T. Shirley Boyle-Ellis

Aug. 6, 1918 - Feb. 8, 2009

T. Shirley Boyle-Ellis, 90, of Watertown, passed from this life to her eternal life with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at Marquardt Memorial Manor.

Shirley was born Aug. 6, 1918, in Laurium, Mich., the daughter of George and Thora (Larson) Boyle. She was a graduate of Negaunee High School in Negaunee, Mich. She worked as an executive secretary for Square D Corp. in Milwaukee for 32 years, retiring in 1983. Later in life, she married Bennie Ellis on Dec. 26, 1999, in Waukesha. Before moving to Watertown, she was active with the Elmbrook Church and attended Calvary Baptist Church in Watertown. She was a member of the Professional Secretary Association. She loved animals, music and traveling. She also enjoyed caring for others, especially her parents until their death.

Survivors include Sister Dorothy Wieland of Lake Arrowhead and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and her friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bennie, on March 16, 2008; and her sister, Bernice Breitzman.

Memorials to the Marquardt Foundation would be appreciated.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 at the Bethany Chapel at Marquardt Memorial Manor with the Rev. Dr. Robert J. Loggans officiating. Burial will be in the Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield. Visitation will take place from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service Friday at Marquardt.

Pederson Funeral Home, Watertown, is caring for the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pedersonfuneralhomes.com.