Shirley Ann (Larkin) Brock: 1935-2017

Feb 07, 2017

Shirley was born in Kennewick, Washington, on March 12, 1935, to Sidney Nelson and Glenna Kinkaid. Her mother remarried Shirley’s dad, Roy Larkin, in 1942. With this marriage, Shirley gained a new brother, Don, and sister, Dorothy.

Shirley grew up with her Grandma K while her mother taught school. Shirley attended Central Washington College of Education (now Central Washington University), earning her bachelor of arts degree. She taught first grade at Echo Lake Elementary School.

Shirley married Jack Brock in 1957. They raised their four children in Edmonds. Shirley enjoyed gardening and gardens, family, neighbors, Kauai, her P.E.O. sisters and music.

Shirley passed away Jan. 23, following a three-year journey with multiple myeloma. She is survived by her husband of nearly 60 years, Jack; children John (wife Janet), Brian (late husband Craig), Katy (husband Phil) and Robin (husband Tom); grandchildren Leah, Kate, Sarah, Jack, Brock, Jenna, and Thomas; and great-grandchildren Myles, Rowan and Avery

Per Shirley’s wishes, there will be a private family celebration/service. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to her favorite charity: P.E.O. (a Philanthropic Educational Organization that helps women through educational scholarships and grants). Gifts in celebration of Shirley’s life may be made to P.E.O. Sisterhood Chapter GL, 7325 176th St. SW, Edmonds, WA 98026 or your favorite charity.

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