Shirley (Norvell) Larson

Born: Mon., May 4, 1925
Died: Sun., Jul. 30, 2017


Memorial Service

1:00 PM Sat., Aug. 05, 2017
Location: Peace Lutheran Church


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Funeral Service for Shirley Norvell Larson will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Peace Lutheran Church located at 210 NW 9th Street, Pendleton, Oregon.  Graveside services will be held at the Helix Cemetery.  

Shirley passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, July 30 in Beaverton. She was born on May 4th, 1925 in Pendleton, Oregon.  She grew up in Helix and graduated from Helix High in 1943.  She attended Oregon State College and graduated in 1947 with a Bachelor of Science degree.  She was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority.

Shirley married Bob Hawkins and they had three children; Kreg, Tammy and Terri.  Later she married Bob Larson.

Shirley and her family were active members of the Peace Lutheran Church in Pendleton.  She was also a committed participant in PEO, the Delphian Club and spent many hours volunteering at the Historical Society and Food Pantry.

Shirley was the head of the accounting department at Blue Mountain Community College and retired in 1980.  

She loved to read, knit, do crosswords and spend time with her family.  Her favorite vacation was going to Black Butte with her family and did every summer for over 35 years.

Shirley is survived by her daughter Terri Sheehy; her grandsons Kris and Drew Hubbard; her granddaughters Phaedra Harmening, Melodi Krol, Meagan Sheehy, Brooke Sheehy, and 6 great-grandchildren.

Those who wish may contribute to the American Cancer Society, c/o Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, 131 SE Byers Ave., Pendleton, OR  97801.  

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Michael Norvell and wife Beth Brouillard
   Posted Wed August 02, 2017
Aunt Shirleys family: Know that Aunt Shirley was always good to me and those around her. She exhibited compassion, patience, and a great yet subtle sense of humor. She will be missed by all and remembered for her love of life.

Dee Whitford Holthe
   Posted Wed August 02, 2017
Shirley and family were such a part of our family's life growing up in Pendleton. She was a great friend of our mother Jane. All of the Whitford kids have very fond memories of her
Dee, Mac, and Rob

Dee Holthe
   Posted Wed August 02, 2017

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Dee Whitford Holthe.

Thinking of all of you. The Whitford kids


Bill Clark
   Posted Thu August 03, 2017
Dear Terri and family,

Mrs. Larson was always so nice -- no wonder she had such a nice family.

With affection,
Bill

Kim Warner
   Posted Thu August 03, 2017
To the family of Shirley Larson: I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Larson's passing, and my thoughts and prayers are with you. Mrs. Larson was my accounting instructor at BMCC many years ago, and hired me to work as a student in her office. She was an excellent teacher and an exceptionally kind and understanding human being. I am forever grateful for the positive impact she had on my life.

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