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Shirley Ann Soper

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A Memorial Service will be held at Allen Mortuary on Tues, 8/27/2013 at 3 pm.»

Shirley Ann Soper

May 1937 ~ August 2013 »

Shirley Soper, 76, of Le Grand, passed away at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto. Shirley was born in Oakland CA to George and Dorothy Heiser. She graduated from Castlemont High School in 1955. After 15 years of service she retired from IBM. Shirley enjoyed life on a farm in Le Grand. She bred and raised English Bulldogs and Llamas. She loved to make award-winning cross stitching.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents George and Dorothy Heiser and brother James Heiser. She is survived by her husband James L. Soper Jr. of Le Grand, son Mark Marlow of Le Grand, daughter Rose Ann Marlow of Oakland, grandson Tony Marlow of Santa Rosa, grandson Christopher Pedrino of Salida, great-grandson Ian Williams-Marlow of Santa Rosa, great-granddaughter Cheyenne Pedrino of Salida, and cousin Violet Pacheco of Manteca.

The family would like to express deep gratitude to all the doctors and nurses of the CVICU unit at Doctors Medical Center for their compassion and care during Shirley’s last days.

A Memorial Service will be held at Allen Mortuary on Tuesday, August 27th at 3 pm. Please leave memories and condolences at

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27-Aug-2013 01:26 PM

Shirley was a lovely acquaintance and a great writer. We met at The Writers Club in Merced. She never failed to make newcomers feel welcome and always had a great story or fruit and vegetables to share. Her stitchery was awesome! She was an artist in many venues. I'm sorry we lost touch when I moved away. Heaven is a more interesting place now. My sympathies to her family.