Shirley Ann Gardner Holgate |

Shirley Ann Gardner Holgate

Shirley Ann Gardner Holgate, 79, passed away in her sleep March 2, 2016 at home after a long bout with Alzheimer’s Disease. She is survived by her husband, Harold Holgate; four children: Jeri Espinoza, Wendy Holgate, Annedreea Holgate, and Howard Holgate; siblings Laura Bair, Harry Gardner, Katie Wagner, and Ellie Arlian; 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Her father and mother, two brothers, and three sisters preceded her in death. Shirley and Harold were married 59 years at the time of her death.

She was laid to rest in a private ceremony at the cemetery in Cedaredge, Colorado.

A memorial service of her life will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Cedaredge, Colorado commencing at 11:00 a.m. The memorial service is open to all those who wish to attend. After the memorial service, a lunch will be held in the Church Cultural Hall.

Visit the tribute website, sign the online register and send condolences to her family at Arrangements are being handled under the direction of Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors (970) 240-9870.

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