Shirley Irene Barnes Dichard, 75, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 19, 2006, in Apache Junction, Ariz. Survived by her husband of 26 years, Lionel 'Lefty' Dichard of the family home in Antonito, Colo.; children, Karen (Tucker) Bayless of Farmington, N.M. and Kevin (Sandi) Beer of Bakersfield, Calif.; and grandchildren, Nick Bayless, Ashley Tangemon and Jessica Tangemon. Shirley was born March 27, 1930, in Pueblo, graduated from Pueblo Central in 1948 and Pueblo Junior College in 1950. There will be no viewing or service. Online condolences,

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  1. My deepest heartfelt condolences to Lefty, Karen and Kevin and other friends of Aunt Shirleys.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of your grief.

    Shirley was my Aunt. I will miss her too. I have many fond memories of times we spent together through the years. Shirley was in some ways like a second mother to me, my sister and brothers.
    My mother Lucille, who passed away in 1990, was Shirley’s older sister. When I was very young I remember many occasions with the two of them joyously laughing and joking around with each other as young mothers. Over the years, the two of them shared joys and endured heartaches, as sisters often do, but I know they loved each other deeply. They are now joined together again, along with their mom and Dad, as well as other dearly beloved family, to share in eternal joy and peace.
    Lester Garrett

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