Shirley Ann Oveson Blanton died on December 9, 2019, in La Grande, Oregon. She was born in Green River, Utah, on March 29, 1932, to Dolores (Winbourn) and Conway Oveson. Shirley graduated from Utah State University and became a schoolteacher.
Most of her life was spent in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she had many close, lifelong friends. In later years she moved to Canby, then La Grande, Oregon to be near family.
Shirley loved people, and people loved her. She took great joy in her family and was a special friend to all whose lives she touched.
She is survived by daughter, Sanny and husband Tony Wartko (Hilton Head, South Carolina); son Chris and wife Vel Donna Blanton (La Grande, Oregon); four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Donations in Shirley's name may be made to the American Heart Association.