Shirley Jeanne McGill, 72, passed away March 10, 2005, in Pueblo, Colorado. Preceded in death by her father, Patrick McGill on Oct. 4, 1985; mother, Myrle Robertson on Oct. 7, 2004; stepfather, Louis Robertson; and her special companion, Buffy. Survived by her cousins, Mary (Tom) Allen, Dr. Richard (Joyce) Allen and Mary Lynn Allen; special friends and caretakers, Sandra and Fred Rodriguez; Dr. Christopher and Jeanette Louie, Dr. Stephen and Debbie Vialpando; Mel and Mary Spence; and Don and Elsa Gade. Shirley was born Sept. 3, 1932, in Pueblo. She graduated from Pueblo Catholic High and CU with a Masters in Special Ed. She retired from Carlile Elementary School after 34 years with Pueblo School District 60. Shirley loved her students and had their best interests at heart. She was caring and helpful to her students and her many friends. Member of Pueblo Chapter No. 34, OES, Rosemont Auxiliary, Delta Kappa Gamma, CEA-NEA and past president of Alpha Delta Kappa-RHO Chapter. Viewing at the funeral home Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Monday, March 14, 2005, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Ray Hawkins officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. As a tribute to Shirley's love for animals, memorials may be made to Animal Welfare or Pueblo Zoo, C/O Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colorado 81003. Online condolences,

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  1. To the Family of Shirley McGill:

    I knew Shirley from Grocery Warehouse where she shopped and I worked. I was deeply shocked and saddened when I heard of her passing. In these times when customers are demanding and rude, Shirley was always a delight and I always looked forward to seeing her. She always had a sweet story to share or just a laugh or two. Her presence lit up my day and I can’t believe I will never see her again. My prayers are that she will rest in peace and I am grateful for our paths crossing on this earth. Sincerely, Janice

  2. I enjoyed teaching with Shirley at Bradford and all the many good times we had at luncheons and dinners.

    I will her terribly…the long phone calls and lovely birthday cakes.

  3. Shirley was one of my teaching partners at Carlilie Elementary School. She took me under her wing and helped me become a good teacher. I care deeply for Shirley and will miss the opportunity to spend time with her. She was always great fun and loved to laugh. Shirley, I will miss you.

  4. Shirley will be missed but fondly
    remembered by all who knew her. So
    sorry we couldn’t be there today.
    Your long time friend.

  5. Syl and I are so sorry Shirley passed–She has helped so many — We recognized her love of Buffy and other animals–Perhaps she can have some peace–She will be sadly missed–Bud and Syl Lane—

  6. Ms. McGill will be sadly missed by all the students whose lives she touched.

    Carlile Elementary School
    3rd Grade – 1983

  7. Shirley will be missed by her many friends. I am her cousin and live in Illinois. We did talk on the phone frequently and shared thoughts.

    She is in a better place now.


  8. I taught with Shirley in the 70’s at Columbian and Fountain Elementary Schools. I always enjoyed visits with her and learned from her as she truly taught from her heart. I know she made a difference in the lives of many, many children as well as the lives of those with whom she worked. My sympathy to her family and friends. She will be missed.

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