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Shirley N. Chase

July 13, 1927 January 8, 2020
Shirley N. Chase
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Obituary for Shirley N. Chase

Shirley N. Chase, age 92

Of Elmira, NY died on Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020 in Sun City, Arizona following an illness that started on New Year’s Day. The family will receive friends from 11:00-12:00 PM on Sunday (Jan 12) at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 W. Thunderbird Road, Peoria, AZ officiated by Pastor Randy Murphy. Reception immediately following at Mark Chase’s home. A service and interment will be held in Elmira NY later in the month. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Hospice in Shirley’s memory.

Shirley was born on July 13, 1927 in Elmira, NY, one of five daughters and one son of the late R. Raymond and Elizabeth (Bellows) Newell. She worked at Iszards department store prior to her marriage to Jack T. Chase in 1948. She was a helpmate to Jack and devoted her time and energy to raising and caring for their family. As the children attended school, she worked part time as an aid, and later as a Bookkeeper for the Town of Elmira. Retired in 1993 with 20 years of service. Widowed by her husband Jack T. Chase of 34 years in 1982. In 2011 was predeceased by her beloved longtime partner Stan Youngman of 21 years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be greatly missed as the Chase family matriarch. She loved to serve others, and enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, baking, roller skating, water skiing, and was an avid bridge player, teacher and coordinator, and euchre card player.

She is survived by daughter Sherry (William) Simons of Peoria, AZ; grandson Gregory C. (Kasandra) Simons of Buckeye, AZ; grandson Mathew T. (Jessica) Simons of Avondale, AZ; and son, Mark T. (Leasa) Chase of Peoria, AZ and grandson Michael T. (Katherine) Chase, great-granddaughters Seneca, Piper and Isla of Gilbert, AZ; granddaughter Elizabeth (Drew) Lasley and great-grandson Owen and unborn great-grandchild of Phoenix, AZ; granddaughter Heather (Tyre) Rischmueller and great-grandson Rhett and unborn great-grandchild of Tempe, AZ.

Shirley is predeceased by her five siblings; sisters Betty (Frank) Ziegler, Marjorie (Paul) Bates, Irene (Mark) Malcolm, Aletha (John) Townsend and brother Ralph R. (Jackie) Newell.

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11:00 AM 1/12/2020 11:00:00 AM
Heritage Funeral Chapel

6830 West Thunderbird Road
Peoria, AZ 85381

Heritage Funeral Chapel
6830 West Thunderbird Road Peoria 85381 AZ
United States

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