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Meta Bokelmann-Shirley

Meta Bokelmann-Shirley

Jul 28, 1914 - Apr 13, 2015
Meta Bokelmann-Shirley passed away April 13, 2015. Cremation has taken place and there will be no services per her request.

Meta was born July 28, 1914 to Ernest and Ester J. (Frautzen) Bokelmann in Gardnerville, NV and graduated from Douglas County High School in 1933.

She married Thara William Shirely July 3, 1935 and together they raised four children in the Reno-Sparks area. In their retirement years, the moved to Riverton, WY in 1978.

She enjoyed watching sports on TV, word finds, puzzles, and all kinds of needlework.

She is survived by her children: Ernest (Irene) Shirley of Florida, Juanita Bouchard of Riverton, Elinor Keene of Alabama, daughter-in-law, Phyllis Shirley of Colorado. Grandchildren include: Jerry (Julie) Bouchard, Shirley Pursel, Cindy Bouchard, Candy (Randy) Carpenter, Larry (Teri) Bouchard, Terry (Mary) Bouchard, Jeanette (Kanon) Welhouse, Rex Shirley of Minnesota, Shelia Carman of North Carolina, Ernest Lee Shirley of Pennsylvania, Michael Keen, Sonja Meissner, and Tonya Keen from Alabama, Tracy Flax of Massachusetts, and 24 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thara Shirley; son, Kenneth Shirley; son-in-laws, Reese Keene and Lloyd Bouchard; brother August Shirley; sister, Emma Shirley; and grandson, Shane Pursel.