Shirley R. Kinser

Shirley R. Kinser

Dec. 1940 ~ Feb. 2020

Shirley Rose Kinser was born December 22, 1940 in Dos Palos, California to Ressie and Willie Morris.

Shirley was a kind, sweet and compassionate wife, mother and friend. Always finding the good in everyone, she especially loved children. She was loved and adored by those fortunate enough to know her.

She graduated from Merced High School in 1958 and immediately began working as a legal secretary. She worked for Willard Tredwell, Terry Allen, Judge Fretz, and several others throughout her 30-plus year career.

Shirley loved to travel. Some of her favorite places were Hawaii, New Orleans and New York City. Her favorite food was ice cream and it was always time for ice cream.

Shirley is survived by her husband of 59 years, Charles; daughter, Pamela; son, Daren (Sharmon); and grandson, Garrett Parsons. She is also survived by a sister, Georgina Bos, and several cousins, nephews, nieces, and grand-nephews/nieces.

With her husband and children by her side, Shirley was called home to God on Friday, February 21st, 2020.

Private services.


  • Sudie kovacs March 1, 2020 11:05 pm

    Although I hadn’t seen Shirley for a few years, I will always have fond memories. She was a very special cousin as were all the girls. Rest In Peace with Aunt Ress Uncle Nig Judy and Neva. You will be missed

  • Christy zuiderduin downsworth March 2, 2020 6:45 am

    Shirley was a very sweet lady. She will be truly missed.

  • Dorothy Flood Watts March 2, 2020 11:20 pm

    Charles, we are so sorry for your loss. I know how devastating it must be to lose your life partner of over 59 years. I’m sure your warm memories of your life together will help you through this sad time. We offer our love and prayers.
    Fondly, Don and Dorothy Watts

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