October 22, 2019

Shirley Trackwell

Died July 30, 2019


Shirley Trackwell, 83, passed away at home July 30, 2019, surrounded by family after a short but difficult battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was born March 10, 1936. She was a volunteer for many years at the West Branch Regional Medical Center from May to October and as a hospital liaison at the Bradenton Memorial Hospital in Florida from November to April. She looked forward to working in her flower gardens in spring and summer and recently she enjoyed being a member of the Red Hat Society.

Shirley was very athletic in her retirement years, competing in the Senior Olympics for several years in both Michigan and Florida and walked the Mackinac Bridge on Labor Day for some 20 years. She enjoyed spending the winter months in Ellenton, Fla., residing at Tidevue Estates from November through April. There she was active and very competitive in cards and shuffleboard.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Trackwell; and her son, Michael T. Trackwell.

She is survived by her daughter, Vicky (Trackwell) Grisham; and a sister, Carol (Lloyd) Trumpy; and her husband, Donald. She had four grandchildren, Stephany (Stephenson) Lidy, Michael L. Trackwell, Aleena Grisham and Thomas Grisham, in addition to 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at the New Life Apostolic Church, 335 W. Cedar St., Standish, at noon.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Shirley’s name can be made to the following charities, The Salvation Army, 5328 24th St. East, Bradenton, FL 34203 or Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, 564 Progress St., West Branch, MI 48661. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.cremationsocietymidmi.com. Arrangements were made with the Cremation Society of Mid Michigan.


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