Shirley Elizabeth Walker
1935 - 2021
Shirley Elizabeth Furl-Walker was born on February 17, 1935 in Temple, Texas to her parents Dee and Inis Furl. She returned to her Lord and Savior on November 5, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas
We celebrate the life of our mother, a life very well lived. Mom was full of life & fun, she loved to play dominos. Her favorite games were "42 & Moon" and you would always play by her rules. There was never a wrong time to play and at the drop of a hat, when friends and family were over, she would start up a game and play as long as they could.
Mom was a wonderful cook and could cook almost anything, but she was quick to let you know she did not bake. Her signature dish was chicken & dumplings for anyone who asked, be it children, grandchildren or co-workers. She had her own way to make goulash and mac n cheese and it was a huge favorite. People always requested her to bring those to favorites to potlucks or luncheons.
Mom loved to shop and it didn't matter where, she went shopping nearly everyday. She loved a bargain and a couple of her favorite places to shop were the Salvation Army and the Thrift store, where she was always finding something someone might need.
Shirley was the mother of five children, Elizabeth Jean Calvert Guerrero of Amarillo and her husband Steve; Ferol James Walker of Ft Worth; Frances Jane Walker of Ft Worth; and Dee Jay Walker of Red Oak and his wife Dana; and Carl John Walker who passed away 1976.
Mom leaves behind many grandchildren, Charles Calvert of Grapevine and Rachel Green his significant other; Traci Holcomb from Amarillo and her husband John; Todd Walker of Weatherford; David Barr and his wife Krystan of Burleson, Michael Barr and John Matthew of Ft worth; and Micah Elizabeth Walker of Red Oak,. Mom was known by all as Granny B. and she leaves behind many great grandchildren whom she dearly loved. Mom also leaves behind a nephew and niece of Temple Tx.
Mom loved her best friends, Bobbie Hodges and Charlotte Shanks. The three of them worked together and played together for many years. They each held the other one up if they were sinking or they were celebrating one another for whatever happy moment they were in.
While the family is greatly saddened by the passing of Shirley, they wish that everyone that knew and loved this great lady to come and help celebrate her life. A life very well lived on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Azle Funeral Home Chapel on the grounds on Azleland Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Shirley can be made to the:
Texas Alzheimer's Chapter of Fort Worth
2630 West Freeway Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX 76102