Shirley Ann Bostock passed away at her home on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 while in home hospice care, after a well-fought battle with metastatic lung cancer. She is preceded in death by her Mother, Nanie Loftus; Father, Alvin Loftus and Brother, Thomas Loftus. She is survived by her Daughter, Jerilyn Bostock; Son, Craig Loftus and Grandson, Devyn Dalbec.
Shirley was born in Rome, GA on August 1, 1945 and graduated from Madison East High School in 1963. Shirley remained close with many of her high school girlfriends, regularly gathering for monthly "Birthday Club" dinner celebrations. But she also gained a multitude of additional close friends throughout her life due to her exuberant spirit, contagious zest for life and genuinely optimistic nature.
Shirley was a dedicated and strong single Mother of two children and started her 40 year career with the State of Wisconsin at the Office of the State Public Defender. She retired in October 2016 from the Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health, as an Emergency Response and Alerting Systems Coordinator. She held a sincere commitment to her work and a deep respect for her colleagues, truly appreciating their great care and support of her during her illness.
Shirley's friends formed a very close-knit network around her...she liked to call them "Shirley's Angels", honoring their tireless devotion to her care, comfort and quality of life.
Shirley was a treasured Mother, Daughter, Sister, Friend and Colleague who will be profoundly missed by all.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Shirley at INFORMED CHOICE FUNERAL & CREMATION ALTERNATIVES, 3325 East Washington, Madison on Friday, July 14, 2017, from 1:00-3:00 PM. DRESS CODE: Polka Dots!! Since this is a CELEBRATION of her life and all the wonderful memories she has left us with, it is humbly requested that celebrants and visitors honor Shirley by wearing something, anything, polka-dotted.
Informed Choice Funeral & Cremation Alternatives
3325 E. Washington Avenue, Madison
I met Shirley in the mid 60's when i went to work at the Department of Justice. She befriended me right away. We ate lunch together with other gals in the office. She introduced me to Donna Puccio, Nadine Doyle and Lucy Gmeider. We all bowled together at the bowling alley on Park Street for the Shuffle Inn. We had a lot of good times together and she was always fun to be around. I remember when Craig was born and what a great Mom she was. I had gotten married and left the Department of Justice so we did not see each other as much. I always appreciated how she invited me into her circle of friends and even house sat for her when her and Donna went to Europe. She was a good person and I am sure she will be missed by her family and friends,.
One more time is the charm. "She whipped us into shape." I hope this brought a smile. She would have caught the mistake the first time.....
I meant she shipped us into shape. Sorry.
I was the fortunate person to hire Shirley into the Division of Public Health. What an incredible worker and full of energy. She whipped into shape in no time. I will miss her so much.
I meant Shirley many years ago. She was such a joy to be around. She always had such a contagious smile and such a peasant personality which I know will be missed by all. I planned to attend her celebration of life and now find I will be unable to. I want to convey my sincere condolences to her family. My she rest in peace. God bless! Judy Stafford
Shirley was a dear friend and co-worker. Please accept my deepest sympathies. She was dearly loved.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Nancy McKenney
Thought and Prayers to her family. God Bless Warren & Barb Tompkins