She was born on May 5, 1930, in Kamas, to Douglas Thurston and Tean (Woolstenhulme) Simpson. Shirley was married to Dean Black. She was a natural born healer and a self-taught herbalist. She enjoyed hiking, collecting crystals and reading. She loved animals, hot springs and keeping her journal. More than anything else though she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her children: Brenda (Emery) George; Linda Russell; Mitzi (Tom) Stokes; Brent Black; Nancy Kirkham; Grant (Winde) Black; and Julie Anna Black. Also, surviving are her 33 grandchildren and 60 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; Doug and Tean Simpson; her ex-husband, Dean; her brother Tom; and a great-granddaughter, Kinley Jade Stewart.
The viewing will be held on Monday evening, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., at the Kamas LDS Chapel, 200 West Center Street. A graveside service will be on Tuesday, May 16, at 11 a.m., in the Marion Cemetery, Marion.
Online condolences may be given at crandallfhevanston.com