Shirley Ann Graves passed away on January 14, 2011 at her home at Lake Shastina. She was 77 years old.

Shirley was born on November 30, 1933 in Keene, New Hampshire to Thomas and Evelyn Boudrieau.

Shirley was raised in Keene and graduated from Keene High School. In 1953 she married Leon Graves.

Shirley was a manager of the Western Temporary Services in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Shirley was a member of the Episcopal Church. She loved to sew, knit and listen to music. She enjoyed visiting with family and friends.

She was an awesome mother and grandmother with incredible strength and was always there for her family.

Shirley is survived by her four children, Lori Graves-Perkins of North Carolina, Melinda Mills of Redding, Jill Lassen and Mike Graves, both of Lake Shastina; a sister, Stella Shepard; 10 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Graves in 1998.

Family services will be scheduled at a later date.

Girdner Funeral Chapel is in charge of cremation arrangements. Online condolences may be made at