Sept. 8, 1936 – Jan. 22, 2021
Shirely Larson passed away on January 22, 2021 in Turlock, CA. Shirely is survived by her husband of 64 years, Duane Larson, who she loved dearly. She is also survived by her children Terri (Gaylon) Wade of Denair, CA, Diane Light of Ceres, CA, Julie (Jim) Thomas of Denair, CA, John (Terry) Larson of Denair, CA, and Cathy (Matthew) Scott of Denair CA; and stepfather Joaquin Gomes. Shirely was preceded in death by her mother Margaret Gomes, her father George Fernandes, and her brother Ron Fernandes.
She was a devoted grandmother to all of her 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren.
Shirely attended and graduated from Turlock High School. She worked as a teller in the banking business for many years before starting her job with the Denair Community Services District, where she worked for 17 years and retired in 1993.
Shirely volunteered for years and spent many hours in helping the Denair Lions Club park cars for the Stanislaus County Fair. She also enjoyed being part of the Denair Fire Dept. Women’s Auxiliary, where she would take firemen coffee and treats when they fought fires for hours.
Shirely will be missed by many friends and family. Your memory is our keepsake with which we will never part. So you see you’re not gone because you will forever be in our hearts.
Visitation on Sat., Jan. 30, 2021 from 9:00am-11:30am at Allen Mortuary. Private graveside to follow at Denair Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Denair Lions Club, PO Box 32, Denair, CA 95316.