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Shirley Doris Boesch
October 1, 1928-December 5, 2009
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Shirley Doris Boesch, 81, our beloved wife and mother, entered into her final resting place on December 5, in French Camp. Shirley was born October 1, 1928 to George and Violet Kosatka in Berwyn, Illinois, and was their only child. At the age of 19, she lost both parents. She was raised by Victoria and Charles Swanson in Rock Island, Illinois. She met the love of her life on a blind date, Frank Boesch of Davenport, Iowa. They were married on November 19, 1949, and recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.  

She is survived by her husband and three children Bonnie and Manuel Guzman, Barbara and Donald Jaramillo, Frank and Sheryl Boesch; grandchildren, Gina Jaramillo, Marsha Herrera, Donald Jaramillo, Matthew Boesch, Amanda Boesch, Laurie Carvalho. Great-grandchildren: Brandon, Michael & Tyler Guzman, Gabrielle, Cruz & Alex Herrera Kelsey, Rachel & Samantha Carvahlo Julian Abdullah and two soon-to-be twin great-grandsons Donovan and Peyton. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Manuel Raymond Guzman. In addition, she leaves her fox terrier, Rosie, who brought her many years of happiness.

Shirley began her career with the John Deere Company in Rock Island, Ill. as a photographer. After her marriage, Shirley became the bookkeeper for the family business. She worked at the Manteca Cannery, Albert Paper Company and for San Joaquin County.  She was an excellent seamstress and served as the Haute Couture Society President in the early 1970s at San Joaquin Delta College. She received a certificate in fashion design from San Joaquin Delta College. Her love of travel took her throughout the United States, Australia, Barbados, New Zealand and Canada.  She had a real love for the Word of God and studied the Bible. She will always be remembered as a caring and loving wife, mother and friend. She was a loyal member of the Journey Church of Manteca.

Celebration of life to be held at the Journey Church of Manteca, December 12, at 11 a.m., located at 444 Argonaut St., Manteca.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Journey Church.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009