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Shirley M. Harris

April 3, 1927 — October 2, 2020

Shirley M. Harris

4/3/1927 - 10/2/2020


Wednesday, October 7, 2020 5:00 - 7:00 PM


Thursday, October 8, 2020 10:00 AM

Roeder Mortuary:

2727 N. 108th St. Omaha, NE 68164 496-9000


St. John's Cemetery, Omaha, NE Shirley May Harris passed away October 2, 2020. Born April 3, 1927, Subiaco, Western Australia. Preceded in her death by her beloved husband: John "Jack" Harris in 1999, married nearly 54 years. Parents: Cyril & Doreen Trunfull; son-in-law: LeRoy Boilesen; Survived by her daughter: Marguerite Boilesen of Omaha, NE; son & daughter-in-law: David Harris of Houston, TX; daughter: Colleen Cipolla of Omaha, NE; grandchildren: Matt Hug, April Harris McHallam, Heather Rock, Joseph Cipolla, Guy Cipolla, Charity Carlson, & Elizabeth Dauner; 17 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, 3 sisters, nieces, nephews, & cousins all living in Western Australia. Shirley was a World War II bride and married Jack in Australia, August 22, 1945. She came to Omaha in May 1946 on a ship with 245 war brides and 200 babies. Lived in Omaha until 1959 when Jack became a manager for Safeway Stores and was transferred to Auburn, NE. After Jack passed away in 1999, Shirley moved back to Omaha in 2001 to be near her family. She enjoyed playing the piano, bridge, golf, and had many friends. Memorials to the family for later designation.
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