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April 3, 1938-Dec. 12, 2008

Shirley Lee Finkbeiner of Elizabeth, Colo., died Friday.

Graveside memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at Elizabeth Cemetery in Elizabeth, Colo.

She was born in Hillsdale, Ind., on April 3, 1938, to Marie (Barnes) and Wayne Middlebrook.

Shirley enjoyed traveling to other countries, and also to bowling tournaments throughout the U.S. with her sister and friends. She married Vernon H. Finkbeiner in 1976, and she retired from Frontier Airlines in 1980. She had several miniature schnauzers over the years and they were "her babies."

She is survived by her husband, Vern; father, Wayne; brother, Danny (Marilyn) Middlebrook; sister, Pasty North; "adopted" grandchildren, Jessica and Cheston; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may me made in her name to Dum Friends League-Buddy Center, 2080 South Quebec St., Denver, Colo., 80231.

Arrangements are being handled by Olinger Andrews Caldwell Gibson Funeral Home, Castle Rock, Colo.


Published in Obituaries on December 16, 2008 1:47 PM