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Shirley Marie Countryman

May 23, 1949 ~ February 1, 2019 (age 69)

Shirley, with her son Frank at her side, passed away of natural causes on Friday, February 1, 2019, in Spokane Valley, Washington.

Shirley was born to Theresa Carle and Charles Barnhart on May 23, 1949, in Anaconda, Montana. Shirley was an experienced restaurant chef and homemaker. She was a fierce friend and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt to many nieces and nephews. Her life was filled with many adventures. Most notable are the many motorcycle rides with the love of her life, Eugene Countryman. Shirley’s hobbies included crocheting, quilting, and various craft projects. Shirley spent the latter part of her life in the comfort of her home with her son, Frank, and his longtime companion, Lisa Georgette, as her caregivers.

Shirley was preceded in death by her mother, Theresa Opal Carle; stepfather, John Albert Carle; brother, John Ernest Carle; first husband, Frank Anderson, Sr.; second husband, Robert Ensminger; and third husband, Eugene Countryman.

Shirley is survived by her brothers, Robert Brunner and Fred Hill; sisters Melba Brashears, Sharon Furhman, Tess Ricard, Gladys Smith, and Gloria Wells; her three children, Franklin Anderson, Jr., Gina Anderson, and John Ensminger; and her six grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

Please share memories of Shirley in her guestbook.

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