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Betty Shirley

January 10, 1936 - August 16, 2018

Funeral Service - Tuesday

August 21, 2018
- 2:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Tuesday

August 21, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Betty Shirley

January 10, 1936 - August 16, 2018


Betty Jane (Morris) Shirley, 82 of Fargo, ND went to be with our Heavenly Father on August 16, 2018.

Betty was born January 10, 1936 in Norma, ND to Clarence and Bertha (Brekhus) Morris. She was the oldest of six children. In 1967, she was united in marriage to her wonderful husband Robert Shirley in Carrington, ND. They moved to Fargo, where they were delighted to welcome a son and a daughter into their family.

They moved to Bismarck in 1975, where they lived for many years and raised their children. Betty liked to paint and was a member of Bismarck Tole Painting club. After retirement, they moved back to Fargo to be near family.

For many years they enjoyed their cabin on Lake Melissa, Detroit Lakes. They spent many happy summers and created fond memories there.

Betty loved to travel. Some of her favorite destinations included Arizona and Florida, where she could spend time walking on the beach. Fishing was a newfound passion of hers in recent years (discovered after winning the friendly competition at a Lake of Woods resort for the largest fish caught!).

She is survived by her husband Robert (Bob), son Troy (Nancy) Shirley, daughter Holly (Doug) Roehrich, and 5 grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Vi Gross of Fargo, ND, Deloris Tarbell of Lake Havasu, AZ, LaVonne (Roy) Black of Fargo, ND and brothers Jerome (Karen) Morris of Fessenden, ND and Tim Morris of Fargo, ND, along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Bertha Morris, her brothers-in-law Ed Gross and Warren Tarbell.


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9 responses to “Betty Jane Shirley”

  1. Sheri Perala says:

    Uncle Bob, Troy and Holly, Our entire family will continue to lift you up in prayer! We share so many fond memories of our childhood spending time at the Lake and all the Family gatherings in Bismarck! We love you! Sheri

  2. Larry and Belle Mastel says:

    Deepest condolences to Bob and family. Praying for God’s gracious peace to you and your family for the weeks and months to come. Thank you for your kind example of love toward Betty throughout your marria

  3. John and Angie Ross says:

    Bob, Vi & family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Jean Nelson says:

    Bob & family. My sincere sympathy to all of you. God’s blessings. Jean Nelson

  5. ardelle walker says:

    we send our thoughts and prayers to bob holly and troy on the loss of wife and mother may our lord bring you peace to all the family in love

  6. Howard W. Langemo says:

    Dear Bob,

    I was sorry to learn of Betty Jane’s passing.Although I never knew her, I know you had many
    wonderful years of marriage, as did we.

    If you are ever out this way please call me.

    Howard Langemo

  7. Kristen Meindl says:

    My deepest sympathy to you Bob, Holly, Troy, and your entire extended family. I had the honor of knowing Betty Jane for only a short time, and found her to be a fun and beautiful woman. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers for peace.

  8. Marilyn Tarbell says:

    Condolences to the Shirley and Morris family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jer and Marilyn Tarbell.

  9. JILL MURACK and Jo Murack says:

    Our deepest sympathy at this time. Our prayers are with you.

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