Shirley Clay Hostetler, 77 of Twin Falls, Idaho, left to be with her Heavenly Father April 18, 2011. Shirley was born to Donald and Violet (Hanneman) Clay Jan. 2, 1934, in Broken Bow.
The family moved to Idaho locating in Twin Falls in March 1940. Shirley attended schools in Twin Falls, Hansen, and Filer graduating from Filer High School in 1952. Shirley also attended Twin Falls Business School, Linkâ€™s Business School in Boise, Idaho, and CSI in Twin Falls.
Shirley moved to Seattle, Wash., where she was employed, met, and married Jim Carter. They had one daughter, Becky Carter Byberg, and later divorced. Shirley moved back to Idaho in 1975; she then married Stanley Hostetler, where they lived happily for 30 years. Stan and Shirley enjoyed camping, fishing, and spending a lot of time in the mountains communicating with God, each other, and nature.
Shirley was preceded in death by her loving husband Stanley; her parents; her brother, Bob Clay; sister, Darlene (Bill) Zink; grandson, Eric Byberg; great-niece, Amy Worley; and great-nephew, Paul Rich, Jr.
She is survived by her daughter, Becky (Ted) Byberg; grandson, Kristopher Byberg; granddaughter, Lisa (Ian) Campbell all of Aurora, Colo.; sister, LaVonne (Roland) Clindist; two aunts, Marjory (Clay) Myers of Lincoln, and Mildred (Hanneman) Cook of Broken Bow; three nephews; four nieces and their families, as well as numerous cousins in Nebraska and other states. She is also survived by four step-daughters and their families, and one sister-in-law, Joy Hostetler Requa and her family.
Memorial contributions may be made in Shirleyâ€™s name to a charity of donorâ€™s choosing. Memorial services were Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the Crossroads United Methodist Church in Kimberly, Idaho.
Arrangements are under the direction of White Mortuary â€śChapel by the Parkâ€ť in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Published in the Custer County Chief, May 5, 2011