Obituary

Shirley Ann Shirrells, daughter of the late Anne E. Shirrells, civic leader in San Bernardino, died peacefully at her home in Pasadena, CA, April 8th, 2019, at the age of 83. With her were her son and daughter. 

Shirley moved to San Bernardino as a child with her mother and sister, the late Marguerette Howard.
Shirley was retired from Allan Hancock College, in Santa Maria, California, where she was the director of the Job Placement and Career Center for 30 years. She created the center for the college and was recognized for having served over 20,000 students during her time there.
She also delighted people singing jazz in many local venues in and around Santa Maria and performing in musical productions at the college. 
Shirley is survived by her daughter, Cecile Anderson, her son, Maurece Chesse, her son-in-law, George Anderson, and her cherished granddaughter, Perry Anderson. She is also survived by her brother, Casey Shirrells, Jr.

She is also survived by extended family: Nieces Laretta and Rachelle Howard ,and nephew Richard Howard. Also, grandniece Keniece Stevenson and her children, Tristen, Ashby and Reese. And, grandnieces Kiriandra, Paris, Austin, Sierra, Kianoa, and grandnephew, Chance.

Shirley was a free spirit, a jazzy humanist, and charming nurturer to those who she was drawn to support and cultivate.
Her remains will rest near her mother and sister at Green Acres Memorial Cemetery in Bloomington, Ca.