Details for Shirley Miller Bledsoe

Shirley Miller Bledsoe

Shirley
Miller
Bledsoe, 84, died May
26, in East Providence,
R.I., after a long
illness.
Shirley was born Jan.
11, 1935, in Clinton,
Iowa to Arthur and
Elizabeth
Maurin
Miller, she was a long
time
resident
of
Milwaukee, WI and Chandler.
She was
blessed with 59 years of marriage to the love of
her life, Terry Bledsoe.
She was also a loving mother, grandmother,
and great-grandmother and her husband,
children, and grandchildren loved her with all
their hearts.
Shirley was a registered nurse for many
years, and her classmates from St. Ambrose
School of Nursing were some of her closest
friends.
She was selfless in her caring and generous
with her love. She had an appreciation and
attention for each one of her children and
grandchildren and didn't hesitate to drop
everything to cross the country to care for her
grandchildren when needed.
Shirley was a talented watercolor and oil
painter, and loved to play golf and cards, and
spend time with her friends. She was a
voracious reader, adventurous traveler, and
lover of children.
She made a beautiful home for her family
and always had a great sense of style. She
taught her daughters to be wise and wonderful
women and taught her sons to be wise and
respectful men.
She is survived by six children, Anne Alba
(Peter), Chris Bledsoe (Marlene), Tom Bledsoe
MD (Cathy), Katie George (Dave), Carolyn
Holmes (Phil), and Ellie Loomis (Don); 13
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held May
31, at 10:30 a.m. at Jesus Christ Prince of
Peace Roman Catholic Church in Clinton, IA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
the Memorial Fund at Tockwotton on the
Waterfront.
www.tockwotton.org.
Condolences
may
be
left
at
monahandrabblesherman.com

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