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Shirley Rae Searing

July 30, 1928 — May 12, 2023

Shirley was born in Allen Nebraska, a farming community. Her

father Edward died when she was 5 years old and her mother

Lois moved she and her two sisters to Longview at age 14 to

join family members residing here.

Shirley attended RA Long High School, graduated in 1945 and

then worked for the telephone company as a switchboard

operator. She and George’s romance blossomed as she made

sure to “direct” his calls she identified as coming from the gas

station. They were married in 1947 at St Mary’s Catholic Church

in Kelso.

Shirley took great care of their seven children and was the

supreme commander of the family. She was rewarded with a

close-knit family enjoying large holiday parties and annual trips

to Long Beach. Her children were blessed to be with her at her

peaceful passing.

In addition to her family, Shirley loved her Church and was

active in St Rose Parish all her adult life in Circle, Alter Society,

Parents Club, etc.

She lived her last years at Angel’s View Adult Family Home

where she was well taken care of by Sarah and her staff.

Shirley was preceded in death by George in 2010 and sister

Selma. She is survived by younger sister Bess, and her children

Anthony, Timothy (Kimberly), Carolyn, Christopher, Joseph

(Toni), Jerome (Jane) and Anna Marie (Timothy). Also surviving

are 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Her service will be held at 11AM on May 26 th at St. Rose Parish.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St Rose School or St

Vincent de Paul.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Shirley Rae Searing, please visit our flower store.

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Friday, May 26, 2023

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