Shirley West

Shirley West (Hale)

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Shirley Jean West of Hanford passed away on Tuesday in Visalia at the age of 86 surrounded by family. Shirley was born in Wichita, Kansas to Chester and Myrtle Hale. Shirley married Harry Heinrich and they moved to Kings County in 1955. Shirley was active in 4-H, Girl Scouts and was the former president of the PTA. Her husband, Harry, passed away in 1997. Shirley enjoyed sewing, baking cookies and was an avid bowler for over 50 years. She met her second husband, Bill West, while bowling. Bill passed away June 1st of this year. Shirley’s favorite color was red, please join us in celebrating her life by wearing something red to the service.
Shirley is survived by her 2 daughters: Betty Sue Newman (Tom) of Ft. Worth, TX and Carol Ann Towery of Visalia, 2 brothers: Connley Hale (Pat) of CO and Donovan Hale (Kathy) of KS, 1 sister: Sharon Vap (Jim) of KS, 3 grandchildren: Nathan Reiland (Amy) of Chino Hills, Sarah Thayer (Brian) of Visalia and Susanne McFadden (Craig) of Ft. Worth, TX, 8 great-grandchildren: Jacob Thayer (Martina) of Germany, Isaac Thayer (Recka) of Oceanside, Christian Thayer of Visalia, Maya Reiland and Alice Reiland both of Chino Hills, Grant McFadden, Cherity McFadden and Melissa McFadden all of Ft. Worth, Texas, 1 great-great-granddaughter: Blaire Thayer of Oceanside. In addition to her husbands, Shirley was preceded in death by her grandson Matthew Newman
A Visitation will be held on Monday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. at South Valley Community Church with burial to follow at Lemoore Cemetery. Friends who wish can make donations in Shirley’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 2222 W. Shaw Ave., #201, Fresno, CA 93711.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, July 15th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, July 15th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel
    420 West D Street
    LEMOORE, CA 93245
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  • Service

    Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 10:00am
    South Valley Community Church
    1050 W. Bush St.
    LEMOORE, CA 93245
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    Pastor Frank Caudell
  • Reception

    South Valley Community Church
    1050 W. Bush St.
    LEMOORE, CA 93245
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Linda Heinrich

Posted at 06:57pm
My beloved aunt Shirley. You have been such a wonderful aunt. I remember when I was a kid, you, uncle Harry, my parents and myself, took a trip to the coast. We stopped at the Madonna Inn. You let me order a hot chocolate. When they brought it, it was in a little silver pot. I got to have the whole thing to myself. I couldn't believe it! What a treat and great memory for a child to hold on to. I will miss you and love you always. You're niece, Linda Heinrich.

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