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Shirlie Mae Hess 1931-2013  

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 25th, 2013

Shirlie Mae Hess, 82, passed away June 2, 2013 quietly from the challenges of Alzheimer’s.

Shirlie was born in Shoshone, Idaho on March 3, 1931 to Chester and Francis Myers.

She moved to Cottage Grove while in grade school and graduated from Cottage Grove High School in 1949. 

Shirlie married Lavern A. Hess, and they were together 50 years until his death in 1999.

While raising her family of three children, she worked for the Cottage Grove School District.  In 1971, the family moved to central Oregon, where she resided until her death. In central Oregon she worked in the banking industry and retired from Bank of the Cascades in the mortgage department.

After retiring, Shirlie and Lavern enjoyed traveling south to enjoy the desert in the winter.  She also enjoyed golfing, dancing, gardening and spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include her three children, Darla Rozelle of Bend, Sheri Yates of Eugene and Kirby Hess of Silverton, nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Shirlie’s life will be held June 30, 2013 from 1-3 p.m. at the Cottage Grove Elks at 755 N. River Road.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made in memory of Shirlie to Central Oregon Junior Golf Association, PO Box 6975, Bend, OR 97708 or to a charity of one’s choice.

Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home is trusted with her arrangements. Please sign the guest book at www.niswonger-reynolds.com and share your memories of Shirlie.

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