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Shirley Marie Hirth

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Mrs. Shirley Marie Hirth, age 82, of Litchfield Park, Arizona passed away on November 15, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. She was born January 11, 1938 to Marinus and Margaret Scholten in Larchwood, Iowa.

Shirley was the valedictorian and homecoming queen of Larchwood High school and was a teacher for over 25 years. Shirley was a farm girl from Iowa and graduated from the University of South Dakota where she was a member of the Chi Omega sorority. She had an adventurous spirit and always enjoyed traveling.

After graduating, the young school teacher moved to Europe, where she met the love of her life, Mick, an American fighter pilot stationed at Lakenheath AFB in England. Together they enjoyed all of the finer things in life including, traveling, dining and the arts. Shirley and Mick adopted their children’s love for the University of Arizona and became season ticket holders for over 30 years!  Shirley’s children and grandchildren always enjoyed Christmastime at her house where she carried on special Swedish traditions.

Shirley is survived by her daughters; Jenni Petersen(Tim), and Suzy Brimmer(Robb), her son; Mike Hirth(Jena), and her brother; Lyle Scholten(Joyce), she is also survived by her seven grandchildren; Jake, Hutton, Max, Luke, Madeline, Cole and Kaitley. She is preceded in death by her husband, Mick Hirth, her brothers; Ralph and Monte Scholten, and her parents; Marinus and Margaret Scholten.

There will be a private family memorial service that will be live-streamed so that everyone who wishes can still attend.  It will be at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Check Facebook for the link https://www.facebook.com/mike.hirth.58 A reception will be held in the future to honor Shirley.

The family suggests that donations be made to Hospice of the Valley or to a performing arts organization of your choosing.

5 Comments on “Shirley Marie Hirth

  1. So sorry for your loss. I have so many
    Memories of our days growing up she was the cousin that I was closest too and spent the most time with. I will miss her visits and our get togethers at the reunions every years. She was a awesome lady.

  2. Another star in the heavens…..
    Twinkle on dear Shirley .
    I loved you and was blessed to call you my friend. Thanks for the memories ❤️

  3. Jenni, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom! My prayers are with you and your family and especially for your mom! May she Rest In Peace!

  4. So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. I have found memories of our time together as cheer leaders at Larchwood High School. I love the photo of Shirley and her Mom who was a cousin of my mother, Ethel Palmberg. Thanks for sharing so many photos of her with family and friends.
    Vanjie Palmberg Bratt

  5. Your Mom and Dad are together now holding hands and smiling down on your family with everlasting love. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you in the loss of Shirley.

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