Shirley M. Barron
Hermiston November 8, 1934-September 27, 2015


Shirley M. Barron of Hermiston, Oregon, was born on November 8, 1934, in Richland, Oregon, to parents George Elmer Blank and Fannie May Coston Blank. She died on September 27, 2015, in Portland, Oregon, at the age of 80 years.

Shirley was raised and attended school in Richland, Oregon, graduating from Eagle Valley High School in the class of 1952. She married Milton A. Barron on August 17, 1957, in Reno, Nevada. They traveled throughout the West with Milton working on construction projects. They settled in Hermiston, Oregon, in 1965 where they raised their family and have lived since.

Shirley was active in FFA and very supportive of her children and grandchildren in their school, activities and sports endeavors. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, going on walks, and her time with grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Milt Barron, Hermiston, Ore.; sons Gregory Barron and wife Carma, Irrigon, Ore., Kipp Barron, Umatilla, Ore., Jason Barron and wife Mindy, Hermiston, Ore., and Keith Howard and wife Teresa, Florida; daughters Kathie Wilkerson and husband Mark, Pendleton, Ore., Tami Watson and husband Mark, Umatilla, Ore., Joan Reese and husband Timothy, Ritter, Ore., and Anita Baumgart and husband David, Irrigon, Ore.; brother Maxson Henry, Baker City, Ore.; sister Joanne Severs, Ashland, Ore.; 27 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, daughter-in-law Kimberly Barron, brother Alvin Blank, and grandson Matthew Barron.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at Burns Mortuary chapel, Hermiston, Oregon. Burial will follow at the Sunset Hills Cemetery, Umatilla, Oregon.

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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon, is in care of arrangements.

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