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Shirley Ella Poland, 66, formerly of Orofino

      Shirley Ella Poland passed away Wednesday Feb. 27, 2013 at her home in Talent, OR.

     Shirley was born June 11, 1946 in Orofino to Lester and Thelma Crawford. She moved to Southern California where she met and married Dick Poland. She moved back to Idaho and had two children. She lived in various parts of the west coast over the course of her life, and the last few years in Talent.

     She worked many different jobs through her life including her own businesses, a beautician shop for several years with her sister Anah in Lewiston and a restaurant, motel and trailer court with her parents in Craigmont.

     She was a talented artist and decorator and a natural leader.

     She enjoyed gardening and shopping (especially at second hand stores.) In recent years she traveled to Arizona with Tena and Gene Lockett looking for desert treasures. Shirley was associated with Jehovah's Witness and loved to share with others the precious promises of the future paradise and resurrection hope.

     She had loving care most recently by her sister, Tena and family, Sharon and Fred McFall, as well as wonderful friends, precious neighbors and her constant, faithful companion Tator, her dog.

     Shirley was preceded in death by her parents Lester and Thelma Crawford; sister Anah Blue; and two brothers, Arthur Crawford and little Henry.

     Survivors include her two children, Richard Poland and Brandi Miller; two sisters, Deana Gilmore and Tena Lockett; one brother, Buster Crawford; three grandchildren and one great grandchild to be.

     Services will be Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Chapel in Medford, OR. Interment will be Pine Grove Cemetery in Kooskia.

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Transcribed by Michal Berreth-Beck

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