9. Dear Steve and family, I am sorry to learn of Caroline\’s passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy. I will always remember Caroline as the happy lady who made Carol and I feel so welcome when we first visited Wesley Church. Blessings — Tom

  10. Please accept my condolences on the loss of your loved one. May you find comfort in the fond memories of your family member. It is comforting to know the Bible speaks of a time when ‘death will be no more’� at Rev 21:3, 4.

  11. Steve and family..I was so shocked when I saw her name in the newspaper. On send card day at the church one day I got her name. I have had Shirley in my prayers since that time. My deepest sympathy to you and of her family. She was a beautiful lady.

  12. Steve, Cheryl, Tom, Joy, Cathy, Mark, Duane and Families,
    It is so difficult to find words of comfort at this sad time for your family. Caroline was such a wonderful loving lady who endured her affliction over so many years. She loved all of you and so appreciated the attention you gave her with your visits and including her in family activities. Even though she was confined she was cheerful and loved sharing with all her friends. Each and every visit was such a pleasure and upon leaving her room she never failed to say “I love you”. Often with me it was with “a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck”. I loved her and will always hold a special place for her in my heart. She will be missed but God has now granted her perfect rest. Please know I am keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers that God will bless you with comfort and peace.
    Much love,
    Helen Murley

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