Shirley Mae Smith, 95, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at Birchview Memory Care in Sedro-Woolley following a long illness. Shirley was born in San Pedro, California, and lived there until she married her life partner, Gene Smith. His job with Shell Oil Co. led them to relocating to Anacortes where they raised their four children.
Gene preceded her in death in 1985.
Shirley filled her time with gardening, Chinese brush painting, and trips to China to immerse herself in Chinese history and culture. She enjoyed her children and grandchildren and will be missed by all.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the Birchview Memory Care staff for their loving care of their mother. Her family knew she was safe there, and happy. There will be no service per her request. Share your memories of Shirley and sign the online guest register.