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Shirley Mae Kleinen Parsons

March 16, 1939 January 8, 2018
Shirley Mae Kleinen Parsons
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Obituary for Shirley Mae Kleinen Parsons

Shirley Mae Kleinen Parsons, born March 16, 1939 in Oakland, California, passed away peacefully at her Dixon home Jan. 8, 2018. She was 78.

Mrs. Parsons is preceded in death by her husband, Joe Parsons, her parents, Bill and Ruth Kleinen, and her sister, Carol Johnson. She is survived by her children, daughter Susan Parsons and son Ryan Parsons (wife Michele Parsons); grandchildren, Kelsey, Katelyn and Bradley; brother-in-laws, David Johnson and John Parsons (wife Marian Parsons), sister-in-law Sharon Parsons and numerous nieces and nephews.

Shirley grew up in Yolo County’s Capay Valley on her family’s almond ranch in Rumsey. She graduated from Esparto High School in 1956 and attended Heald Business College. Shirley and Joe met at the University of California at Davis (UCD) and they married in 1960. She worked as a librarian for the Dixon Unified School District and was a digital archivist for the Dixon Public Library.

Shirley enjoyed her activities with the Dixon United Methodist Church, the Dixon Historical Society, the Women’s Improvement Club, Solano County Genealogical Society and the PG&E Ready Rovers RV group. Her favorite pass times included visiting close friends in Washington and Maine, traveling, camping, gardening and home improvements.

A celebration of Shirley Parsons’ life will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 27 at the Dixon United Methodist Church, 209 North Jefferson St., Dixon. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall.

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Service

Saturday

27

Jan

11:00 AM 1/27/2018 11:00:00 AM
Dixon United Methodist Church

209 N. Jefferson St.
Dixon, CA 95620

Dixon United Methodist Church
209 N. Jefferson St. Dixon 95620 CA
United States
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