Shirley Mae Shaifer, age 85, a longtime resident of Fremont, CA and was most recently a resident of Mt. Juliet, TN, passed away April 17, 2017 at home with her three children beside her. Mrs. Shaifer’s faith and family were the foundations of her life. She also adored good food and never passed up a piece of See’s candy and often joked about eating her way across the South. Mrs. Shaifer had a great sense of humor. She loved a good joke and cherished laughter as it is good for the soul. She enjoyed genealogy research, needlepoint and traveling. Shirley Shaifer was the daughter of the late, Jacob and Idabel Miller and the wife of the late, Charles Gilbert Wood and Paul Leonard Shaifer. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Jacob Miller, Thelma Dugas and Jaqueline Miller.
She is survived by: Ch
ildren – Craig J. Wood and wife, Lisa, Jan M. Trippi and husband, Joseph and Debra A. Shaifer; Grandson – Christopher Trippi.
A Celebration of Life service will be conducted in California at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com.