Shirley Delores Claybo (Dietz), a lifetime resident of Birdsview, passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Harborview Medical Center surrounded by family and friends. She was 74 years old.
Shirley was born on April 2, 1942 in Jackson County, North Carolina to Retha and Willis Dietz. Shirley married the love of her life, Grady Claybo Jr. on October 24, 1958 in Hamilton, Washington. She was an EMT/IV Technician for Aero Skagit and a Supervisor at the Concrete Senior Center for 20 years. Shirley enjoyed traveling, church activities, hunting, and spending time outdoors. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a very involved member of the Wildwood Chapel. Shirley was an active member of the community with a heart of gold.
She is survived by her mother-in-law, Maude Claybo of Birdsview; her children, Bill Claybo and Allison of Birdsview, Barbara Haight and Larry of Birdsview, David Claybo and Cindy of Concrete, and Debra Claybo of Birdsview; her grandchildren, Kiele Claybo, Meghan Parker, Dustin Claybo, Amanda Claybo, Whitney Claybo, Baily Dalrymple, Nolan Claybo, and Lacey Miller; her eleven great- grandchildren, Tyler, Callie, Gracyn, Race, Mason, Noah, June, Evan, Eliza, Olivia, and Brantley; brothers, Ted Pritchard and Maureen, Fred Pritchard and Sara, and James Hobert Dietz and Debbie; sisters, Brenda Ashe and Bud, Judy Hazel and Steve, and Virgie Eldridge and Paul, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Claybo Jr.; father, Willis Dietz; mother, Retha Pritchard; step-father, Ted Pritchard, and daughter-in-law, Karen Claybo.
Graveside Services will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 3:00pm at the Hamilton Cemetery. A Potluck reception will follow the services at the Birdsview Fire Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wildwood Chapel, P.O. Box 407, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284. Services are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. Please share memories of Shirley and sign the online guest register.