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Shirley May Theobault

April 6, 1936 ~ October 11, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Shirley Theobault Obituary

It is with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of Shirley May Wiese Theobault who left this earth on October 11, 2023. We find peace knowing she is singing with the angels, wrapped in the love of the Lord.

For all who knew her, recognized she was an individual like no other. She blessed our lives with her witty charm, passionate outlook on life, and her all-consuming love for her family and their walk with God.

Shirley May was born at home on April 6, 1936, to Lillie May and Jesse J Lewis in Edge, Texas at 8:55 p.m. She was a country girl at heart with city dreams. She was raised picking cotton & milking cows during nights and summers, but she put her foot down when it came to plowing the fields, stubborn as she was.

At the age of 10 she met the man that would become the love of her life, Waldemar “Shorty” Wiese. A tall man in stature with a heart of gold. He was a real-life cowboy, riding up on a horse the first time she saw him.

A few years later they began dating before he left to serve in the Korean War. Upon his return, they married in Bryan, Texas in December of 1952. In April of 1954, they welcomed their first child, a daughter, Sherrie Lynn. Three months later they moved with her parents and youngest sister Bonnie to join their eldest sister Anita in Eureka, with dreams of bigger opportunities. Following their move they added to their family with two sons, Gary Wayne born in February of 1957, and Jerry Arnold in November of 1958.

Shirley was a spirited woman. Her fiery disposition led her to become a headstrong woman and the heart of her family. She was an artist, a painter. Her favorite color was pink. She enjoyed sewing and made many quilts, aprons, and table linens for her family. One of her most cherished hobbies was gardening. She would spend countless hours tending to her gardens and took great care to create a sanctuary for the birds she so endlessly loved. She held a special love for the hummingbirds, they were one of her greatest joys. She loved sharing her time with her family and friends in her gardens amongst all of her flowers.

As the years passed and her family grew, she was blessed with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She became the gravity that pulled them all together. She treasured the time she spent with her family for the holidays and took great care in showering them with her unending love.

Above all, Shirley loved Christ first and foremost. She was a devout believer in the Lord and wasn’t afraid to speak and share His word. Truly one of a kind. A spitfire of a Godly woman.

In recent years Shirley had repeatedly expressed how much she missed her husband “Shorty” since his passing on October 7, 1989. She was ready to go home to him. In her final moments she rejoiced in knowing she would soon be called home to the Lord and to once again be rejoined with the love of her life. She had peace in her heart. She is home.

Shirley May Wiese Theobault was preceded in death by her parents Jesse and Lillie Lewis of Brazos County, TX, sister Anita Wellesley of Eureka, CA, brother Doyle Lewis of Waco, TX, husband Waldemar “Shorty” Wiese of North Zulch, TX, and survived by her sister Bonnie Hamblock of Eureka, CA, children Sherrie (Ramon) Dominguez of McKinleyville, CA, Gary (Robin) Wiese of Parma, ID, Jerry (Carolyn) Wiese of Meridian, ID, grandchildren Josh (Vanessa) Wiese of Cheney, WA, Alicia (Jake) Cox of McKinleyville, CA, Trisha (Jason) Nauman of Star, ID, Sarah Wiese of Nampa, ID, Briana Dominguez of Arcata, CA, Stephanie Wiese of Elkhorn, NE, Elena Dominguez (Mike Pires) of Fortuna, CA, and great-grandchildren Josh, Hunter and Cassidy Wiese, Anthony and Byron Nauman, Austin Wiese, and Addison, Ezra, Avery, and Jaxson Smith, plus numerous family, friends and loved ones. She will be forever loved, missed, and remembered.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 20 at Sanders Funeral Home at 1835 E Street Eureka, CA 95501, with viewing from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with the funeral service immediately following. All who knew and loved her are welcome to come and celebrate her life. Following the service, family, friends, and loved ones of Shirley, are welcome to join us for refreshments at the Eureka Church of Christ at 1610 I St., Eureka, CA 95501.

In lieu of flowers, please send any contributions to the Ida Emerson Hospice House at 3327 Timber Fall Ct., Eureka, CA 95503, thank you.

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