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Joanne Shirts

August 21, 1944 ~ April 10, 2017 (age 72)

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Miriam Joanne Shirts, 72, died Monday, April 10th at Northwest Hospital with her family by her side. Born in 1944 in Yakima, WA to Roy and Dorothy Willey, she resided in Sunnyside and worked as a Physician's Office Manager until 1995, then moved to Lynnwood, WA. and worked for AT&T until her retirement in 2002.  She graduated from Sunnyside High School in 1962 and attended Western Washington University.  She graduated with a 4.0 GPA from Yakima Business College. Joanne loved life and will be remembered for her kindness, warmth and beautiful smile. She enjoyed spending her time creating a beautiful garden, taking trips to the beach, reading and trying new recipes. She adored her two grandsons, Justin and Brandon.

She leaves her daughter, Kristin and her partner Ron; her son Ryan and his wife, Christy and her two grandsons Justin and Brandon; her brother Bob and his wife Nancie and her nieces and nephews.

 A graveside funeral service will be held at the Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside, WA on Tuesday, April 18th at 2pm. Those wishing to sign “Joanne's” online memorial book may do so at Smith Funeral Home in care of arranmements. 

 Service Information

Graveside Service
April 18, 2017

2:00 PM
Lower Valley Memorial Gardens
7800 Van Belle Road
Sunnyside, WA 98944

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