Shirley Marie Grover

Feb. 5, 1941 – Sept. 30, 2021

Shirley Marie Grover, age 80, passed away peacefully on Sept. 30, 2021, of natural causes. She was born Feb. 5, 1941, to Melchoir and Theresia Wagner in Linton, North Dakota, and was the youngest of nine children.

Shirley spent the majority of her life in Wyoming, living in Buffalo and moving to Sheridan after the death of her husband, Garris Grover in 1992. She worked for Safeway (Buffalo, Great Falls, Montana, and Sheridan) for 25 years and Ace Hardware/Ben Franklin, in Sheridan, for 12 years until she retired for the second time. She moved to Shelton, Washington, in 2015 to be closer to her daughter.

She enjoyed gardening and spending time working out in her yard. She also quilted and made many beautiful pieces that her family treasures. She loved talking to neighbors and friends and participating in activities where she resided. Her dog, Mia, provided love and constant companionship for the past 11 years. She found comfort at church as a member of Faith Lutheran in Shelton.

Shirley is survived by her sister Lee Burcham; her son Leigh Braley and wife Shawna of Buffalo; her daughter Tonya Youngquist and husband Chad of Shelton, Washington; and her four grandchildren, Ashlyn Braley, Preston Braley, Ryan Youngquist and Tyler Youngquist. All of whom she loved and touched deeply.

A memorial service was held on Oct. 5, 2021, at Faith Lutheran in Shelton, Washington.