Lasting Memories

Shirley Maurine Dunlap
June 2, 1931-March 27, 2020
Pleasanton, CA

Shirley Dunlap, 88, passed away March 27, 2020, in Pleasanton, CA, with family by her side. She was born to "Shorty" & Elsie Echols in Corpus Christi, TX, on June 2, 1931. She married the love of her life, David R. Dunlap, Jr., in 1949 and they moved to Fremont, CA, with their three children in 1959. She loved to read for her own pleasure and to inspire young readers & was a librarian in Fremont elementary schools for 29 years; she also loved to serve, through her church & community services, throughout her life. She sang in her church choir for decades, and her strong soprano voice rang out many solos over the years. Family meant everything to Shirley! She will be forever missed, but we rejoice that she is "home" with her Lord! Shirley was preceded in death by David R., her beloved husband of 60 years. She is survived by her children: David, Diane & Ronald Dale; grandchildren: Will, Vanessa, Gabriel, Taylor, Austin & Hannah; great-grandchildren: Cade, Dakota Jo & Oliver; and sister Alice and brothers John & Terry. Now that COVID precautions have eased, a memorial service is scheduled for August 21, 2021, at 11am at Valley Community Church, 4455 Del Valle Parkway, Pleasanton, CA, with a Celebration of Life following at her daughter's home at 2744 Camino Casa Buena, Pleasanton, CA.