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Shirley Grubb
Apr 9, 1933 ~ Feb 10, 2024

Shirley Anne Grubb passed away peacefully in the care of Community Hospice on Saturday, February 10, 2024. She was 90 years old. Shirley is preceded in her passing by her beloved husband Carl, son Russell, her parents Russell and Emma Krohn, and sister Doris Yailouris. She is survived by her sons Mark (Marianne) and John. She has six grandchildren and four great grandchildren that were the love and delight of her life, and many nieces and nephews.

Shirley was born in Modesto, California. She spent her early life there eventually graduating from Modesto Junior College and worked in education at Keyes Elementary and later Turlock School District where she retired in 1995.

Shirley married the love of her life, Carl Grubb and spent 68 years together raising three sons. Family was the most important thing for Shirley. She loved nothing more than cooking and prepping all day for one of her famous holiday feasts. Her recipes are still celebrated at family dinners. Shirley loved the family camping trips at Pinecrest, creating many fond family memories.

Along with cooking, Shirley’s hobbies included collecting antiques, sewing, and drawing lifelike pencil portraits. She is remembered for her amazing seamstress skills. Shirley not only sewed and mended clothing, but she also made curtains, bedspreads, tablecloths, and many other items. She was a blue ribbon award winner for many years at the country fair with her cookies, pickles, sewing and art entries.

Shirley loved entertaining and was known as the “hostess with the most-tess.” Whether it was with friends and family or with the All Seasons RV club, Shirley always had the food and entertainment covered. She was known for her strawberry jam, zucchini bread, coconut cream pie, and her famous holiday goody platters.

She is greatly missed, but her family knows she’s now dancing with Carl to her favorite song, Spanish Eyes.

A private family service is planned. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Community Hospice. Link: