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Shirley Marie Sullivan

July 21, 1944 ~ July 8, 2019 (age 74)


Shirley Marie Caplette Sullivan, 74, entered into rest on July 8, 2019 in Stockton, Ca. She was born on July 21, 1944 in Fort Belkncap Reservation in Montana. She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Theresa Caplette, her husband Fred Sullivan and son Dennis Sullivan.

Shirley is survived by her loving family; children Frank Dearth,  Helen Grunert,  Eddie Dearth, Michael Sullivan (Julie); Katie Karmendy (Frank), Patti Foster (Ernie) Jimmy Sullivan, and Eileen Sullivan siblings; Isabell Dotts (Mike) and Dorothy Morning (Ivan). In addition, Shirley is survived by 15 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.


Shirley retired in Manteca where she resided with son Michael and family for 18 years; previously of San Jose where she owned and operated Sullivan Upholstery. She had strong family values and strived for large family gatherings. She enjoyed bowling, trips to casinos and playing bingo. Shirley was proud of her Native-American heritage where she was a member of Chippewa Cree Tribe in Montana.  Above all, Shirley loved her grandchildren unconditionally and adored spoiling them with love and affection. She will be remembered for her fun easy going personality and her strong work ethics. She will be laid to rest in Rocky Boy  Reservation in Montana.

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