Kenneth Shirley Obituary

Kenneth Lee Shirley
Kenneth Lee Shirley

November 21, 1936 - January 12, 2017
Born in Monterry Park, CA
Resided in North Ogden, UT
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Kenneth Lee Shirley
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After a brief illness Kenneth Lee Shirley passed away January 12, 2017 surrounded by family.
He was born in Pasadena CA on November 21, 1936 to Glenn and Margaret Shirley. His family
later moved to Bishop, California, where he learned to appreciate God's creations. His family
then moved to Salt Lake City where he graduated from Granite High School and BYU.

He worked as a teacher, counselor, and administrator in the Ogden School District. He loved
teaching biology and working with students. Lee helped open the parent Connection at the old
Ogden City Mall and was honored as Child Advocate of the Year by the Child Abuse
Coordinating Council.

Lee had an unwavering testimony of Jesus Christ and was a devout member of the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a mission in Brazil, married Paula Hardy in the
Salt Lake Temple on June 6, 1960, and held many callings: his favorite was teaching the
Gospel Doctrine class. He truly emulated the Saviour by befriending all he met.

His volunteer works were numerous. He was a board member of the Bear River Refuge, the
Ogden Nature Center, and the RAC in the Division of Wildlife Resources; served as president of
Wasatch Audubon; worked with the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival; and was a member of the
North Ogden Kiwanis Club.

Besides volunteering he loved fly fishing, bird watching, shooting sports and outdoor activities.
He instilled his great love of the out-of-doors in his children and grandchildren.

Lee is survived by his wife, Paula ; sister, Linda (Barry) Johnson; brother, Dennis (Carolyn); four
children, Tamara (Ken) Richards, Cameron (Jenni), Gwendolyn (Karl) Merkley, Kristi Ann
(Jarrod) Cook; 20 grandchildren and 7 ½ great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 17 at 11:00 at the North Ogden 6th Ward
Chapel, 770 E 2100 N, North Ogden. Friends and family may call Monday, January 16 at Myers
Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd, Ogden from 6-8 p.m. or on Tuesday at the church from 9:30 -
10:30 a.m.

Interment, Ben Lomond Cemetery




Myers Mortuary - Ogden
100 Monroe Blvd.
Ogden, UT US 84404
January 16, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
January 17, 2017
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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North Ogden 6th Ward
770 E 2100 N
North Ogden, UT US
January 17, 2017
11:00 AM
Ben Lomond Cemetery
526 East 2850 No
North Ogden, UT US 84414
January 17, 2017