Shirley Claywell

Shirley Claywell, a longtime Harbor resident, passed away on Nov. 10, 2020.

Shirley Claywell, age 89, a longtime Harbor resident, passed away at Pacific Care Center in Hoquiam on Nov. 10, 2020. She was born in Aberdeen on April 4, 1931, to David Major and Lily Lucas Major.

Shirley graduated from Hoquiam High School in 1949. From there, she worked at Jones Photo Company as a printer for many years. She married her high school sweetheart, Norman Claywell, after six years of dating. They were married for 63 years at the time of his death.

In her spare time, she did beautiful crewel stitchery, loved flowers and gardening, watching and playing golf, being with family and fur babies, and watching the Seahawks.

Surviving relatives include her daughter, Sheri Claywell; nephews: Woodrow Call of Toledo, Robert Hay and family, Thad Hay and family of Seattle, and Charles Cooper and family of Copalis Beach. Many cousins survive as well.

Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, sisters: Joyce Musulin and Ruth Cooper; a brother, Gordon Major and a niece, Barbara Hay Call.

Rest in peace my precious parents. You are now together again.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to PAWS.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at the Coleman Mortuary Chapel in Hoquiam. Interment will follow at Hoquiam’s Sunset Memorial Park.

Arrangements are by the Coleman Mortuary, 422 – 5th Street in Hoquiam, Washington 98550.

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