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Shirley Mae English

April 27, 1930 ~ March 28, 2019 (age 88)
Shirley Mae English
   Died March 28, 2019 at the age of 88. She was born in Happy Texas in 1930 to Grady and Jewell Hicks. She lived there with her older brother Hoyle Hick and her mother until she met and married Ted Randolf English. She moved to California with her new husband in 1943. She worked as a waitress, and cleaned homes until her husband returned from World War II in 1944. They had 6 children: Carolyn June English, Arthur Randy English, Steve Hoyle English, Betty Shirlene English, Carol Elizabeth English, and Diana Elaine English. She lived in Madera for 76 years until her death.

   She is survived by her son Arthur Randy English of Lincoln California and his wife Sandy. Steve English and his wife Ellen, of Madera, Ca. Shirlene English of Madera, Carol E. Fuentes and her husband Joe, and Diana Bråck and her husband Paul of Madera, Ca.

    She has 13 grandchildren, Jennifer Moreno, Brandy Fisher, Richard Ray, Robert and Edward English, Gina Larson, Janie Ramos, Brian Fuentes, Eric Fuentes, Connie Marsh, Audra Newbery, Lacey Brack, and Tiffany Brack of Madera.

   She has 14 great-grandchildren: Richard Sweeney III, Shane Childers, Miranda, and Seth Ramos, Jasmine, Aiden and Elisa Fuentes, Tyler Gutierrez, Jaxson, and Nathan Marsh, Grayson, and London Newbery and Elijah and Noah Moreno.

    Thirty years ago, mom had to go to San Francisco to a specialist about the Melanoma skin cancer she found. She was told us that it had metastasized and they gave her 3 months to live. She was heartbroken, but did not let it stop her. She had a young family that needed her. She worked through it and lived another 60 years, but she carried a huge leg after the surgery to help it. She was a strong, loving woman because of it and a cancer survivor.

   She loved her children, grandchildren and great grand-children with all her heart and drinking her sodas. She was a Christian women loved for her kind and supportive life. She went to Grace Assembly until her divorce in 1969 and then to Trinity Lutheran Church with her daughter Diana. We want to thank Pastor Dan Powell of Trinity Lutheran Church for visiting her at Avalon and agreeing to preside over the funeral at her graveside service at Arbor Vitae Cemetery.

   We also want to thank all the nurses and staff of Avalon Health Care and Optimal Hospice in the care and services provided our mother. She will be missed. If you care to donate in her name send your donations in Memory of Shirley English to Trinity Lutheran Church of Madera. Thank you for caring.

   Graveside services will be April 8, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the Arbor Vitae Cemetery with a Memorial Luncheon to follow at Trinity Lutheran Church.
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