Shirley M. DeLaney
Shirley M. DeLaney
  • December 31, 1934 - November 3, 2016
  • Colorado City, Texas

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Shirley DeLaney, 81, Colorado City, passed away peacefully with her family by her side early Thursday, November 03, 2016.
She was born in Longview, Texas on December 31, 1934 the daughter of Arvid and Ruby Bassham Hutchings.
Shirley was a very independent, fun loving, and caring mother who took pride in three things, family, God, and community. Shirley spent 47 wonderful years working at City National Bank, where she made it to the position of Vice President of Banking, a skill which she put to use at All Saints Episcopal Church, where she served as the treasurer for over 35 years. Shirley was a people person at heart, which can be seen in her works which led her to win Citizen of The Year in Colorado City, she was very involved in her community, volunteering at the Opera House, Christmas in Action and much more. She was a member of the Hospital Auxiliary, The Wallace Senior Center, and served as an officer for the business and Professional Woman's Organization. In her spare time Shirley enjoyed making costumes for the Opera House in a spare bedroom in her house, traveling abroad, making trips to places such as Italy and Australia. She also spent time enjoying the simple pleasures of life, such as fishing, gardening, or just reminiscing with friends and family.
Shirley is survived by her daughter Cara Lindsey and husband Ronny of Snyder and by her son Rick Delaney and partner Mike Warkentin of Eureka Springs Arkansas. Also surviving are her grand-children Regan Lindsey of College Station and Marsha Morris and husband Chad of Abilene and their children Ethan and Landon Morris. Her sister Jean Rountree of Farmer's Branch also survives.
A memorial service for Shirley will be held at the All Saints Episcopal Church of Colorado City on Saturday, November 5th at 11 am.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Kiker-Seale Funeral Home .
The family of Mrs. DeLaney would like to give special thanks to all that have helped to take care of her over the last years and months, especially Nina Barrera, her long-term care-giver, as well as special thanks to Rachael, Linda, Monica, and Janie for all the Love, Care, and Support. The family feels blessed to have had such good help at such a difficult time.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Colorado City Senior Center or to Christmas in Action.
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