Shirley Amburgey

Shirley Amburgey

Shirley Jo (Haarstad) Amburgey was born in Comstock, MN on October 18, 1934 to Edwin Haarstad and Lila (Hendricksen) Haarstad. She passed away after a long battle with cancer on July 21, 2012 at the age of 77.  Shirley moved to Washington at the age of 3 and graduated from Eatonville High School in 1952.

Later in life, Shirley worked for a few years for the Western Washington Chapter PGA, helping to run various golf tournaments in the state of Washington. She worked as a tournament assistant for Ron Coleman and Joan Colleran.

Shirley married Rex Amburgey in 1954 and moved to Enumclaw in 1966 where they raised their three children. Shirley leaves behind her husband Rex of 58 years from Enumclaw; three children, Denise (Chad) Chevalier, Curt Amburgey, Brenda (Jeff) Klemann and 9 grandchildren; Brandon (Tena) Chevalier, Louie Chevalier, Kayla Chevalier, Ryan (Kacey) Klemann, Hannah (Travis) Kilcup, Lacy Klemann, Kacee (Cody) Hemphill, Kamy Jo Klemann and Cody Rex Klemann; and 5+ great grandchildren: Raegan, Louis, Lucia, Lia and Lila (and soon to be born Jack); also one sister Donna (Bob) Berumen of Burlingame, CA. Shirley was preceded in death by both her parents.

Shirley and Rex enjoyed traveling (including nine visits to Hawaii) and they loved spending time at their condo in Palm Desert, CA. Together Shirley and Rex shared a love for photography and spent many years enjoying their business – S & R Studios.

A celebration of her life will be held Friday, July 27, 2012 at Wabash Church in Auburn, WA at 11:00 am with a luncheon to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation, M/S-200, PO Box 5371, Seattle, WA  98145-5005.

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