The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

Shirley Ann Pederson


January 23, 2019

Oct. 29, 1929 - Dec. 11, 2019

Shirley Ann Pedersen, 89, passed away on Dec. 11, 2018.

She was born on Oct. 29, 1929 in Sacramento, Calif.

Shirley married William "Pete" Pedersen in 1948. They lived in various places until they settled in Sweet Home, where they spent most of their lives. In 1976 they moved to Vancouver, Wash., where they owned the Mr. Swiss restaurant. Pete preceded Shirley in death in 2006.

Shirley worked as a bookkeeper for various companies.

Shirley loved her family and their many animals over the years. She loved to knit and crochet.

She was also an accomplished oil painter.

She is survived by her three daughters, Barbara Lacey of Vancouver, Wash., Pam Burnett of Sweet Home and Debbie Pedersen-Frazier of Kalama, Wash.; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Hazel Dell Grange Hall, 7509 NE Hazel Dell Ave., Vancouver, Wash.


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