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Shirley Taraba

Dear Classes of 1976 & 1978:

This is a Deacon Alert to inform you of the passing of Shirley Taraba on Friday, Dec. 27th.

Shirley was the mother of Shelly (Taraba) Jendro ('76), Debra Taraba ('78) and Patty (Taraba) Halvorson.



Shirley (Stiller) Taraba 81, of Sun City, AZ formerly Fargo, ND passed away December 27th in her home.

Shirley was born October 6th, 1938 to Thomas and Rosa Stiller in Hebron, ND. She attended school in Dickinson, ND after moving there as a child. Shirley married Donald “Don” Taraba February 21st, 1958 in Fargo, ND. She attended beauty school at Josef’s School of Hair Design in Fargo, ND in the early 1970s and worked for her brother at Tom’s Park Towers until 1982 when she became disabled. Don and Shirley moved to Arizona at that time, which they loved. Shirley enjoyed shopping and collecting things. She could always see the value in something or someone, even if others didn’t. She was a wonderful Wife, Mother, Sister, Grandma, Great Grandma, Mother-In-Law, and Friend.

Shirley is survived by her 3 Daughters, Shelly Jendro Fargo, ND, Debra Taraba Sun City, AZ, and Patty Halvorson West Fargo, ND, 6 Grandchildren, Casie Ewalt Fargo, ND, Jamie (Josh) Poehls Halstad, MN, Chris Winjum Sun City, AZ, Justin (Lindsey) Winjum Peoria, AZ, Ryan (Ashlee) Greenfield Renneslar, IN, and Josh (Lynn) Halvorson Mapleton, ND, 4 Great Grandchildren, Dakota, Loki, and Emma Sun City, AZ, Summer Renneslar, IN, and 2 step great grandchildren, Jamie (Matt) West Fargo, ND, and Kaylie West Fargo, ND.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Don, Parents Thomas and Rosa, Brothers Tom and James, Son-in-Law Brad, and Grandson-in-Law Clinton.



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