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Shirley Mae Thompson

August 1, 1951 ~ May 20, 2018 (age 66)

Shirley Mae Thompson, 66, formerly of Placerville, ID passed away on May 20, 2018 in Nampa, Idaho. Shirley was born August 1, 1951 in Payette, Idaho to Karl and Mildred (Griess) Weise. Shirley attended school in Payette, graduating in 1969. Later that year, she gave birth to her daughter, Tawna. Shirley lived in Weiser, ID for a several years and moved to Boise, ID in 1979. Shirley dreamed of living in the mountains and got her wish in 1992 when she moved to Robie Creek. She could watch the elk and deer from her window. Shirley enjoyed hunting and being outdoors. In 1996, she suffered serious health issues which took a toll on her vitality. Shirley loved the Idaho mountains, mushroom hunting, picking huckleberries and exploring trails and backroads. She moved to Placerville, ID in 2006 and became involved with the Placerville community. She enjoyed baking and made amazing cheesecakes. She really enjoyed spending time with family and friends. In 2012, her health rapidly deteriorated from complications with diabetes. She passed away peacefully in her sleep. A special thank you to family, friends and neighbors for helping her through the hard times. She will be missed.

She is survived by her daughter, Tawna Chesnut and husband Michael; step-daughter Kay Young; three grandchildren (Shaylynn, Garrett, and Joshua); brother Robert Wright (Alma); sister Margaret Fuller; numerous cousins, nieces and a nephew.

There will be no public service as Shirley wished to be cremated with a party to follow. There will be a celebration of Shirley’s life event this summer.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Placerville Historical Preservation Commission, 110 E. Granite, Placerville, ID 83666 in her memory.


Donations may be made to:

Placerville Historical Preservation Commission
110 E. Granite, Placerville ID 83666


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