Shirley Buirch

December 29, 1929 - September 14, 2019

Shirley E. Buirch passed away on September 14, 2019 in Stockton at the age of 89. She was born in Illinois to Eleanor (Fox) and William Heaney. She was a longtime resident of Wallace and Lodi, CA. Shirley was passionate about genealogy, as a member of the Calaveras Genealogical Society, as an instructor of genealogy at Delta College and was instrumental in setting up several Genealogical Libraries with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was preceded in death by her parents and 3 brothers and a sister.

Shirley is survived by her beloved husband of 71 years, Leslie Buirch, daughters: Cathy Webb and Laura Edwards, and a son Wayne Buirch; 5 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; sisters: Donna Kirenlohr and Frances Glenn; and a brother: Harold Heaney.


A graveside service will take place at 10:00am on Saturday September 21, 2019 at the Lodi Memorial Cemetery, located at 5750 E. Pine Street, Lodi CA, 95240. The service will be followed by a get together from 11:00am - 2:00pm at the LDS Chapel, located at 731 N. Ham Lane, Lodi, CA.

Cherokee Memorial is honored to serve the Buirch family.

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