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Shirley J. (Thornton) Wens

Oct. 1, 1932 — March 7, 2019

Shirley Jane (Thornton) Wens was born Oct. 1, 1932, in Clatskanie, Ore., and passed away March 7, 2019, at the Hospice Care Center.

She is survived at home in Longview by a daughter, Loreen Wens; and a granddaughter, Chyanne Wens. Also surviving are two brothers, John Thornton (Delphene) of The Dalles, Ore., and Dewey Thornton (Nellie) of Clatskanie; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Shirley was preceded in death by a daughter, Karla; her parents, William Wiley and Nora Honor (Thomas) Thornton; a brother George Thornton (Dorothy); and a sister, Jean Rutherford (George).

She was a shipping and receiving clerk at the Port of Longview for many years, and knew many longshoreman.

Shirley loved to garden and was regularly complimented on her flowers. She loved puzzles, reading, singing, playing guitar with her brothers, and playing the piano. The whole family loved to play Pinochle. Shirley also loved Bruce Lee movies. She was a fun-loving, caring person. Most everyone called her mom or grandma.

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

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