Born to Hugo M and Ruby B (Hays) Loveland on June 10, 1935 in Tacoma WA Shirley gained her wings to heaven March 16, 2019, rejoining her parents and others who went before her.
Raised primarily in Elk Plain, WA Shirley was part of the first graduating class of the new Bethel High School. She attended Nursing School at Tacoma General Hospital, graduating in 1956. In that same year Shirley met and married Richard (Dick) A Cilley, the union resulting in four children. After a brief stint in Hawaii, the young marrieds made their home and raised their children in the beauty of the Snoqualmie Valley, where Shirley worked as Director of Nursing at Nelems Memorial Hospital. Upon its closure in 1976 Shirley found tremendous success applying her nursing talents and developing a second career of 22 years, working first for Blue Cross of WA & Alaska and then retiring from Nile Care in 1998.
A voracious reader, Shirley loved socializing with friends new and old, watching her family grow to expand to grands and greats and extensive travels to new lands and new experiences, her favorite destination, Honolulu. Shirley will be remembered most for advocating for those without a voice and for her unconditional love of family and friends.
Shirley is survived by her four children, Dick Jr, Brad (Gretchen), Mark and Mary (David), her six grandkids Evan, Joe & Dylan Cilley, and Shauni, Ty (Sandra) & Gary (Jolene) Barrett, five great-grands, her sisters Joyce Youtsey and Mary Grina and brother Ralph (Laine) Loveland and many dear nieces and nephews and dear friends, new and old.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church in Fall City on June 30 at 2pm with a reception to follow in Historic Snoqualmie. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations in Shirley’s name be made to two Snoqualmie Valley non-profits, MtSiSeniorCenter.org or Encompassnw.org.
Friends may sign Flintofts online guestbook @ www.flintofts.com