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Obituary for Shirlee Housley

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Shirlee Housley

September 13, 1939 - October 30, 2013

Shirlee Housley aka Grandma Pumpkin passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at McKay Dee Hospital surrounded by her family.
Shirlee was born September 13, 1939 in Logan, Utah to Osker H. and Wanda Kidman Morris.
Shirlee grew up in Ogden, graduating from Ogden High in 1957 where she was a Drum Majorette.
Shirlee married Reese C. Housley on March 6, 1957 in the Logan Temple and became a Navy wife.
She lived in Alameda Calif. and Bremerton, Washington. After discharge from the Navy they returned to Utah where she spent the remainder of her life.
Shirlee was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and had a great love for her Savior Jesus Christ. She served in many positions.
She was actively involved as a volunteer for the American Red Cross teaching many Water Safety Instructor classes, First Aid classes and taught many people including the handicap and disabled to swim. She worked at the Deseret Gym as pool manager and was the manager of the Washington Terrace Swimming Pool.
Shirlee enjoyed camping and Rock Hunting with her husband, family and friends.
She is survived by her husband Reese; daughter Nanette (Mike) Rogers; son Darrel and daughter Shaunna Housley; her sister Nedra Ripley of Reno, Nevada; Seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and her beloved cat Harvey.
She was preceded in death by her parents, nephew Larry Price and brother-in-law Kevin Housley.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday November 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. A viewing for family and friends will be held on Monday November 4, 2013 at Leavitt’s Mortuary from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Interment will be at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park.



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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, November 4, 2013

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitt's Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403


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Born: September 13, 1939
Died: October 30, 2013

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Cristy (Strebel) Stimpson posted on 11/7/13

Nannette and Family, Deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.


Shelagh Beringer posted on 11/7/13

Reese - you have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved wife. You and I worked together at Hill in Simulators/Trainers. I was the secretary. You gave me a terrarium and I've never forgotten. Thank you for our friendship. I included your wife in my prayers. Shelagh (Daley) Beringer


Scott Williams posted on 11/5/13

Reese, Nan, Darrel and Shaunna. I am sorry I am unable to be there in person to share my sincere condolence. Shirlee always made me feel great with her Huge smile and warm hugs. You and you families are all in my thoughts and prayers.


Joel and Rhonda Stewart posted on 11/5/13

Reese, Nanette and family We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet Shirlee. She was a wonderful and talented lady. We our sorry we can't be with you at this sad time but please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely Joel and Rhonda


LaMont Nessen posted on 11/5/13

So sorry for your loss. It hasn't been long enough sense Nola died that I can't remember the lonely hours. Especially Sundays. It's been a long time since last we visited but the memories are still choice. I re-married and moved back to Howell, Ut, where I was born and raised and had a farm before we went broke and had to move to the big city to make a living. Wishing you and your family God's choices blessings. La Mont.


Wendy and Charles Ashburn posted on 11/4/13

Reese, Nanette, Darrel, Shaunna, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Shirlee. I remember all the fun times at Lake Powell. She was fun to be around and we always had a great time with her and Reese and Nanette. Nanette, those were some great times. May you all be comforted by the great comforter at this time. Love, Wendy and Charles


Dee & Diane Wheeler posted on 11/2/13

Reese & Family, We are so sorry to hear Shirlee's passing. We loved and admired her very much. We miss the days of living in the Ward with you. Please accpet our condolences.


Mary Jenkins posted on 11/2/13

My first memories of Shirlee were forty four years ago. She was my friend and will always be. Shirlee would bouy me up when I was down. She was a great example to me. I thank My Father in Heaven for her life and friendship.