Shirley Rowene Dooley, 81, of Chico, California went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 11, 2021, at 12:22 pm in Galt, California while surrounded by friends and family.
Shirley was born to the late John Singleton and the late Ruby Earl in McCracken, Kansas on November 12, 1939. She was blessed with wonderful step fathers, the late Jack Wesley, the late Leo Wyles and the late Cary McCord who all raised her as their own.
Shirley married her sweetheart Donn Dooley on April 9, 2016. She enjoyed spending time with her family, most of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Shirley was always known for her infectious smile, positive attitude and girlish dimples. She enjoyed collecting antique dolls, shopping, goofing off with grandkids, spontaneous trips with her husband and also her friends. She enjoyed shocking people with her hair and nail colors. She always claimed to be a Phenebe from Alpha Centari (if you know, you know).
Shirley was baptized February 10, 1985 at the New Hope Church in Galt, California. Shirley was retired for many years, but when she was working, she did bartending, telephone sales, and most recently administrative clerical.
Shirley is survived by her husband Donn Dooley, her brothers Robert and Darlene Singleton, Donn and Margaret Singleton, Kent and Rosie Wesley, James and Ivie Wesley and late sister Wilma Osuna. Her son, James and Jennifer Russell, her daughters, Sharlene and Ray Mittie, Nanette Dooley, and Laura and Robert Jacobson. Her grandchildren, Lance Patterson, Shantel Patterson, Samantha Patterson, Darien and Maile Laufer, Alison Jacobson and Evan Jacobson. Her great grandchildren, Kadance, Ethan, Rylan, Paislee, Aurora, Brayden and Adaline along with numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a Memorial/Celebration of her life held on Saturday, August 7, 2021, from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm at Horizon Community Church, 446 Fairway Dr. Galt Ca. There will be a live stream via Facebook for those unable to attend (link will be provided later). A gathering will take place following at 171 Dawn Circle, Galt, Ca 95632.
For any questions, please feel free to contact Shantel Patterson@ 209-843-1756.