Shirley Shipp-Lagrone, age 85 of Temple, passed away Friday, July 24, 2020 at her home. A memorial service will be held in her honor at 2 pm Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in the Harper-Talasek Funeral Home Chapel in Temple with Heath Abel officiating.
Shirley was born on September 20, 1934 to Edward and Gazza (Hill) Holland in Belton, Texas. She attended Jefferson High School in Houston, Texas and Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Shirley worked as an administrative assistant for 25 years and then worked 15 years in Hotel Management. Shirley always counted her family as her greatest blessing. She enjoyed family trips, dinners out with friends and family and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Shirley had a smile that would light up a room and a laugh that was contagious. She was such an encouraging friend to so many. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
Shirley is preceded in death by her second husband, Maxi Shipp; third husband, William Lagrone; siblings, Ernest Holland, John Henry Holland, Dolphus Holland, Luther Holland, Francis Mood, and Ruthel Barton; and granddaughter, Marissa Deann Critchlow.
Those left to honor and cherish her memory are her children, Sheila Windham, Bill Lagrone, Mona Lewis, Sandra Miller, Missy Hawbecker, and Brend Burr; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren.
Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Temple is in charge of arrangements.
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