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Shirely Ver Hoef

Shirely Ver Hoef

(1934 – 2012)

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Shirely Ver Hoef

Shirely Ver Hoef
(1934 – 2012)

In memory of

Shirely Ver Hoef

(1934 – 2012)
About Shirely
Our loving Shirley Ver Hoef started her life on December 17, 1934 in Sibley, Iowa. Daughter of Lloyd and Louise Mc Carthy she was the fifth of seven children. She grew up and attended school in Sheldon and worked in Sanborn, Iowa.
She was united in marriage to Bertus James Ver Hoef on October 24, 1952 in Sanborn, Iowa. They continued to live in Sanborn on a farm and had Judy in 1953 and Karen in 1955. In 1956 the family moved to Artesia, California with Bert’s cousin Harold Bonesconse where they had Jim (James) in 1959 and Kevin in 1964. Shirley continued in live in Artesia for the next 56 years until the time she was granted her Angel wings, at her home with family by her side at the age of 77
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on August 31, 2012. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends she had touched during her memorable life. She had cancer three times since 1988. Shirley fought a courageous battle her last year. She had three rounds of radiation at twenty days each, chemotherapy and bone infusions.
She is survived by her children: Judy in Norwalk, Karen in Upland, Jim in Pasadena, Maryland, Kevin in Artesia and grandchildren; Amanda De Rocoli in Upland, Jason and Jeremy Ver Hoef, a Great Grandchild who will arrive in eight months all in Maryland, her sister Marilyn Botello in Norwalk, California and Jack and David Mc Carthy in Sheldon, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her beloved, Bertus who passed
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in May 1999, her parents, brother Lloyd, her sisters Gilda and Audrey.
Shirley lived a modest and simple life. She didn’t have hobbies but she loved children, enjoyed working in her house and outdoors, reading, embroidery, and a game of Wahoo. She touched the lives of many people with her generosity and sense of humor. Even though she was battling cancer she never let it take away her humor, even on her last day on earth. She was weak and frail but she gave us all courage and hope and reminded us of the preciousness of life and family. She was known by those who tasted her trademark “potato salad”. She opened her door to many who needed a place to live or wanted someone to talk with
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or to get advice from. Judy use to kid her and tell her she should call her place a Bed and Breakfast but, Shirley would say no because people would except to pay to stay here. Shirley continued to be remembered by those she met through her years of PTA, being a Teachers’ Aid, a neighbor and a 56 year patron of Artesia businesses. Her children’s friends still came by or called to obtain Shirley’s advice. She was a caregiver to many that needed someone, she was that someone without being asked. She often said, “I live life for my kids“ and “one day at a time“. She loved children and they loved her. Her children and grandchildren were her life! Although, she only
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had four children, many called her mom. We are blessed and eternally grateful for everything she taught and did for us. We promise to carry her legacy on “one day at a time”.
We love you, MOM!
LAST FLIGHT
A face that is always on my mind,
A smile I have seen a million times,
Two eyes that would light up the sky at night,
One last battle you could not fight,
The day was long, then night, then morn,
I knew that soon you would be gone,
I clasped your hand so warm in mine,
Soon we would be out of time,
To stay with us you fought so hard,
My heart broke into a million pieces,
Now a photo I look at to see your smile,
I keep your
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number on my speed dial,
I only want to hear your voice,
But great memories I will always keep,
Your love in my heart for eternity,
We never got to say good bye,
To understand why, I can but try,
Waiting in heaven from this moment on,
‘Till God asks you to bring me home..
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Shirely Ver Hoef

Our loving Shirley Ver Hoef started her life on December 17, 1934 in Sibley, Iowa. Daughter of Lloyd and Louise Mc Carthy she was the fifth of seven children. She grew up and attended school in Sheldon and worked in Sanborn, Iowa.
She was united in marriage to Bertus James Ver Hoef on October 24, 1952 in Sanborn, Iowa. They continued to live in Sanborn on a farm and had Judy in 1953 and Karen in 1955. In 1956 the family moved to Artesia, California with Bert’s cousin Harold Bonesconse where they had Jim (James) in 1959 and Kevin in 1964. Shirley continued in live in Artesia for the next 56 years until the time she was granted her Angel wings, at her home with family by her side at the age of 77...

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