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Wed, Feb. 26

Obituary: Shirley J. Childers

Shirley J. Childers, 76, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, great aunt, and friend, passed into eternal peace June 10, 2010. She was born in Zanesville, Ohio, May 13, 1934, and moved to Arizona in 1956.

Shirley was a past Matron of the Order of the Easter Star - Scottsdale Chapter #43. She was also a member of Daughters of the Nile and the Prescott Women's Republican Club. She worked for Arizona Public Service (APS) for 20 years in several capacities, serving as Business Office Manager before her retirement. Shirley was a friend to all and was always available to help in any way she could. If you were ever on the receiving end of her generosity, you would know why she was dearly loved by all. Her passion was to plan fun get-togethers for family and friends, which she did in great style.

Shirley is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Jacque Lynne and John Medrano, Nancy Sue and David Burggraf; daughter, Polly Anne Staten; sons and daughters-in-law, Reed and Kris Childers, Marv and Cheryl Orsburn; sister, Patty Fenstermaker; 13 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; three nieces; three nephews; and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Everett Frank (Jack) Childers; her parents, Guy and Mildred Blackstone; grandson, Paul Simon Burggraf; niece, Janet Fenstermaker; and great nephew, Justin Fenstermaker.

Services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 26, 2010, at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 630 Park Ave. in Prescott, Ariz. A reception at the church will follow the services. The family invites everyone to join them to share food and memories of Shirley. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Shriners Children's Hospital Salt Lake City, Fairfax Road at Virginia St., Salt Lake City, UT 84103 or the Arthritis Foundation.

The family was cared for by Heritage Memory Mortuary, Prescott, Ariz. You are invited to sign the guest book at

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