Shirley M. Scheidler, 93, passed away on June 1, 2022. Shirley was born in Phoenix on April 28, 1929. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Cleo; and her brothers Willard and Richard. She is survived by her brother Stuart, Sister-in-Law CJ, her nephew Mark, nieces Lisa and Karen, niece “in-law” Robin (Ed) and a large extended family of great nieces and nephews who loved her. Shirley was a very kind and loving person. She was an elementary school teacher in Alhambra school district for more than 40 years. She enjoyed volunteering at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, doing needlecrafts and puzzles and playing bingo. She especially enjoyed the family games at holiday gatherings and sharing memories of her early days in Phoenix such as taking the trolley downtown to watch the steam engines pull into the train depot and enjoying Sunday picnics in the desert. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Shirley will be laid to rest at St. Francis Cemetery.
Florence (and Pat) Smith
Shirley was a dear, dear lady. We loved playing Rummycue with her once a week. She expressed how she had enjoyed playing board games as she grew up and always thanked us for bringing our game over. During COVID we called her once a week. Shirley was always a positive person and looked at the bright side of things. She was thankful for how well she was cared for at the Terraces. Shirley and her smile and laughter will be missed.
I taught with Shirley at Butler school many years ago.(Isaac School District) She was a beautiful person inside and out. We go way back she taught my brother one of her first years teaching. I remember her for perfect handwriting and telling how she ate pizza downtown . A great loss to all who knew her.