March 17, 1947 - Aug. 21, 2009
MONTROSE, Colo. -- Shirley Patricia (Wehmeyer) Canavan, 62, died Aug. 21, 2009, at Montrose Memorial Hospital.
She was born March 17, 1947, in Iowa City, Iowa to Merritt and Gladys (Latta) Wehmeyer. She grew up in Riverside, Iowa and attended schools there until the family moved to Nebraska. She graduated from Culbertson High School. Following graduation, she attended nurse's training in Dodge City, Kan., obtaining her LPN.
She married Michael Canavan in Las Vegas, Nev., on March 17, 1989. She worked as a caregiver and was active in taking care of the elderly in her neighborhood.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Merritt Wehmeyer and Gladys Cress; brother, Larry Wehmeyer; and a granddaughter, Kristen Eckels.
Survivors include her husband, Mike Canavan of Montrose; children, Eric Dexter and wife, Leslie of Hays, Kan., and Kim Eckels and husband, Will of Great Bend, Kan.; step-father, Bob Cress of Montrose; siblings, Gary Wehmeyer and wife, Cathy of Montrose, Janice Schnoebelen and husband, Ralph of Riverside, Iowa and Donna Dexter and husband, Gary of Winfield, Kan.; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Aug. 29, 2009, at Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors. Inurnment was in Riverside, Iowa.
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