Shirley Ann Price

April 18, 1930 – Feb. 18, 2011

Shirley Ann Price (nee Nelson), a longtime resident of Waukesha, entered into eternal peace Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, encircled by her loving family at the age of 80.

Shirley was born April 18, 1930, in Ironwood, Mich., the daughter of Gustaf and Mabel Nelson. She enjoyed painting, poetry, drawing, writing, gardening, entertaining family, creative art projects, doll making, dancing, listening to her favorite artists such as Patsy Cline and Rod Stewart, music, antiquing, cooking and taking car rides with her husband. She retired from Kohl’s Department Store and also worked at Waukesha Motor Co. She graduated from College High School in Whitewater in June 1948.

Shirley will be deeply missed by her devoted husband of 59 years, Richard "Dick" J. Price; her daughters, Gail and Jill (Don) Tjader; her grandchildren, Brian and Jennifer; her great-grandchildren, Audrina, Jacinda, Zoe and Coburn; her brother, Ralph; sisters, Virginia and Joan; and other relatives and friends.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Gustaf and Mabel (nee Anderson) Nelson and Helma Evans; her brothers, William and Robert; and a sister, Nadine.

Memorials are appreciated to the Alzheimer’s Association, Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter, 620 S. 76th St., Suite 160, Milwaukee, WI 53214 (www.alz.org).

Private family services were held at Church and Chapel Funeral Home and St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Waukesha on Feb. 23.