Shirley June Huesties, 71, departed this life and entered into eternal rest in the loving arms of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Nov. 9, 2007. Born to Rufus and Corda White on June 22, 1936, in Pauls Valley, OK, Shirley was one of nine siblings. Shirley grew up in Canyon, TX and graduated from Canyon High School. She married Odis Huesties on June 3, 1954, and had two children, a son Marty and a daughter Malea. A military wife and mother, Shirley attended Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX and became a Registered Nurse. She began her nursing career at Bethania Hospital in Wichita Falls as an Intensive Care Nurse. The family relocated to Colorado in 1982 where she continued her nursing profession at Huerfano Memorial in the emergency department, St. Mary Corwin in the critical care unit, and Colorado Mental Health Institute until her retirement. Shirley was a member of Cuchara Christian Fellowship church and served as treasurer for several years. She was also a member of the Tuesday Night Study Club in La Veta, CO. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents , two brothers, Dewey and Ralph White , two sisters, Wanda Price and Judy Colard. She is survived by her husband, Odis Huesties, her children Marty (Mildred) Huesties, Malea (Mickey) Schmidt; grandchildren Audrey (Chris) Knowles , Tyler Schmidt, Marty Huesties Jr., Marie (Keane) Crawford; great-grandchildren Kenneth, Joseph and Alexander Crawford; four sisters; O'Tela Klinkevich, Elva O'Hara , Mary Whitten, Joyce Dickey; numerous nieces, and nephews. Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Cuchara Christian Fellowship, 18721 St. Highway 12. A luncheon for family and friends, at La Veta Community Center, will follow graveside services. The family requests memorials be made to 'Vertical Asscent' a discipleship training program, through the Cuchara Christian Fellowship. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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