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Shirley M Trachsel of Stanfield, Oregon joined her Lord and Savior on January 8, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Shirley was born in Crowley, Colorado on May 29, 1931. She was the first of nine children born to Levern and Gladys Galbraith.
The family moved often and settled in Oregon in 1936. Shirley started school in Sutherland, Oregon. They then moved to Mount Hood, Oregon in 1939. When Shirley was 10 years old, they moved to Bonny Slope and she lived in the area for the next 51 years.
Shirley married Herbert K. Trachsel in 1948 and she became an instant mom for Herbert's two children of a previous marriage, Herbert Jr. and Beverley. Shirley and Herbert had two children; Charlene and Kelly Trachsel.
Shirley worked at Woolworths in Portland, then at Sunset Lanes in Beaverton. It was at Sunset that Shirley's love of bowling began. One of her teams was called Gladys' Girls, named for her blind mother, Gladys. The team included Shirley; her two sisters Marge and Edna; and a close friend Jeannie. They traveled with mom all over the USA bowling in state tournaments. Shirleys' love for travel led her to visits to Israel two times.
Shirley's lifelong loves were her family and friends and the Crossroads Community Assembly of God Church in Stanfield where she served as a greeter. She enjoyed dancing and of course bowling which was a weekly event. She also loved taking her motor home traveling and camping with her Columbia River Good Sam Club.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents Levern and Gladys Galbraith; her first husband Herbert; his children Herbert Jr, and Beverly J. Meader; second husband Stan Jacobs; and three siblings, Doris Warren, Jim Galbraith, and Dale Galbraith.
Shirley is survived by her daughter Charlene and son Kelly Trachsel; her siblings L. Don Galbraith, Marge (Larry) Nelson, John (Marie) Galbraith, Edna Lien and Raymond Galbraith; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A memorial service will be held January 20, 2018, at 1PM, at the Stanfield Crossroads Community Assembly of God Church.
Burial services will be held at Skyline Memorial Gardens of Portland, Oregon, on Monday, January 22, 2018, at 1PM.