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“Tom. Ann the children & I wanted to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May she rest in peace. Our prayers are with you. Romy ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Romy,Ann,Robert,Richard &Lynda Vela - TX

“I always felt that Shirl was my adopted grandmother. Some of the best memories of my life are of 603 Kent Avenue...summers with Cousin Erin on the...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Theresa Testoni - Silver Spring, MD

“Grandma will be missed. She was always kind, sweet and gentle. She always welcomed me and treated me as part of her own family. I enjoyed the many...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Alex Cabrera - San Antonio, TX

“I am so sorry about Grandma. You all are in my prayers! ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Melanie - San Antonio, TX

“My memories go way back to girl scouts in Cumberland. When mother died, she was one of the first to come to our home. She was such a role model to...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Diane Geatz Foreman - VA

“My deepest condolences to Tom and the other family members and friends of Shirley Ann Keyser. I am so sorry for your loss. ShaLyn English ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: ShaLyn English - San Antonio, TX

“Tom and family: My Dad died at age 88, so I know you are feeling: she lived a good, long life; yet, you wish there were time together. Sonja and I...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Bill Harris - Canyon Lake, TX

“She was so special, and supporting. Inspite of her ills, she always presented with kindness, a wonderful smile, and a great attitude. I was...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: John C Hennis - San Antonio, TX


Shirley Ann Keyser, our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister, passed peacefully in her sleep surrounded by her family on March 10, 2012 at the age of 88. Her parents were Anna & Tom Ereon. She was predeceased by her late husband of 63 years, Eugene Maynard Keyser. Shirley was born in Lilly Dale, New York on September 29, 1923. Mom was raised in Ludington, Michigan. She was one of seven children. She is survived by her brother, Jack Ereon, and sister, Joanne Greiner. Shirley & Gene had two children: Susan Keyser and Tom Keyser & his wife Constance Lindsey. She also is survived by a daughter-in-law, Harriet Keyser Lopez, three grandchildren: Shane & Erin Keyser (El Paso), Mike and fiancée Pam Rothe (San Antonio), Erin & Jeff Davis (Denver). Shirley was also blessed with three great grandchildren as well, Caroline Davis, Jay Davis and Abram Eugene Keyser. Shirley enjoyed her single days growing up in Ludington, Michigan a couple blocks from the beach. She married her love, Eugene, in 1946 when WWII ended. They moved to Dad's home town, Cumberland, Maryland and raised a family. She loved to work in her garden. Mom had a green thumb and raised beautiful flowers. Shirley was also very skilled at doing needlework. Mom was a great cook. Her famous recipes have been passed down to her children and grandchildren. Mom also worked part-time as a dispatcher on the B&O Railroad. She and Dad passed down the importance of an Education and good work ethic to their children and grandchildren. Mom was involved with Hospice and St Patrick's Church back in Cumberland. She had a great life, loved to travel and will be missed by all who knew her. The Keyser Family also wants to express our deep gratitude to Maria "Miss Maggie" Aguilar, for her service, commitment and excellent care giving to Shirley over the last two years. SERVICES A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North from 6:00-9:00 PM with a prayer vigil to begin at 7 PM. A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 18, 2012 from 3:00 - 6:00 PM at Adams Family Funeral Home in Cumberland, Maryland. A church service will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, March 19, 2012 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Cumberland, Maryland. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the University of Colorado Foundation, PO Box 17126, Denver, CO 80217-9155, please direct your contributions to NEURO-REPAIR SURGERY FUND #0222071 in memory of Shirley Keyser or Online at http://www.cufund.org/giving-opportunities/fund-description/?id=3485.

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