Shirley Anne Blaisdell Garcia


Her love of family

In an interview she gave to her brother Michael, Shirley constantly emphasized how much family meant to her and why. Essentially, she felt that she had missed a true family life as she, herself, grew up, and wanted to make sure that her own offspring experienced what she considered the ideal upbringing.

This web site gathers some photos and notes, and places them together with Shirley's recorded interview with Michael (January 2008). There's something from each stage of her life here.

You are invited to offer some words or photos, if you had a particularly memorable experience with Shirley. Or if you just want to say Thanks! or Goodbye! Send words and/or pictures to:


October 2007

Always a beautiful woman, it is hard to imagine that she was 79 in this photograph.