Shirley, a lifelong resident of Western Washington, passed away on August 8, 2019. She was born March 24, 1938 in Chehalis, Washington, to Harley and Louella (Rockwood) Thompson, and was the fifth of seven children. Shirley grew up on Crego Hill in Adna and graduated from Adna High School in 1956. Shortly after her graduation, she married Carl L. Milton, who preceded her in death as did her youngest daughter, Linda Odlin; her brother, Kenneth Thompson; and her sister, Sharlene Crane.
She married Kenneth R. Clark in 1985 and is survived by her husband Ken; four children and two stepchildren, including Barbara (Pete) Graff, Kathy (Mike) Eberle, Carl (Karen) Milton, Robert (Shelley) Milton, Michelle Clark, and Kimberly Clark. Shirley's surviving brothers and sisters are Harley (Vera) Thompson, Glenn (Sharon) Thompson, Sharon (Ted) Gantenbine, and Linda (Wayne) Ford. Shirley also leaves behind numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Shirley loved the Western Washington area, spending her whole life here, most recently living in Tumwater. She worked 30 years as a Home Health Aide/Nursing Assistant, showing empathy and humor to the ill and elderly. She enjoyed traveling the Oregon coast area for the scenery and pristine beaches. She especially loved being on or near the beach during big storms, and spent many of her days baking cookies with her grandchildren
Her laughter and quick smile will be missed by those who knew and loved her, but she will not be forgotten.
It was Shirley‘s wish that there be no funeral, and her family is abiding by her wishes.
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