In Loving Memory

Shirley Ann Walley, d. September 2, 2014



In Loving Memory

June 20, 1942 – September 2, 2014

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Shirley Ann Walley, 72, of Fairhope, passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 surrounded by her loving family.  Mrs. Walley was born in California and has been a resident of Fairhope for 48 years.  She was married to her loving husband, Ray, for over 49 years.  Shirley had worked for many years as an accountant with Wagner Tax Service.  A longtime very active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Daphne, she was also a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother.

Survivors include her husband, Ray; daughter, Kim (Phil) Fraher of Houston, TX; son, Ernie (Bonnie) Walley of Ashland, OR; sister, Carolyn Wood of Knoxville, TN; sister and brother in law, Aline and Samuel Givens of Fairhope; nephews, Kenny Merriweather and Lloyd Peffer and niece, Connie Thompson; grandchildren, Abby and Thomas Fraher and Lillian Walley and Abby Conte.

A celebration of Shirley’s life will be held at 1pm Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with The Rev. Thack H. Dyson officiating.  Visitation will begin at 12 noon.  Inurnment will be in the Alabama State Veterans Cemetery.  Donations in Shirley’s memory may be made to the church building fund.  Online expressions of condolence for the family may be made at  Arrangements are Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory of Daphne.


  1. Sharon Johnston

    So sorry for your loss. I got to know Mrs Walley at Fairhope Pharmacy where I work. She will be missed by many.

    Sharon Johnston

  2. Randy & Janet Rutkowsky

    May God comfort you as He welcomes you mom into his presence.

  3. Tracey Cleckler

    I am truly sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine the pain and sorrow you and your family are feeling. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Michael Conway

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Shirley. She was a good friend from her Douglas, AZ school days. Shirley and I spent much time in the same classrooms and became friends. Shirley was friends with everyone in school, always with a smile. There was never a disparaging word said about Shirley by anyone. Her teachers and her classmates loved her. She will be missed by many.

  5. Helen Christine Bloomquist

    9/12/14. News was passed thru the DHS class of 1960, that I received today. Shirley and I knew each other for all our years in Douglas and stayed connected thru her time in Arkansas. I’ve never forgotten all the times when she and I, along with Caroline, spent in the anteroom while our moms and grandmothers were attending Rebel ah Lodge meetings. I was also glad to see Shirley hold state Theta Rho top offices during those years. We also played in the DHS band together.

    My sincere condolences to all of the family. Time marches on for all of us, and we have very little control. However, she and I knew, even back then, that God is in charge. May His Peace be with you in your times of trial and grief.


    Helen Christine Bloomquist
    Coldspring, TX 77331

    DHS Class of 1960

  6. Carolyn Puckett Olney

    Shirley & Ray were our neighbors. She gave me my first “job” cleaning windows. She also shared her material scraps with me so I could “make a quilt”. We used their phone, played with Kim & Ernie and there was never a time we were not felt welcome when we came to her door. She always made time for whatever we needed from her. She was absolutely one of the best women I ever knew and I will always remember her.


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