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Feb. 13, 1930 – Nov. 10, 2021
Shirley Perez obit pic
Shirley Marie Perez, age 91, passed away peacefully at home with family at her side on November 10, 2021. Shirley was born in Fort Bragg, CA on February 13, 1930, and was a resident of Collegeville for the last 50 years. Shirley was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She is survived by her children, Sheryl Bjorklund, Karen Dugan, Jene Jones, Leslie Behrns, Bill Behrns and Irene Laugero; her nine grandchildren, Kim, Jon, Jason, Krystal, Michele, Taylor, Ashley, Kristen, and Matthew; and her 11 great-grandchildren with one on the way!
Just one of her many talents, Shirley was an amazing cook, and everyone was welcome at her table. She regularly hosted holidays and dinner parties at her home. Shirley was adventurous. She loved to dance, joined a sorority, was active with the Stockton Drum and Bugle Corps, and served as a Campfire and Girl Scout leader for many years. Shirley was preceded in death by her father, Jonathan Schlachter; mother, Edna Schlachter and brother Charles Schlachter. Her wisdom, quick wit and unconditional love will be missed.
Deegan Funeral Chapel is honored to serve Shirley’s loving family. A Chapel service to honor Shirley’s life will be held, Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Deegan Funeral Chapel, 1441 San Joaquin St., Escalon, CA 95320. To send the family your condolences, please visit Shirley’s tribute page at
The Escalon (Calif.) Times

Nov. 24, 2021