Friday, February 4, 2011

Shirley Eubanks Worden

Shirley Mae Eubanks Worden, 88, of Gooding, Idaho, passed away peacefully Thursday Jan. 27, 2011, at North Canyon Medical Center surrounded by her family.

Shirley was born Oct. 30, 1922, to George and Lyda Eubanks in Gooding, Idaho. She was reared and attended school in Gooding, graduating from Gooding High School in 1941. She played softball in high school and became an avid sports fan for the remainder of her life, following the Boise State Broncos and the Utah Jazz. She could tell you who all the players were and their statistics. After graduating from high school, Shirley attended and graduated from the Gooding Business School.

On Nov. 28, 1942, Shirley married Martye B. Worden in Gooding, Idaho. After the war, they moved to the Gas Hills of Wyoming for a few years where Martye was employed as a heavy equipment operator and Shirley was a homemaker raising their two children, Richard and Kay. They missed Idaho and their families so they moved home in 1962, settling in the Wood River Valley. Shirley worked for Sun Valley Co. for 24 years, where she was the head housekeeper of the Sun Valley Lodge and the Challenger Inn, retiring in 1986. After they both retired, the couple moved home to Gooding, settling where it all started on the family property.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She is survived by her children, their spouses and her granddaughter: son, Richard (Patti) Worden of Gooding; daughter, Kay (Ernie) Bengoechea of Eden; and granddaughter Ashley (Casey) Hiatt of Boise.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Demaray Funeral Services. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday Feb. 5, 2011, at Bennett Hills Care Center, 1220 Montana St., Gooding, Idaho.

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