Shirley Edwards

Born: Fri., Sep. 16, 1932
Died: Sat., Mar. 3, 2018

Graveside Service

1:00 PM Fri., Mar. 16, 2018
Location: Fairview Cemetery

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Shirley Zugalla Edwards, 85, of Nathrop, Colorado died at her son’s home in The Woodlands, TX of natural causes on March 3, 2018.

She was born September 16, 1932, in Albany, New York to Percy L. and Alice (Houst) Zugalla, where she grew up and attended school, graduating from Albany High School in 1950.  After high school, she attended a business college in Albany earning the equivalent of an associates degree in secretarial science.  She was then employed by Obertein and Associates, a commodities broker in Albany.

She met her soon-to-be husband Robert Edwards at a tea dance at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 1950, where he attended college.  They were married in 1954 in Albany, New York, where they lived and raised their family over the ensuing 25 years.  They also lived in Goshen, New York before moving to Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1985 and then relocating to  Chaffee County in 1997.

Shirley was a homemaker. But, she also had a passion for gardening, sewing, reading, Bible study and baking. Her legacy of gardening remains in the Clifton Park, New York neighborhood where she lived until 1979.   She was also active in the Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and taught Sunday School.

She is preceded in death by her parents and husband Robert (2014), but is survived sons, Eric of Centennial, Colorado and Alan of The Woodlands, Texas; daughter Gayle Rapp of Stowe, Vermont; daughters-in-law Sandy and Kathy; and grandchildren Sam and Lauren Edwards of Centennial, and Faith and Emily Edwards of The Woodlands, Texas.

A small graveside service was held at Fairview Cemetery on Friday March 16, 2018.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Girl Scouts of America.  

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   Posted Sat March 10, 2018
Your family has my deepest sympathy. I am so very sorry to learn of the loss of Ms. Shirley, someone so beloved. I was thinking of something to say to ease the tremendous pain that your family is suffering. So I compiled this list of scriptures that is sure to bring you comfort in this difficult time: Psalms 55:22; Proverbs 3: 5 & 6; Isaiah 41:10; 2 Corinthians 1:3-7; James 4:8; and Revelation 21:4. Be strong. Cherish the memories. May the peace of God be with your family always. And, please, remember to call upon his name found at Psalms 83:18.

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