Shirley was born April 10, 1926 in Glenns Ferry, Idaho, to Delbert and Lillian Seaweard. Shirley attended and graduated from Glenns Ferry schools. She loved the outdoors and camped, fished, and hunted with her family. Shirley also enjoyed sand lot baseball growing up. When her dad left his job as a steam locomotive mechanic in Glenns Ferry, they moved to Emmett, where he opened an automotive repair shop. Shirley learned to sew and had a job doing alterations, a skill that would later develop into a career in sewing and alterations. Shirley met Roy Noland, an Army boy from Montour, Idaho, on a blind date and they were engaged by the weekend. After a long-distance courtship, Shirley hopped on a train and rode to Fort Meade, Maryland where they were married. A little later, after Roy was shipped to Mildenhall Royal Air Force Base near Suffolk, England, Shirley boarded a ship to join him. For a small-town girl, she loved starting her married life with adventure. After returning from England, they moved to Boise, Idaho, and had four children. Shirley enjoyed raising their children, encouraging them in music, sports, and the arts. She was ready to take a trip, go to a concert, volunteer at school, or assist in a big way to make sure the family was well prepared for a great time. She was a gifted seamstress and had a small business doing alterations and sewing clothes. She even designed two wedding dresses. She was proficient at quilting, knitting, crocheting, gardening, canning, cooking, refinishing furniture, and taught her children many important skills. She began oil painting in her 60’s which she enjoyed so much, and painted many beautiful pictures. She had several art shows and taught others how to paint. She was a great mother to her children and a champion to their talents, and wonderful wife to Roy. They traveled many places and loved the great outdoors together. She always made sure she was well dressed and loved her life and family. She was a woman of Faith and taught her children about Jesus. She lived her life caring about others and encouraging them in many ways.
When Shirley was 92, she met Bob Barnes at Spring Creek Ustick Assisted Living Center and they were great companions for close to a year before her passing.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents Delbert and Lillian Seaweard; her husband Roy Noland; daughter, Patty Kay Noland; and sister, Nadine Nash.
She is survived by son, Steve (Diane) Noland, Mountain Home, Id; daughter, Connie Wible, Mercer Island, Washington; daughter, Teresa (Matt) Huffman, Meridian, Id; grandchildren, Katrina Kope, Christine Jesse, Eric Wible, Jacob Wible, Ben Noland, Allison Ball, Jennifer Clark, Larisa Gould, Rachael Butterworth and great-grandchildren Shiloh Gould, Kaleb Gould, Ella Butterworth, Liam Butterworth, Elise Jesse, as well as Dylan Clark, Gavin Clark, Olivia Clark and AJ Clark.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 4:00 pm at Cloverdale Funeral Home, Gibson Chapel.