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“I met her at the Fountain of Youth. I was nice to have met her as we have the same name and we are relatedRIP ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Shirley Paddison Rigsby Morige

“oh no i know her thats too bad ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: caitlyn

“So sorry for having to miss the funeral. My thought are with your wonderful family. Brad Jacobson ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Brad Jacobson

“Shirley was a lovely, kind woman! May God Bless you! ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Amy (Nelson) Knutson

“To Doug and Family; we're very sorry to hear of Shirley's passing, she was such a nice and kind person and will be rewarded. Our thoughts and...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Wayne and Helen Gryde,

“My codolences to the family and loved ones of Shirley. May she Rest in Peace. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Linda Armstrong Hansen

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Doug and family, in the loss of your beloved Shirley. She was a wonderful and kind lady! Jeanne and Ken ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Jeanne and Ken

“Doug and Family Heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Jim & Gerrie Boyle

Shirley Ann Shepard Morigeau passed away February 8, 2013. She was born in Ronan, Montana, on November 30, 1934, the youngest daughter of eight of Hugh and Lucinda Shepard. She was raised on a farm near Ninepipe reservoir outside of Ronan attending grade school and graduating Ronan high school in 1952 as the first Miss Ronan. After graduation, Shirley attended 2 years at Kinman Business School in Spokane earning her business degree and was employed with Miller & Poston. Shirley came home during the holiday season and met the love of her life, Walter Douglas Morigeau at The Ranch Super Club in Polson in 1953. Shirley became Doug's pen pal for 2 1/2 years while he served for our Country through the Korean War. On September 8th, 1956 they wed in Ronan. Shirley was extremely kind hearted with a spiritual aspect to life. Her loving touch reached out to many within the community and to her extensive family. She was predeceased by her son's, Michael and Kurt and daughter Rene'. Shirley's heart was extremely torn by losing her children. She was predeceased by her parents, Hugh and Lucinda Shepard; brother's, Hugh (Bud) and Donald, sister-in-law, Trudy Shepard and brother-in-law's, John Lonam, Melvin Halseth and Chuck (Roland) Rubel; her in-laws, E.W. (Bill) and Sylvia Morigeau. Survivors are her loving sole mate of over 56 years, Walter Douglas, her son, Kenneth of Fort Worth, Texas, her daughter, Denise of Polson, her grandchildren, Marcy and her son, Jonathan of San Jose, California, Ryland of Fort Worth, Texas; Timothy of San Jose, California. Shirley's sisters, Cecelia Halseth Cheff (Floyd) of Missoula, Lillian Lonam of Spokane, Virginia (Priscilla) Rubel of Charlo, brothers, Glenn (Sonia) and Ted (Mary) Shepard all of Spokane; sister-in-laws, Lucille of Portland and Nancy of Wyoming along with numerous nieces and nephews. Shirley will be greatly missed by many that was touched by her kindness and love for God and mostly by her beloved DOG, Sammy. A visitation for Shirley will be held from 9:00am – 5:00pm Friday, February 15, 2013 at Grogan Funeral Home in Polson and a Vigil and Rosary Service will be held thereafter. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Polson at 11:00am, Saturday, February 16th with a full burial at Lake View Cemetery to follow. Messages of condolences may be shared with the family online at