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Obituary: Shirley Strong Wardell

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Shirley Mary Strong Wardell, age 81, passed away at LDS Hospital on Jan. 16, 2002 surrounded by her family.

Shirley was born June 8, 1920 to Elias J. Strong and Oreta Thurgood Strong. She married Alden C. Wardell on July 21, 1939, and was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple.

She lived most of her life in the Salt Lake area and loved to spend time with her family and her sisters. Loving mother of six children, 24 grandchildren, and 26 great-grand children. Mom was a very loving and caring person and will be dearly missed by all who knew her and associated with her.

Mom is survived by her six children: Marie (Arnett) Scow, Jerry (Laurel) Wardell, Susanne (Alfred) White, Jim (Sandy) Wardell, Cindy Ashmead, and Bill (Kaylynn) Wardell; sisters: Carole Heugly, Joanne (Newell) Young, Claudia (Manuel) Domingo; sister-in-law, Naomi Mattsson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Alden C. Wardell.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 21, 12 noon, at the Valley View 5th Ward, 2245 E. 3900 S.

Friends may call Sunday, 6-8 p.m., at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 S. Redwood Rd, and Monday at the church, 11-11:45 a.m. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.