Shirley was born in Spokane, WA on February 20, 1914 to Charles and Virginia Modesitt.
She graduated from Lewis and Clark High School and married Lloyd E. Babb and they enjoyed 71 wonderful years together.
Shirley enjoyed traveling and spending time on the Oregon Coast with her family.
She also loved flowers, listening to music and sharing her gift of singing.
She is survived by her two daughters, Diana (Frank) Bongiorno of Depoe Bay, OR and Virginia (Roy) Gadd of Spokane Valley, WA; three grandchildren, Adam Russell of Hermiston, OR, Amy and Daniel Gadd of Spokane, WA; three great-grandchildren, Levi and Garrett Russell and Gianna Gadd.
She was preceded in death by her husband Lloyd E. Babb.
A Memorial Service will be held at 3pm on Monday, December 3, 2012 at Heritage Funeral Home.