Shirley E. Smith, retired nurse and longtime resident of Napa, CA, passed away peacefully on April 9, 2021 at the age of 85.
Shirley is survived by her brother Gordon Smith (Donna) of Bellingham WA sister Cathy McNiven (Charlie) of Lenoir City TN and sister-in-law Judy Smith of Everett WA. She is preceded in death by her brother Richard Smith of Everett WA, and longtime partner Nancy McEuen of Napa.
Shirley was born in Wenatchee, WA on April 14, 1935, to the late Max and Helen Smith. She graduated from Seattle University with a B.S. in Nursing, followed by an M.S. degree at the University of Colorado in Pediatric Nursing. She was Co-Founder of Seminars for Nurses, providing workshop presentations, along with a nursing career over 40 years. Shirley served as coordinator and volunteer for "The Table", feeding the hungry in Napa County.
Shirley and Nancy enjoyed many road trips . . . to out of way places and meeting many interesting people along the way. Shirley was the navigator and always had the trips mapped out to their destinations and stops along the way, including her written journals documenting their adventures.
A special thank you to Stayman Estates in Napa for caring for Shirley since 2015.
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