Shirley Marguerite Tapley

shirleytapley.jpgShirley Marguerite Tapley, age 89, a resident of NV State Veterans Home passed away on January 14, 2012 in Boulder City, NV. She was born on January 8, 1923 in Invermere, B.C. Canada to Richard Gladwyn and Eva Marguerite Hewer Newton.  She married Russell Chester Tapley on November 6, 1944 in Prince George, B.C. Canada and became a US citizen May 31, 1949.
Shirley trained as a nurse at the Royal Columbia Hospital in New Westminster, B.C. Canada.  She was a grand homemaker.  She enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing and making crafts, playing the organ and looking for buried treasure with her Digger friends.  She was happiest when her nieces and grandchildren spent the summers with her and Russell.  Shirley was very active in the community as a PEO Sister, past member of Eastern Star, Job’s Daughter Guardian, Oomiacs, Rose Society of Auburn, and an active member of the Presbyterian Church in Ogden, UT and Auburn, WA and the United Methodist Church in Shelton, WA.
Shirley is survived by her daughter Deanna Calef of Seattle, WA; granddaughter Cristine Fraas of Las Vegas, NV; grandson Stuart Calef of Seattle, WA; great grand daughter Elizabeth Hanson of Las Vegas, NV; brother Donald Newton of Sydney, B.C. Canada; and by numerous nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her husband of fifty three years, Russell Tapley; her sister Muriel Louise Newton; three brothers Warner Newton, David Newton, and Richard Keith Newton.
Shirley will be interred with her husband at Tahoma National Cemetery in Washington at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Activities Fund, Nevada State Veterans Home, 100 Veterans Memorial Dr., Boulder City 89005.  Funeral arrangements are under the care of Boulder City Family Mortuary.  The family invites you to sign the online memorial guestbook at