Booth, Shirley Stanford

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January 10, 1935 - August 21, 2018

Booth, Shirley Stanford

Shirley Stanford Booth was born January 10, 1935 in Waxahachie, Texas to Ernest and Ruth Stanford.  She passed away August 21, 2018 in Dallas after a hard-fought battle with Parkinson’s disease.  She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Bess Schwartz and Ernestine Simmons; brother, James Stanford; and her, grandson, Alan Robinson.  She is survived by her sister, Charlotte Loyd, and sons, Jim Booth, and Steve Robinson and wife, Molly. Also, grandson Greg Robinson and wife, Laura; and granddaughter, Gina Robinson. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, co-workers and many long-time friends.

Shirley was raised in Waxahachie and attended secretarial school in Dallas. She had a long business career working for Sam P Wallace, Robert Folsom and other distinguished employers. She ended her career working for Gerald J Ford.  Shirley was a founding member of TYPOS (Texas Young Presidents’ secretaries).  She had a “green thumb” and was a “rabid” dog lover. She loved family, friends, a good party and her little Yorkie, Daisy Christine. Shirley touched many lives and will be missed by all who loved her.

Celebration of Life service will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 25, 2018 in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.  Family will receive guests from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm prior to the funeral.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Parkinson’s related charities or to no-kill animal shelters .

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Tony Wilks

August 23, 2018 9:19PM

Shirley was an amazing Mother to my best friend and a great friend to me. I enjoyed every minute we spent together and every phone call. She wanted to help bring out the best in everyone she met and brought out the best in me for sure. She will be missed!


Liza Camarillo

August 23, 2018 7:59PM

Shirley was a kind and generous woman whom I considered a second mom. She always had a funny story or an important life lesson to share. She was a huge part of making me the strong woman that I am today, and I will miss her dearly.


Ken and Donna Draganski

August 23, 2018 6:40PM

Ken and I had so many great years living next door to Shirley! She was always kind and had a beautiful smile for all. We shared many laughs together. We shared the same love for animals. Our boys, Ed and Chris grew up with Jim. Steve was older so we didn’t see much of him. I haven’t seen Shirley in a while to my regret but we did talk occasionally. I will miss hearing her voice and her laugh. Rest well Shirley. Know that we loved you! Ken and Donna


Jill Schwartz Pace

August 23, 2018 5:37PM

I always loved Aunt Shirley growing up. She was a “fun” aunt who took me shopping to places I’d never heard of: Newman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s. As I child I’d never seen dogs wearing ponytails, as she introduced me to that, too. I’m grateful for my memories of spunky, sassy, and always young-at-heart, Aunt Shirley.


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