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Shirley R. Larson

August 14, 1943 –
 December 30, 2022

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Shirley Roux Larson, 79, of Plano, TX, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Friday, December 30, 2022, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Atlanta, GA on August 14, 1943, to the late Wilfred Luke Roux and the late Marie Virginia (Spinks) Rolfe. Shirley is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and John Burns of Windsor, CT; her son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Pam Larson of Dallas, TX; granddaughter, Jenna Larson of Dallas, TX; sister, Carolyn Duffy of Ocala, FL; nephew, John Duffy (Theresa) of Chipley, FL; nieces Lynn Shelhamer (Jim) and Maureen Duffy of Ocala, FL; and her dear friends and Storehouse co-workers. Including her mother and father, she was predeceased by stepmother Dorothy (Luchow) Roux Diana and stepbrother David Roux.

Shirley spent her early childhood years in Springfield, MA before the family moved to Boynton Beach, FL in the 1950s. She grew up and lived in the greater West Palm Beach area until the late 1960s. Shirley moved with her two children, Paul and Pamela, to Freeport, Grand Bahamas for a few years to be close to her parents. In the Bahamas, she attended secretarial college and attained her bookkeeping certification. Bookkeeping would be her chosen lifelong profession and provided many opportunities for her rewarding and successful career. She moved her family back to South Florida in 1969 where she often juggled two or three jobs to provide for her children while always being present and gave all she could to support their education and encourage their dreams. She surrounded her children with love, faith in God and the belief they could achieve anything they wanted. When she moved the family back to Boynton Beach in late 1975, she was able to be closer to her beloved sister, Carolyn, and family. Her career thrived when she went to work for the Therrien family, owners of a group of restaurants in the area. She would work for the Therrien family for close to 25 years. In 2007, she moved to San Antonio, TX, to be with family, and most importantly, her beloved granddaughter, Jenna. She loved nothing more than being “Grandmacita”. In 2008, along with her son’s family, she moved to Dallas, TX and she remained in that area until her passing. Her 14 years in the Dallas/Plano area were truly wonderful, enriching and soul filling. During these years, her position with The Storehouse of Collin County became her heartfelt mission and she found the most supportive church family and treasured friends. It was with these groups that she thrived, joining in on many travel adventures, including visiting The Holy Land and Italy, and enjoying a lively, fun and enriching social life.

The lights of her life were her children Paul and Pamela and their spouses Pam and John, her granddaughter Jenna and her sister Carolyn. She loved God, smooth jazz, playing cards, reading, going to the movies, everything Star Trek/Star Wars/Harry Potter, the Miami Dolphins, Wanda’s Boo Brunch and decorating for every holiday on the calendar, especially Christmas.

A worship service celebrating her life will be held on Monday, January 9, 2023, at 3:00 pm at St. Andrew Methodist Church, 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, TX, 75093. Inurnment in the Good Shepherd Meditation Garden and Columbarium will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Shirley’s memory to The Storehouse of Collin County, 1401 Mira Vista Boulevard, Plano, TX 75093, https://www.thestorehousecc.org.

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