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Shirley May Pearce

April 23, 1930 — February 28, 2023

Shirley Pearce, age 92, of Grants Pass, died February 28, 2023 at her home.


Shirley was born April 23, 1930 in Whitefield, Maine to Carroll & Gladys Potter. On November 5, 1955 she married Wilbur Pearce and lived all over the U.S. as Wilbur was in the United States Navy. In 1968 they settled in Grants Pass and raised their children.


Shirley was known for her sharp wit and yodeling skills. She would always be there for anyone who needed her and her generosity was endless.


Shirley volunteered as a secretary for New Hope Christian School, sang in The Pacemakers, and was a member of Murphy Chapel.


She loved board games, reading, road trips, yodeling, gardening, singing, and going on walks.


She Is survived by her children Steven Pearce ( wife Lyla Beth) Greg Cormeir (wife Debbie), Clyde Pearce (wife Kimberly), David Pearce (wife Keri), Wilene Aguilar and son-in-law Leroy Oden; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her husband Wilbur Pearce; daughter Lorraine Oden; parents Carroll & Gladys Potter; brother Carroll Potter; twin sisters Judy and Jane and sister Velma.



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